If you value the ability to watch fantastic, hard-to-find films from all over the world on the rooftops of New York City (and beyond); if you value getting to listen to fantastic local bands play live before these cinematic wonders; if you would like to see independent cultural entities that are invaluable to their communities survive through this economic climate and be there waiting for you on the other side; if you would think about donating that twenty-five dollars to that cultural entity instead of spending it on overpriced cocktails at some divey bar, then you'll want to join Rooftop Films' Strength in Numbers campaign--because they need you.
By becoming one of the 1,000 donors by September 1st, you can help Rooftop soldier through. They are already more than halfway there since 527 people have joined the campaign thus far. With just under a month remaining, think about adding your name to the list of people who have shown support for Rooftop's mission and work. Or just send it to me, I'll take my fifty percent commission, and pass on the rest. Kidding.
Rooftop is a non-profit org which means that they rely on their constituency's support to operate. If you've attended just one screening and all the attendant free wine and beer that comes with that, ahem, that means you. The campaign is not about the dollar amount, but about the numbers of people who join, so even if it's five bucks, pay it forward. And then ask five or ten of your friends to do the same.
Rooftop is in the midst of their 13th season staging more than 40 nights of incredible films in wonderful outdoor locations whilst having to shill like crazy in the middle of putting all this on and cutting some vital expenses. Have you seen how skinny Mark Rosenberg is getting?!
In the spirit of community, which is one of the rare things getting all of us through at this time, think about helping out where you can and assist them in reaching their goal of 1,000 donors by September 1. You can also contact Development Director, Lauren Faria, at email@example.com to find out about other ways to support Rooftop Films.
To make your tax-deductible donation, you can mail a check to 232 3rd Street, #D101, Brooklyn, New York, 11215; or you can make a credit card donation online via PayPal by visiting the site and clicking on the DONATE button.