We have just learned that Parting the Waters has received $50,000 from Perry Ellis International! Perry Ellis International is the official licensee of Nike Swim, and also Maritza Correia's new professional home.
This is exciting news, and also energizing! This is a challenge donation; we have to raise the OTHER $50,000 in the next 6 weeks, in time for a Labor Day screening.
I am confident about this, especially since friends and colleagues across the country are stepping up to help. We have already set up fundraising and community-building parties in Boston, NYC, Chicago, Boulder, and Portland OR, and we are looking for hosts in DC, Philadelphia, New Jersey, LA, the Bay Area, and where else there is interest and energy.
Please help us reach our goal by hosting a party, or soliciting donations from businesses, foundations or individuals, or reaching out to your community in another significant way -- please contact us.
To make your own tax-deductible donation, please go to: http://dotellproductions.com/site/donate
To see our new extended teaser, please go to: http://www.vimeo.com/5238024
Thank you for supporting our film, and for making swimming accessible to all young people. Teach a child to swim, and save a life. Drowning is preventable.