This isn't just a kickstarter campaign. It's a call to battle.
FACT: Kids like Keating shouldn't have to engage in illegal rainstick fighting in order to raise money to record their musical performances. We need you to make a difference. Because Keating's life and the lives of talented young musicians around the world are at-risk.
But with your help, they will only be
...AT-RISK of knowing that people value their efforts.
...AT-RISK of feeling special.
...AT-RISK of fulfilling their dreams!
The O'Keefe Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has nearly 300 videos and over 23 million views on Youtube. Yet we are perhaps best known for the cover of Tool's "46 and 2" which is quickly approaching 9 million views. In late 2014 the students launched their first fundraising campaign and slowly began collecting donations for their latest cover, "Sober" by Tool. In the video below you can see the quality that OMF can only achieve through your support.
Our project is simply this--produce more content and help more children share their gifts with a global audience. This material will then be released through several different media: videos, digital downloads, 7 inch vinyl records and 12 inch vinyl records.
Here is some material that is in the works or up for consideration:
- "Duality" Slipknot
- "Burn" The Cure
- "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" Richard Thompson
- "Lateralus" Tool
- "The Worst" The Rolling Stones
- The NeverEnding Story soundtrack
- Labyrinth soundtrack
- Guns n' Roses
- and many more...
Here are just a few of the rewards you can choose from when you make a tax deductible pledge:
-Exclusive ringtone of 2 year Brady Miracle playing his Chimes of Doom with a dirty shovel. This talented artist is featured in the kids' cover of "Sober" by Tool..
-OMF postcard with a short note of thanks handwritten by one of the students.
-Official OMF t-shirt.
-Words can't do the vinyl records justice and neither can digital mock ups. Just know this, the kids take a great deal of pride in everything that they create. Like their videos, the records will be one-of-kind.
- A 7 inch vinyl record with the kids' cover of "46 and 2" and "Sober".
- A 12 inch record with deluxe packaging and custom artwork.
-Be in our next promo video! And if you can't act, no problem! Just watch "Big Trouble in Little China" and the 1st half of "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome". You now have what it takes to be OMF movie star! Note: This reward does not include lodging and transportation to Cincinnati, OH for the 8 hour film shoot. Filming will occur on a Saturday and we will do our best to find a date that works for everyone involved.
Where Will The Money Go
Fortunately, OMF is a nonprofit organization composed of volunteers. We make every effort to cut costs and accomplish as much as possible with each donation. Our goal is $20,000 which will allow us to produce, manufacture and distribute the kids' recordings, videos and vinyl records for the remainder of 2015. Here is a rough breakdown of the costs associated with this project:
If through your generosity we exceed our goal of $20,000 the additional funds will be used to produce even more material by talented young musicians.
For US residents, most of your pledge is tax deductible. Buying merchandise in order to support a charitable organizations puts you into the got-something-in-return category. The price you pay for the records, t-shirts, rainsticks, etc...cannot be fully deducted; only the difference between your purchase price and fair market value qualifies. For example, someone with discerning taste is going to buy Keating's rainstick for $750 and probably hang it in their formal dining room. The fair market value of a rainstick is about $30; therefore, the amount this individual can deduct is $720. You can use Amazon or Ebay to check the fair market value of any item on our rewards list. For donors outside of the U.S. please check with your local tax laws.
Risks and challenges
All of our projects involve some amount of risk because the bands are composed of children as young as 2. However, with years of experience OMF has the ability to deal with these obstacles and help the kids produce something truly exceptional.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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