It’s not often that I ask for help but this is so incredibly important that I felt moved to reach out in a very big way.
Just about anyone who has ever met me knows I am absolutely passionate about helping separated and divorced parents raise happy, confident and successful kids.
Over the years, I have poured my heart and soul into developing a wide range of resources aimed at making a difference for children when parents part. It’s always a real treat to meet others who share that passion, which is why I’m so excited to introduce you to filmmaker, Ellen Bruno and her fabulous team.
Let me explain.
Several months ago, I had the good fortune of connecting with Ellen Bruno about her newest project Split, a film for kids of divorce. After seeing a sample clip, I was hooked. The work Ellen and her team have done to date literally blew me away.
I was so impressed by her vision and commitment that I immediately knew I wanted to be involved in supporting this project. As a result, I’ve been acting as a sounding board/contributor of sorts ever since.
To give you a snapshot…Split features a diverse group of children from divorced families telling their stories and sharing their experiences. Not only does it reassure kids that they’re not alone, it also offers lots of healing moments. As these very special kids open up about their heartaches and lessons learned, young viewers are offered the chance to better understand the different issues and feelings that come up when parent part.
But that’s not all.
The really cool part… Split isn’t just for children of divorce. Because the effects of divorce are so far reaching, Split also holds valuable insight for parents and professionals working with separating families. Authentic and deeply touching, this film will speak to many. I also believe it will serve as a resource for inspiring effective communication, conflict resolution, and active listening for years to come.
To see what I mean, take a look…
There’s only one problem.
After working on this film for a couple of years, Ellen and her team are now reaching the final stages of production. In order to make this amazing film a reality, the first immediate goal is to raise funds to finish the project.
To help us get from here to there, Ellen and the team have launched a crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter.
If you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s an online platform which engages the public in funding special projects. In short, they help spread the word though email, social media and word of mouth… to people we don’t even know… but who care about kids of divorce.
However, there is a catch…a Kickstarter campaign is an “all or nothing” deal. If we don’t reach our goal of $30k in 30 days, we get nothing.
Not a cent.
So, I’m very motivated to help Ellen and her team make this happen.
That’s where you come in… I could really use your help. Here’s several ways you could make a difference.
1. “Like” Split on Facebook or join our growing community through other social sharing sites.
To make it easy, here’s where you can find us on the web
2. Help us spread the word about Split’s KICKSTARTER campaign and the new video clip.
Whether you email your friends or send a note out to your own list, however, you feel comfortable sharing would be a tremendous help. If you need a quick blurb for posting, feel free to repurpose parts of this letter or visit the Split webpage for additional information.
You can use this link to direct folks to Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1074778576/split-a-film-for-and-by-kids-of-divorce
3. Visit our Kickstarter page and make a donation.
One dollar, twenty dollars or several hundred dollars, every contribution is greatly appreciated and put us one step closer to our goal.
4. Keep the conversations going.
The campaign officially launched Thursday, November 15th and will run through Monday December 17th. 30 days isn’t a lot of time. Help us keep the conversations going through blogging, tweets, shout outs on Google+, Facebook posts, or by pinning us on your Pinterest board.
Have other ideas about how to reach out? We’d love to hear them!
5. Hook us up!
Do you know someone who shares our passion for helping kids of divorce? Perhaps someone who would be a key connector and could help us get the word out in a really big way? Please feel free to get in touch with me by either email or phone to share your thoughts, even it it’s a friend of a friend.
Sorry this is is such a long post but I didn’t want to leave anything out.
Last but not least…Thanks very much for taking the time to read this and more importantly for being part of my circle.
P.S. If you feel moved to support this project in some way, leave me a quick note below or shoot me an email about how you helped out so I can personally thank you.