Go Deeper

A New Way to Give

Posted September 8th, 2011

Here at the Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe, we’re always looking to make it easier for you to give us your money participate in making the festivals happen. This year, we’ve introduced Text2Give, a way for you to support the artists and shows–both from Philadelphia and around the world–that compose the insane almost-three-weeks-long wonderland that is Live Arts and Fringe.

Here’s the way it works. You text “FEST” to this number: 20222. You will get a confirmation text back, and you need to reply to that as per its instructions. A $10 donation will be added to your mobile phone bill. If you’ve been at shows or the bar, you’ve probably seen us staff folk with a button about this program pinned to our badges. Pull us aside if you’ve got questions! And if you don’t like the texting, you can always become a member.

The fine print, to make sure everything’s on the up and up: “A one-time donation of $10.00 will be added to your mobile phone bill or deducted from your prepaid balance. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Service is available on most carriers. Donations are collected for the benefit of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe by the Mobile Giving Foundation and subject to the terms found at Messaging & Data Rates May Apply. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You can unsubscribe at any time by texting STOP to short code 20222; Text HELP to 20222 for help.”

–Nicholas Gilewicz