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Find real Black Santas in your area with an easy-to-use mobile application just in time for Christmas!
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really need to find Black Santa and here's why: 

A little over 3 years ago, I gave birth to 2 little boys (yes, twins!) and I literally had no idea what I was doing. Honestly, I still don't know what I'm doing. But I did know that I wanted to give the boys ample opportunity to grow, explore and take pride in who they are.  In their short lives thus far, they've been to festivals, plays, community celebrations and of course, visits to see Santa Claus.

Each year, I searched everywhere to find a Black Santa for my boys and had no luck.  

This past Christmas I was even more determined to find Black Santa and scoured the internet for hours.  Low and behold, I found a community charity event 2 days before Christmas by literally calling and talking to a local Black Santa.

I finally found Black Santa, y'all. 

But this wasn't enough. I wanted to be able to find a Black Santa with ease every year.

Why do I care so much about finding Black Santa? 

Because representation matters. 

Find Black Santa's mission is to present children with positive images of people of color in an effort to play a role in building self-esteem and improving overall wellbeing.

Find Black Santa is the only mobile-app of its kind designed to connect families with real Black Santa entertainment. 

I have curated a directory of recurring Black Santa photo-ops, Santas-for-hire, community events and resident mall Santas in major (as well as not so major) cities across the United States. I've done the research and have compiled a long list of real Black Santas so you don't have to!

 App Features:

  • Android and iOS Capability: The app will be available on Google Play and in the App Stores.
  • Geolocalization: Finding Black Santa has never been easier.  Search for Black Santa based on distance/location with an easy-to-read map.
  • Get Directions: If directions are needed to an event, you will have the option to be redirected to the map application on your device.
  • User Ratings: Rate your Black Santa experience to help future event-goers find top notch entertainment.
  • Event Listings: Each comprehensive listing of Black Santa entertainment will include location, contact info, hours of operation and user ratings.
  • Beautiful Design: With the help of an app development platform, the app will boast an aesthetically pleasing, simple and fun design.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Using up-to-date technology embedded in our app development platform, the mobile-app will be easy to use even for those with little to no technology know-how.

With your contribution, the app will be available for free so that all families have access to finding Black Santa!

Find Black Santa has big plans.

The goal is to create an opportunity for thousands of families across the United States to experience Black Santa every Christmas season.  Find Black Santa mobile app is the first step.  

But eventually, I'd like to do more.  

My ultimate vision is to become your go-to source for all things Black Santa. By hiring and managing a team of Black Santas nationwide even more families can be reached to experience Black Santa during the holiday season.

With your help, Find Black Santa will get funded. No amount is too small!

When you support Find Black Santa on Kickstarter, you'll enjoy insights into my progress.  The sooner you back, the sooner I can get the app out to you! You will also receive hand-picked beautifully crafted rewards to thank you for your contribution.

I have a created a realistic timeline that allows me to get your rewards sent to you in time for the Christmas holiday so that you can enjoy them (or gift them)!

Christmas is only a few months away! I plan to have the app available and ready to use before the Christmas holiday.

This Kickstarter campaign was created to raise money for development of the Find Black Santa mobile-app. The money will be used in the following ways:

  • APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT & LAUNCH: 50% will go toward the development and launch of the app using an mobile application builder online platform.
  • BUSINESS & LEGAL FEES: 20% will cover legal and business start-up fees
  • REWARDS & SHIPPING: 20% will cover your amazing hand-picked rewards
  • KICKSTARTER FEES: 10% of the funding is automatically deducted by Kickstarter (includes Kickstarter's fees plus payment processing fees)
 

Find Black Santa is made up of the perfect set of Santa's helpers:

Please tell your friends and family about us!

Risks and challenges

My primary challenge will be the duration of the approval process in getting the app to the App Store and Google Play. I have decided to use an app development program to help streamline this process in attempt to avoid any setbacks. Find Black Santa has a strict timeline that I plan to uphold. Although there are the possibilities of delays I am determined to roll out the app this holiday season!

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    MISTLETOE

    Your support is graciously appreciated. Every dollar counts! You'll receive periodic updates on the progress of our project and you'll be the first to know when the app is available for download in the App store (iOS) and Google Play (Android). Plus, a virtual hug under our imaginary mistletoe!

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    HO HO HO!

    With your generous support, we're one step closer to finding a Black Santa in your town! You'll receive our exclusive 'Find Black Santa' digital wallpaper (as a .jpeg file) for download and use on your smartphone. Plus, everything above.

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    BLACK SANTA IS COMIN' TO TOWN

    Thank you for your contribution! We're one step closer to bringing our project to life. You'll receive 2 logo buttons perfect to show off on any shirt or jacket. Plus, everything above.

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    NAUGHTY PACK

    You certainly aren't on our naughty list! As a token of our appreciation, you'll receive 5 hand-stamped 'Find Black Santa' gift tags perfect for all of your Christmas decorating needs. Plus, everything above.

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    NICE PACK

    You've earned your way on to Black Santa's Nice List! And for that, you'll receive 5 'Find Black Santa' Christmas cards. Plus, everything above.

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    • 2 Logo Buttons
    • 5 Hand-Stamped Gift Tags
    • 5 Christmas Cards
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    LET IT SNOW

    We're only in the fall season, but we're certain it's snowing in the North Pole! For your contribution, you'll receive our limited edition 'Find Black Santa' T-shirt. Plus, everything above. (We'll email you after the campaign is over to get your preferred size.)

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    • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper
    • 2 Logo Buttons
    • 5 Hand-Stamped Gift Tags
    • 5 Christmas Cards
    • Limited Edition 'Find Black Santa' T-shirt
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    ELF STATUS

    Black Santa makes magic happen with the help of his elves. You'll receive TWO exclusive 'Find Black Santa' hats - 1 heather gray beanie and 1 denim cap. Keep your elf ears warm all winter season long! Plus, everything above.

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    • Project Updates
    • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper
    • 2 Logo Buttons
    • 5 Hand-Stamped Gift Tags
    • 5 Christmas Cards
    • Limited Edition 'Find Black Santa' T-shirt
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    CHRISTMAS CHEER

    Christmas is less than 3 months away! To keep cozy, you'll receive our beautifully designed heather gray 'Find Black Santa' hoodie. Plus, everything above. (We'll email you after the campaign is over to get your preferred size.)

    Includes:
    • Project Updates
    • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper
    • 2 Logo Buttons
    • 5 Hand-Stamped Gift Tags
    • 5 Christmas Cards
    • Limited Edition 'Find Black Santa' T-shirt
    • 2 'Find Black Santa' hats
    • 'Find Black Santa' Hoodie
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    RED-NOSED REINDEER

    Black Santa has no favorites - but Rudolph is always hard at work. For your generous work, your name will be featured on our website as a contributor to our project! Plus, everything above.

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    • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper
    • 2 Logo Buttons
    • 5 Hand-Stamped Gift Tags
    • 5 Christmas Cards
    • Limited Edition 'Find Black Santa' T-shirt
    • 2 'Find Black Santa' hats
    • 'Find Black Santa' Hoodie
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    JINGLE ALL THE WAY

    Jingle all the way to Dallas, Texas for the 'Find Black Santa' App Launch Party! You plus 1 guest are invited to our celebration. (Travel expenses not included). Plus, you'll receive everything above.

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    • Project Updates
    • Exclusive Digital Wallpaper
    • 2 Logo Buttons
    • 5 Hand-Stamped Gift Tags
    • 5 Christmas Cards
    • Limited Edition 'Find Black Santa' T-shirt
    • 2 'Find Black Santa' hats
    • 'Find Black Santa' Hoodie
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    • 2 Tickets to Launch Party in Dallas,TX
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