Last year, you were part of another Blyth miracle.
As you may recall, we took a leap of faith and bought a small apartment building to provide permanent (and reliable) accommodation for our actors. We did this because we’d been having more and more trouble housing these folks, and we knew full well the festival couldn’t continue if the actors and other artists didn’t have a place to stay in Blyth.
We also realized our best strategy would be to pay off the mortgage on this property as soon as possible. So, we turned once more to you – our loyal members – for help with a plan to make this happen. Our mortgage allows us to make lump-sum payments directly to the principle on every anniversary date. So we asked you to help us raise $52K to “Mow Down the Mortgage” last summer.
We couldn’t believe how quickly, positively, and generously you responded. For several astonishing weeks, every mail delivery brought us another cheque … and another … and another – along with your notes of encouragement and support. It was so moving. Thank you for responding so passionately to our need, particularly after many of you had already given generously to help us through the crisis of Covid.
We’re now announcing Phase Two of this campaign, “Bale the Mortgage.” Now that you’ve helped cut it down to size, it’s time to package that mortgage into a nice snug bale and squeeze it a little smaller!
Our goal is to raise another $52K by December 31st. Amazingly, we already have $17K in hand towards this goal, thanks to some amazing donors! Will you send a gift today to help us reach the total?
You and the Blyth family have always looked after the artists who come here to make the magic every summer. Your gift today will continue this amazing and humbling tradition. Any amount is welcome, but a gift of $50 would be a wonderful start.
You have the sincere thanks and gratitude of every actor, designer, director, stage manager and theatre technician who will ever stay in this residence.