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You Did It! We Did It!
January 17, 2017

At 8:25 am this morning, Joyce Craig's $25 donation pushed us over the goal and we broke through to $20,153!  YOU DID IT! Each and every one  See more

BENEFITING: ORGANIZATION FOR REFUGEE AND IMMIGRANT SUCCESS

EVENT DATE: Jan 15, 2017

THE STORY:

Please help us buy the land that we have been farming on, and help us make our farm permanent!  ORIS is pleased to announce that it has embarked on a conservation farm project that will have longstanding positive effects for local foods, the farming community, the refugee population as well as the environment.  ORIS, together with The Russell Foundation, is pursuing the purchase of 56.8 acres located in Dunbarton NH to create a permanent farmstead that offers refugee farmers a place to grow food as well as live!  

BACKGROUND:  The Organization for Refugee & Immigrant Success (ORIS) began their new american agricultural project in 2012 located in Dunbarton, NH. Resettled refugee farmers have been working the land for five years, developing their plots, growing food, and selling it to the local community. The farm parcel is in a mature state of operation with infrastructure, buildings and soil developments. 14 refugee farmers currently grow on the Dunbarton land. These farmer entrepreneurs represent the Somali­ Bantu, Bhutanese, Burundi, and Congolese communities, as well as other ethnic groups.

OPPORTUNITY We have been given an amazing opportunity to purchase the farm and make it a farm forever! In addition, we plan to provide housing on this 56.8 acre parcel, creating a permanent farm in the region as well as a permanent place for refugee farmers to continue their successful careers as farmers. The landowners, two sisters, have always supported the refugee community and they have a desire to see them on the parcel. One of the sisters recalled when her husband (now deceased) first read about the resettlement in Manchester, he said, “we should let them farm on our land.” This land lease relationship with the sisters has now turned into a rare opportunity as they have generously agreed to sell the land for a bargain price of $90,000, even though it is worth twice that much (appraised at $187,000 in 2015).

OUTCOMES As part of the refugees’ ultimate path to self­ sufficiency, they can pursue their careers in family farming, while increasing local foods production in Southern NH. The long term investment value in this project holds great value as the project will conserve the land in perpetuity (forever!), maintain its’ agricultural use, and will also be managed by a non­profit land management entity to ensure sound agricultural practices and best land management practices.

END DATE This campaign ends on January 15th, 2017.  We need to raise the $20,000 and we need to bring forward support from more the 100 donors to really demonstrate broad based community support to foundations we are pursuing for rest of funds to get to $90,000 needed.  Several of these foundations have early spring application periods, so we need to raise the $20,000 from a broad base of donors now to ensure we have competitive applications submitted over the coming months.  

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To This Fundraiser

$23,503

MONEY RAISED
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  • Russell Foundation matching donation for ROI Communications

    $500

  • Charlie & Christine Nichols

    $200

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Charlie & Christine Nichols

    $200

  • Rodney and Lee Roberts

    $25

  • Russell Foundating matching donation for Rodney and Lee Roberts

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $100

  • Denise Houseman

    $50

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Denise Houseman

    $50

  • Johanna Rosen

     

  • Rhoda and Steve

     

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Johanna Rosen

    $36

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Rhoda and Steve

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Megan Bracy

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Megan Bracy

    $100

  • Annette Lobdell

    $25

  • Alison McSweeney

    $100

  • Sylvia Agler

    $200

  • Alice Groh

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Annette Lobdell

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Alison McSweeney

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Sylvia Agler

    $200

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Alice Groh

    $100

  • RISE Now

    $30

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for RISE Now

    $30

  • Sara Zoe Patterson

     

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Sara Zoe Patterson

    $25

  • Roxanne Dombrowski

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bernie and Ellie

    $50

  • Megan Stelzer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Crystal Paradis

    $25

  • Willow Stelzer

    $100

  • Breanne Geaghan

    $40

  • Zainab Alikhan

    $50

  • Noelle Grattan and Family

     

  • Mike Nelson

    $25

  • Katie Bouton

    $25

  • Russell Foundating matching donation for Roxanne Dombrowski

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching for Bernie and Ellie

    $50

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Megan Stelzer

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $50

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Crystal Paradis

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Willow Stelzer

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Breanne Geaghan

    $40

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Zainab Alikhan

    $50

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Noelle Grattan and Family

    $500

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Mike Nelson

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Katie Bolton

    $25

  • Karly Nihal

    $30

  • Peter Squires

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Peter Squires

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Karly Nihal

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $25

  • Jacqueline Scott

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Jacqueline Scott

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeremy Lougee

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Jeremy Lougee

    $25

  • Green Foundry

    $25

  • Suzanne M Patrakis

    $50

  • Yvette and Tom

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Yvette and Tom

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Suzanne M. Patrakis

    $50

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Green Foundry

    $25

  • Jessica Barr

     

  • Chris Magruder

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Jessica Barr

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Christopher Magruder

    $25

  • Rebecca Niebling

    $50

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Rebecca Niebling

    $50

  • Joyce Craig

    $25

  • Eli Thompson

     

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Joyce Craig

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Eli Thompson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $10

  • The Knowles Family

    $50

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for the Knowles Family

    $50

  • Jodie Curtis

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Jodie Curtis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

    $25

  • Denise

    $400

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Denise

    $400

  • Le'Ann Milinder

     

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Le'Ann Milinder

    $50

  • sylvia richards

    $1,000

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Sylvia Richards

    $1,000

  • Mimi White

    $100

  • Russell Foundation matching donation for Mimi White

    $100

  • Kim Kouyoumjian

    $50

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118% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $23,503 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Kim Kouyoumjian

Kim Kouyoumjian

DONATION: $50

In memory of my father, James Healey 1 month ago

Mimi White

Mimi White

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Russell Foundation matching donation for Mimi White

Russell Foundation matching donation for Mimi White

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Russell Foundation matching donation for Sylvia Richards

Russell Foundation matching donation for Sylvia Richards

DONATION: $1,000

6 months ago

sylvia richards

sylvia richards

DONATION: $1,000

6 months ago

Russell Foundation matching donation for Le'Ann Milinder

Russell Foundation matching donation for Le'Ann Milinder

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Le'Ann Milinder

Le'Ann Milinder

6 months ago

Denise

Denise

DONATION: $400

6 months ago

Russell Foundation matching donation for Denise

Russell Foundation matching donation for Denise

DONATION: $400

6 months ago

Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

Russell Foundation matching donation for Anonymous

DONATION: $25

6 months ago