I am so very pleased to announce that thanks to $12,500 of individual donations and the Wilkerson’s matching gift, we have all together raised just a bit over $25,000!
Now is the time to take it to the next level. Now is the time to reach for the gold and raise an additional $12,500! Why? You may ask…Because this here campaign represents a portion of our overall fundraising efforts to follow Justin’s story for the next two years. So why wait around for the phase 2 of the fundraising when the fundraising ball is already rolling along?
As some of you know, making a long-form documentary is an expensive endeavor – there’s the endless hours of shooting footage and then the even more endless hours of wading that sea of footage and editing it into a story that is at once comprehensive, compressed and captivating. Then there are the equipment costs, travel costs, unforeseen logistical costs. Once the film is done, there is promotion, promotion and more promotion – a time consuming and costly aspect to getting the story out in front of the right audiences!
“I’ve already given to the film, what more can I do?”
Lots! First and foremost, you can know that by donating, you have invested in a project that has the potential to create real change for countless young adults with autism. As I’ve said before, this isn’t simply a story about one person’s journey, but the journey of a generation.
The next thing we encourage you to do is to continue to spread the word! There are so many people who want to make a difference but don’t know where to start. This could be their starting point! And finally, if you haven’t already, partner with us on Facebook and twitter, as there are regular updates being posted weekly. Thanks for all of your heartfelt support!
Ben Stamper, Director of DON’T FOIL MY PLANS