We would like to give a big thank you to David Andrew Reyes, Laura Lee Connery, Chas Ridley, and the 5 who wish to remain anonymous for their generous contributions during week four of our campaign.
Remember, we are trying to raise awareness about homelessness and what often comes along with it. So please keep sharing our story and spreading our powerful message.
“BE THE DIFFERENCE”
Don’t turn your back on an issue that is so prevalent in our own backyards.
In January 2012, 633,782 people were experiencing homelessness. A majority of persons identified as homeless were staying in emergency shelters or transitional housing. Of that number 38% were unsheltered, living on the streets, in cars, abandoned buildings, or other places not intended for human habitation. Homelessness is essentially caused by the inability of households to pay for housing. Nationally, the average household incomedecreased, while the fair market rent increased. This is not something may of us cannot relate to. Sometimes it is not the situations we may think of that cause “homelessness”. Together we can bring to light this powerful message. Don’t ignore what is happening in your own backyard.
We are determined to globalize this story and bring to light a message that needs to be told. Lee Whittaker is passionate story teller on a mission to share a powerful message that everyone else turns their back on. The truth.
Sadly, stories like ours don’t get big studios to help fund them. That is why we are seeking help from an army of people who feel as passionate as we do about this topic. Any help is greatly appreciated; spreading the word, sharing our message, contributing to our campaign, or just “liking” our FB page. We greatly value any help we can get.
We are so close to finishing our story we just need a little extra push to get to the end product.
We truly appreciate your time in reading this message and hope you feel inspired by our project and compelled to affect change. Together can all “BE THE DIFFERENCE”.
Thank you from the Family of “Catching Fireflies”!
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Contribute today and be a part of the change you wish to see.
“Special Thanks Sunday”
Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend! We would like to take a moment to thank this week’s contributors and supporters of “Catching Fireflies”.
Wally Crowder, Dave Mattey, Tim Mikulecky, Greg Anthony, TJ & Lauren, Mike Ryan, Darin Basile, Jamie Deschenes, Genie, Eddie Fernandez, Shantal Lamelas, Marc Scizak, Adam R. Gomez, Anthony Martins, Duke Jackson, Michelle & Jimmy, Danielle Reierson, Ariana Molkara, Carl Nespoli, Chris Gann, Dustin Cornelius, Denis O’Mahoney, Lisa Kift, Kerri Krull, Katie Burnett, Audi Resendez, & Joey Giambattista.
A huge “THANK YOU” to all of you who have made week two another notable week of contributions! Let’s make week three another successful one by sharing our campaign with all of your friends and family. Keep spreading our message and together we can all “BE THE DIFFERENCE”.
It starts with one person and that one person is you. We can all affect change, big or small. “Be the Difference”. By participating in our campaign and contributing you can be part of a powerful message that is bigger than us all! This film is about awareness and by supporting “Catching Fireflies” you can make a difference and that will bring us that much closer to getting this story to the people.
Spread the message of hope and compassion, affect change, and “Be the Difference”.
We would like to take this moment to graciously thank all of our donators after week 1 of our Indiegogo campaign.
Cindra Lee Henry
Wendy Von Burg
Julie & Peewee Piemonte
The Moore Family
Also to all those who wish to remain anonymous.
And a very special thanks to our “Angels” who have donated $1000+
Alicia Vela- Bailey & the “Angel” who wishes to remain anonymous.
Thank you everyone for all of your support and love! Onwards to week 2, let’s hit it out of the park!!
It all started with one man’s experience.
Lee Whittaker was recently in a foreign country and experienced homeless like he’d never seen. A tiny young girl on the street begging for money at 6:30am. The part the broke him immediately was the fact that she was completely naked and covered in filth and grime. Only the streaks from tears showed this poor child’s true skin tone.
Here’s the scoop.
“Catching Fireflies” is the story of a little girl who attempts to escape the rigors and misfortunes of the ghetto through the power of her mystical imagination while simultaneously protecting the relationship with her addict mother.
Sometimes little angels (our children) get caught in the crossfire by accident. Sad and unfortunate, but true in the world we live in. It shouldn’t hurt to be a child.