It has been an amazing 24 hours!
It was right about this time yesterday that a trickle of donations started coming and they were all from people our team didn't know. Then all of a sudden a burst of emails, surveys, Patreon signups and then we noticed that our Facebook was on fire! (Well, virtually on fire.)
Turns out a post I sent to Pantsuit Nation was published. They had told me it would be weeks, way past our fundraising window.
In the past day since the post, we have 36K likes/loves and thousands of comments, messages, and emails. It's been wonderfully incredible!
There are more than 50 new backers since yesterday. Let me say, welcome to the Gal's Guide family! You are our role models. We have a space for YOUR book in our library. Also, gotta shout out to Ms Rose Marcario, I'm getting you a cape cause you are our Shero! Wow!! Thank you are not words that come even close to your generosity!
Because of your donations we have hit our $6,000 goal to be open for a year at Nickel Plates Arts!!! We are thanking the Goddess Seshat (Mistress of the House of Books) and looking where to expand. Our first priority is to keep our doors open. Our second is to have a diverse collection of books on our shelves.
The fundraiser ends tomorrow, Feb 14th so if you know anyone who would want some of our awesome rewards, let them know because we've got cool exclusive stuff we won't have again!
You'll be getting updates along the way of our set up and progress. Our public grand opening will be during First Friday's March 6, 6pm-9pm. Our address will be 123 S. 8th Street, Noblesville, IN 46060. We are on the second floor of the Nickel Plate Arts Stephenson House. It's a small-but-mighty space but it will feel infinite in inspiration!
Lastly, I mean, WOW! On a personal note, Thank you so much. Thank you for believing in this idea, I was really scared we would be so embarrassingly short of our goals. I was really scared people wouldn't understand how meaningful and important this is. But I tried anyway. And you came and you helped and I will be forever grateful. Now, I'm going to wipe away these tears and start building a frickin' women's history library for you!
Dr. Leah Leach
Founder of Gal's Guide