We model ourselves after the traditional New Orleans benevolent associations, and celebrate through the creation of innovative parades. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 20, 2011.
About this project
Earth to 6t'9, come in 6t'9!
We have clarified, digitally remastered and streamlined our kickstarter plea and have added bonus video tracks from last year's parade! If you funded us last year, please consider funding us again. If you've never funded us before, welcome aboard!
In New Orleans, parades are the lifeblood of our communities, and traditionally it is the Benevolent Associations and Social & Pleasure Clubs that host them.
Established before Katrina, and organized shortly thereafter, the overarching purpose of the 6t'9 Social Aid & Pleasure Club is to do good works in our community, build heartfelt bridges, and raise the quality of life for everybody.
The big expenses for the parade are the Police Escort, insurance, and the music. These essential things create an atmosphere of celebration, joy and safety that has always given our parade a great vibe, and made it such a tremendous success. We also spend a small fortune on float construction and decoration, handmade throws, beads, "wooden nickel" doubloons and a variety of miscellaneous items.
Our aspiration is to be financially secure through membership dues and fundraising efforts, and we want Kickstarter to become an important source of fundraising for our club's parade. One great thing is that if you pledge at the $69.00 level, you will become a member of our club, and even if you live on the other side of the planet, you can sponsor someone to be in the parade locally, and we will hold your spot in a future parade! If you've never been to New Orleans, this is a great way to get a feel for the real deal, and a great reason to come way down yonder!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $1 or more
A heartfelt thank you email.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $6 or more
A heartfelt thank you email and a 6t'9 "wooden nickel" doubloon.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
TRICK OR TREAT - All of the above and a very special 6t'9 goodie bag that will be full of surprises and candy! This is only for the $25.00 level.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $69 or more
MEMBERSHIP LEVEL: A heartfelt thank you email and an annual membership in the 6t'9 Social Aid & Pleasure Club that lets you, or someone you sponsor, roll in this year's Halloween parade (with their children). This can be used personally or to sponsor someone locally. If you choose sponsorship, you can roll in one of our parades any time in the future!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $120 or more
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP LEVEL: A heartfelt thank you email and two annual memberships in the 6t'9 Social Aid & Pleasure Club that lets you or a couple you sponsor, roll in this year's Halloween parade (with their children). This can be used personally or to sponsor a family locally. if you choose sponsorship, your family can roll in one of our parades any time in the future!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $500 or more
INNER KREWE MEMBERSHIP LEVEL: Ever want to be Captain of a Krewe? An Inner Krewe membership in the 6t'9 Social Aid & Pleasure Club lets a themed group of 10 or MORE new marchers roll in this year's Halloween parade (with their children). This can be used personally or to sponsor a local Inner Krewe! if you choose sponsorship, your themed group can roll in one of our parades any time in the future, (but then it will be limited to 10 people). Yes, you will also get a heartfelt thank you email that you can forward to your group!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $969 or more
Again this year we cannot afford our kids carriage, so children are marching or going in wagons or strollers. By pledging at this level, your children and their friends can have a three hour rolling kids carriage party for up to 6 children and a chaperone, or of course you can sponsor a party for 6 local kids! We will supply all the candy throws, and have their make up done by a renowned professional make up artist on the day of the parade! If you choose the sponsorship, you will get handwritten thank you notes from all the children, and if we can get them all to sit still long enough, a group photograph.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or more
If you pledge $5,000, we will be able to afford to put on the spectacular and innovative parade that we envision, with all the bells and whistles! At this level, we will fly you down to the Big Easy, put you up for the weekend in the heart of the city, and let you ride on a float for the whole parade!Estimated delivery:
- (13 days)