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TorchlightLegal Launch

Organized by: Jennifer Gonzalez

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THE STORY:

For the last 6 months we’ve put all of our extra time and money into building Torchlight Legal. We’re almost ready to launch but we need some help getting through the final stretch.

Our Mission 
Our broad mission is pioneer legal innovations in pursuit of social justice. Our starting point is addressing the legal needs of families children fleeing oppression and violence.

Our Story
After a year of working on asylum cases, Jennifer realized that part of closing the access to justice gap for refugees is increasing the capacity of dedicated public interest and pro-bono attorneys.

Our goal is to make sure that every refugee has access to legal help. Our contribution to that goal is to significantly reduce the amount of work asylum attorneys need to do. If non-legal volunteers can crowdsource research, language, and trauma services, attorneys can help more people. #Winning

Joseph joined the project as a co-founder because he wanted to use his professional expertise to serve and empower vulnerable populations.

Our Progress 
With very meager savings, almost no income and a lot of small miracles we have already

  1. Set up a basic tech platform;
  2. Recruited 3 great non-profit partners and a major, international law firm; and
  3. Built a sustainable, non-profit business model that will ensure long-term success.

Your Contribution
We are a couple of weeks away from seeking major donations and grants, but we need a little help to get there. Your donations will help us

  1. Cover the legal costs of setting up the company and filing for tax-exempt status;
  2. Complete the modifications to our beta platform; and
  3. Launch our summer and fall pilot programs.

We are so grateful for your friendship and financial support. Thank you for joining us on this adventure and helping us to change the world, if only a little.

Love and gratitude,

Jenn Gonzalez and Joe Wheeler

$3,060

 

87% Raised of $3,500 Goal

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  • Chari and Yoni

    $50

  • Steve & Christine DeThomas

    $100

  • Stacy Villalobos

     

  • k corbett

    $50

  • Mark Lemley

    $100

  • Matt Ferraro

    $100

  • Angela McCray

    $100

  • Suzanne McKechnie Klahr, Esq.

    $50

  • Neil Devani

    $100

  • Kyle & Courtney DeThomas

    $100

  • Maggie Brennan

    $50

  • Matt Samuels

    $20

  • Lorenzo Arroyo

    $75

  • sumant yerramilly

    $30

  • Michael Ohlrogge

    $50

  • Katy Barnes

    $15

  • Christy Holstege

    $25

  • Catherine Baylin

    $75

  • Camille Fletcher

    $100

  • David Ranzenhofer

    $50

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  • Bret Vallacher

    $50

  • Russell and Sarah Jane Murdock

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Meredith Williams

    $75

  • Mary Van Houten

    $50

  • Janoff

    $100

  • JWappler

    $85

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Meissa Hughes

    $50

  • Cathleen Hartge

    $25

  • Jarrell Avery Cook

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

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  • Catherine Roebuck

    $20

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    $50

  • Franziska Patterson

    $100

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  • Anonymous

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  • Catherine Roebuck

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  • Karen Pierotti

    $100

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  • Anon in Phx

    $40

  • Patricia West

    $10

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Donor Comments

Patricia West

Patricia West

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Anon in Phx

Anon in Phx

DONATION: $40

I have many friends in the hands of the merciless state dept bureaucracy, God bless your work. This is all I can do today but prompt me again in the future. 3 years ago

Lindsay Hansen Park

Lindsay Hansen Park

3 years ago

Tresa Edmunds

Tresa Edmunds

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Karen Pierotti

Karen Pierotti

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Catherine Roebuck

Catherine Roebuck

DONATION: $20

I am heartbroken and I don't know how to help. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Love you Jennifer! 3 years ago

Tresa Edmunds

Tresa Edmunds

3 years ago

Franziska Patterson

Franziska Patterson

DONATION: $100

So grateful for the work you do! I hope this helps a little. 3 years ago

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