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Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers' Fundraiser:

Help Us Secure the Future of CLAIM!

THE STORY:

EXCITING NEWS:

Thanks to a generous donor, any donations made in BEFORE JUNE 25 totaling up to $2,500 will be AUTOMATICALLY DOUBLED! So please give now and give generously to help us make our $12,000 goal by June 30!

Please consider making a gift in honor of CLAIM's past work and the very bright future we’re looking forward to in partnership with Cabrini Green Legal Aid (CGLA). It is imperative that we raise these funds in order to continue assisting women and families like Yolanda's across the state:

Our client Yolanda has been through a lot in her life, including domestic violence and addiction - but perhaps nothing has been harder than becoming incarcerated for possession of a controlled substance and losing custody of her children.

After prison, Yolanda was committed to getting her children back. She entered drug treatment. She took classes and found employment. She complied with all the steps that were required of her, but it was never enough. Her criminal record was always a shadow behind her, following her with every step.

CLAIM took Yolanda's case and represented her in court. Finally, after years of legal battles, Yolanda's children were officially returned to her.

In Yolanda's own words, "Without meeting CLAIM, my life would never have changed. CLAIM just never gave up on me. Not only did they support me, but they emotionally helped me, too. There were times when I just didn't know if I could make it, but CLAIM was there. It makes me cry, but there was never anyone in my life who believed in me like CLAIM did."

We are encouraged by Yolanda's words and by the hundreds of stories we hear every day of the year from women who want to maintain bonds with their children. The women may have made missteps, but have never wavered in their commitment to being good mothers.

Won't you join us in supporting these women and their families by supporting the organization that remains dedicated to providing legal and educational services to maintain the bonds between incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mothers and their children?

Please consider making a tax-deductable contribution to CLAIM today to help us build strong families and strong futures for women across the state of Illinois.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,845

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Laurie Mikva

    $100

  • Raila and Associates PC

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Patti Marino

    $100

  • Jose Medina

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Thomas Soule

    $115

  • Andy DIaz

    $15

  • Thomas Soule

    $15

  • Sharmili Majmudar & Laura Noah

    $50

  • Ina Marks

    $20

  • Megan Dwyer

    $20

  • Thomas Soule

    $370

  • Amanda Soule Shaw

    $150

  • Bev Dwyer

    $50

  • Laura Dahl

    $100

  • Cathleen Combs

    $20

  • Thomas Soule

    $20

  • Teresa

    $15

  • Adam Brunswick

    $40

  • Thomas Soule

    $40

  • Thomas Soule

    $15

  • Thomas Soule

    $2,000

  • Drea Hall

     

  • Celine Fitzmaurice

     

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32% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,845 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcer...

Amount Raised

$3,820

 

32% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Celine Fitzmaurice

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Celine Fitzmaurice

Celine Fitzmaurice

Thanks for inspiring me to give Brenda Parker! 3 years ago

Drea Hall

Drea Hall

3 years ago

Thomas Soule

Thomas Soule

DONATION: $2,000

I am told, by CLAIM staff, that there have been pledges of contributions sufficient for me to commit the full $2000. So much thanks to those who have made these pledges of support for CLAIM's work -- it is really important. Please be sure to send your contribution as soon as possible. Thanks again! 3 years ago

Thomas Soule

Thomas Soule

DONATION: $15

Matching Teresa's donation. Thanks much! 3 years ago

Thomas Soule

Thomas Soule

DONATION: $40

Matching donation of Adam Brunswick. Great work, Adam! 3 years ago

Adam Brunswick

Adam Brunswick

DONATION: $40

Donation made in cash by Adam Brunswick to T. Soule 3 years ago

Teresa

Teresa

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Thomas Soule

Thomas Soule

DONATION: $20

Matching donation of C. Combs. THANKS! 3 years ago

Cathleen Combs

Cathleen Combs

DONATION: $20

(Payment made by T. Soule, after receiving cash from C. Combs) 3 years ago

Laura Dahl

Laura Dahl

DONATION: $100

3 years ago