The following is a press release from MediaBuys, the company tyring to find sponsorships to help pay for Mardi Gras expenses.
Donations Drive To Help Pay For Mardi Gras
The City of New Orleans and MediaBuys, LLC just announced the creation of a special addition to the 2007 Sponsorship & Support Program that will enable people to contribute directly to the City from their cell phones, through PayPal Mobile or through online PayPal accounts.
Mardi Gras is vital to the New Orleans economy, but it costs the City up to $5 million to host.
Starting on the first day of the Mardi Gras parade season, February 8th, and continuing for a period of one year, proceeds collected will be channeled to a specially created "City Services Fund," which will pay for Mardi Gras (in lieu of major efforts to find a Presenting Sponsor) and enables the restoration of critical elements of New Orleans' municipal services.
Starting February 8th, send everyone you know to these addresses:
You may text NOLA to 78787 on your cell phone or donate online.
All amounts will be accepted, $5, $10 or whatever you can give.
A "thermometer," measuring the level of donations up-to-the-moment, will be shown on the websites and on a huge LED screen during Mardi Gras.
Donations will be used to offset costs during Mardi Gras such as police, fire protection, emergency services and sanitation. All contributions made to the City are considered a charitable contribution, and are therefore tax deductible.
The government and corporations don't seem to care about this great city, but you can make a big difference.
If you have questions, call MediaBuys at 866-403-0006.