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Women Who Build-Artists Who Own: A Tiny House Build in NYC

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BENEFITING: Rpga Studio Inc

ORGANIZER: Rpga Studio Inc

EVENT DATE: May 06, 2017

Dongmei Zhu

THE STORY:

I joined Women Who Build-Artists Who Own: A Tiny House Build in NYC four months ago. I participated in the design process for a pre-tiny house building project, which was to design a kid’s house frame. The learning and creating process was amazing, and exciting. I have learned how to use sketchup to design, measure and build the frame. As an accounting student, I had no experience neither in designing nor physically building a project, but the tiny house gives me the opportunity. I cannot forget when the first time I used the miter saw to cut a piece of wood, I felt powerful. I am not only learning one of the life skills, but also empowered by each step of the a tiny house build in NYC. I am stronger than I thought, which is what I have learned from the experience. You deserve it as well. Please be part of us and help us raise fund for this project.

Thank you for your time and support.

Rpga Studio Inc wrote -

Women Who Build - Artists Who Own is about empowering women and girls to work together and learn to build!

We are raising money to help fund the costs of materials including:

- trailer $5,000

- frame & flooring $5,000

- plumbing & electrical $3,000

- roofing & windows $2,000

Volunteer and Executive Director Yvonne Shortt is raising $10,000 while fellow volunteers and participants will raise the additional $5,000.

 

On Saturday morning, May 6th 2017 we'll be hosting a 5K for $5K in Forest Park, Queens - accessible via the E/F lines. Please consider donating to the cause, signing-up to walk/run with us, or choosing to join our campaign and committing to raising $100!

 

More info about the project (+link):

Participants gain confidence in using power tools, expand their networks, and learn how to build. After the tiny house is built, it will travel the 5 boroughs with participants in the project discussing innovative strategies people are taking to deal with higher rent/workspace costs, lower wages, and community empowerment. From October until May women are volunteering and sharing their skills to help raise funding for the project, make sure other like-minded women know about the project, and gain the vital construction skills necessary to ensure the success of the project.

Building starts on May 29, 2017 and follows the schedule below:

Week 1: Subfloor framing and sheathing (alone)

Week 2: Wall framing and sheathing, doors and windows, exterior siding

Week 3: Roofing, electrical and plumbing

Week 4: Interior siding, trim

Week 5: Flooring, end electrical

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$100

MONEY RAISED
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  • Liting Wu

    $10

  • Yanfang Shen

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • jian wang

    $10

  • Dongmei Zhu

    $30

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100% Raised of $100 Goal

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The Team: $16,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Yvonne M. Shortt

Amount Raised

$5,850

 

59% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tessa Kennedy

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mayuko Fujino

Amount Raised

$1,143

 

114% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Clara-Marie West

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

1000% Raised of $100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Harris

Amount Raised

$875

 

88% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Poolin

Amount Raised

$720

 

720% Raised of $100 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jason Miller

Amount Raised

$715

 

72% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Chan

Amount Raised

$595

Donor Comments

Dongmei Zhu

Dongmei Zhu

DONATION: $30

6 months ago

jian wang

jian wang

DONATION: $10

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

7 months ago

Yanfang Shen

Yanfang Shen

DONATION: $20

8 months ago

Liting Wu

Liting Wu

DONATION: $10

8 months ago