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.

Thank-you Gifts

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!

RFB Keychain

RFB Keychain

Donation Level: $5 monthly or $25 one-time
Perfect for that spare set of keys!

  • Flexible Soft Key Tag
  • Thick and Pliable Design
  • Unique Snap-on Clip
RFB Beer Koozie

RFB Beer Koozie

Donation Level: $5 monthly or $25 one-time
Keep your beverage cool while you’re chilling with RFB!

  • Premium 4mm Collapsible Can Cooler
  • Holds Most 12-16 oz. Cans, Longnecks, and Water Bottles
rfb t-shirt

RFB T-Shirt

Donation Level: $25+ monthly pledge
The American Apparel 2001 is the classic t-shirt. Its fine jersey cotton construction makes it extremely soft and comfortable to wear, so it’s a good choice for a day-to-day outfit – it’s durable and can withstand several washings while retaining its shape and color.

  • 100% combed ring-spun cotton
  • Double-stitched sleeves and bottom hem
  • Made in the USA
rfb tote bag

RFB Eco Tote

Donation Level: $25+ monthly pledge OR $50 one-time donation

Say goodbye to plastic, and bag your goodies in this organic cotton RFB tote bag. There’s more than enough room for groceries, books, and also makes a great loot bag for quick bank-robbery getaways! (kidding, robbing banks is bad)

• 100% certified organic cotton 3/1 twill
• Dimensions: 16” x 14 ½” x 5”
• Weight limit: 30lbs (13.6 kg)

RFB Kosmo Vinyl T-shirt

RFB Limited Edition 5-year T-Shirt

Donation Level: $50+ one-time donation

For our five-year anniversary, we asked 5 artists and designers to create a unique design for our t-shirts.  We couldn’t be happier with what they’ve come up with.  For this premium, you can choose a design from one of the following artists: David Kramer (‘Listen Up’), Lisa Levy (‘RFB No. 5’), Mitsushige Nishiwaki (‘Radio Cat’), Heather Strycharz (‘Lenny’), Kosmo Vinyl (‘Don’t Stop’).  See artists and designs

RFB 5-Year Tee and Hat

RFB Limited Edition 5-year T-Shirt + RFB Hat

Donation Level: $50+ monthly pledge

With all this gear, you’ll be instantly recognizable as a Brigadier General in the RFB army.  You’ll get a five-year tee from the artist of your choice, along with an official logo cap.  

rfb mug

RFB Coffee Mug

Donation Level: $50+ monthly pledge

Whether you’re drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug’s for you! It’s sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that’ll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.

• Ceramic
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• White and glossy

RFB 5-Year Tee, Tote, and Mug

RFB Limited Edition 5-year T-Shirt, Tote, and Mug

Donation Level: $250+ one-time donation

For the person living the true RFB lifestyle, we’ll get you decked out with gear to get you through your day.  Have your morning coffee in your RFB mug, throw on your favorite RFB 5-year tee, then grab your RFB tote to do some shopping at the Bushwick Farmer’s Market.  See t-shirt design choices

RFB 5-Year Tee, Hoodie, and Mug

RFB Limited Edition 5-year T-Shirt, 5-year Hoodie, and Mug

Donation Level: $250+ monthly pledge

If you just can’t get enough of the new 5-year designs, why limit yourself to just one?  With this perk you get a choice of two designs – one on a tee, and one on a hoodie.  And while you’re deciding which to wear, why not relax with your fave hot bev out of an official RFB mug?   

mebottle

MEbottle

Donation Level: $500+ one-time donation

ME Bottle uses LED technology packed inside of its cap to eliminate 99.9999% of bacteria and germs in the water within 60 seconds. With the push of a button, you can have clean water anywhere, anytime.  Find out more at mebottle.com

dj turntable

RFB DJ of your choice performs at your party or event

Donation Level: $500+ monthly pledge or $2,500+ one-time donation

Have an RFB DJ of your choice come to your party or event (within 10 miles of NYC) to perform a 2-hour DJ set for your friends and guests!

party of five

“Party of Five” Radio Show for You and 4 Friends

Donation Level: $1,000+ one-time donation

Invite four friends to come with you to the RFB studio and perform a LIVE broadcast of whatever your heart desires.  We’ll provide the technical expertise, all you need to do is show up and have fun on the radio!  Play music, have a conversation, make funny sounds.. it’s up to you! 

Mitsushige Nishiwaki etching

Original Etching by Renowned Japanese Artist Mitsushige Nishiwaki (only 1 available)

Donation Level: $5,000+ one-time donation

This original etching was created by Japanese artist Mitsushige Nishiwaki, exclusively for Radio Free Brooklyn’s 5-year anniversary.  There is only 1 in existence, so be sure to get yours before it’s gone! 

Why Donate to RFB?

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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

Amazon Smile logo

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.

GOAL: $25,000
by May 13, 2020

How would you like to give?



RFB 5-year T-Shirts

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