Last Day to Vote for 'Music is Art' to Receive $20,000 Grant

July 12, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 7:03 AM EDT

By WKBW Internet

July 12, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 7:03 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- Music is Art (MiA), founded by Buffalo native and member of the Goo Goo Dolls Robby Takac, is in the running to win $20,000 in the Chase Community Giving contest on Facebook. You can help and vote to help them secure the grant.

When voting closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 12, the top 200 vote getters nationwide will share in a total of $5 million from Chase.

Music is Art is currently in the top 200, which would secure $20,000 for the music charity. However, voting is tight and there will undoubtedly be a huge push in the final week for votes. Music is Art is the only Western New York not for profit in the top 200.

“We need everyone who loves what Music is Art does to cast a vote for us and help us get that $20,000,” MiA Executive Director Tod A. Kniazuk stressed.

“This year especially, for a small non-profit like us, that money is tremendously important,” Kniazuk continued. “Sponsorships are tough in this economy, and we’re caught up in the county and state cultural funding issues. So we need everyone to take two minutes, go on Facebook, and vote for us.”

WKBW will keep you posted on the results.

You can find a link to the Facebook page on the Music is Art website here.