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2017 Equipo Colibri- LVEJO's Running Team

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September 19, 2017

This year, Equipo Colibri will be running to raise funds for the amazing  Semillas de Justicia Community Garden, one of La Villita's hidden  See more

BENEFITING: Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

ORGANIZER: Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

EVENT DATE: Jul 01, 2017

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Mauricio A. Roman

THE STORY:


                                                         Equipo Colibri


We are please  to announce our participation in the Annual Chicago Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, September 24, 2017 – and we want you to support our team! 


 Last year, Equipo Colibri successfully raised over $2000. And this year we are planning to surpass that number.  


This year, Equipo Colibri will be running to raise funds for the amazing  Semillas de Justicia Community Garden, one of La Villita's hidden gems and where families and avid urban gardeners gather through the growing season to share and learn from each other.  The funds raised will be used to create and expand programs in at Semillas in two different ways:  


1. To build a roof in the central square of the garden to facilitate gardening classes and workshops, crafts, horticultural therapy, English classes, and movement workshops such as yoga, zumba, and meditation. This roof will also serve as a haven during the hottest and longest working days in the garden.  


2. To create a bilingual gardening program for children ages 4-10 starting in the summer of 2018. During the gardening season, our garden is visited every week for more than 20 children. We would like to create an intentional space for our children to learn much like their parents, grandmothers and ancestors, to grow food in community.


We’d like to invite you to donate Equipo Colibri and show your support to Frontlines Communities, such as Little Village, facing the brunt of environmental injustices.   


About our Garden:


The Semillas de Justicia Community Garden is located on 2727 S. Troy in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago; this garden of almost one acre began more than 8 years ago, when it was brought to the attention of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) that there was a strong odor of oil emanating from the ground. It was discovered that the site was being used to deposit remains of oil barrels. LVEJO organized with neighbors of Troy Street to demand that this site be cleaned and transformed into a community garden. As a result of this struggle, and with gardening being an important activity and component in the community, the garden on Troy today flourishes with a variety of vegetables, fruits, vegetables, medicinal herbs, and flowers for the enjoyment of the community.

$1,210

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • La Villita Guy

    $35

  • Back of the Yards Lady

    $15

  • Antonio R. Lopez

    $50

  • Antropoloka

    $25

  • Jackie Rodriguez

    $50

  • Rocky Garcia

    $50

  • Daniel Morales-Doyle

    $50

  • Alice Cottingham

    $100

  • Omar Cardenas

     

  • Rosa Solano

    $20

  • Heather H

     

  • Katya

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Miriam & Alex

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • B. Rod.

    $20

  • Verónica A.

    $25

  • Familia Cabrera-Rivera

    $100

  • Familia Tapia-Torres

    $50

  • Jesus Garcia

    $30

  • Familia Flores-Roman

    $40

  • Patty & Marco Roman

    $50

  • Padriac Stanley

    $30

  • Daniel Reyes

    $20

  • Jesus Guillen

    $40

  • Jose y Picasso

    $20

  • Luis Rivera

    $100

  • Leonard Ramirez

    $50

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242% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,685 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Mauricio A. Roman

Amount Raised

$1,210

 

242% Raised of$500 Goal

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Christine Nannicelli

Amount Raised

$855

 

86% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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Little Village Environmental Justic...

Amount Raised

$230

 

8% Raised of$3,000 Goal

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Rozita Clarke

Amount Raised

$200

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Marisol Becerra

Amount Raised

$190

 

63% Raised of$300 Goal

Donor Comments

Luis Rivera

Luis Rivera

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Leonard Ramirez

Leonard Ramirez

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jose y Picasso

Jose y Picasso

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Padriac Stanley

Padriac Stanley

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Daniel Reyes

Daniel Reyes

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jesus Guillen

Jesus Guillen

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Patty & Marco Roman

Patty & Marco Roman

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Familia Flores-Roman

Familia Flores-Roman

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Jesus Garcia

Jesus Garcia

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Familia Tapia-Torres

Familia Tapia-Torres

DONATION: $50

2 years ago