I just wanted to give a huge thanks to the 1,378 readers who have pushed my film fund past the $30,000 goal. Because of your help, I’m that much closer to achieving my dream of becoming a director, and I’m incredibly grateful for every donation received.
When I started Scouting NY over five years ago, I thought it would mainly appeal to a local New York City audience. It was only after I began my film fund drive that I realized readers were actually coming from all over the world. I started putting pins on a Google map by donation zip code, and I thought it’d be fun to share (no actual addresses marked, of course! one pin per zip code, even if many donations were made from one area).
Quick rundown: In the United States, Scouting NY has received donations from 45 states, including Hawaii and Alaska! There are just five states unaccounted for (Idaho, Iowa, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Maine), but there are apparently several readers in the US territory of Guam. (Update: special thanks to Nathan for putting Iowa on the map!).
Our neighbor to the north Canada is well-represented, with at least one Scouting NY reader living in the Yukon. South of the US, we have readers in Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay.
Hopping over the pond, European readers hail from Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Scotland, Ireland, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Austria, Slovakia, Spain, Italy, and Malta.
Moving further east, there was a single donation made in Russia from a city called Ulyanovsk, which I now have no choice but to visit at some point in my life (look for sister site Scouting Ulyanovsk, coming soon!). There are also readers in Israel, South Africa, China, and South Korea. (Update: add Moscow to the list!).
Finally, a number of donations were made from Australia and New Zealand.
Northernmost donation: Jyväskylä, Finland. Southernmost: Sandy Bay, Tasmania.
Thank you again to all who have donated!
If you enjoyed reading this post, would you consider making a donation to help me make my first movie? The goal is $50,000, and to date, 1,701 Scouting NY readers have donated $35,874! Just $5 or $10 can make a difference - AND you get this snazzy Scouting NY sticker/magnet as a Thank-You gift! Click here to donate today!