This evening I noticed how much shorter they days have become. Seasons are sneaky like that; they change right before our eyes whether we notice or not. It is September, after all. When we embarked on this improvisational fundraising adventure, also known as the C3 Raise the Roof Campaign, September seemed some far away date on the distant horizon. Now the deadline for being out of our current space is just a few weeks away, looming like a dark cloud.
Before telling you more about the immediate plans for C3, there is some encouraging news to share. To date, our preliminary accounting hints that the Campaign will likely raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $10,000.00. Additionally, thanks to your generosity, we successfully raised the $2,500.00 for maxing the All at Once matching grant. That’s $5,000.00! This is proof positive that pennies, nickels, and dimes do add up! Wow! We genuinely appreciate all who have contributed to the Campaign. We are grateful that you see the value that C3 adds to our local community.
While we are pleased of what we accomplished with the Campaign, the collective total is just a drop in the bucket. Commercial real estate is expensive! We need the support of our community now more than ever. As of date of this writing, C3 has yet to negotiate a lease with a prospective landlord. While we have a few irons in the fire and will likely be able to announce our grand reopening by 1 November, there will be a gap. Check C3’s website, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter for updates on special moving sales and closures as we wind down operations at 155 Wilkinson Avenue. We will also be offering a variety of mobile programming options while we are in between locations.
PS — The Campaign isn’t quite over yet. Your Mama’s New Boyfriend will play a benefit concert this Sunday, 9-14-14 at Coglin’s, 226 Fayetteville Street, Downtown Raleigh. Door opens at 4:30 PM; music starts at 5:30 PM. Come support C3 in a rockin’ way and help open the door to a new space for C3!
Hope to see you Sunday afternoon!
Upcoming Community Events
Downtown Harvest Festival sponsored by Heart of Cary Association, Sat., 10-18-14.
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