the fundraiser for the electronic billboard in Los Angeles went extremely well. The response of the #AlitaArmy and friends to the call was overwhelming. The 7-day campaign was fully funded in just 6 hours! We can’t thank you enough for all your support.
But unlike our other fundraisers, where we kept collecting for charity after the goal was reached, this fundraiser was closed on completion. Some who wanted to give to the campaign missed that small, 6-hour window, and felt they’d missed out. Yet as it happens, they haven’t!
Funding the billboard was great, but there is always more we can do...
Rather than running the billboard funding collection past its stated goal, we decided to dedicate part of the advertising on the actual billboard to charity, linking it to the Sequel Push AND the #AlitaArmy in public, rather than within the confines of the online fundraiser only we were likely to see. This sends a clear message to the public who will see the ads on the billboard: that the #AlitaArmy is a positive fandom that wants to make a difference in the world while we campaign for our Sequels! A charity collection will run during the week of the billboard advertisements (details below), and we advise all those who felt they’d missed out on helping fund the billboard costs to give to this campaign.
The recent Cinemablend article about the billboard collection and the #AlitaArmy, sums it up nicely.
"Much as the Alita Army has in the past, it’s the right time for Alita: Battle Angel’s fans to keep raising the profile of this potential sequel. With many charities looking for contributions to combat the current worldwide health crisis, the philanthropic backbone of this powerful fan collective has plenty of chances to keep the message growing, while helping those in need."
So, What Are We Doing?
The billboard campaign will run from the 1st of June until the 7th of June @:
3680 Wilshire Blvd #101
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Fees of GoGetFunding & Paypal
GoGetFunding & Paypal deduct money after your payment. So if you send US$100 you won't get charged the fees on top of it and pay US$107. Instead on our end we will receive US$93.
Our Video Material for the Billboard
Video 2 by TheLast_300:
This clip teaser is story-focused and should give a glimpse of what people can expect from an Alita sequel based on the Mangas.
Iron City scape made by Izan Ramos
Alita edited by Alita Underground
Intended Recipients for Raised Funds
The current health crisis (global pandemic) and the shutdowns associated with slowing the spread have lead to job losses and financial hardship in many parts of the world. Food, water, and shelter - the basics of living - are unavailable to those in hardship. This happens in the US as well as in many other countries. The decision to help on a national OR international level is challenging. So we decided to support two different organizations equally, one with a national focus and one on an international level.
Half will go to Feeding America.
The other half goes to Action Against Hunger which operates in the poorest 50 countries.
Both these causes do great work for those in need, and we hope the Billboard will attract donations from philanthropists both within and beyond the ranks of the #AlitaArmy, amplifying our social reach and our message simultaneously.
But Wait! There’s More! Follow Rosa Salazars Lead (Extra-Level)!
Rosa Salazar has recently shared an Amazon wishlist with necessary items for homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles (people whose lives are heavily impacted by the consequences of the pandemic). This fundraiser is local to the billboard, and important to our Battle Angel! Rosa worked with local support groups personally on the streets and supplied the homeless with necessities like tents, sleeping bags, hygiene articles of all sorts, band-aids, and much more.
It is a very great thing but sadly we can't cover this with our fundraiser, but we felt we should link to this. It is more tailored for individual support. So if you want to help in this regard then follow the Amazon wishlist link that is down below.
Here the link the wishlist:
Article in the AlitaArmy-Blog:
One last reminder!
To be clear the original billboard is fully funded and will run without any additional money. What we are doing now is going the extra mile to help out people in distress! So there is no obligation, but everybody is welcome to join us in the sun.
Thank you for reading.