One day in and we've hit 10% of the goal for 150 new chairs. We're really excited about the thought of having just 50 new ones and we're well on the way so thanks to everyone who has donated so far!
Over the past couple of years we've received comments and complaints about the comfort of our chairs. Chairs are expensive and are something that we will likely never be able to save up money for with our standard costs of operation and the unexpected costs that always arise so we thought we'd turn to our loyal attendees for our first-ever charitable fundraiser.
Our current chairs are a variety of styles and comforts that were assembled via Craig's List ads, supply warehouse closings, and a donation from a PS building out of NYC (that last one was four years ago and those are the chairs that are currently in the worst shape). Following a lot of research and price quotes/comparisons, we are looking to replace these chairs with the Hercules Series Crown Back Stacking Banquet Chair, which has a 2.5” thick seat. While it would be amazing to replace all of our chairs with 150 of these new ones, we are really looking to raise funds for any amount over 50. 50 new chairs would make a world of difference, 100 would be incredible, 150 would give us a reserve of chairs to replace the ones that will inevitably be broken/destroyed. The total cost to purchase 150 new chairs including shipping, door delivery, and fees is $4100. We have to order at least 50 chairs to keep that pricing thus the minimum we’re looking to raise is $1367.
Over the past year we have upgraded our projector, sound board, snake, installed safety lights out front, had to replace a couple of amps, and are currently revamping an area of our balcony that had formerly been closed for the duration of PhilaMOCA's existence. Necessary costs beyond our monthly requirements always crop up, as they do in any business, and thus we're turning to you, our attendees, to improve the quality of our chairs.
We're completely aware that we live in crazy times and that there are dozens of worthwhile organizations out there that are more than deserving of your donations. This fundraiser is for those of you that spend a lot of time seated within our former mausoleum showroom, be it at Cinedelphia Film Festival events, the Pigeon's monthly Philly Poetry Slam, or the twice-a-month meetings of the Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society.
Thanks for your time and your continued patronage.
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