We thank you for your continued support and enthusiasm we've had in our inaugural year as BlackLight Community. When we started in January 2020 we'd never thought we would end the year with triple as many supporters from years past. Although we officially re-launched BlackLight this past year, that does not excuse the impact we started having on those in our community when we originally started off in our scrappy dorm rooms, yearning for change. Those who have been with us that long, we are in debt of gratitude to you.
We would like to point out some programs we started last year and some we hope to continue this year. Kuponya is our main service which provides a safe space for BIPOC individuals which arose out of the fed-upness from the brutality we see in the news constantly. We continue to hold this space and mini-community every month to those who need it. We also launched a more nuanced conversation about theatre, life, and 2020 over on our podcast which gets released every month. It's been a wonderful outlet to have discussions with no boundaries. Our partnership with Zumba with Julia has help elevate these programs. We've done a fundraiser every month with her to help raise funds for our services. It's been really wonderful to work with her.
So now we ask you, our wonderful supporters, partners, our community to help us continue another year of wonderful programs we can provide to early-career artists and entertainers. If you make a tax-deductible donation to our efforts, your contribution will be acknowledged and greatly appreciated. We are excited and blessed to have another year of service and with your support, we can't wait for you to see what we can accomplish.
Warmest thank you,
Artistic Director for BlackLight Community
BlackLight Community is a 501(c)(3) charitable tax exempt organization. Your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your email donation receipt as your official record. We'll send it to you upon successful completion of your donation.