Together, we are $33 away. / by Melanie Ida Chopko

Wow.

In our last day, we are just $1700 short of my full budget for the EP and videos. If everyone reading this email gave $33 or more, we'd reach the full $7,000 goal. Here's a behind the scenes look at what I'm crafting with each of your dollars.

And I can't help but share a beautiful story - I just received a $500 donation from my old boss, Edie, whom haven't seen in years. Though this fundraiser has run for 27 days, I can how the river runs back to every interaction I've had with each of my donors. "Melanie, your way of being in the world is just as important as this music, and that has been a gift to me for over 5 years." 

What a gift to ME, hearing this! I know that as people come to me in the future to talk about running a funding campaign, I can tell them it starts TODAY. Which is the same as the music, actually -  The seed a the recording or the performance lives inside me playing, TODAY. How wonderful, no not have to wait.

You can join my project on the last day, here.

Love like a thousand stars,
Melanie

Cellist Ami Nashimoto and Mochi, a member of our inter-species audience!

Cellist Ami Nashimoto and Mochi, a member of our inter-species audience!

Team Stream from yesterday's online concert!

Team Stream from yesterday's online concert!