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Project MOHR is No More

It just so happened that Thanksgiving Day marked the very last day of the Project MOHR fundraising campaign.  While we were all busy stuffing ourselves with turkey, turducken, or maybe even tofurky (yeck!), the clock on the Indiegogo site ticked its way down to zero, matching the amount of funds raised over the last 60 days.  Unfortunately, the cause did not garner the amount of love from the internet community as we had hoped.  But we’ll keep trying, perhaps after a few months off, and after the holidays.

Thanks to all that tried to spread the word of our cause.  We guess it just wasn’t meant to be…

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Pretty, pretty, please? Like, with sugar on top?

We’re sure that like us, you’ve been discouraged by the apparent lack of charity the Internet has bestowed upon our little project so far.  Actually, that’s not a fair statement – to give something for nothing isn’t very appealing, and we totally understand (but hey, we said we’d give anyone who contributed some moolah at least a Thank You, so what’s up Internetters?).  Only 20 days left…

So, we created a real simple YouTube plea to help get the word out.  It’s not Schindler’s List, or Titanic, or even Star Wars (well, it’s a bit like Ep. 1, a The Phantom Menace), but it’ll do.  Take a look, and don’t forget to share with all your friends!  Let’s see if this shakes things loose!


Perhaps we should promise some Barenaked Ladies…

One week ago today, we flipped the switch on the Project MOHR’s fundraising campaign, and to this date, exactly zero dollars have been raised (cue the “Wah, wah…” Debbie-Downer trumpet).  But that was to be expected, as this campaign has just started.

What has got to happen, however, is to start spreading the word about Project MOHR, as just us talking about is like preaching to the choir.  So we’re gonna need the help of the loyal readers of Mistakably Premier, not in donations, but in word-of-mouth.  So here’s what we have to do:

1) If you have a Facebook account (and who doesn’t these days?) head on over to the Indiegogo.com site that’s hosting the campaign, and click on the little “Like” button.  The more “Likes” a campaign has, the more Indiegogo will feature it, and the more visitors will see it.  The same goes for Tweets if you’re hip to that jive…

Two Easy Steps…

2) Don’t be shy about letting your friends on Facebook know about Project MOHR.  Share the link to the campaign by posting it once in a while on your Facebook wall.

3) Remember that shampoo commercial a few decades back?  You know, the one where Heather Locklear was so impressed with the way her shampoo makes her feathered hair all poofy, that she told two friends, then they told two friends, and so on, and so on and…  Well, that’s what we’ll have to do as well.  Let your friends and co-workers know about Project MOHR, and how they can help pass the word.  We’re not looking to get contributions from all of them, just the publicity.

Wayne tells two friends, and then they tell two friends, and so on, and so on…

It’s not like we don’t have a lot of time still, 53 days to be exact… But let’s see if we can meet our goals early.

Oh, and if you really do want to contribute, that’s fine too!

Project MOHR is Live

Posted: September 23, 2012 in Blogs, Project MOHR
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Project MOHR – It’s ALIVE!

After a long development period, we have finally taken the wraps off of our latest endeavour – Project MOHR is a go!  Take some time to explore the new site at projectmohr.org, and then share with all your friends and neighbors!  The only way this will be successful will be if you help spread the word.  The more people that hear about Project MOHR, the better the chances we’ll be able to raise the money to help everyone Unmistakably Premier Homes has wronged!

Recall, Project MOHR’s goal is to bring Mike Holmes here to our area to help make our homes right.  We plan on using all the funds raised to:

  1. Fund our attempt to get Mike down here
  2. If unsuccessful, aid in  financing home owners who need to make repairs to their homes

We still need to determine the exact criteria for goal #2, and we’re open to suggestions.  One possibility may be to have all the candidates write in and then put it up to the Mistakably Premier community for a vote…

If you have any questions, let us know at MistakablyPremier@gmail.com, or post it in the comments below.

Remember – Share and share often!

Project MOHR Update

Posted: July 27, 2012 in Blogs, Project MOHR
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Here’s an update with regards to Project MOHR.

The Plan

We’ve done some checking, and we think the idea might fly.  The point of all of this is to bring Mike Holmes to the Cleveland area to perform his magic on some (if not all!) of our problem homes.  Since Mike’s productions don’t stray too far outside of Ontario, here’s how we plan to get his attention, and his butt to Ohio.

  • Step 1: Ask nicely. We’ll send his production team a nice email. Cost: $0. If they refuse, then we move to…
  • Step 2: Beg. We plan to produce a dossier that contains a list of our known issues, pictures, and even a short video that will explain our problems. Then, we (and when I say “we”, I really mean “me”) will make the trek across the border via car, submit to any embarrassing questions and/or searches by the border patrol, and hand deliver the package to Mike Holmes himself (or his secretary, depends on how much security the man has). We will need to cover the expense of making the video, driving to and staying a night in Toronto, and any miscellaneous bribes that would be needed along the way. Cost: $1,500. If we get turned away (or deported), then it’s on to…
  • Step 3: Wine and Dine. If the first two steps fail to yield results, we’re prepared to woo Mike to Cleveland to convince him to help us in our struggle. This will include the purchase of a first-class round trip airline ticket in the name of Mike Holmes from Toronto to Cleveland, first-class accommodations at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, for one night, exclusive limo service during his stay, a ticket to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, spending cash which may be used at the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, located in the Historic Higbee Building, meals, as well as tours of all our homes to inspect the damage. Cost: $8,500.

While the goal of the project will be to bring Mike Holmes to the Cleveland area, we’re planning on using any superfluous funds raised to help those homeowners that have significant issues and may be in a tight bind financially.  We’re defining superfluous here as any funds raised beyond the set goal, or if Mike declines all our invitations.

The Site

We’re planning on using Indiegogo.com as the crowdfunding site, since it has a bit more liberal terms than Kickstarter.com, and seems to be the place for these type of projects.  In order to “entice” contributions, we’re planning on offering the following incentives;

  • The Dudley MOHR (see what we did there?): Contribute as little as $1, and we’ll put the contributor’s name on a “Wall of Thanks”.
  • The Roger MOHR (where do we get these names?): Contribute $007, and along with our Wall of Thanks, get a signed photo of Ryan in Toronto begging Mike to come to Cleveland.
  • The Thomas MOHR: Contribute $25, and our in-house Poet Laureate will write a short personalize poem
  • The Clayton MOHR: $50 will get the contributor a handmade Popsicle-stick and clothes-pin saw horse, painted silver, of course
  • The Demi MOHR: $100 will get the contributor all of the previous perks, plus a silicone “Construction” duck
  • The Michael MOHR: The largest contributions of $1000 or more will get you all of the above (including the Construction Duck!) plus your choice of any Mike Holmes DVD sets from Seasons 1 through 3!
The Timeline

This is where it get’s a little vague.  We’re slowly getting all the prerequisite materials gathered, which includes a short hand-made video which will basically be our sales pitch on Indiegogo.  Plus, we want to see if we can publicize the effort a bit more – perhaps with the help of our new friend Ms. Serino.  So until all of this is accomplished, we’re gonna hold off on a definite timeline.  However, we’d like to see most of this done before the end of this year – all doable if we get our act in gear – so stay tuned.  If you want to help out, let us know!