Over the past few weeks, we—like many of you—have been horrified to see the stories coming out of South Texas: families separated at the border, children tossed in cells, "tender care" facilities being erected to detain literal babies. It's been heartbreaking to see this happening, and it’s left us wondering what we can do to help.
Today, we're helping by raising money for the Texas Civil Rights Project, a non-profit organization that's working directly with families impacted by the ongoing family separation crisis, and we're doing it by joining forces with our friends at the Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo and raffling off some cool movie stuff (go with what you know, and all that).
Here's how it works: between now (Tuesday, June 26th) and end-of-day on Wednesday, July 4th, everyone will be free to make as many donations as they like, with each $10 donation earning you one raffle ticket. Donations outside of the $10 increment will be rounded down. On July 6th, we will randomly select five donors, who will then choose one of the prize packs from the list below.
NOTE: The order in which these five donors will choose their prize packs will be determined by the amount of money they donated: the highest donor chooses first, second-highest chooses second, and so on. You can donate as much or as little as you like, but the more you donate, the better your chance to collect your most-desired prize pack. Make sense? Good! Here's what's up for grabs:
Raffle Package #1: COSMOPOLIS one-sheet (signed by both David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson) + a DAWN OF THE DEAD poster (signed by Tom Savini and Ken Foree) + one copy of Birth.Movies.Death.’s JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM magazine signed by director JA Bayona + $50 Alamo Drafthouse gift card
Raffle Package #2: Stephen King-autographed copy of THE DARK TOWER: THE GUNSLINGER + Mondo's DRIVE screenprint, by Rory Kurtz + one copy of Birth.Movies.Death.’s JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM magazine signed by director JA Bayona
Raffle Package #3: a pair of Sphero STAR WARS droids, one R2-D2 and one BB-9E + Mondo's JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS 2XLP (signed by Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Kay Hanley, Deb Caplan, and Harry Elfont)
Raffle Package #4: Mondo's HARLEQUINADE screenprint, by Phantom City Creative + a cross-stitch of your choice, personally made by BMD managing editor Evan Saathoff + one copy of Birth.Movies.Death.’s JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM magazine signed by director JA Bayona + $50 Alamo Drafthouse gift card
Raffle Package #5: Mondo's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY print, by Matthew Woodson + Mondo's JOSIE AND THE PUSSYCATS 2XLP (signed by Rachel Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Kay Hanley, Deb Caplan, and Harry Elfont)
For An Even Better Look at These Raffle Packages: Check out this page over at Birth.Movies.Death. (where we weren't sorta forced to crop our images).
Additional Notes: This raffle is open to donors all over the world. Winners will be chosen (from the email addresses attached to each donation, so don't worry about donating anonymously if you'd like to; your donation will still enter you to win) on Friday, July 6th, by 12PM CST. Winners will be notified on that day, at which point they will be asked to choose from the remaining Raffle Packages. All raffle items will be collected in Austin before being shipped out to the winning donors, who will be notified via email once their Raffle Packages have shipped.
Please direct additional questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shipping costs will be handled by Birth. Movies. Death.