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PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Fundraiser:

Help Preserve Lincoln's Brave Ideas

PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE SOLDIERS HOME's Photo
 

WE DID IT!
February 01, 2017

We did it! Thanks to generous donors like you, we reached our goal of raising funds to replace the carpet with a certified slavery-free option,  See more

THE STORY:

The main floor of President Lincoln's Cottage features cocoa matting in the drawing room and the library. Since opening to the public in 2008, over 250,000 visitors have walked these floors for tours, school programs, public events, and more. Because of this, the current matting, installed in 2008, now requires replacement.

In researching a replacement, we are faced with two priorities. The first is to serve the preservation of the historic interior well: the effect must be that of the Lincolns' time. The second is a deeply seeded philosophy of the organization: where possible, we prioritize ethical sourcing of materials and products.

In collaboration with student leaders from Students Opposing Slavery, a program of President Lincoln's Cottage, and with the support of GoodWeave, an organization that seeks to stop child labor in the carpet industry, we seek to raise the necessary funds to replace the floor covering in the Cottage with a certified slavery-free option

This is critical to our interpretation of the Cottage as a "home for brave ideas," placing the importance of the sourcing of the floor covering at the level of importance of historical accuracy. By prioritizing the sourcing of the floor covering, we are not only preserving the historic space - we are preserving President Lincoln's very brave ideas for the world today.

Stand with us in this important statement and help preserve this historic space. Donate today!

Video made available courtesy of GoodWeave.

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To This Fundraiser

$30,082

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kevin Arnovitz

    $25

  • Bill Decker

     

  • Sue Carruthers

    $25

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    $10

  • Dan Vukelich

    $50

  • Ricky Scricca

    $10

  • Bob Speckman

    $100

  • Aaron McGuire

    $25

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    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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    $25

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    $100

  • Ashley Horne

    $100

  • Erin Blasco

    $25

  • Emma Grahn

     

  • Ken and Teresa Martz

    $50

  • Kristin Sausville

    $50

  • Raynette Eitel (Kenna Howat's grandmother)

    $250

  • Kevin McElroy

    $25

  • Jason Mann

    $10

  • Eric Maroun

     

  • Rachel Hawkins

    $100

  • Justine L & Steve K

    $250

  • Adam Criblez

    $25

  • Kohan Family

    $25

  • Mark Plant

    $500

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  • Kirk Henderson

     

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $100

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    $25

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    $15

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    $50

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    $50

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    $100

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    $50

  • Jonathan

     

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  • Don H. Doyle and Marjorie J. Spruill

    $300

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    $50

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    $25

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  • Dave W

    $50

  • Lincoln

     

  • Jason Prati

    $25

  • Sue Carruthers

    $25

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    $250

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    $50

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    $50

  • Jeremy Ison & Kate Hubbard

    $350

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    $250

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    $25

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

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    $50

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    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

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    $50

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    $100

  • Melissa Blackstone

    $25

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    $100

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    $50

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    $50

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    $50

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    $10

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    $100

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $25

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    $250

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    $10

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    $25

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    $25

  • Emma Auburn

    $20

  • Jonathan

    $50

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  • Russell Croy

    $50

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    $100

  • Caleb Kahn & Milo Moroney

    $100

  • Kristen and Stuart O'Connell

    $25

  • Sharon Smith-Cashman

    $100

  • Larry and Kathi Zimpleman

    $1,000

  • Karen Lindsey

    $25

  • Cash Donation (Raffle Ticket Sales)

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Douglas G. Smith

    $50

  • Petworth Citizen (Giving Tuesday fundraiser event)

    $139

  • Anonymous (Challenge Match - Giving Tuesday)

    $5,264

  • Elise Cocke

    $60

  • Jeremy

     

  • Timber Pizza (cocktail promotion)

    $344

  • Eric and Doreen Spiegel

    $6,700

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100% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $30,082 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

PRESIDENT LINCOLNS COTTAGE AT THE S...

Amount Raised

$24,552

 

82% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sahand Miraminy

Amount Raised

$2,125

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Curtis Harris

Amount Raised

$800

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Zach Klitzman

Amount Raised

$785

 

79% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Michelle Martz

Amount Raised

$410

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Erin Mast

Amount Raised

$375

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Nora Cobo

Amount Raised

$350

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Kenna Howat

Amount Raised

$250

Donor Comments

Eric and Doreen Spiegel

Eric and Doreen Spiegel

DONATION: $6,700

8 months ago

Timber Pizza (cocktail promotion)

Timber Pizza (cocktail promotion)

DONATION: $344

9 months ago

Jeremy

Jeremy

9 months ago

Elise Cocke

Elise Cocke

DONATION: $60

9 months ago

Anonymous (Challenge Match - Giving Tuesday)

Anonymous (Challenge Match - Giving Tuesday)

DONATION: $5,264

10 months ago

Petworth Citizen (Giving Tuesday fundraiser event)

Petworth Citizen (Giving Tuesday fundraiser event)

DONATION: $139

10 months ago

Douglas G. Smith

Douglas G. Smith

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

Cash Donation (Raffle Ticket Sales)

Cash Donation (Raffle Ticket Sales)

DONATION: $200

10 months ago

Karen Lindsey

Karen Lindsey

DONATION: $25

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