hope for pahokee
It feels good to be back in Ann Arbor for the first game. If any one has a spot we can hangout on saturday and use for head quaders to sell our T-shirts that will be good. Thanks for the support.
For contact : Teampahokee@gmail.com
Hey everyone just stopping bye to say we had a great time in Michigan and we although we did not get to everyone and we will be back soon with more time.
Everyone in the Mgoblog community is so welcoming and we really appretiate it and look forward to meeting more people in the fall.
I am just learning how to make memes:
Since I know we had issues with this during the HTTV Kickstarter and people asked about this repeatedly during the Hope for Pahokee one...
If you purchased any kind of reward in the Hope for Pahokee Kickstarter you need to go complete your reward survey. That survey was emailed out at 2 pm this afternoon (at least mine was). The survey is to provide information about size, color, mailing address, etc for your reward. Until you give Kickstarter this information, your reward won't ship. So go check your email, whichever address you registered with kickstarter, and follow the directions to complete the reward. The email comes from: email@example.com if you need to search for it.
As a FYI, Odoms said he thinks everything will ship out by early Nov. Remember he's not running a large organization and 999 are getting shipped t-shirts, hoodies, etc, so this could take awhile. Plus he needs to get those gardens planted.
Odoms is seeking to raise 35k for winter gardens in Pahokee, Florida. He has a short video up on the Kickstarter page, but you don't care to watch that the short version is:
Pahokee, Florida, the hometown of Odoms, Smith, Ash, and Hawthorne, is a former agriculturual hub that has suffered declone recently. The violent crime rate is over twice the national average and there is a lot of urban blight. The poverty level of course has risen as business have left. Odoms is seeking to create urban gardens in Pahokee to provide food to families and since urban green space has been shown to lower crime (neglected lots tend to attract additional vandalism, whereas a well tended lot doesn't). Odoms actually started the charity based on a class project at Michigan. He's been working with other urban gardening experts in Miami and is seeking to push out a larger project this year based on the success they had last year with a smaller pilot project.
You can pledge by clicking here. There are various levels of swag that you get for your pledge or you can just drop some cash off and not ask for anything in return. By the way, Odoms turned down the blog's offer to be given the profits of the MGoStore's eating shirt, so this is pretty much his revenue stream for the year.
You will not be billed unless 35k is raised, at point sometime post Sept 26 you'll see your credit card billed by Kickstarter. If you bought a reward you will be sent an email at that time asking about the color/size/etc of the clothing. So if you register with Kickstarter via some email you never check, you need to check it and respond to the survey post Sept 26 or you won't get your reward.
Yes I know that we threads on this midweek and yesterday, but they are off on the front page and I wanted to see if we can get a second wave of donations as people check in for post Air Force content. The Kickstarter has been stalled in the 8k range for awhile now.