The Centre: A Virtual Fundraiserfor the Rainbow Charity Network
(fka the We’re Funny That Way Foundation)
Presenting “THE CENTRE”.
A show within a show virtual fundraising event.
Hi it’s me Maggie Cassella, founder and host of the We’re Funny That Way Festival and The Rainbow Charity Network with some news and a virtual event!
Well, we managed to pull off a festival this year! It was smaller and out in the beautiful wine country of Ontario, but we did it! And it was fun and well received and we even managed to raise some coin towards our goal of relocating a queer refugee from Yemen! Exciting stuff.
BUT – you knew there was a but right – we did NOT have a gala which is where we raise the bulk of our dough for the foundation – soooooo…
We came up with a plan for a virtual gala like no other virtual gala. A little hybrid show. Part sitcom, part live performances. Our intent was to make something virtual that you might actually watch from start to finish while preserving our ability to showcase the live performances of queer comedians and musicians.
And ya know what? It was hard! There was the writing, the punching, the shooting, the editing (we’re still editing as I type) and now THE PROMOTION! Which is where you come in of course!
We are offering an exclusive/private online viewing of The Centre, like we would a gala ticket. For three hundred dollars (or more if you want) you get a “ticket” and our holiday give to you: A window to watch the show starting Dec. 24. You will get a link with a password and a window to watch. You also get a tax receipt (CA) for your donation minus five dollars. See how we did that? As it exists, this show will NEVER be uploaded for free to YouTube or anything like that. It exists solely as a fundraiser with the money going DIRECTLY into the Foundation’s bank account. Yep, thanks to the P. Austin Family Foundation and BMO it’s ALL gravy.
So please, if you’re interested in supporting the Foundation, click the buy tix link above, after you purchase we will send you a link to watch and a tax receipt for your donation!! Our goal is to raise $36,000.00 this round. So please help us get there!
And if all of that was too confusing just watch the goofy little video below.