**UPDATE:** Thankfully, the shutdown has now ended temporarily, but we have decided to extend this offer through 2/15 given the uncertainty that there will be a resolution by that date.
~~We have every hope that the shutdown will end very soon, but~~ we decided this week to try to do something to help out by offering a free month of Philo to the folks who are affected and their families. Head over to [about.philo.com/shutdown](https://about.philo.com/shutdown) for details. Here’s a short note I wrote about the decision:
>My family and I visited Death Valley National Park this past weekend. Before we left we wracked our brains for ways to appropriately show our appreciation to the National Parks staff who were working through the government shutdown in order to keep the park open. We settled on making a donation to support keeping the park open, our kids created hand-made thank you notes, and they also threw in some cookies for good measure. After seeing how appreciative the rangers were, the thought of how we at Philo could do something more stuck with me.
>We recognize that there are a lot of passionate, dedicated people that have been affected by the shutdown and we’d like to show our appreciation by offering a month of free access to Philo. It’s a small measure, but we wanted to do something to brighten the days of government workers and their families. We think that’s one of the things TV is best at.
>New customers can follow the link below to sign up with a special coupon. Because we had to work quickly to set this up, you’ll need to enter a payment card in order to complete the signup process, but you won’t be charged and can easily cancel any time within the month, if you so choose. Existing Philo subscribers can simply submit the form below and our support team will work to add a credit to your account.
>Thanks again for everything you do from everyone at Philo.