5 Things to Crowdfund

Take a moment and read about some great, local projects in the works and how you can help them come into the world.

Just because the weather has started to turn cold1 doesn’t mean your neighbors have stopped trying to make stuff. Take a moment and read about some great projects in the works and how you can help them come into the world.

1. Ballin’ in The Fall of America Part II

While I admit to not having seen Ballin’ in The Fall of America Part I, I really love this movie project from the X Brothers. Go to the Kickstarter page, jump to the 2:50 mark in the video, and hear an impassioned plea to create a film infrastructure right here in RVA.

  • Goal: $1,000
  • Campaign ends: November 18th
  • Best reward: $10 gets you a ticket to the movie’s premiere at The Byrd Theatre.

2. Tokie’s Mixes

Do you like pancakes or brownies? Do you hate gluten? Tokie’s Mixes is a local baking mix company specializing in All-natural and gluten-free products. They are seeking a loan to certify their products as non-GMO and update their website.

  • Goal: $5,000 loan
  • Campaign ends: January 21st
  • Best reward: Microloans don’t typically have rewards, but you will get your money back.

3. Necessary Recycling

Why send a used tire to a landfill when you can make an iPad case out of it? Necessary Recycling is seeking funds to modernize their warehouse to turn 30 tons of inner tubes into fashionable bags and accessories. Bonus points for using the word “tirelessly” in their description.

  • Goal: $15,000
  • Campaign ends: December 6th
  • Best reward: The “Shaving Case” for $55 has an LED built-in. I don’t even know how that would work, but I want one.

4. Brutally Delicious

Did you know Richmond has it’s own show where Heavy Metal artists cook meals on camera? Brutally Delicious is hoping to up the production quality of their second season with their indiegogo campaign.

  • Goal: $7,400
  • Campaign ends: December 8th
  • Best reward: A sincere, on-camera, personalized shout-out is only $50 away.

5. Anchor Studios Development Funds

An artist co-op at 1 E. Broad Street is seeking funds to renovate their space in order to meet their goal of “not just connecting the public to our work but also show them how and why we make it.” In addition to gallery and studio space, they hope to offer classes in “sewing and embroidery, sign painting, photography, glass work and more”

  • Goal: $10,000
  • Campaign ends: December 8th
  • Best reward: “Lieutenant Commander” at $50 gets you a t-shirt, a postcard print, and the opportunity to pretend you are an android created by Doctor Noonian Soong.

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Projects we’ve featured in the past that have met their funding goals:

  1. Li’l Eddie: Edgar Allan Poe for kid

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  1. I wrote this in advance and it is Richmond. Today it’s probably 90º outside with a chance of snow in the evening. 
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Sam Davies

Sam Davies is the father of two daughters (ages five and eight) who lives in Northside Richmond. He and his wife Kat are trying their best to not raise sociopaths.

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