With the help of generous art patrons, Mustard Seed Theatre was able to fully fund their power2give.org project, “Help Us Stop BAD Falling,” in the spring of 2014. The project gave the theatre a new floor, which was completed in June in time for their 2014-2015 season. The cost of the entire project was nearly $9,000, but with the help of another grant, the theatre only needed to raise an additional $5,000 on power2give.org. The project was posted in November and the organization reached their funding goal in early February.
The new epoxy floor addresses safety concerns that have been around since the theatre was converted from a chapel 16 years ago. The floor and new zero-entry ramp replaces a homemade wooden ramp decorated with glowing duct tape that was used to guide patrons to their seats. The money needed for the project went for supplies and labor.
When Mustard Seed Theatre first requested funds from a grant for this project, they didn’t realize the scope of the project and were dismayed when they learned the grant would only cover half of the funds needed. This is when they turned to power2give.
“Thanks to our successful power2give campaign, we were able to complete a project that had been a safety issue for our staff and audiences – building a zero-entry ramp into our theatre. Now our actors, crew and audiences can enter and exit the theatre safely and our patrons on wheels have a smooth ascent to the first row. Without power2give I don’t know how we would have raised the additional funds to meet this most necessary (though not very glamorous) need,” Wobbe said.
The Arts and Education Council with Mustard Seed Theatre thank you for your generous donations that will save the arms, legs, and ankles of many theatre fans, allowing the audience to stay upright and stop bad falling!
Power2give.org has been updated and has more new project postings! Check out projects from Circus Harmony and Masterworks Chorale, among others. Keep checking power2give.org/GreaterStLouis for more arts organizations with new project postings.