The Willamette Week Give Guide

None of these are my words, but I thought it’d be good to post here, so enjoy!

Fresh on the heels of winning our Portland Monthly “Light A Fire Award” for Arts & Culture, we are pleased to share some great information with you: Willamette Week has chosen us to participate in their annual Give!Guide effort!

Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 through the Give!Guide to fund the completion of the Hollywood Theatre media lab. Located in the storefront adjacent to the Theatre’s main entrance, the media lab will house our existing educational programs, while enabling us to provide educational opportunities for students at nearby schools, including Grant High. Grant has nothing in the way of film production facilities, but with access to our equipment, media lab and instructors, students will have the opportunity to participate in filmmaking classes beginning in September 2011.

With your help, we can make a big difference in the lives of young people. Here are just a few comments on the impact PYD has had on recent participants:

“I learned that I can step out and be a leader and share my ideas” – Carli Pope, FAO filmmaking student

“[Carter] learned to think for himself, collaborate with others and make new friends. He bacame a young man in the process. Thanks for much for offering this great program.” – Kendra Hogue, mother

The other thing that completing this project will offer is that inside the classroom there will be an all new ADA restroom which will help us better serve our customers with disabilities.

Donate generously to Film Action Oregon via the Give!Guide effort today.

Not only will you make a huge community impact, you will be rewarded handsomely by the wonderful folks at the Willamette Week for your generosity!

–If you give $50 – $99.99 via the Give!Guide, you’ll get a postcard containing a batch of coupons.
–Next, if you’re 35 or under and give the $10 minimum, you’re automatically entered in a drawing for all manner of goodies including a check from Willamette Week for $500.
–At $500, there’s home delivery of a nice, recyclable New Seasons grocery bag containing a bottle of A to Z Wineworks finest, a 12-ounce bag of freshly roasted Stumptown coffee beans, tea from Smith Tea, and a 22-ounce Widmer beer.
–A $1,000 donation ups the wine component — to Rex Hill Reserve Pinot Noir and adds some fancy Moonstruck chocolate.
–At $2,500 or more the wine and chocolate get better, and you get one of Willamette Week’s owners — Publisher Richard Meeker or Editor Mark Zusman — at your door with a further enhanced shopping bag.

Please help us get the word out — and make sure that everyone you know visits www.wweek.com/giveguide and makes a contribution to Film Action Oregon. Give away!

Thanks for your continued support!

Richard Beer – Artistic Director
Doug Whyte – Executive Director
Justen Harn – Education and Outreach Director

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