Kickstarter is a wonderful online fundraising tool that has to date, successfully raised over $200 million for thousands of projects of varying categories. Today, welcome2thebronx proudly features two notable projects that deserve your support whether it is a dollar (yes, you can donate a dollar) or whatever your heart desires. Your support will help these projects come to fruition.

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The first project we have is by Bronx born and bred José Roldan, Jr for his autobiographical coming of age story, Father Forgive Me For I Have Sinned which he is working to get funding to put the show on Theater Row in Manhattan. According to his description, the show is:
“Father Forgive me for I have Sinned”, is an auto-biographical coming of age story of a young Latino boy, who grew up in the South Bronx of New York City in the 80’s/90’s. He shows us just how he tries to identify himself in a world full of stereotypes. He introduces you to the most memorable members of his family, from the freestyle queen of the Bronx to his Bruja Tia who has discovered the secret in keeping a man. Jose takes you from the mean streets of the Bronx and the living room of his family’s apartment to moments of his self-acceptance.
José is currently seeking to raise $3,500 by August 25th so please check out his proposal and help support this wonderful project. Even if you are unable to donate you can greatly help by simply sharing his link.

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Lenses

The next project we have is by musical artist Lenses. He is looking to finish production on his 12 song album, Call Me By My True Name Although not of the Bronx, Lenses – or Abraham Lev Weiss as he’s known amongst friends and family, has deep, strong roots in the borough. He has tirelessly worked in the past  with the Bronx Defenders helping out the underdog and the borough’s most vulnerable and more recently working with adults with special needs in our borough. Lenses is a local activist for social justice and always had the people of the Bronx in his heart.
Lenses is seeking to raise $1,800 by August 22nd so let’s help him get there as he’s halfway there already! Oh and if you pledge $500 or more he’ll write a song to the tempo of your choosing and the topic of your choosing. What a wonderful gift that would make for simply helping someone out!

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