April, as you all know, is National Poetry Month. During April The Haiku Foundation announces its HaikuNow! Contest Winners, ships its Touchstone Book and Poem Awards to its winners, and, beginning in 2012, will sponsor activities on National Haiku Poetry Day, April 17. It’s also the month that spring becomes apparent to most of us in the Norther Hemisphere, and so the renewal of the cycle is uplifting and encouraging to us as well.
What is also true is that April has been the most important month for donations for the Foundation, a tradition we would like to maintain. To that end, an anonymous donor has stepped forward to help make it so. This donor has offered to double all contributions to the Foundation, without limit, through the end of the month. This means your $50 donation will be matched by his/her $100 donation, effectively tripling your contribution.
The Foundation has never had such an opportunity before, and we are eager to make the most of it, and hope you will be as well. We urge you to send cash, check or money order to the address on our Donate page, or use the Paypal button on that page (where you can use your credit card as well as funds from your Paypal account). The Foundation has many improvements and upgrades scheduled for this year, so please help us to keep it in good financial shape. Thank you for your continued support.
The Haiku Foundation