The Smithsonian has created a Kickstarter campaign (a fund raiser) to repair the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz movie. The shoes are in the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. and are showing some age, fraying and becoming discolored.
So the museum people are asking for donations to get these shoes looking good again. But guess what they feel the cost of the repairs will be?
300,000 dollars! Yes, you read that correctly. 300,000. So far 600 people have donated 25,000 dollars to the cause. I my opinion, 25,000 should be more than enough to restore a pair of shoes.