Hello! I can't believe it's been a little more than two weeks since we took a leap of faith! Thank you for the support. Thank you for the courage! You are all incredible for inspiring us, you are making a difference for potentially hundreds of families in the Gulf. It's been a rough ride. We went down and identified the greatest needs. We found that the families out of work just need a leg up, and need items to help get through a tough summer as well as the holidays this year. Can you imagine what it's going to be like for most of the fishing-industry families who are out of work? We are on a mission now. Restoring the Gulf means supporting the people of the Gulf. Thanks to Eric over at Geekadelphia.com, our kick off event & fundraiser will be Wednesday June 23rd from 7-10pm.
Geekadelphia will have a donations box set up at the door, and we’ll be accepting items for Restore the Gulf’s ‘Urgent Needs’ page. From duct tape to dry erase boards, energy efficient light bulbs to childrens’ books, they need a lot of stuff. And you can help.
We’ll be raffling off a number of items from local institutions who have been kind enough to donate items. Tickets from the Academy of Natural Sciences, National Constitution Center, Eastern State Penitentiary, and even tickets to concerts at the Mann Center for Performing Arts (what!) will be up for grabs.
We’re also raffling off a $100 gift certificate to Brave New Worlds, our favorite comic book shop in Old City, and giving away a number of titles from our good friends Quirk Books. You’ll also have an opportunity to win a piece of fine art, a print from the lovely Britt Miller. Like music? Good, cause 8static is donating a pair of tickets, as well as a copy of Philly Chip: Volume 1 and an 8static t-shirt. CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!
A huge token of gratitude and thanks to Eric over at Geekadelphia!Three Academy of Natural Sciences Prize Packs:
Admission to the Academy, awesome swag from the gift shop.
Three Eastern State Penitentiary Prize Packs:
Admission to Eastern State Penn, misc. swag.
National Constitution Center Tickets
Includes admission to the Ancient Rome & America exhibit
VIP Tickets to the Mann Center:
Two Pairs of Orchestra Box Tickets to Planet Earth Live! (7/29)
Two Pairs of Orchestra Box Tickets to Rufus Wainwright! (8/4)
Quirk Books Prize Packs
Copies of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters, Dawn of the Dreadfuls, and Android Karenina! Plus totes bags, cocktail recipe books, balloons, and more!
Morris Arboretum Prize Pack
Tickets to the lovely gardens, and a History of the Arboretum book.
Gift Certificate to Brave New Worlds
A $100 gift card to Brave New Worlds, good for comics, action figures, and caressing Brian’s beard.
8static Prize Pack
Tickets to an upcoming 8static show, t-shirt, and a copy of Philly Chip: Volume 1.
Entering the raffle is easy. Just donate a dollar or two (preferably three of four), or bring in something from Restore the Gulf’s Urgent Needs page. If you bring in an item from Restore the Gulf’s Urgent Needs page, you’ll receive a Tattooed Mom discount poker chip, good for 50 cents off any drink… forever.