SOS: Sustain Our Sanctuary!
COVID-19 Has Impacted Operations at 1867 Sanctuary Arts & Culture Center
The Sanctuary Needs to Build a Bridge to Reopening with Your Help!
*** Governor allows 25% gathering sizes as of July 2, but performance attendance at 1867 Sanctuary will continue to be severely impacted! ***
Your generous donations will help keep the historic Sanctuary afloat through this troubling pandemic by supporting the commitment to cultural growth that so importantly builds awareness and nourishes our spirits in the community!
We hope this campaign finds you are safe and well, and at relative peace in these very difficult times. We all look forward to gradually emerging from social distancing, to enjoy concerts, weddings, and other important life events, while assuring everyone’s health and safety.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused gathering places such as the 1867 Sanctuary Arts & Culture Center to close, thus completely terminating our two primary sources of revenue, ticket sales and rental fees. Yet, despite cutting back on many expenses, our core (and most expensive) operating expenses remain: insurance and utilities cost an average of $2,000 per month..
We are not eligible to receive current emergency government funds or foundation grants because we have no full time employees, and foundation funding does not assist with basic operating costs. We are seriously concerned that our available reserves will be exhausted long before we can begin to generate significant revenues.
Our only source of revenue right now is from generous, visionary people who don’t wish to see the 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center close permanently, and are willing and able to donate at any amount to help sustain it during this uncertain period.
Preservation New Jersey’s goal continues to be, as it has been, the preservation of this historic landmark building, one which has served the community as a gathering place for a century and a half, most recently as an active arts and culture center.
But right now, we need your help in achieving that goal, and would greatly appreciate a donation of any amount:
Go Online to visit our website, www.1867sanctuary.org to find out more.
~ 1867 Sanctuary Committee of Preservation New Jersey