Our good friends Matt, Gordon, and Chris are still hard at work with their Restore the Gulf movement. Chris’ been making a different down in New Orleans, volunteering his skills as a biologist to help local wildlife, while Matt and Gordon have been preparing for their second trip, gathering volunteers here in Philadelphia.
Their blog has since become fairly well read, receiving a couple hundred hits a day. Donations have started trickling in as the traffic grows… but as us bloggers here at Geekadelphia can tell you, decent web traffic doesn’t always equal lots of money. So we’re pitching in.
Stop by Tattooed Mom on South Street next Wednesday, June 23rd, for a special Restore the Gulf Party and Fundraiser. You can look forward to drink and food specials, as well as the opportunity to help make a difference.
Geekadelphia will have a donations box set up at the door, and we’ll be accepting items for Restore the Gulf’s ‘Urgent Needs’ page. From duct tape to dry erase boards, energy efficient light bulbs to childrens’ books, they need a lot of stuff. And you can help.
We’ll be raffling off a number of items from local institutions who have been kind enough to donate items. Tickets from the Academy of Natural Sciences, National Constitution Center, Eastern State Penitentiary, and even tickets to concerts at the Mann Center for Performing Arts (what!) will be up for grabs.
We’re also raffling off a $100 gift certificate to Brave New Worlds, our favorite comic book shop in Old City, and giving away a number of titles from our good friends Quirk Books. You’ll also have an opportunity to win a piece of fine art, a print from the lovely Britt Miller. Like music? Good, cause 8static is donating a pair of tickets, as well as a copy of Philly Chip: Volume 1 and an 8static t-shirt.
Entering the raffle is easy. Just donate a dollar or two (preferably three of four), or bring in something from Restore the Gulf’s Urgent Needs page.
Also, if you bring in an item from Restore the Gulf’s Urgent Needs page, you’ll receive a Tattooed Mom discount poker chip, good for 50 cents off any drink… forever.
June 23rd, 7pm to 10pm.
Come help make a difference.