Match the $291 Raised at the “Penny Drive” in Harlem!
A recent snapshot on this blog, “From Uptown (NY City),” reported on a fundraising yard sale and “Penny Drive” in Harlem where people brought their penny jars to contribute to the pile. In addition to the $151 raised from the sale of donated goods, the crew had a water jug with a sign saying “DONATE! The BAsics Bus Tour”—into which 74 people threw in $80, and a few days later another 55 people contributed $60 for a total of $291 raised. The report said, “The Penny Drive with its chart of how many people contributed turned into one way that many people could give material support to the tour on the spot, no matter what their economic situation. Now if we win a few people who have more resources to match what is being raised by people who have few, we really can raise lots of money and help the bus tour reach many, many people.”
We are calling on people to take up this challenge! All across the country, we want to aim to get 25 matching donations of $291 each by the end of this week. Have potential donors read the blog posting from Harlem and watch the video about the last leg of the Tour. Then ask them to match the donations given by this grouping of people who have few resources. Of course, if a donor has the means to give more, they should be asked to do so.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org when you’ve gotten a matching donation. Also, ask the person donating to write a statement saying why they are doing so. This can be shared with the people in Harlem so people can get a sense of each other in this movement for revolution and around this Bus Tour, and would also be part of encouraging others to contribute.