Moved to Tears

I’d Better Stock Up on Tissue

April 30, 2010, 1:55 am
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Chicago Street Theatre April 5, 2010

I have to tell you, I am nearly moved to tears at the outpouring of generous attention given to us in response to the donation request letter I sent out a little over a week ago.  Already, 71 of you have taken time out of your day and money out of your wallet to answer my request for “ten lousy bucks.”  Indeed, several of you have contributed more than ten dollars.  Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Please know that we understand and appreciate the value of every dollar and your ten dollars are no more “lousy” to us than they are to you.  I am so grateful that so many understand our need and appreciated a little levity in the donation request.

It is my job to concern myself with the bottom line of this organization, but I’m moved nearly to tears more by the sheer volume of envelopes found in our mailbox this morning.  71 envelopes is a wonderful thing to find in our mailbox!  71 people received our letter a few days ago and immediately wrote a check, filled in credit card information or put cash in the envelope.  71 people sealed that envelope, put a stamp on it and mailed it already.  What a fabulous start!

I look forward to going to the mailbox each day.  Please, feel free to make me cry in gratitude for many days and weeks to come!  J  (you can also make me weep with joy via PayPal if you prefer).

And again, without you… our donors, subscribers, sponsors, ticket holders and members, we wouldn’t be here.  Whatever your contribution, THANK YOU!

Please don’t forget, we will be holding our second round of auditions for The Heidi Chronicles tomorrow night (April 6th) at 7:00 pm.  We’re looking for three talented men and five talented women.  Come join us!

I hope you had a wonderful holiday and that you are taking time to enjoy the beautiful weather (Monty and I got our bicycles cleaned up and ready to go for the season; we haven’t actually hit the trail on them yet, but are looking forward to our first ride of the year).

See you soon!

Donna Blanchard

Managing Director

Chicago Street Theatre

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