We have good news about May winner Theatre of Dare, right after this quick update...
A Relief Valve for Conscientious Objectors
This hasn't come up yet with OBX nominees and winners. But with Planned Parenthood and now NARAL Pro-Choice America both winning Charitocracy USA over the past year, there's something I should probably mention. Or at least remind you about since I bet I haven't mentioned it in years. It's a mechanism I built into Charitocracy dating back to the beta-test stage in summer of 2016.
It has not been used often, and I hope it continues not to be needed often. But if you have a dilemma whereby you can't in good conscience, for example due to religious beliefs, support the winning cause, you just need to get in touch and we'll direct your monthly contribution that month toward Charitocracy's general expenses instead of the monthly grant check.
Here's where you can find it described in the FAQ if you're curious!
So just be sure to let me know during the 1st week of the month before I write out the check, and I'm happy to keep you happy. While I always want democracy to prevail, I also want you all to sleep well at night. 😘
May 2022 winner Theatre of Dare
At midnight on May 31 we named Charitocracy OBX's 20th monthly winner! Congratulations to Theatre of Dare, nominated by donor
obxlisa. They have served as OBX's community theater since 1991, while also offering scholarships to students pursuing careers in the arts. You can find their website here.
Now you have a week to sweeten the pot with a special one-time donation of any amount, which we'll add straight to the check we write to TOD next week.
So finally, check out this thank you video from TOD after the fundraiser for their new theater space earlier this season in Kitty Hawk. Then take a moment to feel good about your part in our collective $500+ grant to help with their ongoing work!
Have a great June and be sure to log into Charitocracy OBX to update your votes or nominate a new cause!