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We just launched our first fundraising campaign on Kickstarter.com! This is exciting for us, but, for me anyway, it’s also a little bit terrifying.

I’ve never had a baby, but I can imagine the fear and worry that must go through the head of the father, pacing back and forth in the waiting room while the mom goes into labor. Will the baby be born healthy? Will the mom have any problems? Will there be any complications?

It must be scary letting your baby out into the world for the first time; letting her stand up to the judgment of others; knowing that her fate is no longer solely in your own hands.

I worry about things. I worry, did I word everything right? Did I pick the right imagery? Do people care enough about our cause to open up their wallets and support us?

Up until now, it’s been easy to tell myself that people do indeed care enough, that we will find enough supporters to make this dream become a reality. That was up until now. Now is when we’re forced to test this theory, and that gets my heart beating faster.

I’m an optimistic guy. I’ve been optimistic about this project, and I know it will happen, no matter what. Because I won’t quit. I won’t allow it to not happen. And we have a board of directors that are equally strong of will. But now’s the moment that the optimism gets put to the test.

Here’s how Kickstarter works: people post a project they’d like to do, but need money for. Other people interested in seeing the project come to fruition pledge money to the cause. If the project reaches its goal by the deadline, then the donor gets charged and the project gets funded. But here’s the biggie: if the project doesn’t reach its goal by the deadline, it gets nothing.

Our goal is $50,000, in order to build a school on our property. Our deadline is March 14, Central Standard Time. If we don’t reach the goal by then, we get nothing.

And that’s terrifying.

If we’re successful with this fundraiser, though, it’s very exciting, and will allow us to open our doors that much sooner. I can’t wait for that day.

Leave a comment.

Posted by torresclaren on Dec 14 09 at 5:16 am

Goodluck guys!

Posted by Lester on Dec 14 09 at 5:23 am


Posted by Jonathan on Dec 14 09 at 7:59 am

Hello! I want to help out in any way! Please contact me. Thanks.

Posted by Lester on Dec 14 09 at 8:17 am

Thanks, Jonathan. I just sent you an email.

Posted by Janine on Dec 14 09 at 8:44 am

Goodluck, I am very excited about this too :)

Posted by Gid Rivera on Dec 14 09 at 2:45 pm

This is the best news I’ve heard all day! I will help!

Posted by June Bongcalas on Dec 14 09 at 5:31 pm

This is great! Through our faith God will move and will do things beyond our imagination. Keep shining!

Posted by Dwight on Dec 14 09 at 7:38 pm

Looking good Lester! Will spread the word! :)

Posted by Jet Alarcon on Dec 14 09 at 8:08 pm

You can get the money by that time. ^_^

Posted by Rithy Cambodia on Dec 15 09 at 4:33 am

Good luck my friends! You are the changemaker!

Posted by Densio on Dec 15 09 at 5:25 am

Ang cool! :) Good luck! :)

Posted by Jap Tanguilig on Dec 15 09 at 6:24 am

I may also help. Best of luck for your project! Angat Pinoy! Angat Pilipinas

Posted by Ralph Jordan Pan on Dec 15 09 at 3:38 pm

We can do this guys! Have faith! Good luck & God Bless!

Posted by Boris on Dec 16 09 at 8:37 am

Will blog about this. keep it up! :)

Posted by Louie on Dec 16 09 at 11:32 pm

Count me in I want to help too. I can not promise money but I can share my knowledge on web developing and web design. Just let me know how can I help.

Posted by Rom on Dec 26 09 at 1:55 am

Goodluck on this noble endeavor! Posted it on my blog :) God Bless!

Posted by jambo on Jan 05 10 at 8:57 pm

hey guys, how can I help? pls contact me with my email. I am really interested in your organization.

Posted by Joahnna on Jan 06 10 at 2:34 pm

I’ll help too! really like this idea and I hope this project goes through! God bless!

Posted by olek on Jan 12 10 at 8:14 pm

read this from facebook. kool. may mga ahensya ng pamahalaan dito sa pilipinas na tumutulong sa ganitong uri ng proyekto, subukan mong kontakin ang KOmite para sa SIning Biswal ng Pambansang Komisyon ng Kultura at mga Sining (NCCA). check this out http://www.ncca.gov.ph/about-ncca/programs/about-ncca-grants-programs.php

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