Coffee & Conversation - Stories of Homelessness

Organized by: liz lavorgna

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THE STORY:

Energy in Brattleboro surrounding the issues of homelessness is at a high. The Coffee & Conversation project strives to create conversations about how we connect as human beings, respond to community issues, and how art can stimulate the change we hope to see in Brattleboro's future.  This project uses photography and videography to bring together two cross-sections of our community; those who are or have experienced homelessness and those who have stable housing. 

Coffee & Conversation - Stories of Homelessness has a specific goal: To treat people as people, with respect and dignity. Instead of passing by a homeless person and ignoring them, to actually meet their eyes and ask how they are or even engage in conversation. Being homeless is a lonely, isolating place and sometimes even the smallest interaction can make all the difference. 

Who are we & what do we want... We are a 7 person team that has dedicated our time and passion to this project because we want to make a difference in our community but we need your help. There are many costs in getting an art exhibit up and running like photographs, framing, event & equipment rentals, marketing and food for the multiple events during the month. We also want to give back to the homeless community (our dream is to purchase phones so they have a means to communicate-there is no state program to provide phones to the homeless in VT.) Our hope is that with phones, people can connect to the services they need or just to have a warm conversation on a lonely day.

Join the conversation and help us to create social change!

  • Photo Exhibit Opening Night - Saturday Dec 5, 2015 from 7-10pm
  • Location:  The River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT
  • Listen to the conversations here: http://groundworksvt.org/coffeeandconversation/
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/132930850394553/

Thank you!  We can do this!

$570

 

4% Raised of$16,000 Goal

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  • Meaghan & Greg

    $20

  • Tommy B.

    $10

  • Alex Beck

    $50

  • John and Ann Strassman

    $100

  • Bill

    $10

  • Chelsea Nunez

    $10

  • Orly Munzing & Bob Dunbar

    $100

  • Kris LaVorgna

    $50

  • Kate Strassman

    $30

  • Andrew & Sara Strassman

    $50

  • Liz Strassman

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Organized by

liz lavorgna

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $570 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Maggie Strassman

Amount Raised

$300

Fundraiser Title

liz lavorgna

Amount Raised

$270

 

2% Raised of$16,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Liz Strassman

Liz Strassman

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Andrew & Sara Strassman

Andrew & Sara Strassman

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Kate Strassman

Kate Strassman

DONATION: $30

Merry Christmas, Maggie Strassman! What a wonderful project :) 3 years ago

Kris LaVorgna

Kris LaVorgna

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Orly Munzing & Bob Dunbar

Orly Munzing & Bob Dunbar

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Chelsea Nunez

Chelsea Nunez

DONATION: $10

I'm so excited to see how this project comes together! Happy #givingtuesday! 3 years ago

Bill

Bill

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

John and Ann Strassman

John and Ann Strassman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Alex Beck

Alex Beck

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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