This week the Endless Abilities crew would like to thank everyone who has contributed to our success, in any way, for the past two years.
Special thanks this week are due to all 302 backers who helped us reach our goal of 30k with Kickstarter. On March 20th we launched a very ambitious goal and ended it successfully a month later on April 20th having raised 104% of our goal! It is amazing to see how far an idea that was shared only amongst four friends has come in less than two years.
When we first decided together that we would dedicate most of our lives for the next two years to Endless Abilities, we hit the ground running and never looked back. The first fall and winter we spent our own money beginning the process to develop our idea into a product. After six months of working with various communities throughout New England, we were ready to share with our friends, families, and all the communities involved what we were doing. So last June we had an amazing fundraiser in Narragansett, RI, raising just over $10,000. We then took that momentum into the fall when we applied for the Hartford grant, which ended up supplying us with $10,000. This past week we ended our Kickstarter campaign reaching $31,432, this puts us just over our goal of $50,000 that we had to meet by the time we leave for our summer tour in may. The bus we bought with the Hartford grant is just about done being converted for our trip, and we are beginning to see all of our hard work and planning come together right on time.
From the day this project formed as an idea between four friends on a dock in Newport, RI, it has been destined for success. We are all so excited to depart and capture the compelling stories of those with physical disabilities across our country. We look forward to each and every visit along the way to Southern California, experiencing various adaptive activities.
We invite all of our supporters, not only from our recent Kickstarter, but from the beginning, to another gathering at the Narragansett towers. Come enjoy Live Music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar with special deals, and congregate with all the other amazing people who are making Endless Abilities possible. You have officially put us in the position to carry out our dream of completing this film. Now we would like to see all of our supporters together before we leave. See you there on Thursday, May 10th at 6pm. Narragansett Towers.