A note about these final hours: Michael just informed me of this detail in the fineprint: Indiegogo discounts their fee for campaigns that reach their goal! So it is very important to get that final $4,000 in the next 18 hours. Can you help??? Even those of you who have already contributed, can you consider another gift, or reach out with an appeal to your networks? We've come so far!! Thank you, thank you!
The Czarnecki Family
This is a family who chose to live without plumbing and electricity in a simple home built by their Amish neighbors. Because they lived off the grid, their house was uninsurable.
The Czarneckis live a simple lifestyle, with a bare minimum of possessions, so that they can stay true to their passions: writing and reading poetry, publishing hand-stitched books of poetry and prose, living close to the land, and homeschooling their kids.
Michael travels the US giving readings and running workshops on poetry, memoir writing, and small press publishing. Literally thousands of people have been inspired by Michael’s programs to write more, create more, live more. He has been called Michael Poetseed because of his lifelong commitment to being an “Encourager.”
Meanwhile, his wife Carolyn manages home and hearth, as well as the business end of the publishing company. Their children have contributed by stitching books, and when they were very small, threading needles!
The family’s Amish neighbors have volunteered to do a house-raising if we can gather the money to buy the materials:
- Foundation work $1,000
- Lumber for shell of house $10,000
- Roofing $1,200
- Insulation $5,500
- Interior lumber and flooring $2,700
- Windows and doors $2,300
How You Can Help
No donation is too small or large! Please see our perks for various giving levels--from a hand-signed poetry postcard to a performance in your home anywhere in the country! If you don't feel comfortable giving to an on-line tool, let us know and we'll work something out.
If you have already donated, or do not have the means to make a financial contribution, here are other ways to help:
- Get the word out about the campaign.
- Use the Indiegogo share tools to reach out to your networks.
Please be as generous as you can. Let’s get the Czarnecki family out of the elements before winter winds blow!
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