In Other Words, the country’s last existing non-profit feminist bookstore and resource center, will more than likely have to close its doors at the end of December if it doesn’t raise 11,000 in the next two or three weeks. This is one of those places that make Portland, well, Portland. I moved across the country because things like this exist here. Need to be convinced of the space’s awesomeness? ( Collapse )
That amount is no big deal for decent sized business, but it’s a huge deal to us. Honestly, if everyone who had ever visited the bookstore and thought “wow, what a neat place,” or attended and enjoyed one of its events, made a very small contribution, it would be more than enough.
I hate asking people for money. I had a job as a canvasser once and quit after a day and a half because, even though I cared about the cause, I hated asking for money. But I care more about this place and what it is after the short time I’ve been here than I have for much else in recent memory. Please, please, please give a dollar or 5 or 10 (or donate something we can sell for a few bucks?). You can do so at the website, inotherwords.org (go to “support In Other Words” on the left), or by mailing a check. You could also stop in the store for an event, or buy something completely rad for someone for Christmas (if you’re the type who buys things in those situations), and tack on a couple of extra dollars to save the store.
I know you guys will come through. Take care, and come visit me at the store!