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Friday, June 20, 2014

Footlight Club (charitable apeal)

I'm not active in Community theater but several  of my friends are.  One of them brought this issue to my attention and I wanted share it and hope that some of you might be in a position to lend a hand.

Footlight Club Fire Safety Systems

The Footlight Club has an urgent mandate from the Boston Fire Department to upgrade our fire alarm and fire suppression systems.
 
The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain, America's oldest community theater, has been in continuous operation since 1877, producing plays and serving the community in our home, historic Eliot Hall. As a nonprofit, we are run completely by volunteers who maintain our beautiful building and raise funds to sustain it for the future.

Right now we have an urgent mandate from the Boston Fire Department to install new fire alarm and fire suppression systems throughout Eliot Hall. Our architects and engineers estimate the cost at $140,000 to $186,000. And our annual budget is about $140,000 so we need your help!
Right now you can double your impact because a wonderfully generous anonymous donor has offered to match every dollar you give--up to $30,000! Every dollar counts.
Please help us make these urgent fire safety improvements by making a contribution.
And check out our upcoming productions at www.footlight.org. Thank you!

It would be a shame to let such a community institution pass away due to the mere lack of money.