117 backers have donated $5,800 on Kickstarter.com so an 11-year-old girl can publishing her own book, called The Clown that Lost His Funny.
The author, Lauren Lukaszewski from Atlanta, Georgia, will use the money to pay her illustrator to complete the pictures, and for layout and printing.
The original goal of $5,500 was surpassed with just 50 hours left on the clock.
With Kickstarter, your project must meet the stated goal by a certain date or all the money raised goes back to the funders.
“It’s been so cool to see so many people step up to make this happen,” said the girl’s father, Michael. “From Lauren’s second grade teacher, to family members in Florida, to lots of friends on Twitter and Facebook, we’re all so grateful.”
(WATCH her campaign video, or visit the fundraising page, here)