Dear SoulPlay Community,
We hope this message finds you well, although we must share some heartbreaking news with you. Our storage trailer, containing everything that SoulPlay owns, and a lot of what makes it special, has been stolen from its resting place on the Mandala property. The theft has resulted in a loss of over $50,000 worth of inventory, including a mix of both replaceable and irreplaceable items. Unfortunately, none of this loss will be covered by insurance.
SoulPlay has always been about creating experiences that nurture vulnerability, open-heartedness, joy, and connection. So we are vulnerably reaching out to let you know that we need your help to overcome this. The theft of our storage trailer is not just a financial blow; it's an attack on the very essence of what SoulPlay stands for.
We are asking for your financial donations to help us cover these costs and get back to a place that will allow SoulPlay to continue creating events.
Why this Fundraiser is Crucial
The stolen inventory includes all the items that helped transform SoulPlay spaces into welcoming havens of colorful comfort that support our individual and collective journeys. These spaces have held us through countless moments of ecstatic bliss, grief, joy, peace, and connection. So many breakthroughs, learning moments, and life-changing realizations were had on our mats, rugs, backjacks, or pillows, all under the adornment of luxurious fabrics, collected meticulously from around the globe.
Rebuilding our inventory is crucial for us to continue spreading the magic of SoulPlay to all who seek it. Without these essential items, we are unable to host the events and gatherings that have brought us all together and touched the lives of so many.
How the Funds will be Utilized
We are now launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise $50,000 to help SoulPlay rise again from the ashes of this devastating theft. The funds will be used in the following ways:
- Replacement of Storage Trailer: We need a new storage trailer to safely house and transport our inventory. This is the first step towards rebuilding what was lost.
- Rebuilding Inventory: Rebuilding our inventory of puzzle mats, rugs, backjacks, decor fabrics, sound equipment, shade sails, shade structures, lights, signage material, paint, building and crafting supplies, and all the other items that make SoulPlay possible and unique. Your support will help us recreate the vibrant atmosphere that our community cherishes.
- Supporting Community Artists and Creators: We aim to use a portion of the funds to give grants to talented community artists who can recreate the hand-crafted signs, art pieces and other hand-made materials that were stolen. This way, we not only recover what was lost but also foster the growth of local talent.
Join Us in Rebuilding SoulPlay
Our community has always been our pillar of strength, and we know that together, we can overcome this adversity. Your contribution, no matter the size, will make a significant impact on our journey to rebuild. Every dollar donated will go directly towards restoring SoulPlay and enabling us to continue creating the magical experiences you have come to cherish.
If you cannot contribute financially at this time, you can still support our cause by spreading the word. Share this campaign with your friends, family, and anyone who has ever experienced the joy of SoulPlay. Every little bit helps.
Gratitude and Hope
We want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for being a part of the SoulPlay community. Your unwavering support has always been the driving force behind our success, and we believe that together, we can rise above this setback and emerge stronger than ever before.
Thank you for helping us turn this dark chapter into an opportunity for growth, creativity, and resilience. Let us come together as a community to rebuild SoulPlay and continue the journey of joy and wonder that we've all embarked upon.
With love and gratitude,
The SoulPlay Team