24 Hours Left: New Stretch Reward! New Add-Ons: Digital Downloads, DODOcases, Picnic Blankets. PLUS: RRL ONLINE with Donald Glover!
This is it. There are now less than 24 hours left until this campaign ends.
Before it does, there are a few things I'd like to say:
1. Thank you for everything you've done. It doesn't matter whether you gave $5 or $5000, whether you recruited a few friends or a few dozen. Over the past month, you've pledged to help us do something extraordinary for the next generation, and your actions will give us the chance to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of children. Even on Kickstarter, where so many dreams have come to life, this has been something special. Thank you for committing to this cause and joining our mission.
2. We've still got 24 hours left to help even more classrooms. We're getting close to our $5,000,000 stretch goal. Together, I'm confident that we will reach it. And when we do, we'll be able to bring Reading Rainbow to more platforms, and provide it for free to over 7,500 classrooms in need. But after $5M, we can still do more: every $100,000 will let us reach over 500 more classrooms. Together, we can keep going until the very last minute.
3. I'm adding one last "stretch reward" to keep things going. Hundreds of you have written to ask if we'd offer rewards that included new stories on video. And so, with just 24 hours left, I'm going to throw in one more incentive to see how high we can fly:
For every $100,000 we raise over $5M, you – our backers – can select a new story for me to read, and we'll let all backers watch them for free.
The math is simple: if we raise an extra $100,000, you can choose one new book from a list we'll provide. If we raise $500,000 more, five books. And if we raise another million dollars? You'll choose ten new books for me to read, and everyone will get to watch them for free.
It's not over until it's over, y'all. Let's see how high we can go.
Keep reading for a few more updates from our team, and I'll see you next time.
Hi again, Kickstarters.
Just a few more quick announcements and updates, and FOUR AWESOME NEW ADD-ON REWARDS to announce while there's still time left to grab them.
1. New: Digital Episode Downloads!
You asked for it, so we figured out how to make it happen:
We've figured out a last minute option to make the DVD ADD-ON REWARDS available as digital downloads at a lower price – so if you couldn't afford the Collectible DVD sets, but still wanted to share the show with the children in your life, this is your chance!
Check out the available collections on DVD, and then use the price list below if you want to add them to your reward package as digital downloads!
Just ADD THE CORRECT AMOUNT to your total pledge right here. Then, when the campaign is over, you'll be able to let us know which add-ons you wanted.
(Please note that DIGITAL DOWNLOAD ADD-ONS will be fulfilled through iTunes.)
2. New: Limited Edition DODOcases!
To help us across the finish line, our friends at DODOcase have designed a special line of Reading Rainbow Limited Edition DODOcases for your tablets.
If you've never seen a DODOcase in person, here's the great part: they make your tablet look and feel like a real book, while keeping your tablet safe. (Engadget even calls them "the Rolls Royce of iPad cases.") Inside, you'll also find a custom Reading Rainbow bookplate which we're designing just for this edition.
The DODOcase RR LE is the perfect complement to using Reading Rainbow on your tablet, and is available for the iPad 2/3/4, iPad Air, iPad Mini and Nexus 7 tablets. Just add $99 to ANY PLEDGE to get yours as an add-on reward! Delivery expected by December 2014.
3. New: Limited Edition Picnic Blanket Totes!
Another last minute addition: our friends at Picnic Time have designed a special version of their Picnic Blanket Tote just for Reading Rainbow!
Available in several different colors and patterns, the PICNIC BLANKET TOTE provides a large, comfortable picnic blanket for your family, and folds up into a compact tote bag with a shoulder strap when it's not being used!
The Picnic Blanket Tote RR LE is perfect for long picnics spent reading with your kids -- or by yourself. Just add $30 to ANY PLEDGE to get yours as an add-on reward! Delivery expected by October 2014.
4. New: Live Streaming Event w/ LeVar & Donald Glover!
Last but not least: we're pleased to announce one more Reading Rainbow Live! benefit event. This one is a little bit different than the others, however.
If you're a fan of Community, you might remember that Troy (Donald Glover) was last seen heading for a year on the seas with LeVar as his erstwhile first mate. But as a friend of LeVar's, Donald still wanted to help, so we're doing something special:
Donald Glover will join LeVar for a special Reading Rainbow Live ONLINE event, where they'll read stories to you and children live over the internet, while broadcasting from a boat.
That's right: from a boat.
If you want to join in -- either during the live event or a re-broadcast stream at a more convenient time -- just add $10 to ANY pledge to get your pass as an add-on reward.
That's all for this update, but we'll be sending you one more personalized update later this evening, with a final reminder of what reward package you've selected, what it includes, and a helpful guide to make sure you've included the right amount for your desired add-on rewards. But you don't have to take our word for it -- you'll see it for yourself!
The Reading Rainbow Team
It's our LAST DAY! If you want to help us reach our stretch goal to support more classrooms and platforms, it's easy! Just retweet or share one of these messages on Facebook and Twitter:
Less than 24 hours left! Help @readingrainbow cross the finish line & reach more schools in need: pledge now @ helpreadingrainbow.com.
Final 24 hrs! New rewards from @DodoSays @PicnicTime & @DonaldGlover + classic @ReadingRainbow episodes! Pledge @ helpreadingrainbow.com!