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A Death Cafe is a pop-up
event where people get together to talk about death and have tea and delicious
food. Death Cafe has now evolved to a worldwide
grassroots movement with 2800+ events in 33 countries. Visit deathcafe.com to find an event near you.
A Death Cafe is a pop-up event where people get together to talk about death and have tea and delicious food. Death Cafe has now evolved to a worldwide grassroots movement with 2800+ events in 33 countries. Visit deathcafe.com to find an event near you.
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    Pledge $1 or more About $1

    First and foremost, you will receive my eternal gratitude. You’ll be listed as a supporter on the website and you’ll receive a PDF of my book Somewhere In Between: The Hokey Pokey, Chocolate Cake and The Shared Death Experience.

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    You’ve got mail! You’ll receive a custom designed Death Café USA postcard designed with a personal thank you from me. You’ll be listed as a supporter on the website and you’ll also receive a PDF of Somewhere In Between. (U.S. or international – same price!)

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    You love mail! You’ll receive four custom designed Death Café USA postcards in the mail with personal notes from me gushing about you. You’ll be listed as a supporter on the website, and you’ll also receive a PDF of my book Somewhere In Between. (INTERNATIONAL, Add $2)

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    Pledge $20 or more About $20

    Save the post office! You’ll receive 12 custom designed Death Café USA designed postcards in the mail, all personally written from me to you. You’ll be listed as a supporter on my website, and you’ll also receive a PDF of my book Somewhere In Between. (INTERNATIONAL, Add $2)

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    You have a wry sense of humor and you want to show it. Pick a t-shirt with the death that you refuse to have. Choose your death: Crocodile, Poison, Shark, or Gun. Bring it on CROC! You’ll be listed as a supporter on the website and have my admiration for your bravery.

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    You’re a trendsetter! You will receive a limited edition t-shirt that tells the world that you kickstarted the very first Death Café in the USA.
    You’ll receive a pack of 4 of the Death Café postcards so you can raise death awareness with your friends. You’ll also get an autographed print copy of my book Somewhere In Between. Of course, you'll have my deepest appreciation, and you’ll be listed as a supporter on the website.

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    You’re fresh and you want to show it. Two t-shirts of your choice. You’ll also get an autographed print copy of my book Somewhere In Between. And of course, you have my deepest appreciation, and you’ll be listed as a supporter on website. (Shipping included: International, add $5)

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    You defy death and you’re telling the world. For this donation, you’ll receive your choice of the Death By t-shirts (Croc, Shark, Poison, Gun), a kickstart Death Café t-shirt, and a J. Schuh autographed 8x10 Death By (Croc, Shark, Poison, Gun) print. And of course, you have my deepest appreciation, and you’ll be listed as a supporter on website. (Shipping included: International, add $5)

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    You’re focused! Send us the one bucket list item that is the MUST do and jewelry designer Erin Armstrong will create a custom necklace for you inspired by that item. You will also receive an autographed copy of my book Somehwere In Between. You'll be praised effusively on the website. (Includes shipping U.S. and Internationally).

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    You’re a local! You’ll get a dozen yummy skull sugar cookies from Sassafras Bakery, the official bakery of the first Death Café in the USA, two T-shirts of your choice, a set of 12 postcards, a autographed copy of the book Somewhere In Between, all delivered personally by ME with my heartfelt gratitude! (Franklin County Ohio only) Your support will be acknowledged on the website and at the event. [Note, if you prefer 'happy' cookies, those can be arranged too)

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    You are ambitious! You know the things you want to do in your life. Send us your entire bucket list and artist Kristi Slevin will turn it into a custom print. You can hang it on your wall as a reminder to yourself of your goals. Chose either Spiral (2 colors) or Traditional Block (up to 6 colors). You will receive an autographed copy of Somewhere In Between. Your name will be featured on the website and you will hear many times how grateful we are. (Includes canvas or print up to 16x20, shipping, International, add $25) Contact us for larger size options.

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    You've been there, you've done that! Why not show it off? If you have already made a big dent in your Bucket List, send us a list of Bucket List items you've completed, and artist Kristi Slevin will turn it into a custom print. You can hang it on your wall as a reminder to yourself of the glorious life you've lived. Chose either Spiral (2 colors) or Traditional Block (up to 6 colors). You will receive an autographed copy of Somewhere In Between. Your name will be featured on the website and you will hear many times how grateful we are. (Includes canvas or print up to 16x20, shipping, International, add $25) Contact us for larger size options.

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    You’re stylish and ambitious! You like the idea of the Bucket List art but you don’t see a style that matches your distinct taste. Send us your Pinterest page that represents who you are and artist Kristi Slevin will custom design a Bucket List art piece based on the Pinterest board you choose. There are two styles: Pop Block (font/colors inspired by Pinterest page and items on Bucket List) OR Pop Comic (layout/font/colors inspired by your Pinterest and your Bucket List). Includes one pre-press approval. Your name will be featured on the website and you will hear many times how grateful we are. (Includes canvas or print up to 16x20, shipping, International, add $25) Contact us for larger size options.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    You’re fearless! You now know I’m afraid of Death By Crocodile. What’s your worst fear? For this price, confide the worst way of dying you can imagine and graphic artist J. Schuh will create a custom piece just for you. Hang it on the wall to remind you, "That's NOT the way I'm going to go!" Canvas or print up to 24x32 – your choice. Includes art, printing and shipping. (International, add $25) Your generosity will be lauded many times over on my website.

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    Same as $1000 print but includes J. Schuh autograph, a t-shirt with your Death By image, and a set of 20 postcards with the image. (Includes shipping, International, add $25)

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    Pledge $3,500 or more About $3,500

    You’re aware! You know death is part of the cycle of life. You want to help raise death awareness in your city. For $3500, I will fly to your city and host a Death Café event. Includes my travel, my facilitation time, and café catering (up to 50 people). You can host a public event, or one at your house just for your friends. You just need to find the venue! (U.S. Only) Your name will be featured on the website and you will hear many times how grateful I am.

    (International interest? Add $12,000 to this and I will also bring another facilitator. Please, no war zones - I am not ready to die yet).

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    Pledge $5,000 or more About $5,000

    You’re daring! You and I will cross skydiving off of our bucket lists. I’ve never been skydiving before, but I would be willing to face my fear for the Death Café. I believe in the concept that much. This donation covers the cost of my travel expenses, the skydiving expenses for both of us. Should we survive, we’ll go to dinner afterwards (my treat, but please, I'm not buying the Cristal) and have our own little Death Café discussion. Your name and picture will be featured on the website and you will hear many times how grateful I am. (U.S. only)

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