Donation Rewards

Thank you for supporting the Friends of Couth Buzzard fundraiser. Here are some of the rewards we are offering, and how to claim them!

$1-$100

For all donations from $1-$100, you will receive an equal amount of store credit. When you purchase a book with store credit, your credit balance pays for half the cost of a used book and 10% of the cost of a new book. It’s a great way for frequent book buyers to save, and our thanks to you for helping sustain the Buzzard. When you donate, your name and credit amount will be added to our database under the name you provided to GoFundMe. When purchasing books in our store, just give your name to have the credit applied.

$25

At this level, you will not only receive $25 in store credit, but your choice of one of the following music CDs. These CDs are available in limited quantities of five each, and will be claimed on a first come, first serve basis. When you choose this reward, please send an e-mail to couthbuzzard_social@yahoo.com stating your choice of album. This page will be updated frequently to reflect availability. We will contact you when your CD is ready for pickup!

The Buzzard is proud to be a hub for talented artists of diverse styles and backgrounds. These all make great listens AND great gifts, too!

$30

At this level, you will not only receive $30 in store credit, but your choice of one of the following books. These books are available in limited quantities of five each, and will be claimed on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a preference, please e-mail couthbuzzard_social@yahoo.com.

  • Chuck Gould – The Rabbi’s Gift (5)
    • “Rebellious and spiritually precocious Miriam is the daughter of the richest man in Palestine. She is of age to marry, but resists “suitable candidates” proposed by her father. Miriam loses her heart to Yusuf, a humble craftsman laboring on her father’s estate. Social obstacles appear insurmountable. Prophecies of Isaiah, rare astrological phenomena, political turmoil, conflicting cosmologies, and the curse of Jeconiah compound the young lovers’ predicament.   “The Rabbi’s Gift” gathers shards of Roman history, Jewish mysticism, and Babylonian astrology, crafting a speculative backstory for two of the most recognized figures in western literature.”
  • Mary Purdy – Serving the Broccoli Gods: True Tales and Tips From A Nutritionist on a Quest (5)
    • “Despite having a deep affection for food throughout her childhood, Mary Purdy’s definitive choice to become a dietitian came in her early thirties as her father recovered from a serious illness. When the hospital nutritionist recommended her father grab a Big Mac to regain weight, Purdy knew she’d found a field in which she could make a difference.”
  • David Shields and Caleb Powell – I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel (5)
    • “Caleb Powell always wanted to become an artist, but he overcommitted to life; his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. The stay-at-home dad (three young girls) and the workaholic writer (eighteen books) head to the woods to spend four days together in a cabin, arguing life vs. art.
      I Think You’re Totally Wrong is an impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate. Shields and Powell talk about everything—marriage, family, sports, sex, happiness, drugs, death, betrayal, and (of course) writers and writing—in the name of exploring and debating their central question: the lived life versus the examined life. There are no teachers or students here, no interviewers or interviewees, no masters of the universe—only a chasm of uncertainty, in a dialogue that remains dazzlingly provocative and entertaining from start to finish.”
  • Esther Altshul Helfgott – Dear Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Diary and Poems (5)
    • “A poet’s chronology of caregiving for her spouse who struggled with Alzheimer’s. An intimate recording of how the disease acts as a slow moving wedge to separate us from the ones we love. A powerful testament to all who love, care give and ultimately say goodbye.”
  • Peter Mountford – A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism (5)
    • “On his first assignment for a rapacious hedge fund, Gabriel embarks to Bolivia at the end of 2005 to ferret out insider information about the plans of the controversial president-elect. If Gabriel succeeds, he will get a bonus that would make him secure for life. Standing in his way are his headstrong mother, herself a survivor of Pinochet’s Chile, and Gabriel’s new love interest, the president’s passionate press liaison. Caught in a growing web of lies and questioning his own role in profiting from an impoverished people, Gabriel sets in motion a terrifying plan that could cost him the love of all those he holds dear.”
  • David Shields – to be decided (5)
  • Esther Altshul Helfgott – Listening to Mozart: Poems of Alzheimer’s (5)
    • “Following her moving memoir, “Dear Alzheimer’s” about living with the gradual loss of her husband, Esther Altshul Helfgott’s “Listening to Mozart” is a fitting and lovely companion collection that both takes the reader through her grieving and celebrates the husband she’s lost. From the new widow’s first angry bewilderment to her gradual coming to terms, she vividly conveys how alive the dead are after they’ve left us with their enormous absence.”

What could be better than supporting your community space and local authors AND bringing home a great new read, all at the same time?!

$50

At this level, you will not only receive $50 in store credit, but our resident songstress barista, Sara Depp, will cover the song of your choice and post it to YouTube. When you choose this reward, please send an e-mail to Sara at couthbuzzard_social@yahoo.com with your request. Though open to all styles of music and VERY open to weirdness, she reserves the right to decline a song request, and will work with you to find a better option — should you choose something truly offensive/abysmal such as “Bobby’s Girl.”

Some of Sara’s work can be found here!

$75

At this level, you will not only receive $75 in store credit, but your choice of one of the following art prints by local artist Krista Kindle. When you choose this reward, please send an e-mail to couthbuzzard_social@yahoo.com stating the number of the piece you would like. (Please disregard the numbers on the frames themselves.)

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These images lovingly depict friends of the artist and will make a beautiful addition to your wall.

$150

At this level you receive $100 in store credit and your choice of piece from Portland artists and former Buzzard baristas extraordinaire, Holly Feral and James Allen. There are three available. When you choose this reward, please send an e-mail to couthbuzzard_social@yahoo.com stating the title of the piece you would like.

 

From left to right: “Emergence” (Feral), “Spirit” (Feral), “Muybridge’s Cheetahs” (Allen – these are a set). These pieces have had a loving home in our store for the last several years — we like to think a little bit of the Buzzard lives inside of them.

$250

At this level you receive $100 in store credit and your choice of piece from local artist Richard J. Rogers. There are two available. When you choose this reward, please send an e-mail to couthbuzzard_social@yahoo.com stating the number of the piece you would like.

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Richard’s art is currently featured in our store — these large, colorful, abstract pieces will be gorgeous additions to any room.

Please do not hesitate to call or e-mail us with any questions.

Thank you to the artists, authors and musicians who graciously donated their creations for this cause. And thank you for supporting our fundraiser!