Hi! I’m Michael, the founder of BE. I’m raffling off surplus+donated NEW gear to raise money for the Rising Artist Award, which is a grant hosted by Brown Environmentalist.
The idea is to give folks gear at a low cost while raising money for a great cause: helping an emerging artist get some equipment, tools, etc, to jumpstart their own career. Photo equipment is expensive, yet it’s never been more important for US to tell our own stories and for us to take control of our own narrative. We hope that this will facilitate that process. Applications for the Rising Artist Grant will come after the raffle, and 100% of the money raised will go to the artist. Important Note: this is not sponsored in any way.
To simply donate: hit the button below and donate whatever feels right.To ENTER the raffle, here are the instructions:
There are 6 items to win. 1 way to do it.
— 3 Patagonia sleeping bags, two blue and one orange, regular size. Check them out here, valued at $399 each.
— 2 North Face down hoodies. See them here (W’s Small, black and red) and here (M’s Medium, TNF Black). Valued at $350 each.
— 1 North Face Cinder Pack, 40 liters. See it here.
1st Tier: Entries begin at $10. This enters you into the running for them all, so you might win what you want or something else (if you win at all, ofc).
2nd Tier: $15, lets you pick the 1 item you’re going for and gives you 3 entries into that one item. Better chances.
3rd Tier: $20, 5 entries into the prize of your choice. Nice.
4th Tier: $50, 15 entries, and you choose which 2 prizes you want to go for, or just one. Either way, pretty good odds.
Your donation will count as your entries but please state what item you are going for when you donate. That way we know where to put ya.
If you have questions, please email Michael directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m hoping to raise $1,000 to make the award worth it. It’s fully doable, though. Say we rose the amount of just the 3 sleeping bags, that would be $1,200 right there.
Tell your friends who you know need gear. It’s the chance to win a $400 sleeping bag for as little as $10.
Donate via the button below, or via Venmo @brownenvironmentalist
THANK YOU ALL. And thank you Jenny from Unlikely Hikers for spreading the word. :)