Wow - We made it! Matt and I want to thank everyone who backed our project. We are humbled and grateful. Reading through the usernames there are many friends and strangers who were incredibly generous in their support. We are excited to hit the road and make good on your contributions. We should start blogging around July 25th and will be back in touch to ask for addresses so that we can send postcards, breakfast items etc.
PS -We have tried to thank each person we know personally through email. If you have not heard from us it may be that your username did not offer enough clues. Please know we appreciate you!
Dear Generous Supporters,
We wanted to take a moment and update you on our campaign.
But . . . first and foremost some words of thanks: friends and strangers alike – you all rock. Thank you so much! When we started this, we had little more than the promise of a dozen or so friends who pledged to donate what they could.
Now . . . little more than half way through the campaign . . . we are thrilled to announce that as of 5 minutes ago today we have raised $4,656 from 92 backers! The best part about all of this?: People really like our project! There is no better feeling than being on the verge of doing something you are excited about and realizing that others are excited about it too. Amazing!
Some key highlights from the last two weeks:
- Matt has reached out to strangers all across America through several social networking sites. He has received 442 emails from strangers who would like to have breakfast with us, from the manager of a Chik-Fil-A in Houston to an undocumented teenager in San Diego. Matt has written back to almost every one of them!
- We’ve had a few Oregon businesses offer us some awesome in-kind donations including shoes from Keen footwear and peanut butter for road sandwiches from Wild Squirrel Nut Butter.
- We got the van (The USS Pancake) back from the mechanics and the detail shop. We are now waiting on our personalized plates – ‘BWS50’.
- Our story is spreading a bit wider with a short piece in the Portland Tribune (link) and Willamette Week (link). We hope to have a story in The Oregonian, on KOIN news, and also on KBOO radio’s food program this week as well. We’ll post these to our Facebook page as they come in.
Of course we couldn’t have gotten this far without you. Your early backing has made all the difference in making this venture one we can be proud of!
One last thing:
As many of you know, with Kickstarter it’s all or nothing so we still need to raise more than $3000 to receive the funds that have already been pledged. We are aiming to make a big jump this week - hitting $6000 pledged (2/3 funded) with 8-9 days left. Please help us by continuing to spread the word among your fun loving friends. We promise to make good on your efforts.
Your friends & strangers - Matt and Courtney
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We'll let you create/choose one of the questions that we ask strangers and personally report to you the results. You'll also get a copy of our book, Breakfast with Strangers: 50 Meals Across America, with your name added to the acknowledgements list on our blog and in our book.Estimated delivery:
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The Big Kahuna: We’ll come to your hometown and take you out to breakfast. Your interview & photo will be one of the 50 featured breakfasts in the book!. All we ask is that you live in the continental USA. Of course you'll also get a copy of our book, Breakfast with Strangers: 50 Meals Across America.Estimated delivery:
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