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Sucker Punch Homelessness (Tides Center- Project 1395 Lava Mae)

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BENEFITING: Tides Center

EVENT: Founder Fights presented by FullContact

EVENT DATE: May 20, 2016

Jonathan Strauss

THE STORY:

Homelessness is a big issue that can be hard to fully comprehend for those of us fortunate enough to have never experienced it. But it is also a collection of smaller daily issues that we can both relate to and help address. Don't try to imagine being homeless, but imagine not being able to shower for weeks or not having access to a clean toilet. Now imagine how the lack of those things we take completely for granted contributes to the vicious cycle of indignities that is homelessness.

Lava Mae (http://lavamae.org/) is an inspiring organization with an innovative approach to tackling this piece of the homelessness puzzle. They repurpose retired transportation buses to create mobile hygiene centers to increase geographic coverage and limit overhead. And they practice "radical hospitality" with those they serve (called "guests") to build relationships and reinforce the dignity they are helping to restore. Finally, Lava Mae collaborates with other organizations to deliver access to the broad spectrum of services their guests may need beyond a hot shower.

Training for this fight, I look forward to a hot shower (and several Advil ;-) ) after every workout. Your donation to Lava Mae will help bring that simple pleasure to people who will appreciate it even more than you and I can imagine, and maybe even be the start of better things.

Tides Center- Project 1395 Lava Mae

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To This Fundraiser

$2,825

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jonathan Strauss

     

  • Megan O'Brien

    $100

  • hunter walk

    $50

  • Steve Israeler

    $50

  • Joe Fernandez

    $50

  • Brenden Mulligan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Eric Nakagawa

    $50

  • Randal Schwartz

    $50

  • Emilie Choi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tim Rosenblatt

    $50

  • Jennifer Lum

     

  • Frank Barbieri

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Devra Jacobs

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Eugene Lee

    $50

  • Robi and Juli

    $100

  • Michael Marquez

    $100

  • Dave Nakayama

    $100

  • Russell and Stephanie Zuckerman

    $50

  • James Min

    $100

  • Steve Raymond

     

  • Lou

    $25

  • Ben Kutchins

    $50

  • Lucinda and Zoe Rogers

     

  • Cody Simms

    $50

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113% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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The Team: $2,825 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Cody Simms

Cody Simms

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lucinda and Zoe Rogers

Lucinda and Zoe Rogers

1 year ago

Ben Kutchins

Ben Kutchins

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lou

Lou

DONATION: $25

Yeehaww 1 year ago

Steve Raymond

Steve Raymond

1 year ago

James Min

James Min

DONATION: $100

good luck! 1 year ago

Russell and Stephanie Zuckerman

Russell and Stephanie Zuckerman

DONATION: $50

Hope you get punched in the face! 1 year ago

Dave Nakayama

Dave Nakayama

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Michael Marquez

Michael Marquez

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Robi and Juli

Robi and Juli

DONATION: $100

Great cause Strauss! Finally a good target for your sucker punches ;) 1 year ago