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Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute: A Storytelling Hub

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
166 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on October 31, at 11:59 PM PDT
Project Owners

Last Call

October 30, 2020

Hello my friends:

A million thanks to allwho have donated generously to PBBI during this project.  We are 24 hours from the end of the alloted time.  We actually could beat last year by 10% if we could reach 16,500.  We are at 15,890.  I know that all of you have been very generous and I'm very appreciative.  Would you send this e-mail with a personal note to a friend, please?  We are only 610 dollars away from that magical 16,500.  In a pandemic year to beat last year's total by 10% would be truly amazing.  We certainly can do it if you help us by reaching out to one or two of your family members or friends.

Many thanks and all the best that life has to offer to all of you for your kindess and your support.  



Thanks--so close and yet a bit far

October 28, 2020

Hello everyone:

We are just about 13 thousand dollars.  We are about 2 thousand away from reaching last year's amount of 15 thousand dollars.  Thanks to all who donated.  Can you encourage 3 people to donate?  If yiu can that woukd be awesome.  We certainly can get very close to last year's amount.  It would be really awesome if we could reach 15 thousand.  Again, many thanks 

Thanks and your help on the homestretch

October 26, 2020

Hello Dear Friends:

Thanks so much to all of you who have generously donated to this campaign.  We are at 11,560 thousand dollars and we have 122 donors.  We would love to reach our goal of 150 donors and get close to the record from last year of 15 thousand dollars.  This is indeed a very different year, but your generosity is appreciated and if you could assist by sending a message to a friend or family member that would be awesome.  We only have four more days.  

Again, thanks for your help.

My best


We have 10 days

October 20, 2020

Hello everyone:

A million thnaks to all who have contributed to the PBBI Crowdfunding for this very difficult year.  We are so thankful for your generous donations.  If you can help us by getting a family member or a friend to do the same that would be awesome.  We are, as of now, at 100 donors.  Our goal for 202 is to have 150 donors.  That is 5 donors per day for the last 10 days.  With your help we can do it.  last year we reached 15 thousand dollars.  We knes that due to the circumstances of the global pandemic it would be impossible to reach that amount, however we are very pleased to have surpassed, as of now 9 thousand and we really think we can reach 11 thousand.  Again, thanks for helping and if you can send an e-mail to a couple of friends and or family members encouraging them to donate, we would be very appreciative.


Many Thanks--all the best to all of you






Thanks and please help!

October 15, 2020

Hello Dear Friends:

Thanks so much for your generous donations.  We have achieved the half-way mark.  We have two weeks left and we have achieved 75 donors.  We are 75 donors away from our goal of 150 donors.  Would you be so kind and pass the information to your family and friends, please.  It is very doable to get 75 donors in 15 days.  It is up to our community.  If you can e-mail your family and friends, or any list you have, that would be awesome.  For those who do social media, we would be very thankful if you could share on your pages.  As loyal supporters we really need your help.  Please reach out to your family and friends. 

Many, many thanks--all the best to all of you.


A million Thanks

October 09, 2020

Hello everyone:

Thanks so much to all who have donated so generously to this cause.  We appreciate it very, very much.  Although we have gone a bit over 5 thousand we will continue to ask for donations until the end of the month.  We are still short on our goal for number of donors.  Our goal for this year is 150 donors.  Last year we had 131.  So far this year we are at 65.  We have 21 days to reach that number.  Again, a million thnkas to all who have contributed.  If you could ask a family member or a friend to do the same we would be very grateful.  We have more exciting news coming to PBBI at Fresno State in the very near future.  Also, if you use social media, please pass the information there as well.  May all of you have a magnificent weekend.    



Many Thanks

October 04, 2020
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As a Friend, your donation will support Storytelling and Language Learning - allowing us to bridge generations in the Portuguese-American community. Your donation will help us coordinate the variety of projects among the linguistics experts at Fresno State to create the fundamentals of this project.



As a Supporter, your donation of $50 can help us achieve the goal of building community through outreach to community organizations in order to create the tools that will set the foundation in creating "language experts" in our own community.



With a $100 Patron donation you will assist the research being done by linguistic students and faculty who are working to create the basis for a living inter-generational bridge through storytelling in the Portuguese-American community.



As a Pillar donor, your $250 dollar donation can help us in the development of tools to rain Portuguese “language experts” to become community Portuguese “language teachers” in formal and informal settings (community organizations, libraries, church groups, etc.)



As a Legacy donor, your $500 donation can be a part of assuring the academically solid development of curriculum and materials to equip people to teach at home to their families.

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