Star Wars Reads Month 2019 is almost upon us! To help celebrate, Twin Suns Foundation is launching this fundraiser which will fund two separate events that will be happening in October, which is Star Wars Reads month. Funds will go towards purchasing new Star Wars books and bookmarks that will be handed out during both events!
Our first event target has been selected, or rather, it selected us! Tenderloin Recreation Center in San Francisco, where we donated books in December 2018, has requested that Twin Suns Foundation return this year to help enhance their Halloween event. As Halloween falls in Star Wars Reads month, we at Twin Suns Foundation were quick to take them up on their offer, but we need your help to provide the books needed to make this event a success! The Recreation Center has informed us that they are expecting as many as 200 kids and young adults this year! That is a lot of young minds that could use some great Star Wars stories!
Twin Suns Foundation has invited the 501st Legion's Golden Gate Garrison to attend and are looking forward to hearing back from them soon!
Our second event target has been narrowed down to a city and location type. We are currently looking at doing our first Texas donation in Dallas during Star Wars Reads month. We would like for this donation to occur at a children's hospital and are currently working on selecting and coordinating with that hospital! We will update this fundraiser page and our social media platforms once the location, date and other details have been nailed down! In the past, these hospital events have been very well received. Our recent return to Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona, by their request, was a huge success! We hope to add Dallas to the list of locations that wish for us to be repeat attendees at their places of healing!
Once we have the specific location and time sorted out, we are hoping to invite the 501st Legion's Star Garrison to help enhance the event with their presence!
Our goal to make these two events happen will be $1,350.00! The breakdown on how these funds will be distributed once raised are as follows. $800.00 will be going towards the purchase of new books for the Tenderloin Rec Center event attendees. $400.00 will be going towards our Dallas donation location's patients. $50.00 will be going towards the purchase of new Twin Suns Foundation bookmarks to be handed out with book donations at both events. $100 will be going towards Twin Suns Foundation operating costs.
As with our previous fundraisers, we will be setting aside 50% of all funds raised over and above $1,350 for the purposes of funding a future billboard advertisement similar to the one our founders put up in 2016 which politely asks Lucasfilm to continue the Expanded Universe AND Canon Universe. More stories in both timelines is good for all fans of the franchise! The other 50% raised will continue to go towards additional books and, potentially additional events!
With that out of the way, let us get to the rest of the fun stuff!
$10.00 - Wild Knights Voice Chat - With a donation of $10.00 or more, you will get access to the Twin Suns Foundation Wild Knights discord voice chat. This discord voice chat will grant those who have earned this perk, we like to call them Wild Knights, access to Twin Suns Foundation team members. Wild Knights can help the Twin Suns Team with decision making for various events, from locations, to which books and more. Are you looking to talk some Expanded Universe or have an idea for a potential fundraiser in the future or perhaps you want to make sure your favorite story is among those being donated? This is your chance to become a Twin Suns Foundation Wild Knight for this event and all Twin Suns Foundation events going forward!
PRINCES OF THE UNIVERSE
$100.00 - Princes of the Universe guest host with Matt Wilkins! - Matt Wilkins is back again with his now staple Twin Suns Foundation perk! Anyone donating $100.00 or more to this fundraiser is eligible to join Matt as a guest host on his Princes of the Universe podcast! Matt is a good friend of the Twin Suns Team and he loves chatting with our donors on his show! It can be the Expanded Universe, board games, pop culture or just about anything else that you want to discuss, Matt is open to it! We highly recommend this perk as it is always a blast getting to chat with Matt on the Princes of the Universe podcast!
Remember, every $10 we receive is another book donated! Every dollar helps! Be sure to share this event with family and friends!
~ Twin Suns Team ~