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For immediate release: 9/16/13
Media Contact: Davi Barker
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or Drew Phillips
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#HoodieTheHomeless launches in San Francisco
Bitcoin Not Bombs has launched a crowd-funding campaign to purchase 324 hoodies to be distributed to the homeless of San Francisco, CA.
(San Francisco, CA) – On Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Bitcoin Not Bombs launched a crowd-funding campaign through BitcoinStarter.com to raise 47 Bitcoin. The money will be used to purchase 324 screen printed orange hoodies from Mass Appeal Inc. to be given to the homeless in time for Winter, to purchase socks and other items with excess funds, and to do a little guerrilla marketing for Bitcoin in a downtrodden demographic that could really benefit from this new technology.
This is entirely a Bitcoin project. The fundraising is being done in Bitcoin, and the hoodies are being purchased with Bitcoin, thanks to Mass Appeal Inc. No dollars are exchanging hands in the execution of this project. There are currently three ways that people can support this campaign:
1) Sign up for BitcoinStarter.com today, and pledge their donation to the Hoodie The Homeless donation drive. There are a variety of perks to donating this way including the Bitcoin Not Bombs lapel pin, shot glass, and limited edition campaign poster.
2) Pre-order the Bitcoin Not Bombs orange t-shirt with the same print on it as the hoodies. Each shirt is priced to covers the cost of one hoodie. The t-shirts will be printed at the same time as the hoodies and shipped in mid October. The first 25 orders will also get a free “Lip Balm not Bombs” chap stick from or friends at Singing Tall Grass.
3) All donations made to the Bitcoin Not Bombs general fund made during the course of this campaign will go toward this project. Donations can be made on the Bitcoin Not Bombs About Page.
Tuesday, September 10th – Tuesday, October 8th
Bitcoin Not Bombs – http://www.bitcoinnotbombs.com/hoodie-the-homeless/
BitcoinStarter – https://bitcoinstarter.com/projects/188
Mass Appeal Inc. – http://massappealinc.com
About Bitcoin: Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system. Whereas legacy payment systems rely on third-party intermediaries, Bitcoin transactions are secured through a distributed computing network, seamlessly enabling direct monetary transactions. The supply of Bitcoins is regulated by software and cannot be manipulated by any government, bank, organization or individual.
About Bitcoin Not Bombs: Bitcoin Not Bombs is a launching pad for NGOs and social entrepreneurs into Bitcoin economy, offering premium publicity campaigns designed to facilitate an organization’s adoption of Bitcoin, to fully capitalize on that decision in their fundraising efforts, and to connect them with commercial partners where they can spend Bitcoin. Bitcoin Not Bombs is committed to being the hub of the non-profit sector of the Bitcoin economy.
About Bitcoin Starter: BitcoinStarter is a global, all-purpose crowd-funding platform that has positioned itself as a market leader, empowering individuals to receive Bitcoin funding for their ideas and projects. Anyone, anywhere, can create a project and submit it for Bitcoin funding. The site was created to help individuals and entrepreneurs achieve their project goals, large or small, in music, art, technology, gaming, or any other wide range of interests through the direct support of Bitcoin pledgers.
About Mass Appeal Inc.: Mass Appeal Inc. was established in 1972 and offers thousands of custom printed promotional items from a wide variety of popular brands. In addition to screen printing they can provide services of embroidery, applique, rhinestones, puff printing and ad specialties. Mass Appeal Inc. proudly accepts Bitcoin as a payment method.
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