I work with Amanda and Neal Taflinger in their wildly popular INDIEana Handicraft Exchange. This arts minded couple is truly dedicate to improving Indianapolis. Please consider supporting their efforts outlined below.
Neal and I are up for a grant to help make our store, homespun, a reality. It’s a project we’ve been working on for a while, and we’re planning to open by July 2010, on the east side of Indy, in Irvington. The store will showcase the work of local, regional and national artists, provide a classroom for low-cost arts workshops for youth and adults, and offer a small gallery space for up-and-coming artists in the Midwest. This grant would get us a little closer to our goal and relieve some of our personal financial burden. However, the grants are awarded based solely on votes acquired, so we need YOUR help.
It won’t be difficult or painful, I promise….all we’d like you to do is click on the link below and vote for our project. Each voter is able to vote for our project once a day, every day from now through February 28. You can even set a simple notice on your iCal, or similar application, on your phone or computer to remind you to place your vote daily! We’re currently ranked #4 in our category, and as long as we remain in the top 10 through the rest of the month, we’ll get the money!
While you’re voting for ours, check out some of the other ideas. There are some fantastic proposals up right now, all ideas on how to “refresh” our world – how to change things or make things better across the U.S. 32 projects will win each month. Heck, if you’ve got a great idea, get your own proposal ready to submit next month. Pepsi has $1.3 million to give away each month for the next year. It’s a pretty amazing opportunity, and I know we have motivated friends and family whose brains are brimming with productive, creative ideas! Individuals, non-profits, for-profit businesses and organizations are all eligible to apply. The categories for projects range from Arts & Culture to Health & Nutrition, from The Planet to Neighborhoods and more.
Click on the link below to vote for homespun today. Save the link in your browser, and vote again tomorrow…and the next day….and the next!
Thanks for your help!
-Amanda Mauer Taflinger & Neal Taflinger
INDIEana Handicraft Exchange
P.S.) A helpful hint: you can vote once a day from a single email address…so you may actually be able to vote twice a day, or more, if you have multiple email addresses! Just sayin’!
P.P.S.) If you have a group of fans or friends you think might be interested in voting for us, please, by all means, repost, repost, repost! Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, your personal blog, whatever. We’ll take all the attention we can get! Thanks again!
P.P.P.S) Unfortunately, yes, you will have to “sign up” on Pepsi’s website, which will probably put you on a mailing list. But, after you’ve done this good deed for the month of February, you can certainly unsubscribe! (Or you could just create a new junk mail account for occasions just like this.) Please don’t let that stop you. In fact, I am giving you permission right now to forward any junk email they send you directly to me in retaliation!