UPDATE: We deeply appreciate all the incredible support and help we've gotten so far, but we are still officially in a crisis. We have, as they say, "fallen on hard times" and are in real danger of losing our home, imminently. We will NOT be able to stay here and print our book in time for the holidays unless we can raise at least $9,000 before September 30th.
The Flatbush Tinies will be the ex-Flatbush Tinies unless we can figure this out in a hurry. We know this is a lot of money, and not a lot of time, but we are truly out of options and we need all the help we can get. We really appreciate anything you can do, all your donations and shares mean the world to us. We mean it. All of us.
We are Jena and her mom Carole, the "Twoleggeds" who belong to Mona, Mak and Mingus, the cats known collectively as the "Flatbush Tinies".
This is our urgent fundraiser to keep a roof over our heads and raise the resources needed to complete the production of the first Flatbush Tinies book in time for a Christmas 2018 release.
In the last three years our kitty clan has built up a loyal online following, and we're sure that their quirky style will make a fantastic gift book (and set of greeting cards, and tee shirts, and more). Frankly, they've already had us working long hours on this project (with our opposable thumbs), but there's just no way we'll be able to finish it without your help.
IMPORTANT: A small print run of a quality photo book is expensive. Our research tells us we need nearly half the funds to finance the printing costs alone. Printing a book also takes time. As in weeks. (And then there's the shipping!) We can do this! But in order to make our tight holiday deadlines, we've got just a few short weeks from TODAY to raise the funds and make it all happen. (Hey, we thrive on challenges!)
All this to say that we need some serious help, urgently.
Please give what you can (every little bit helps) and PLEASE share this far and wide.
**For alternate non-GoFundMe ways to contribute, please email [email redacted]
HEY! HEY, WE ARE TINIES!
Eskewse us! We gotta say a thing!!! Let us say!
Um...The Flatbush Tinies would like to introduce themselves to...everybody. Tinies, everybody. Everybody, Tinies.
Nice to meet you! We are Mak (big brother), Mingus (runty brother) and Mona (delicate but flubby-soft girlcat sisterpuss). Three years ago, we were rescue-saved from hard street life by a very nice Rescue FriendLady from FAT Cats which is whole Flatbush Area Team of Cats - who gave us to our Twolegged. We look very fancy, ‘cause somewhere in our handed down jeans were Siamese clothings, which are for fancy catpeople. Troof is, we are normal-like Brooklyn street catpeople, but dressed up fancy.
We are called Tinies because we used to look all tiny like this:
We want to finish real book thing of us and our ‘ventures, and tea shirts too, for gift-gifting at TreeinHouse holiday time, which is our most favorite moment of time.
Need big merging-sea ‘vesting dollars from friends (and friends of friends too) to do dis. Halp! Please please!
OK. Now we let Twoleggeds ‘splain for you ‘zactly all the stuffs we need.
Right. Thank you. Here's what we're working on:
This entertaining book is not a children’s book, it's a book for everybody! It will be a high quality photo and typography-based foray into the stories, the world, the many adventures of the Flatbush Tinies, told in their own quirky voices. It's a humorous, anecdotal dive into the relationships and lives of 3 talkative rescue cats in Brooklyn.
Time is short! We will have our initial print run ready for distribution and sales in time for the 2018 holiday season!
These will have illustrations of The Flatbush Tinies, with their funny comments.
Flabushtinies.com will be their home base and will feature news of the Tinies, their glossary, current adventures, new pictures, fan comments, etc. It will also house the store so we can sell books and Tinies merchandise to the public.
Marketing and Promotion
We'll need some advertising, some marketing, some promotion of our project, both online and off.
Twoleggeds! You forgot a most very very 'portent thing! I fix for you! Need to fix!
OK, go ahead, Mak...
OK, so! Need also...
Dollars for Lord of Land, and for celery and fishes
Twolegged and Elder Twolegged need pay many dollars for Lord of Land so can stay in our house. (We have never seen dis Lord but we think is a very much scary twolegged.) Anywayhow, since our Twoleggeds are so much brokeded (yesh, is a common thing happening to creative twoleggeds), need merging-sea dollars for home and fishes and book and tea shirts.
We are so much lucky that Twolegged is a professional master of webs and also of designs! She does for her quote-quote "work" and I know this because sometimes we help her, and we know it takes many moments of time. So what happened is was that she's needing a celery for all this time-taking to make our stuffs. Will need dollars for all that time and too also, to buy foods for Elder Two. Got dis?
Thanks Mak for your input, and you're right, it does take a lot of time to produce a book!
In return for your generosity...
We know very well how tight money can be and we are deeply grateful for any amount you can give. In return, we will give you a "tiny" something we hope you’ll enjoy.
• For friends who give up to $100, along with our heartfelt personal thank you, we will send updated news about the project and The Tinies' adventures.
• For friends who give $100-$500 you will receive the above, plus a special thank you on the website (unless you choose to be anonymous).
• For friends who give $500-$1,000, you will receive all the above plus a tee shirt.
• For friends who give us more than $1,000, you will receive all the above plus a signed copy of the book.
Our intention is to make this a light-hearted fun process and product line that will be widely shared and enjoyed. Come play with us – and know you have our profound gratitude for your help and interest.
One more thing we say ok? One more thing please we say to friends now?
P.S: If you are 'spired and want to be Big Vestor, Twolegged will make you offer to not be refused. Contact her at: [email redacted] or call her on talk box.
PPS: You can see our ventures on INSTAGRAM and on FACEBOOK and where there are TWITS .
WE WUB YOU!!!! ♥️
Yes, please, thank you, all the best, most happy wishes, you betcha, please and thank you thank you thank you thank you - THANK YOU ALL!
- The Flatbush Tinies
(and too also...Twolegged and Elder Twolegged)
More Extra P.S. We still all three us fit inside our baby bed. No. Really. We can proof.
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