Double your dollar

And we have another match! Double your dollars!

We’ve posted and sent out a lot of material already today, but we just couldn’t wait to share this thrilling news with you: we have another match!  Another anonymous donor has just offered to match Brick Campaign donations up to a total of $3,000, which would launch us right over our $50,000 goal!  This means…

All the lovely people

As of this morning, we’ve raised $44,400 together toward our Brick Campaign goal of $50,000 by June 15.  Here’s a quick rundown of some interesting numbers from the campaign so far: 149 donors have purchased bricks 110 donors have contributed $200 or less 9 donors have contributed $1,000 or more 48 donors are from Three…

Chad Morgan-Sterenberg

Buy music, support the Huss Project!

Now through June 15, Chad Morgan-Sterenberg is offering a set of songs for sale in support of the Huss Project; if you purchase the album “Lundgren Tree Farm,” you’ll also receive a bonus track when you download!  Read on to learn more about how this collection of music is connected to the project and hear…

I don’t have $100 … now what?

One of the important values of the Huss Project is creating space for all people to contribute what they are able, in the belief that we all have something to give.  For some of us, we have gifts of time or creativity.  Others have the ability to give money or encouragement. We know that $100…

Huss Project launch!

419 bricks down … and 81 to go by June 15!

We only need $8,100 more to reach our goal! When we sent out our S.O.S. report on the Huss Project Brick Campaign on May 3, we were stuck at $29,300, which was a whopping $20,700 short of what we need to pay the balloon payment on our mortgage on June 15.  Since then, we’ve been…

One month … and less than $10,000 to go!

Re-posted from the *culture is not optional web site. Thanks to the amazing generosity of supporters near and far, we are less than $10,000 away from our big $50,000 goal with just under one month left until June 15 when our mortgage is due.  We know we still have a lot of work ahead of…

Underground Supper Club 3

Spring supper club a delicious success!

Earlier in the day, the weather turned cold, gray and windy — not a surprise for May in the Midwest.  But by 7:00 pm, the sun was shining, the grills were hot and the guests were arriving in anticipation of our third Underground Supper Club, this one at the Apple Farm Community in Three Rivers….

Huss Project launch!

Brick Report 5.14.13

After our blog post and e-mail on May 3 about the possibility of losing the Huss property if we can’t pay the balloon payment on our mortgage by June 15, we had a flurry of donation activity.  When we sent out that S.O.S., we were at $29,300, but this morning, we’re at $39,200 — which…

Forsythia

Hussagram: In bloom

As the Forsythia flowers bloom in the front yard, we’re also getting ready for summer: new interns, summer programs like Family Fun Night and Future Festival 2013! Forsythia flowers are always a friendly reminder of the season to come — bright and full of possibility. Summer is always a busy season at the Huss Project and we…

Thomas Merton

The road ahead of us

Here in Three Rivers, we have a tradition of reading a poem or a blessing before our shared meals, and so we keep around a variety of collections of short meditations.  One that I’ve appreciated has been Dialogues with Silence, which combines prayers and drawings from Thomas Merton.  The collection opens with this one, which…

We’ve met our match!

Let May 3, 2013 go down in history as the date that *culture is not optional met its matching donation goal a whole 12 days early!  Our Brick Campaign donations last Friday not only reached our goal of matching a $4,500 commitment from an anonymous donor by May 15, but they exceeded the goal to…

The real goal: Will we lose Huss on June 15?

When we first launched the Brick Campaign, we set a very ambitious goal: to raise $100,000 by June 15, 2013.  Why June 15?  That’s the date that the balloon payment is due on the mortgage for the Huss Project property — about $50,000.  The campaign has been going very well, with many generous contributors helping…