Big Class Update #1
Dear Big Classmates,
To all of you who have already contributed, we cannot thank you enough. You are helping some brilliant students make some beautiful work, and making sure that as many people see it as possible. We've been spending time helping out in the schools where Big Class 2 and 3 are about to be released, and students and teachers alike are actually begging to do more writing.
We want to provide some clarity surrounding the $20,000 goal, as it is certainly lofty, and it may be deterring some folks from donating.
We have two new books coming out, and we want to print enough to share them with as many students as possible all over New Orleans. It is essential that the students who write the books, their teachers, and the artists get books, but we want to spread that work to kids beyond that circle. The majority of kids growing up in low-income situations do not have books at home. We want to begin to change that in the communities we work with, and do it with books that are homegrown.
We also need funding for our 2011-2012 slate of books, which would include collaborations with Lincoln Elementary School, Langston Hughes Academy, Arise Academy, and KIPP New Orleans Leadership Academy. We need funding through Kickstarter to ensure that we can do these projects. We are a non-profit through the fiscal sponsorship of the New Orleans Arts and Literacy organization Press Street, so our work is driven by our mission (to enrich literacy through creativity). However, our funding so far is only to print enough books for the students who've worked on Big Class 2 and 3. Your donation helps us extend our impact beyond that.
Please spread the word throughout your network. We need your help to make these projects happen.
seconds to go
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
Name featured on thank you page in a Big Class book.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or moreYou selected
Name featured on thank you page in a Big Class book and Big Class Kickstarter Chapbook featuring exclusive content by our talented authors.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
All rewards from the $25 level, and a Big Class book of your choice from 2011-2012 school year.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
All rewards from the $50 level, and an additional Big Class book of your choice from 2011-2012 school year.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $200 or moreYou selected
All rewards from the $100 level, plus Big Class Kickstarter Chapbook will contain story featuring your name by one of our talented authors, and two additional Big Class books of your choice from 2011-2012 school year.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or moreYou selected
All rewards from the $200 level, plus all additional Big Class books from 2011-2012 school year, and a Big Class t-shirt.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
All rewards from the $500 level, plus a lifetime subscription to Big Class books.Estimated delivery:
- (60 days)