BRATTLEBORO — Through a fundraising matching challenge, the Massachusettes-based Willow Tree Fund will match every donation to In-Sight, dollar for dollar, up to $25,000 through April 15.
The Willow Tree matching challenge surfaced just as In-Sight moved into a larger, brighter, more modern space on Main Street. The move comes after 26 years in a cramped, dark unit in a former mill building on Flat Street that limited the organization's ability to serve larger groups of youth in-house, and was daunting to those with mobility challenges.
One of the goals of the new space, in addition to be hosting more classes in house, is to create a welcoming, judgement-free community area where youth are encouraged to spend time, engage with mentors, question, and make good, healthy choices — even if they aren't actively in class.
"This matching challenge could not come at a better time for us," said In-Sight Photography Project Executive Director Victoria Heisler. "We just moved into our new space. Now we need to make it live and connect it with the community! Contributors to this matching challenge will make it possible to continue to build out our space to be more accessible to more youth and community members."
According to Heisler, matching funds from this challenge will directly fund much-needed improvements to allow better accessibility including more functional, healthy darkroom and classroom spaces. The ultimate goal is for In-Sight to be both comfortable and functional for the differently-abled and people of a wide range of ages from youth to older adults.
"But we can only take full advantage of this opportunity if supporters of In-Sight rise to the challenge and donate between now and April 15," said Heisler.
Gifts to insight can be made by logging on to insightphotography.org/future or by delivery to In-Sight Photography Project at 183 Main St, STE 3, Brattleboro, VT 05301.
For more information contact: Victoria Heisler at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 802-251-9960.