HITW First Annual Fundraiser

For 46 years, Hole in the Wall Theater has served as a space for the arts in New Britain. Since 1972, when our theater opened, more than 260 productions have taken place in our theater.

My name is Luis Marrero, and I am a member of the incoming board at Hole in the Wall. We have several new board members, a lot of ideas, and we’re generating a lot of momentum. We want to keep this community alive, and we want to keep giving theater to our city.

The incoming board is in the process of applying for several grants. We are looking for local businesses who are interested in advertising with or sponsoring the theater. We have a lot of plans for the theater, we want to improve the theater and make it a sustainable arts organization. But the theater needs to survive until we can implement these plans.

Our expenses are about $6,300 per month. That includes rent, electricity, internet, phones, insurance, and show expenses. Currently, between our shows, showcases, and open mics, we have a revenue averaging about $3,600 per month.

If we were operating solely off of the revenue from our shows, showcases, and open mics, we would be operating at a deficit of about $2,700 per month. Our revenue is further supplemented by four things: donations, ad sales, sponsorships, and grants.

Alongside our ad sales, sponsorships, and grants efforts; this gofundme is going to be the channel through which we will focus our donation-seeking efforts for the rest of the season. Our goal is to have raised $18,000, just through donations by August 2019.

What I ask of you is the following:

Make a donation according to your means. The old adage remains true- every little bit helps. If you can only donate $5, $10, or $20, we appreciate your generosity. Donations on gofundme take a couple of weeks to process and are subject to fees. If you’d like to make a more immediate donation, please visit our website .

Talk about our cause. Do you know anyone who owns a business in New Britain, that might be interested in advertising to our patrons? Are you connected to an organization that gives charitably, and would be willing to sponsor a local theater? Leverage your connections for our theater. Talk to your friends about donating. Share our cause on social media. Everyone has a voice, and if you contribute your voice to our cause, you are helping.

Volunteer with us. The theater doesn’t just need money. It needs people. It needs talent and effort, but most importantly, it needs community. Hole in the Wall Theater is a community that, for the past several decades, has been united by the goal of producing quality theater. We want you to be part of our community.

You can find more information about our theater and our upcoming productions at www.hitw.org. If you have any inquiries or ideas, you can direct them to [email redacted].

Fundraising team: The HITW Board (2)

Luis Marrero
Raised $265 from 2 donations
New Britain, CT
Hole in the Wall Company
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Warren Dutkiewicz
Team member
Raised $100 from 1 donation

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