kickstarter kickoff

Estrella Vista & Corazon Peak

I’ve decided to try something new. I’m reaching out to a wider (or at least new) audience and asking for its support for Estrella Vista (as distinct from direct services to kids). I have prepared a Kickstarter proposal, which you can see here. It was launched just last night.

Maybe it will succeed, maybe not. It’s worth a try.

As soon as the project launched, I received several emails from organizations that want me to provide up-front money to promote the project to Kickstarter supporters, media outlets, etc. that they say they can reach more successfully than I can. Forgive me for being skeptical, but they give me the impression that their primary way of making money is by feeding off the dreams and credulity of project creators who think their idea is the greatest thing since sliced bread. But I am prepared to be wrong. Maybe there is something to this “crowd-funding” after all. Maybe the crowd is capable of achieving something beyond just registering “likes” for novel ideas with the potential for lessening human suffering.

Click. There, I’ve done something. Big deal.

I have faith in you. You’ve never let me down. You’ve never been satisfied with just providing lip service for juvenile justice. Working together, we have achieved substantive results for our kids and their families.

Will you please do me a favor? Go to my Kickstarter Page and then tell me what you think. While you’re there, you can leave a pledge and get the ball rolling. You won’t be charged unless we reach the goal. Think of it as a “like” for now. Thank you.

But I for one am prepared to be surprised. When I started this blog, there were no guarantees of success. People can and do astound me with their generosity and kindness. It could happen again.


Groove of the Day

Listen to Crosby, Sills, Nash & Young performing “Our House”


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