wanted to take a moment to update you on our project about Ohioan
Emma "Grandma" Gatewood who was the first woman to solo
thru-hike the Appalachian Trail when she was 67 years old in 1955!
you may have heard, our Grandma Gatewood storytelling program
premiered to a sold-out house on November 1 and we already have
a booking for another performance in July. Now we are moving ahead
to raise money to create a documentary about Emma to tell her
story in more complete detail. There is a special campaign on
to help with this. We have until January 19 to raise $3500
in seed money for the project which will help as we approach
foundations and corporations to assist us in creating the complete
story. The good news is that we have already collected almost
20% of our goal in less than a week!
Please take a moment to read
about this project and consider donating to the cause any
donation is gratefully accepted and you can pledge as little
as $1.00! No money will be collected unless we successfully
meet our goal of $3,500 by January 19, 2012. Even if you
can't contribute at this time, please pass this message along
to your friends with a request for their support.
can also be made directly to Eden Valley (regardless of whether
or not we meet the Kickstarter
goal) by visiting our project
page and downloading the form to mail a check or use the "donate
button" to make a payment through PayPal. As a not-for-profit
corporation under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code, all
donations to Eden Valley are tax deductible.
you in advance for all your support and for helping to spreading
the word about this project.
As a special "Thank You" to anyone donating before December
14, I'll send you a PDF E-Book of our story of the Christmas Tree
Ship,the Rouse Simmons!