September 12, 2003
Last February, we closed our doors with the promise of a quick reopening. Thanks to you and all our customers, we were debt free and in healthy financial shape. In the past 7 months, we have been hit with broken promises, a slow lumbering city bureaucracy and all the usual problems and unforeseen costs associated w/ building contractors.
Financially, the delays have been crippling. When we open (hopefully in mid-October), our debt will be massive.
When you signed our e-mail list, it was to be informed of our opening date and other store news; so it is very difficult to now have to ask for money.
5500 of you signed our e-mail list; if each of you gave at least .00, we would be half way toward eliminating our debt.. For some of you, .00 is not a
lot of money, but for many of you, it is a great deal...especially in this time of the greatest oxymoron in history: the jobless recovery. Donating money to the
Midnight Special is also truly a gift, because it is not tax-deductible.
We ask you...because we have to.
A group of wonderful and generous people have formed a Friends of the Midnight Special Committee to raise funds for the store...if you can offer time and/or
services, they could really use your help.
To Donate: -- Please use the store¹s secure credit card form at http://www.msbooks.com/help.html
-- Or, mail check to Midnight Special Fund, PO Box 7274, Santa Monica, CA 90406
To Help: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For Info: Contact email@example.com
We have been closed too long...we miss the books,the discussions and the debates. We miss being part of the great struggle for peace and TRUE justice. We miss you.
See you soon,
Margie, Midnight Special Bookstore