Contributions Welcome

We’ve had a couple of people offer to help defer the costs associated with the March for Our Lives. If you are able to contribute please send funds to pratt.david@gmail.com via PayPal, or mail a check payable to David Pratt at 700 Smithfield Lane, Berryville, VA 22611.

Trust that if you send money to me, I reimburse others who cover some of these expenses out of their own pockets: Jeana, Cleo, Bruce, Ellie, Kerry.

If you would like to contribute to Indivisible Winchester at any time, for any reason, this post is to let you know that we do not have a way to raise money, since we are not a legal entity with a bank account. We do not have “dues,” an Act Blue Account, or a wealthy patron. We do not receive funds from Indivisible Guide or any other organization. We don’t even pass a hat at our meetings, and maybe we should. The way we have paid for expenses over the past 14 months since our group got started is that a handful of people on the leadership team covers expenses. $20 here, $30 there. Our biggest expense was the Big Ass Signs, which cost about $700 and we got about $400 in donations.  Other ongoing expenses include:

  • $120 3 years GoDaddy domain hosting for two websites http://Thunderdomepolitics.com and https://indivisiblewinchester.com.
  • $15 a month WordPress website hosting, and email hosting
  • $40 a month, tips for employees of Hideaway cafe for the twice a month meetings of the Winchester Young Dems
  • $36 for postage for 100 post cards whenever we do a postcard party (minus any money given by participants)
  • $40 for permit for the March for our Lives
  • $$$ for ink and paper whenever we print flyers
  • $100 for a vinyl Spread the Vote Banner we need printed for our booth at Lovettsville Mayfest
  • $$$ for bottled water cookies when we have monthly meetings when we provide that
  • $$$ for things like poster paper, streamers, balloons for things like the Candidates Forum, the People’s Caravan for Medicaid Expansion
  • $40 for a megaphone

Anyway, you can see that some of these expenses start to add up.  So any financial help is GREATLY appreciated.

Yours in Resistance,
David Pratt

MARCH FINANCIAL UPDATE

Contributions in March – THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED THESE FUNDS!

$40 (Paypal)
$40 check
$50 check
$100 check
$40 cash

March Expenses
$42 Business Cards (500 count) IW contact info on 1 side, Spread the Vote on the other. We use these to promote our work with other organizations
$40 tips for Hideaway Cafe folks working after hours to open the coffee shop for Winchester Young Dems meetings
$40 permits for Winchester March for Our Lives
$15 Web + e-mail hosting
$85 (IW share of forum venue rental…hoping for reimbursement from a 3rd party org. Will report if it comes through.)

April Anticipated expenses

$120 for vinyl banner for Mayfest booth and future event booths
$40 tips for Hideaway Cafe (This might be offset by a benefactor for Winchester Young Dems or their own fundraising
$30 UPS fees to 2-day ship packages of compasses and letters to select state senators on Medicaid expansion lobbying
$15 Web + email hosting

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