Posted on May 24, 2017
As you guys know we have been trying to raise money to build a device to help save the lives of children and pets trapped in hot cars. We haven't had any success yet, but we wanted to share another important opportunity with you. Deia and Conrad the Directors and Producers over at Bootstraps are doing an important campaign to give people a basic income of $250 a week for 2 years to help ordinary people improve their lives. They are doing a fund raiser on a separate network and need your support. Below is text from their recent email. We don't benefit from this financially, but since we know the crowd on YouCaring have generous hearts we thought we might pass this along.
If you can spread the word about Deia and Conrad's important campaign and give a little. It will help someone else get back on their feet! Cheers to Deia and Conrad for their great effort and thanks for reading this post.
"Thank you for reaching out. Can you join in? Already, we've raised enough for a basic income for two years for one participant, but after months of working at it. We're everyday struggling people doing this on faith and credit cards at the moment, in the same boat as most of the rest of the country, and we'll need all the help we can to do this right. We'll need a lot of people to step up and take part with us. So will you help make this thing real?
Here are 3 pretty simple things (all very powerful) you can do now to help it happen (and get an extra shot at a basic income):
1) Contribute something (anything) to the pilot fund at bit.ly/bootstrapspilot. Any amount and we’ll put you on the mailing list, which gets you an extra chance to win the UBI drawing and be in the film (details below). The more the merrier, of course, but any amount, even $5, seriously, helps us become more and more legit in the eyes of the public, get media write-ups like the ones that pointed you here, etc, because number of supporters means a lot in the public perception. Also, it’s tax deductible, because we’re working through a nonprofit.
2) Please follow and help us spread the word! Ask your friends and family to join in, too! Shares (we'll have new content every day on Facebook and Twitter), posts, personal emails, whatever you're comfortable with. We need to build a grassroots army, and if you and everyone else who has applied joined in and brought some friends, we’d become a formidable one together without having to pray for some wealthy donor to swoop in and pay for it all. We're shooting for $50K first, at which point we'll do a drawing, then raise our target to $100K and do it all again. So the more we raise, the more drawings we’ll do, the more chances for you to win. The total target is half a million dollars, so you can understand why we need your help. None of us could ever dream of pulling it off, but an army can make it happen without breaking a sweat.
3) Get on the mailing list yourself at bootstrapsfilm.com. Every $50K we raise, we'll do a drawing from our mailing list and the winner will get to be a participant in the film and receive the full UBI (or give the opportunity to someone of their choosing, they just have to be American and willing to be filmed).
In love and solidarity,
Deia and Conrad
Directors/Producers at Bootstraps