Over 500 pairs of salt and pepper shakers are in need of some warm, loving, and caring families! http://shakers.tumblr.com
****UPDATE: In the event you wish to own MORE THAN ONE PAIR OF ADORABLE SHAKERS just pledge the corresponding amount (10 for each random pair, 20 for each specific pair) and send me a message!!
Hi. I'm Dannielle and when I was just a tiny child I inherited over 700 pairs of salt and pepper shakers (http://shakers.tumblr.com) from my great-grandmother, Verna May Roberts. I have since found homes for a good number of them, but still (15 years later) have a "crap ton" that are still in foster care (aka my living room).
You see, I'm moving to New York City this spring (to follow my dreams) and I can't possibly bring them all with me, but there's NO WAY I'm leaving them on the streets to fend for themselves. It's a scary world out there and no one should have to live this crazy life alone.
My goal is to find a good home for every pair of shakers before my lease runs out (March 31, 2010). They're all good shakers, none of them have ever been any trouble to me, and I want them well-respected and cared for as long as they live. $10 gets you one pair of shakers. 500 shakers at $10 each is $5,000. So that's my goal! If every shaker doesn't find a home, no one gets a home...depressing, right?
You can see some of their conversations here:
ALSO, if you want to get really intimate with the shakers, you can watch the "hit" reality series, Shaker Love, donate just one tiny dollar and you'll get more information on the weekly drama.
Be careful though, you just might fall in love.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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SUPPORTER: You'll get updates on the project -- which includes access to the weekly reality show, Shaker Love. (produced, created, directed, filmed, edited and narrated by yours truly)
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PATRON: You'll get a photo of a pair of shakers with a heartwarming or hilarious caption, sent straight to your door, postcard style.
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BLIND ADOPTION: Adopt a random pair of shakers. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a handwritten thank-you note.
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START A FAMILY: Adopt a pair of shakers of your choosing. Comes with a certificate of authenticity and a handwritten thank-you note.
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HERITAGE: Adopt a pair of shakers of your choosing and also get a one-page story about their lives together, a certificate of authenticity, and a handwritten thank you note. You can also video chat with your shakers before you meet them!
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HOME MOVIES: Adopt a pair of shakers and get everything above, PLUS a short stop-motion film detailing your shakers' romantic past together.
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SHAKER ADVENTURE: Adopt a pair of shakers and get everything above, PLUS a disposable camera full of photos of your shakers having fun around Chicago / Charleston / NYC.
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SHAKER'S FIRST BREAKFAST: Get everything listed above AND ALSO I'll come to your house and cook you eggs and french toast. You can use the shakers to enhance the taste of your meal. I'll film the whole thing and put it on the internet. (Chicago / Charleston / New York City ONLY)
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SHAKER'S FIRST [NATIONAL] BREAKFAST: Same as above, but I'll fly anywhere in the continental United States!
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I'D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY: If you donate the whole amount, you will get everything listed above, and I'll also remake your favorite movie using only salt and pepper shakers. You can keep all of the stars. ALSO, you can be the mother/father of every pair of shakers we don't find a home for!
- (65 days)