Good morning everyone, and welcome to Radio Free Monday! Ways To Give:snufflesdbear
is in a tax lien violation due to a missed payment while she was unemployed, and now things have escalated. She's trying to raise $2K by May 27th. She's offering art in exchange for donations. You can read the details and donate here
linked to mercurialgirl
, who along with her partner is trying to buy the blueberry farm they've lived on for the last three blueberry seasons, which their out-of-state landlord (who has lost her job) now has to sell. You can read more here
and donate here
linked to Seth, who is trying to raise funds to finish the training for his service dog, Deke. The giveforward only lists $600 because that is the short term need, but he really needs $2,000 to finish paying for everything. You can read more here
and give to help Deke here
has two upcoming fundraisers in Chicago for their Relay for Life
Monday, May 20th, 8 PM. Hambingo
at Hamburger Mary's. $15 to play all night (3 cards per game, 8-10 games), fabulous prizes every round!
Thursday, May 23rd. Meatheads in Schaumburg
. Bring in the flyer at the Facebook link any time during that day and the team gets ten percent of your meal. noxelementalist
linked to a fundraiser for "Winning Dad", a film about a gay man who decides to trick his father (who ignores everything about that side of his son's life) into going camping with his boyfriend. Arthur Allen, the director of the film, is running a Kickstarter to help pay for the costs of production. You can read about the film and check out the backer rewards here
linked to a defense fund
that has been set up for the folks mentioned in last week's RFM about the davis_square
community being sued. taerowyn
also linked to some legal snark
on the subject. News To Know:onebrightroad
linked to an awesome event coming up in Chicago on June 1, in conjunction with the annual ALA convention: "Que(e)ry Party is in town for the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference, and is co-hosting a party with Chances Dances. All proceeds benefit the Critical Fierceness Grant and the Leather Archives & Museum." You can find more info about the party here
The Huffington Post recently published an article on warehouse labour abuses
, specifically by Amazon.com but also in general. It's interesting reading and good to know if you want (and are able) to shop responsibly.
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