Thursday, September 26, 2013

Best fundraiser ever: eat donut holes to help penguins at the Pinch

Do you like penguins or donuts? If so, you are in luck, and I think this might be the awesomest fundraiser of all time. Read on for more:

Antarctic penguins are the region's "canaries in the coal mine."  And for almost 20-years, Ron Naveen, a modern-day Dr. Dolittle, has been counting them, studying the health of three penguin species and their colonies.  His work, the Antarctic Site Inventory, has helped instruct polar policies and research of countless scientists and members of the Antarctic Treaty Organization.  

World-renown Besthesda-based film documentarians, Peter Getzels and Harriet Gordon, recently followed Ron Naveen and his Penguin Counters to the Antarctic, producing more than 70-hours of footage on their work and the amazing animals, sights and sounds of the Antarctic.  Now it is time to take the footage and create a movie to tell this important story.

The Penguin Counters Movie is a labor of love, not money.  To continue their work, Peter and Harriet have set up a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds necessary to put the movie together and submit it to film festivals worldwide.  October 10th is the final day for donations.  As with all Kickstarter campaigns, it is all or nothing.

The Pinch is very pleased to join this effort to help ensure the Penguin Counters story is told.  The weekends of  September 28th/29th and October 5th/6th, The Pinch will donate $5 for every order of donut holes to the Penguin Counters kickstarter campaign.

That's right.  If you eat donut holes, a penguin is counted.  Please help spread the word about the Donuts for Penguins weekends and stop on in for some yourself.

Saving Antarctica, Counting One Penguin at a Time.  Count yourself in!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions about the donut promotion.  Or you can contact Harriet Gordon directly (penguincounters@gmail.comwith questions about the movie or kickstarted campaign.  Links and contact info below.

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