Drive to Five Fundraiser
In May 2020, RFB will celebrate five years since we started in our first rag-tag studio in a bike shop basement. Now a full fledged station with 150 members and 2 state-of-the-art studios, we couldn’t be prouder of our contributions to our community. To keep going, we need to raise $25,000 by our May 13th anniversary. Every dollar we raise in the next 5 months will go towards essential equipment and services needed to stay on the air, and further our media education initiatives, like our RFB Teen Squad program.
It’s going to be a lot of fun. Each month we’ll be rolling out challenges for our listeners, fans and followers with great prizes, swag, and thank-you gifts for giving.
We’re offering some great thank-you gifts with every donation. They are tokens of appreciation for your tax-deductible donation to Radio Free Brooklyn. This year we’re offering limited-edition t-shirts, tote bags, hoodies, original art, stickers, key chains, beer koozies, mugs, music, and even the opportunity to host your own hour on RFB, or have one of our DJ’s perform at your party or event!
Why Donate to RFB?
Radio Free Brooklyn is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to give a global voice to local artists, residents, community organizers and other non-profit institutions by providing a commercial-free freeform Internet Radio platform. We are also actively involved in community outreach, with the goal of providing technical and media literacy workshops for young people in our community of Brooklyn, NY.
RFB is entirely volunteer owned and operated, and our funding currently comes exclusively from our listener community. Your donation is tax-deductible and each dollar we receive goes to sustaining our operation by helping to pay for things like:
- Rental of our studio in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY
- Maintaining our studio and technical facilities (mics, mixing boards, computers, etc.)
- Covering the cost of our utilities (electricity, internet, etc.)
- Renovating our 400 sq. foot basement space to use for media workshops for neighborhood youth
- Providing budgets to produce off-site events in the community
A Free & Easy Way to Give
If you are a frequent shopper on Amazon, you can sign up to have RFB receive a portion of your sale as a charitable contribution. This costs you nothing – all you need to do is sign up to have Radio Free Brooklyn as your donee, and then start each shopping session at smile.amazon.com instead of just amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Radio Free Brooklyn. Register your Amazon Smile account to benefit Radio Free Brooklyn.