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Evelyn Israel's Fundraiser:

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

Evelyn Israel

THE STORY:

I am so excited to be working on this project!  I have an opportunity to work with a diverse group of like-minded women to expand my skills in building, fundraising, networking, and making change on a local level.

As a group we will be planning, funding, and building a tiny home that will then be used as a space to educate NYers about local solutions to the challenges of low wages and high rents in NYC.

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 supporting me in the walk and the project by:
- donating to my page
OR
signing-up to walk/run with us
 OR
- choosing to join our campaign and committing to raising $100!

Thank you so muchfor your support!!

Love love love Evelyn

 

Here is a more extensive explanation of the project:

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.

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

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$350

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aunt Mindy

    $100

  • Ben

    $50

  • Emily Hoffman

    $10

  • Aunt Leah & Uncle Jay

    $50

  • Naomi Schachner

    $10

  • Melanie Zuckerman

    $25

  • Matthew

    $55

  • Julia

    $50

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117% Raised of $300 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $16,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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

Julia

Julia

DONATION: $50

5 months ago

Matthew

Matthew

DONATION: $55

6 months ago

Melanie Zuckerman

Melanie Zuckerman

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Naomi Schachner

Naomi Schachner

DONATION: $10

6 months ago

Aunt Leah & Uncle Jay

Aunt Leah & Uncle Jay

DONATION: $50

Our own "Rosie the Riviter"! 6 months ago

Emily Hoffman

Emily Hoffman

DONATION: $10

6 months ago

Ben

Ben

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Aunt Mindy

Aunt Mindy

DONATION: $100

You go girl! Hammers, nails and some elbow grease can solve a lot of problems 6 months ago