Funded! This project was successfully funded on August 24, 2012.

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Help us bring back the greatest Christmas tradition in Cincinnati. The Shillito's Elves can return with your help.

http://www.local12.com/news/local/story/Shillitos-Elves-May-Be-On-Display-at-Newport-on/bcwQkHJ4A0uooeFa8wmQQg.cspx

In its first year, The Shillito's Elves Display won an international design award for Shillito's department store.  The elves display is arts and crafts at its finest.  The mixed media exhibit displays the talents of local fine arts graduates, and the display, while "folksy", is as technologically advanced as Disney World's famous "It's a Small World" ride.

The Shillito's Elves attracted close to 100,000 people each year.  It was one of the most beloved Christmas traditions in Cincinnati.  For many in the Cincinnati area, it is a fond childhood holiday memory and one that they would love to share with their own families.  In the next 40 days, we are asking for your help to make the entire display viewable again for the first time in 25 years.  In order to make this happen, we must meet our financial goal. 

Your money will be used in the following ways:

  • Repair broken animated elves (75 motors need repair)
  • Replace faded clothing
  • Fix torn faces and "hairless elves"
  • Construct 3000 feet of staging needed to make the elves viewable
  • Prepare backdrops
  • Fix lighting in the space

The money that is earned in which we surpass our goal will be used to keep the Workshop open for longer hours.  In addition, you can use extra family passes that you buy to give to others.   Let's make this a great Christmas.

FAQ

  • When the project is over you will get an email asking for the names. At that point we will take your name and assign it to an elf. We will also invite you for the opening of the Workshop in November so you can be the first to see your named elf.

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    You are awesome and this amount you get a family pass good for 2 adults and 4 children to see the Shillito's Elves at Newport on the Levee for 2012

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    A certificate from Santa Claus thanking you for Saving the Elves + you get two family passes

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    A certificate from Santa Claus thanking you for Saving the Elves + you get five family passes + a Christmas Ornament that says I saved the Elves.

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    Name a female elf for the 2012 Season + 4 family passes for the 2012 season + certificate from Santa thanking you for saving the elves

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    Name a male elf for the 2012 Season and you get the name tag back at the end of the season + 4 family passes for the 2012 season + certificate from Santa thanking you for saving the elves

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    Name one of the four animals with a plaque or name tage + 10 season passes for 2012 season + certificate from Santa thanking you for saving the elves

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    50 family passes for 2012 season + a certificate from Santa thanking you for saving the elves + a Christmas Ornament I saved the Elves

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    3/4 Elf designed and by one of the original Elf makers + 4 family passes for the 2012 Season + certificate from Santa thanking you for saving the elves

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    Become an official Scene Sponsor. Your name will be posted at the Scene for thousands to see, you will be listed on our website, and we will announce you via email. Get a day for all your employees to see the elves for free in November. This day is closed to just your employees or up to 200 families of your choice on a day in November.

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    50 family passes + send 100 elementary school students for free. We will also pay up to $150 bus stipend.

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