48 Hours To Go: The Record for Most Backers! Plus: New & Updated Rewards!
This is it: we’ve just entered the final 48 hours of our Kickstarter.
We’ll have more news later today. This morning, just a few quick updates:
1. We now have the Most Backers for a Kickstarter Project EVER!
This morning, at about 8 AM PDT, we reached the STRETCH CHALLENGE from our previous update, and set a new Kickstarter Record for Most Backers, with over 91,600 backers!
To celebrate that milestone, all backers who have pledged $5 or more will now receive exclusive Reading Rainbow bookmarks, designed just for this Kickstarter, for FREE!
And since we’ve still got 48 hours left to go even higher, we’ve decided to add another incentive:
If we reach 100,000 BACKERS, all backers at $10 and up will receive ANOTHER FREE ADD-ON REWARD: a limited edition set of Reading Rainbow stickers, designed just for this campaign!
Together, we still have time to send an even clearer message about the number of people who believe in this cause, so please: keep spreading the word, and let your friends know that for even $1, they can be part of the biggest crowdfunding project of all time!
2. New Reward: Signed Art Prints!
A few weeks ago, we announced that our 2015 READING RAINBOW CALENDAR would feature new, original artwork created just for Reading Rainbow by an all-star line up of illustrators, including the artists behind the Harry Potter and Lemony Snicket novels.
Today, we’re also adding a limited number of rewards for SIGNED PRINTS from each of our calendar artists. For $300 each, you can get a limited edition art print from one of the artists in the calendar. You’ll let us know which artist you prefer, and we’ll send you an art print of their calendar illustration, with autographs from both the artist AND LeVar.
There are only 30 total prints available at this price, so be sure to grab yours now!
(And please note: the art print reward does not include any other rewards. If you want everything in the $200 reward package, please add $200 to your total pledge!)
3. New Rewards: Library Packages!
While this Kickstarter has been focused on bringing Reading Rainbow to underfunded schools, we know that MANY of you would also like to see the Reading Rainbow app available in public libraries.
(That’s why our COO, Sangita, spent the weekend at the ALA conference in Las Vegas, meeting with librarians to learn more about their unique needs and requests!)
And while it’s too soon to announce a version of the Reading Rainbow app designed for libraries, we’ve just added a few last-minute LIBRARY REWARDS to hold you over:
The HELP A LIBRARY Package ($750) lets you donate a COMPLETE DVD SET of the original Reading Rainbow television series — 152 episodes — to the local public or school library of your choice, where your entire community will be able to enjoy it. Plus, we’ll put a special label on the box (if you want), crediting you as the sponsor!
- The LIBRARY VISIT FROM LEVAR Package ($10,000) is for those of you who would like LeVar to visit your communities for a public reading, but don’t want to host the visit at a single school. For this reward, LeVar will come to a school or library of your choice for a PUBLIC READING EVENT! Afterward, he’ll spend time meeting the sponsoring backers and their guests at a PRIVATE MEET & GREET. Plus, the library will also receive the COMPLETE DVD SET of the original television series to keep!
We’ll have more later this afternoon, but you don’t have to take our word for it.
The Reading Rainbow Team
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