As you all know by now, we have not reached our final Kickstarter goal. However, this has allowed us to rethink the project to be done within the means that have been raised and with the support that has been shown. Only five countries of the participating 18 were able to raise the funds to complete the printing and shipping costs for the 500 portraits. Among which, many of these five countries are going through very complicated economic and social changes: Australia, France, Greece, Mexico and South Korea. In the final hours of the Campaign, the group leaders of these five countries made an extraordinary decision to lower the number of portraits to print and ship to 250, making it so that ALL of the participating countries can still be part of the project. This beautiful and grand gesture is living proof that we are still want this to be a global action and we have all fully embraced the project, taking care of our fellow countries so that everyone is on board.
The countries who have not yet reached the goal will continue fundraising efforts during the next few weeks in the hopes of adding to the 250 portraits per country. Art can change the world and here we are to prove it again: without any public support from the state, nor any other organization on the grounds, this amazing group of world volunteers is overcoming various obstacles with the power of good will and empathy. We could not be happier with the results and invite you to embrace the project even more now.
Donations for the global “Be the Change” action can be made by following these instructions:
1. Go to The Sapling Foundation (TED/Inside Out Project) Link: http://www.insideoutproject.net/
2. Click DONATE on the bottom left
3. Add your payment amount and choose payment option. You can either make your donation using a credit card OR PayPal.
4. On the next page write “Be the Change” in the “add special instructions to the seller” section so that the proceeds go to fund our action.
We thank you again for all your support and will keep you informed on the upcoming events in each of the participating countries.
BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD!!
Thank you all for your support!