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Harlem Books and Breakfast

Organized by: Monica Thompson

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THE STORY:

It is the hope of everyone involved, in the Harlem Books and Breakfast initiative, to create a platform for the youth and families of Harlem to come together to learn, share and inspire. Through providing a free breakfast, facilitating activities/events that promote that we hope to enhance each participant's sense of agency in both their immediate community and society at large. This is a grassroots-led initiative and all supplies/resources have been fronted by leading members of the group. To maintain the financial sustainability of this program, we are looking to you, the community to help us, help Harlem.

We are going to use any acquired funding for the following items:

1. Space rental- Currently, our space cost $125 for each monthly event.

2. Food/miscellaneous supplies- We estimate that this would cost us about $200 each month. Breakfast is a key feature in our program as it is one of most commonly skipped meals and serving it will serve to help build cohesion and community.

3. Books- We have a current working library of about 110 books. Book are provided to each child that attends the event and we are working to create a book return system. We are working to double our existing library and to create a comprehensive book list of varying reading levels/age groups that focus on cultural/gender/social justice. This would likely be our greatest programmatic expense, but we currently have an Amazon Wishlist that you can contribute too as well. Every contribution helps.

$330

 

55% Raised of $600 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ebony Williams

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • TS

    $25

  • Kevin Paul

    $10

  • Patricia

    $20

  • Allison Brown & Andy Eisen

    $75

  • Cheryl L. King

    $50

  • Jill Aguado

    $25

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Organized by

Monica Thompson

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Jill Aguado

Jill Aguado

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cheryl L. King

Cheryl L. King

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Allison Brown & Andy Eisen

Allison Brown & Andy Eisen

DONATION: $75

Keep up the great work!!! 3 years ago

Patricia

Patricia

DONATION: $20

For my boo Jacks! 3 years ago

Kevin Paul

Kevin Paul

DONATION: $10

Wonderful project. May this project continue on for years to come 3 years ago

TS

TS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

From the vivacious vessel that was Maya Angelou: To the organizers / inspirational fountains / community champions, “Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.” –MA. You are living that quote and I couldn't be more ecstatic to support. For the program as a whole - “Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.” – MA. Dream it. Live it. Share it. 3 years ago

Ebony Williams

Ebony Williams

DONATION: $25

So many lives will be saved through this program. Thank you. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

This is amazing and I hope you all find early & sustained success. 3 years ago

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