Seventeen days ago I launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund my debut book,The Road to Becoming. Days later, a group of people more deep, wide, diverse and passionate than I EVER had the courage to dream up banded together to raise over $43,000 to fund not only my book, but NEW MUSIC too! Just writing that brings tears to my eyes. In two short weeks I will join my producer in the studio to start work on my EP, To Be Well: Songs for Healing.
As I reflected on these incredible gifts, I felt a God-given urgency to give away this message of becoming and being made well. I want to give away 500 copies of the new EP to the women I meet and perform for throughout the year who are just coming out of prison or the sex industry, living in recovery houses or shelters. $50,000 would allow me to turn the digital EP into physical copies to GIVE AWAY! So with a little more than a week left in my campaign, my initial $20,000 goal has turned into a $50,000 goal that includes a book, new music and giving it away to women who need it the most. And the wine, fish and loaves multiply.
Because here is the REALLY amazing part:
A private donor has stepped up and offered to MATCH ANY NEW PLEDGE, up to $10,000 for the remainder of the campaign!!! So here’s the invitation- help me raise $10,000 in the next few days, it will be DOUBLED upon completion of the campaign, and then we will be able to double what we give away.
Help me give away 1,000 EP’s to the women who most need God’s redemptive message of HOPE NOW.
Remember, once we hit $50,000, every Kickstarter partner ($25 and above) will receive a physical and digital copy of BOTH the book and EP! Plus, all backers will be invited to join me for an exclusive online acoustic concert from my living room to yours.
We’ve surpassed all my stretch goals, so let’s dream bigger. Let’s give it all away!
Much Love and Gratitude- Jenny
Questions I have been asked about the matching campaign:
Q: If I increase my original pledge, will my increase be matched?
A: Yes! As of 3:00 p.m. (CST) on May 2, A private donor stepped up and offered to MATCH ANY NEW PLEDGE, up to $10,000 for the remainder of the campaign! Amazing. In addition, If anyone increases their pledge- that will be seen as a "new pledge" over the old one - so the increase will be matched. For example, if you originally pledged $25 and increase it to $50, the increase ($25) will be matched.