Dad's Garage reaches Kickstarter goal

'Atlanta has spoken and they want us to stick around.'

Last week, Dad's Garage wrapped up their 60-day Kickstarter campaign in successful fashion. The non-profit theater company raised over $169,000 toward closing on their new digs thanks to donations from more than 1,000 supporters. The funds, along with a $150,000 matching gift from an anonymous donor, are going toward the down payment on Dad's new home, a church at 569 Ezzard St., in Old Fourth Ward.


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However, the fundraising isn't over. The price tag for the Ezzard Street property is $2.2 million, and Dad's has secured $1.5 million through bank financing, and over $557,000 in cash donations. The remaining $150,000 is set to come from individual contributions, foundation gifts, and corporate sponsorships.

"It's by far the largest undertaking this organization has met to date, but we've been met with such overwhelming support by the community that we all feel extremely optimistic that we'll be able to meet this challenge," Dad's Garage Managing Director Lara Smith said in a statement. "Atlanta has spoken and they want us to stick around."

Though the Kickstarter campaign has officially ended, folks can make a donation, here.