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117 backers pledged $3,626 to help bring this project to life.
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One Valley, Many Voices

Did you know that in addition to English, there are at least 29 languages spoken in homes around the Gunnison Valley? Just like 100 years ago, our neighbors include immigrants from many countries and many cultures.

Studies show that places with diverse populations are more resilient, and we invite you to acknowledge and celebrate our diversity.  When people feel truly welcome in their community, they are happier, healthier, and more involved.

The Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley (CFGV) is raising money for yard signs that say "welcome" in the 29 different languages known to be spoken by individuals and families in our community.  These yard signs will look almost identical to the welcome stickers you may see at a variety of shops and locations around town.  

A few individuals have come together to seed the project with $400. Their generosity will provide 30 signs to be displayed around the community. Our goal for this Kicksarter campaign is to raise $1,500 in 30 days. This next $1,500 will make it possible to display at least a total of 150 welcome signs up and down the Gunnison Valley (including your very own as an early backer of the project). If you help us reach the goal, the Gunnison County Commissioners will work with us to create an official "Day of Welcome" during the Spring of 2020. 

Each $20 gift buys 1.6 yard signs, meaning the more people who back the project, the more yard signs we can purchase. What do we do with that .6 of a yard sign? Collectively, 100 people will provide 60 extra yard signs. Those will be distributed to organizations serving a broad range of community members and offered to families and individuals in known low-income ares of our communities.    

Let's blow past the $1,500 goal! Your financial support will blanket the Gunnison Valley with "welcome" when we all put our signs out on the Day of Welcome. 

We have until October 11th to make it happen. If we raise less than $1,500, the project doesn't go. Every little bit counts, and anything raised over $1,500 will simply multiply the visual "welcome" in the Gunnison Valley and provide momentum for a bigger Day of Welcome celebration next spring.   

Risks and challenges

The success of this campaign depends on momentum. Your help as an influencer is critical. Share this campaign with your friends! Imagine if everyone on your block or in your neighborhood displayed a sign. Make it a friendly challenge. Imagine if every business in town displayed a sign. You can help make that happen! Please note, supporters out of town are more than welcome to participate!

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    Welcome Sticker

    In addition to receiving a "welcome" sticker, individuals who pledge at least $10 will also be contributing toward a Community Sign, given away by the Community Foundation for prominent local display.

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    "Welcome" Yard Sign (local)

    Individuals who live in the Gunnison Valley and pledge at least $20 will receive a "Welcome" Yard Sign and Sticker, while contributing towards a community sign, given away by the Foundation for prominent local display. (Signs and stickers will be delivered to you, or arranged for pickup).

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    Welcome Yard Sign (out of town)

    If you live outside the Gunnison Valley and pledge at least $20, you'll have a "Welcome" Yard Sign and Sticker mailed to you, while contributing towards a community sign, given away by the Foundation for prominent local display.

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    The gift of Welcome for others

    Feel good about paying it forward! Individuals who pledge at least $25 will make it possible for CFGV to provide two signs to Gunnison Valley organizations or individuals to be proudly displayed!

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    Custom Welcome Print

    Individuals who pledge at least $222 will receive a custom framed print of the “Welcome” graphic (hand-delivered to you if you're in the Gunnison Valley), your own yard sign, and sticker...OR 20 "community" yard signs to be given away by CFGV for prominent local display.

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