Good grief. We are victims of our own success and grass rootiness. Right now, advance ticket sales for the Jewlicious Festival are running at 33% above what we sold at this time last year. However, given the various plagues uh… plaguing the world of Jewish philanthropy, our usual funding sources are waaaay down. Of course we can always just stop selling tickets and limit the number of participants, but doing that would literally break our hearts – we really don’t want to deny anyone access to what has become the most exciting weekend of kick ass Jewish programing – often imitated, never reproduced.
Another problem of course is that I kind of suck at serious fund raising from large Jewish organizations. Often times, but not always of course, folks just don’t “get” what it is that we do. Usually my response to someone making that assertion is that I don’t care if they don’t get us – they’re not our target audience. One person associated with an organization that actually gave us some money thought we were a Chabad thing. So yeah. Me and suits. It’s always been a contentious relationship. Luckily, in the desperate scramble for funding this year, I hooked up with a couple of really smart and presentable individuals who have volunteered their fundraising prowess to future Jewlicious Festivals. So… great, right?
But we still have young Jews that need to be taken care of this year. Thus we came up with this idea… we’re going to give away cool Jewlicious swag in exchange for your generous donations that will help us get more people to the Festival! So… donate whatever you like using the Google donate button below. If you donate $36 (+$5 for Shipping and Handling) you get a complimentary t-shirt with the design above on the front. The t-shirts are by American Apparel and made with soft organic cotton. Donate $72 (+$5 for Shipping and Handling) and you can get a Jewlicious Festival hoodie, also by American Apparel and super comfy with the big logo on the back and a small logo on the front breast.
Alright. The button is below. Give till it hurts. All major credit cards accepted and do make sure to specify your size!