Thanks to you, Scarecrow Video has successfully made the transition to a nonprofit organization and just celebrated its first year anniversary in October proudly as a 501(c)(3)!
A year ago at this time, we couldn’t have imagined that by now we would have a successful blog underway, a Stranger Genius Award bestowed on us, and so many new connections within our community. It’s been a long, difficult journey to get to this point, but we’re excited about the road ahead and are thrilled to be traveling it with you.
We’re entering our new year with a small reserve of the Kickstarter funds left, but not enough to see us through some of the upcoming challenges that 2016 has in store, like implementing the next phase of the $15/hour minimum wage increase and restoring essential health benefits to our loyal employees. But it’s not all about the nuts-and-bolts. We are also looking at new projects and initiatives to bring Scarecrow’s amazing collection to the community, such as: after-school programming for older children; a senior outreach program that will make our archive accessible to senior community centers and assisted living facilities; and “learning moments” video shorts that we’ll be making available on the internet!
Our goal is to raise an additional $10,000 before the year is out and we need all the help that we can get to make it happen! None of these programs are possible without the continued support of our community, and that includes you. It also happens that Giving Tuesday is tomorrow! It's a day specifically for contributing to your favorite charity or non-profit, and so as a special Giving Tuesday incentive, for a limited time a donation of $100 or more will net you this fantastic Scarecrow Lives T-shirt!
You must donate before the end of Wednesday, Dec. 2 if you want the shirt! It’s especially perfect if you want to support us but live too far away to take advantage of our membership perks. If you'd like to continue your support and contribute to our 2015 Year-End Campaign, please visit our donation page, and if you’re getting a shirt, please include the code “SCARECROWLIVES15” and your size in the "Comments" field. Have a safe and wonderful holiday season. Here's to ringing in a successful new year!