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TRINITY PLACE SHELTER's Fundraiser:

Trinity Place Boiler Fund - Help replace the heater for Trinity Church and Trinity Place Shelter

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Just when we thought we were finished here, one more hurdle to overcome
February 25, 2016

We are so inspired by how generous and incredible so many people have been! The cost of a new replacement boiler is now fully funded!! Amazing!   See more

BENEFITING: TRINITY PLACE SHELTER

THE STORY:

As many of our supporters and volunteers already know, TPS has a very modest budget.  The 100+ year old building which houses our shelter requires a huge range of repairs, especially to our kitchen and bathrooms. In the fortuitous event that we raise funds beyond all boiler-related costs, these funds will be used to resolve critical repair needs in our kitchen and bathrooms.  

On Sunday, February 14, 2016, during the coldest day in New York City in over 25 years, the boiler that provides heat to our building broke down. Our historic, 100+ year-old building (Trinity Lutheran Church of Manhattan/Iglesia Luterana Trinidad) houses Trinity Place Shelter (TPS) and the young people who call TPS their home, 365 nights per year, for the past 10 years.

The boiler was 20+ years old and dutifully heated our building and shelter for many years. We had four different repair companies inspect our boiler, and all agreed that it could not be repaired and it had to be replaced. The final estimates for the cost of our new boiler were $33,500, higher than our original estimate. In addition to that, we have now been told that boiler room requires additional repairs and upgrades to accommodate the new boiler. 

For the first time ever, the young people who call Trinity Place Shelter home had to be temporarily relocated to a large nearby vacant apartment that was generously provided by our neighbor and longtime shelter supporter, Saint Michael's Church. We have used emergency funds to provide new air mattresses for all of our residents and staff to comfortably sleep and provide all other necessary supplies. We were able to provide uninterrupted shelter, safety, warmth and all of the services that TPS offers.

We are managing this crisis, but we do need your help in covering at least part of the cost to make repairs and replace the boiler to ensure we can continue to heat our building and shelter.

If you could also please help us share this fundraising campaign on your own Facebook page or via other social media that would really help us spread the word.

If this is your first time hearing about Trinity Place Shelter, let us introduce ourselves: We are a small, 10-bed transitional shelter for LGBTQ youth in New York City. We are housed within Trinity Lutheran Church in Manhattan. We are an independent, non-profit, direct-service, grassroots organization. We provide LGBTQ youth and young adults with a safe place to sleep, eat, store belongings, and access to transportation. Our mission is to help homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults transition out of the shelter system and grow into independent, positive, and productive adults and into their own stable, long term housing. All youth at TPS are interested in, or are actively seeking employment or schooling.  We provide access to individual/group therapy, medical and mental health services, career counseling, and an array of other necessary services. TPS is one of the only shelters for homeless LGBTQ youth and young adults that allows residents to stay for an extended time, up to 1.5 years, provided they progress toward their independent living goals. 

LGBTQ youth and young adults remain at least 4x more likely to experience homelessness than their non-LGBTQ counterparts. The residents of TPS are often disproportionately transgender, and these youth are 150% more likely to experience homelessness than their cisgender counterparts. And NYC continues to experience the most severe homelessness crisis in NYC history.

Trinity Place Shelter is focused squarely on helping the most vulnerable youth and young adults. 

Every little bit helps. Thank you for your help during this crisis

www.TrinityPlaceShelter.org

**If we exceed our $50,000 goal, we will use funds for:

-- The kitchen needs an exhaust hood installed to properly ventilate the space when all the youth are cooking themselves dinner. (We actually already bought the hood, but installing the ductwork and making a hole in the masonry turned out to be very expensive). 

-- The kitchen requires electrical upgrades. 

-- All of our youth share just two showers, which were built into existing, very small bathrooms. Those desperately need to be upgraded.   

$41,396

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brandon Sargent

    $25

  • Angie McKee

    $25

  • Luna and Dulce

    $25

  • Terri Palmeter

    $100

  • Lois Lake Church

    $25

  • Michael Taylor

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jean

    $50

  • Tressa

     

  • Eric Sanders

    $250

  • Erin Palmer

    $100

  • Julie Ebbesen

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tina

     

  • mike

    $100

  • Michelle and Brie

    $50

  • patrick

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Courtney Richter

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rebecca Hatcher

    $50

  • Rev. David Parsons

    $5,000

  • Suzanne Campise

    $25

  • Emily Moen

     

  • Bonbon LaRue and Joe

    $50

  • Bradley & Ellen Posadas

     

  • Suzi Waltos

    $50

  • Friend of Suzanne Chadwick

    $25

  • Mina Seetharaman

    $50

  • Anthony

    $50

  • Bart Sciano

    $300

  • Erik Mortensen

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Tricia

    $25

  • Susan Hannah

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Paul and Linda Beck

    $50

  • Joan for Eric and Michael

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ruth Warmanen

    $25

  • Pastor Amandus J. Derr

    $1,000

  • So-Young

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Janet Hanson

    $25

  • The Fraley Family

     

  • Muriel and Gordon

    $200

  • Robert & The Rev. Marcia Bell

     

  • Dennis & Carol-Ann Walker

    $50

  • Mike and Angie Musco

     

  • Stina Soderling

    $25

  • Reed

    $50

  • Ani Munoz

    $50

  • Gretchen Johnson

    $50

  • Laurie Drucker

    $50

  • Rachel Silver

    $25

  • Constance Gordon

    $25

  • Elisabeth Wickeri

    $50

  • Rev. Gladys G. Moore

    $50

  • Colleen Shear

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bates Redwine

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Julie Miller

     

  • Sarah Rohde and Andrew Packman

    $50

  • Edrie and Ron Cote

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • For Eric and Michael

    $50

  • Pastor Harvey and RuthAnn Peters

     

  • Joseph Zagame

    $250

  • willie reaves

    $50

  • Marina

    $100

  • Patrick Toon

    $25

  • Jeff Mummert

    $50

  • Denis Whelan

    $62

  • Member of Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Patchogue, NY

     

  • Members of the Imperial Court of New York

    $320

  • Jack MacGregor

    $600

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Richard Stewart

    $100

  • Graham Nelan

    $250

  • Rev. Rose Beeson

    $100

  • A friend of Michael and Eric's

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $151

  • Susan Zilberman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • CJ Holm

    $10

  • John Sampson

    $25

  • Dommi Brooks

    $25

  • Laura O'Keefe

    $50

  • Daniel Mabel Margaret Jimmy Sawyer Byun

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • God is watching :)

     

  • Daniel Faucher

    $100

  • Tony Monteleone

    $100

  • Jillian Steinhauer

    $25

  • Mary Ann Wilson

    $10

  • Tim Mason

    $100

  • Mary Ann Jennings

    $15

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83% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $41,396 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

TRINITY PLACE SHELTER

Amount Raised

$23,731

 

47% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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Geronimo Desumala

Amount Raised

$8,060

 

81% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Rev. David Parsons

Amount Raised

$5,110

Fundraiser Title

Chris Crouch

Amount Raised

$4,095

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Karin Graddy

Amount Raised

$200

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Bonnie Manley

Amount Raised

$100

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Dee Anderson

Amount Raised

$50

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Renee Reopell

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Mary Ann Jennings

Mary Ann Jennings

DONATION: $15

In memory of Gary Cross. Brother of my cousin's (Mike) husband. Notification can be sent to Bruce Cross, 5331 South Joplin, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135. Mary Ann Jennings, 935 North Fairfax Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802. Hi to Kevin L! 2 years ago

Tim Mason

Tim Mason

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mary Ann Wilson

Mary Ann Wilson

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Jillian Steinhauer

Jillian Steinhauer

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tony Monteleone

Tony Monteleone

DONATION: $100

Thank you for doing this.... 2 years ago

Daniel Faucher

Daniel Faucher

DONATION: $100

Chris Crouch 2 years ago

God is watching :)

God is watching :)

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In Memory of Mary Baldauf 2 years ago

Daniel Mabel Margaret Jimmy Sawyer Byun

Daniel Mabel Margaret Jimmy Sawyer Byun

DONATION: $100

We love you! 2 years ago

Laura O'Keefe

Laura O'Keefe

DONATION: $50

2 years ago