To all of our supporters, the Redemptive Cycles family:
As many of you know we had our annual benefit dinner two weeks ago at Trim Tab Brewing Co. The turnout was amazing, with twice as many people coming as expected. The room was packed elbow to elbow, hot from no A/C, and full of magic. The response to the presentation given that night was wonderful. It seemed that everyone felt inspired by the humble beginnings of RC and how far it has come, and we were so stoked to feel so much love from everyone, but there was one thing about the event that was not so successful.
Of the 200+ people that were there, only FOUR pledge forms were filled out. This was absolutely heartbreaking. Ticket sales themselves only helped us cover the cost of the event. We intentionally set the ticket prices (which included two beers and a buffet) at the cheapest price we could afford, to make it easier for people to pledge. We know it was hot and crowded in there, and everyone was having such a good time visiting with each other that most of you forgot or didn’t realize the importance of the pledge. That’s okay, we love you all, but now we need all of you to pitch in and pledge what you can!
If we don’t raise this money this year the shop will suffer greatly. We are only asking our community to help cover the last 25% of our operating expenses which is $50,000 annually - we already give a lot more than that throughout the year through our charitable services. Now is the time we need everyone to show their support by pledging as much as they can each month. Even just $20 a month helps. We need the pledge number total to hit $4000 per month for us to be good, and if we can get even 150 of you to sign up I’m sure we can hit that.
So please take the time to follow this link to our pledge page and sign up to give monthly. We depend on you all to keep RC going. Once you’ve pledged, please share the link with others! Redemptive Cycles, Birmingham’s Non Profit Bike shop, ran BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE! Please Help!