Funding the Rainbow Guide is a continuous,
ongoing process. I am sure we can all sympathize with putting together
a project that costs thousands of dollars for a group that never charges
for anything. Historically, the Guide has come up short on printing and
shipping costs and has left the Focalizers, that have already donated a
tremendous amount of time and effort, "holding the bag" or Guides
left sitting unshipped. Please
Family, make supporting the Rainbow Guide a priority, as we desire to
create a publication and website of which we can be proud. The funds that
we generate set the range
for the resources that we can use. Give early, as
the time we spend trying to find financing takes away from creative efforts
we could use for making the Guide.
The Rainbow Guide is freely distributed,
but not freely hosted or printed.
Donations of $5.00 will help create a beautiful
Rainbow Guide for our family.
All contributions are confidential and
will be used in a respectful manner.
At this time is it unclear as to who is actually focalizing the 2010 edition of the Rainbow Guide. Council at the National Gathering in New Mexico selected one individual to replace last years' (due to disappointment in the nature of the product created). However, another decision at the Thanksgiving Council annointed a different family as in charge and, therefore, another bank for Guide collections. Attempts to contact both parties have left me confused as to who is really going to focalize the prodution efforts -- though each seems ready to accept your coin.
I will continue to accept donations for the upcoming Guide and will deliver them to the appropriate focalizer once a printer has been determined. Or, you can hold on to your coin for now, and check back this spring when the time for printing has arrived and the ultimate Guide focalizer does step forward with a PDF ready to print.
Peace & Love
send your donations to:
1012 Elbert Street
Oakland, CA 94602
With the the 2009 New Mexico National
Gathering the Rainbow Guide process begins again -- the accounts are all emptied
delivering this year's edition to you. So we start anew collecting names,
graphics, photos, links and your contributions.
At this past National Gathering we were, once again, able to bring you a lovely new edition of the Rainbow Guide.
Here's the rub, this year's National Rainbow Gathering also represents the beginning for a new Rainbow Guide focalizer and crew. So all of the coin that was donated towards the Guide goes to this new Rainbow Guide family to create next year's version. And clearly funds raised at the National Rainbow Gathering are in no way sufficient to produce this year's edition.
Your donations to this Guide help
pay for printing and postage. Please be generous!!