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Jumpstart Serenity Soular!

Organized by: Nora Kerrich

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THE STORY:

 

Our Back-Story

In the spring of 2013  community members at Serenity House came together with  six students and a professor from Swarthmore College.  Serenity House is an outreach center of Arch Street United Methodist Church located in North Philadelphia. Since then, we have been working together on environmental and climate justice issues.  

Our Accomplishments    

In partnership with Serenity House, our team has supported the visions of local residents.  We have organized garden work days, teach-ins about solar power, and energy efficiency workshops.  With community residents, we installed a solar panel on the garage roof. We worked together with households on a nearby block to apply for and win a city-wide competition that will provide free energy efficiency makeovers for 22 long-standing homeowners.  Most, recently, we have been awarded a RE-volv Solar Ambassador Fellowship to solarize the roof of Serenity House.

Our Idea

After learning about solar power, some local residents became excited about getting jobs in that industry.  In response to the expressed need for employment and excitement about solar, our team has set two goals:  to create green jobs in the neighborhood and make renewable energy accessible to local residents.  We envision launching a worker-owned solar business in the neighborhood to achieve these aims.

How you can help

You can help us build on our past successes and create new miracles in North Philadelphia!  Please give any amount that you can.  These funds will be dedicated to the following purposes:

$500 = business development consultation fees

$500 = supplies for public events to build public visibility

$2000 = solar-installation training events for local residents

$7000 = stipends for community fellows

 

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This fundraiser is run through the nonprofit organization Maypop Collective for Climate and Economic Justice, which conducts programs to educate, organize and advocate for a just transition away from a fossil fuel economy to community-centered, clean-energy economies and energy-systems and work for solutions to ecological crises centered on racial & economic justice toward stable climate and security for food, water housing, health, mobility, and culture. 

For our financial statement, contact Dinah DeWald, 4840 Walton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143. The official registration and financial information of Maypop Collective for Climate and Economic Justice may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, 1(800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

$7,639

 

76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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  • Paul Indorf

     

  • Brother John Bowie

    $25

  • MR-M

    $100

  • PB

    $100

  • Holly Lennihan

     

  • Maurice G. Eldridge

    $100

  • PA

    $10

  • Jack & Janice Lohr

     

  • Dinah DeWald

    $10

  • Lisa Lennihan

     

  • Laura Rigell

     

  • Penelope Jennewein

     

  • Mark Lennihan

    $100

  • Ben Goloff

     

  • Melissa Tier

    $25

  • William Lawrence

    $10

  • Ali Roseberry-Polier

     

  • Giovanna Di Chiro

    $105

  • David Kennedy and Therese Hildebrand

    $40

  • Nathaniel Graf

    $30

  • Patrick Ammerman

     

  • Ammerman Family

    $50

  • Lilith Rose

    $18

  • Phyl's Children

     

  • Al Kingcade

    $25

  • laura jackson

     

  • Chris Baker Evens

    $10

  • Michaella Kinloch

    $35

  • Alexa R

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Carr Everbach

    $100

  • Liz & Randy Braun

    $50

  • Marcy Darnovsky

     

  • Sara Palmer

     

  • Chris & Juli Rigell

    $50

  • Niyonu

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Toni & Kevin Klock

    $100

  • Patricia Finley

    $50

  • Gary & Teresa Libby

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Patrick Di Chiro

    $50

  • Sandy Freid

    $100

  • Barbara Wade

    $50

  • Oberdiek and Hungerford

    $200

  • Eslee Samberg and Eric Marcus

     

  • Ginny Lohr

    $100

  • Walter and Traci Hjelt Sullivan

    $250

  • Ryan Leitner

    $10

  • Scott Dewald and Deborah Jamieson

    $100

  • Marita Sturken and Dana Polan

    $75

  • Abigail Henderson

    $40

  • Susan B. Levine

    $500

  • Wishing U. Success

    $50

  • Anita Blatnik and Carl Gombert

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sheila Franklin

    $50

  • Solar States

    $100

  • Alix DeWald

    $20

  • Sandy Stephens

    $50

  • Joe Solomon

    $10

  • Josie Soto

    $100

  • Susan Curry & Gail Daniels

     

  • Nangkyi

    $25

  • Lee Smithey

     

  • Milan Marvelous

    $20

  • Jennifer Magee

     

  • Beverly Green and Mark Durand

     

  • Losang Rabgey

     

  • Elizabeth Economy

    $500

  • Andreas Karelas

    $10

  • Ian Grant

     

  • T Gyatso

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elizabeth Rigell

    $100

  • Domenic Vitiello

    $50

  • Patrick Houston

     

  • Julia Carleton

     

  • Warren Cederholm + Don Caskey

    $25

  • Wilhelmina Young

    $20

  • Mitch Chanin

    $36

  • Margie Stelzer

    $25

  • winnie harris

    $20

  • Tashi Rabgey

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Holly Reid & Rich Shaw

    $50

  • Meenal Raval

    $40

  • Dianne Herrin

    $30

  • Stephanie Woodie

    $40

  • Frank Fritz

    $30

  • CareDash.com

    $100

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Organized by

Nora Kerrich

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

CareDash.com

CareDash.com

DONATION: $100

From Daniel May and friends 2 years ago

Frank Fritz

Frank Fritz

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Stephanie Woodie

Stephanie Woodie

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Dianne Herrin

Dianne Herrin

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Meenal Raval

Meenal Raval

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Holly Reid & Rich Shaw

Holly Reid & Rich Shaw

DONATION: $50

Wonderful. Fossil free! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of Taucony resident Frank Schuman, who built a solar powered water pumping station in 1914. 3 years ago

Tashi Rabgey

Tashi Rabgey

DONATION: $50

Here's to the awesome Lekey Leidecker and Serenity Soular! 3 years ago

winnie harris

winnie harris

DONATION: $20

Patrick Houston congratulations on your solar project! 3 years ago

Margie Stelzer

Margie Stelzer

DONATION: $25

As a member of a small, solar powered intentional community in Kentucky, I applaud the work you are doing! 3 years ago

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