Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and Stephen Colbert of the The Colbert Report on Comedy Central are hosting the ‘Rally To Restore Sanity’ vs. ‘March To Keep Fear Alive’ on the National Mall on Saturday October 30th, 2010 from noon to 3PM. The event is expected to attract tens of thousands of young people to the DC area.
We are inviting select bars and restaurants in the DC area to participate in “Restore Truthiness to the Classroom” and become sites for Rally after parties in support of DonorsChoose.org (www.donorschoose.org), a charity that directly supports classrooms and teachers across America. We have raised over $300,000, so far but need your help to hit the goal of $500,000 mark to reach 1,000 underserved classrooms in the country.
Participating establishments can create drink and food specials with a Colbert, Stewart, “Restore Truthiness to the Classroom” theme and donate a fixed dollar amount per special. Participating establishments then donate directly to DonorsChoose.org through the Restore Truthiness to the Classroom Charity Drive at: www.colbertrally.com/donate. We want to work with you to make things a plus for your establishment and and also a plus for the charity so we can be flexible if you are willing to collaborate with us.
Why Participate: Tens of thousands of people plan to come to the Rally and they will be in need of refreshment after the event. www.colbertrally.com will promote your establishment as a “Restore Truthiness” site on our website, facebook, twitter, in the press, and other media outlets as the buzz increases as October 30th nears. In a nutshell, you will get the business on the 30th, attract some new customers, create some buzz about your place and get the halo effect from doing good.
About us: ColbertRally.com is the team behind the grassroots movement that called for a Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart led rally. The grassroots movement exploded in popularity on the internet, and received press from the Huffington Post, Chicago Sun Times, NY Daily News and a dozen other media outlets. The movement captured the attention of Stephen Colbert and was mentioned on his popular television show. A charity drive for DonorsChoose.org was started as a way for fans to show their support for a rally and at the same time directly support classrooms and teachers across America. ColbertRally.com is staffed entirely by volunteers, and is not a division of Comedy Central
About the Charity: DonorsChoose.org (www.DonorsChoose.org) is a nonprofit that connects donors directly with Teachers and classrooms that are in need of funds for classroom supplies, special projects, or technology to enhance education in the classroom. Classrooms apply to DonorsChoose.org, their projects are listed on the website and donors choose which project they would like to directly support. ColbertRally.com has selected specific classrooms in the most underserved neighborhoods across the nation. You will find the list at www.colbertrally.com/donate/. Our goal is to raise $500,000 and reach more than 1000 of the most in need classrooms in the country.
- Download and Complete this form: Participation Form
- Please email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 25th, 2010.