PLEASE READ, IT WOULD MEAN THE WORLD TO ME
My name is Kathryn, and I’m one of the members of my high school’s theatre group in a suburb just north of Montreal. We’re all 14-15 years old with one common love; theatre. We all absolutely love it, and it’s always great to put on shows every year for many of the other students and the general public to see. Each year we choose a play to put on and over three performances have more than 400 audience members. We charge a mere $5 entrance fee, which goes to the group’s future budget. Graduates of our program have gone on to become stage technicians, makeup artists, stage directors, etc.
But public schools have never been the favourite receivers of funding, and arts programs in public schools are even less loved by the powers that be who decide the budget. Sadly, this year, the school has cut our reasonable 1000$ budget entirely. Putting up a show involves costumes, decorations, promotion, etc. We need the money, because we cannot do our plays without getting donations somewhere. We’re just 12 teenagers who love to act, and you helping us doing it is the greatest honour!
Kids who are involved in school activities are known to have brighter futures. They get better grades, they stay out of trouble, and don’t do drugs. This activity keeps us busy for two nights every week, and builds a social network for teenagers who maybe aren’t typically the kind of kids who are the most popular. We need arts as much as we need math and science, and so I come to you for help.
I’m not dreaming beyond our means; I’m a reasonable sort and I only want to replace our regular budget of 1000$. Because we’re just youngsters, we can’t offer a lot in return, but know that your donation is highly appreciated, and we’ll thank you in our program if you give 25$ and over.
Finally, if you will, any donation is accepted, and if you simply can’t donate, feel free to share this to spread the word. Thank you so much!
We’ve already gotten 575$, which is AMAZING. Seriously, I am so glad. Alas, we feel like the show still needs some extra touches, so if you could, please donate or reblog. It is seriously so appreciated.
Signal boost! The arts are super important, y’all.