The Minna street Gallery (above) will be packed on Friday night for the first of our 2011 Film Festival/Fundraisers!
We are proud to announce the amazing nonprofits selected to present at our film festival fundraiser March 25th for the chance to win our next pro bono video! Each organization will present for 3 minutes and the audience will vote on the winner that night:
1) Threshold Choir: The all-women Threshold Choirs honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are struggling: some with living, some with dying. The voice, as the original human instrument, is a true and gracious vehicle for compassion and comfort. The choirs provide opportunities for women to share the sacred gifts of their voices at life’s thresholds: www.thresholdchoir.org
2) Creativity Explored: is a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. Creativity Explored is committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities to become working artists, and to promoting their work as an emerging and increasingly important contribution to the professional art world: www.creativityexplored.org
3) Curry Without Worry: was founded in 2006 to provide healthy, soul pleasing Nepalese food to hungry people in San Francisco. Curry Without Worry serves a warm meal (free of charge) accompanied by a dignified and rich Nepalese cultural experience to hundreds of people in San Francisco’s Civic Center every Tuesday: www.currywithoutworry.org
4) Project Grace: Project Grace organizes service trips for grieving mothers, fathers and families. Participants come together in a supportive environment for the dual purpose of honoring a loved one and serving a community in need. Project Grace participants find strength, hope and a renewed sense of purpose through dedicating their time to service projects around the world:
5) Jacmel Children’s Center: After the earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, hundreds of teenagers and children in the small artisan town of Jacmel were left orphaned. Many of these are still living homeless or in tents. The Jacmel Children’s Center, lead by local community leader Bonite Affriany, will become a hub in the Jacmel community for giving children the opportunity for a brighter future, providing education, art, refuge and love: www.jacmelchildren.org
All are welcome to come see our most recent pro bono films on local nonprofits …and be inspired! If you are interested in attending RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Storytellers for Good Film Festival/Fundraiser will be held at the 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. It will be an inspiring evening showcasing our 5 pro bono film projects and much more!
6-7:30pm Happy Hour and Silent Auction
7:30pm Short Film Showcase
8pm 3 minute presentations by nonprofits plus audience vote
8:30-9pm Video Winner and Raffle Announcements
Our 2011 goal is to raise $10,000 to do another round of pro-bono projects in the Bay Area and beyond. You can support us with time, $ or positive energy in our mission to promote goodness and inspire greatness.
Entrance is free and attire is casual. Nibblies will be provided along with a cash bar (including our special “Inspiration Libation”) and a DJ.
Please join us in this celebration and help spread the word. Bring your friends, your dancing shoes, and positive energy – we hope to see you there!