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FUNDRAISER FOR LEONEDAS PLAZA CHILDRENS MISSION

Organized by: Brian Lewis

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Sue and Ken's Mission and Earthquake Update
September 06, 2016

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THE STORY:

In my effort to show our support to both Ken and Sue Lee-Allen, as they near retirement, I interviewed them recently and discovered they are involved in an amazing effort that deserves our attention and financial support.

I ask you to read what I have put together and please give generously. 

Brian Lewis VP Council 75 AFSCME

FUNDRAISER FOR LEONEDAS PLAZA CHILDRENS MISSION

Dear Friends,

As you know Ken and Sue have realized a dream when they bought a home in Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador this past year. Their home was finished last year in February and they have been able to go and stay in this wonderful new place. The Community of Bahia is a small coastal town with many warm and welcoming people. They have found a project to work on to serve their new community.

 During their visits they have gotten to know a lot about the town and the people who live there. There is an area of town called Leonedas Plaza. It is the poorest part of the town with most families living in poverty. There are a lot of drugs in the area and some children are sold into prostitution.

Ken and Sue have met some amazing people that are trying to help this community. Every other Thursday volunteers serve and prepare food for children who experience food insecurity. There are, at times, up to 200 children served. Every time the children are fed it costs around $150.

 Last year in the spring (2015) they were part of an effort to help raise enough money to clear out the debris and weeds (where snakes get into), finish concrete for the floor and put in a partial roof.  Currently the children have to sit on the ground to eat.  The next steps are to put in a water line and drain, put in one small bathroom, a rustic outdoor kitchen, complete the other half of the roof and install concrete benches and tables. Cost for this: $4,000.00 

The total projected cost of the projects remaining is $3,892.00.  The project has raised enough money to get the floor and part of the roof erected. The project still needs to raise about $4000.00.

This space will also be used to do arts and crafts, provide some music and entertainment with the neighboring children, as well as providing a safe place for children to get together. Some of these children will go a few days without real meals; the ultimate goal is to someday provide one meal a day to the children that live in the area.

 So, I am asking you their friends and union sisters and brothers, to help by donating money to this project. It would be truly appreciated. Any donation no matter the size will help get one step closer to completing the project.

 If you have any questions or want to know more about the project both Ken and Sue are happy to talk with you. There are several ways for you to support this effort:  Passing the hat at meetings, giving them a check (MEMO line LEONEDAS PLAZZA), or go to the link to use a credit card right now to show support for this project:

https://www.crowdrise.com/fundraiserforleonedasplazachildrensmission1 . 

There is also a direct email that Ken and Sue will see:  leonedasplaza@gmail.com

Ken and Sue Allen have lots of friends and work connections – if ONLY 150 donated even just $30 dollars the projects will be paid for and even allow for additional support to pay for meals, as well.  I am hoping we triple the target and that will be our statement of love and generosity for all they have done over the many years of service to the labor movement fighting for justice, equity, and the middle class. 

Both Ken and Sue are looking forward to their retirements and will fondly remember all the union accomplishments and victories.  The most generous way you could honor them in their retirements would be to support this cause and as noted even a small $30.00 amount will be very much appreciated. 

Thank You in advance for your generosity!!!!!

Brother Brian D. Lewis  AFSCME Council 75 Vice President and Vice President Local 1246

$12,000

 

240% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Theresia Lloyd-Siemer

    $10

  • AFSCME 75 - Feb. 27 2016 Match to Below

    $150

  • AFSCME Council 75 Conservative Caucus - Feb. 27 2016 Meeting

    $160

  • Mitchell Speers

     

  • Colin Bothman

    $25

  • Organizing Directors Meeting

    $252

  • Council 75 Retiree's Chapter

    $250

  • Bill Lucy

    $500

  • Paige Richardson and Michele Wren

    $150

  • Steve McGillis

    $100

  • Barbara Byrd

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alice Goff

    $500

  • Jim Francesconi

    $50

  • Chuck Sheketoff

    $100

  • Lane Borg

    $50

  • Kurt Spiegel - Council 28

    $50

  • McKanna Bishop Joffe, LLP

    $300

  • Paul Booth

    $100

  • Annette Ramos

    $25

  • Lee Saunders

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $38

  • Victoria Mitchell

    $200

  • Kathy Garrison

    $100

  • Bob & Sue Keller

    $250

  • Enid & Greg Farr - Childcare

    $100

  • Mary E Sullivan

    $100

  • Local 1326 Yakima WFSE Council 28 AFSCME

    $100

  • Pierre Thys

    $150

  • Lisa Grove

    $250

  • Mary Botkin

    $25

  • Mary Botkin

    $25

  • Zev and Corey Nicholson

    $100

  • Executive Board - April 2 2016 Pass The Hat !!!!!!

    $588

  • Conservative Caucus 4-2-2016

    $160

  • Jason Heilbrun

    $50

  • Joe Guzynski

    $100

  • AFSCME Internatonal

    $1,000

  • Local 189

    $1,000

  • Debra Kidney

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate Allen-Griffis

    $100

  • Bryan Francesconi

    $30

  • United Domestic Workers

    $1,000

  • AFSCME Local 3669

    $200

  • AFSCME Local 3932

    $500

  • WFSE / Local 1488

    $50

  • Craig Cowan

    $56

  • Anonymous

    $56

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Roberta Lynch - IVP from Illinois

    $500

  • Michael Seville

    $100

  • WFSE/AFSCME Council 28

    $500

  • Gail Parnell

    $100

  • Christopher Hooser, AFSCME Council 31

    $50

  • Mike Newman, IVP Illinois

    $300

  • Geordie Pierce

    $200

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Organized by

Brian Lewis

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Geordie Pierce

Geordie Pierce

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Mike Newman, IVP Illinois

Mike Newman, IVP Illinois

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Christopher Hooser, AFSCME Council 31

Christopher Hooser, AFSCME Council 31

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Gail Parnell

Gail Parnell

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

WFSE/AFSCME Council 28

WFSE/AFSCME Council 28

DONATION: $500

Thanks Ken and Sue for all your support to our Council over the years. 2 years ago

Michael Seville

Michael Seville

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Roberta Lynch - IVP from Illinois

Roberta Lynch - IVP from Illinois

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $56

2 years ago

AFSCME Local 3669

AFSCME Local 3669

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

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