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    Default Please Donate: I Need funds to Attend A Youth Conference

    Hello comrades,

    While it might seem pretentious of me to so blandly ask for money here, I am desperate.

    Come July there is a national youth (U.S.A) conference on AIDS activism. I have been invited to attend but must raise six hundred dollars (American) to help off set the costs for the week long event.

    I swear on all my credibility that this is a legitimate cause; if you are able to help me financially please send me a PM.

    Details about the event can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/c2eayouth?sk=info
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    Kickstarter? Justgiving.com?

    Don't limit yourself to this forum, where most members are broke young people, go bigger. Post your plight on GLBTQ forums, webpages, etc... There are plenty of wealthier people out there who will support you going to this event.

    By the way, congratulations! I'm so glad you accepted this - 555 will be proud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AugustWest View Post
    Kickstarter? Justgiving.com?

    Don't limit yourself to this forum, where most members are broke young people, go bigger. Post your plight on GLBTQ forums, webpages, etc... There are plenty of wealthier people out there who will support you going to this event.

    By the way, congratulations! I'm so glad you accepted this - 555 will be proud.

    - August
    I am very proud. I have a few suggestions as well. I suggested he approach his local HIV resource center and tell them he has been invited to attend this conference. Negoiate with them by telling them if they will sponsor or partially sponsor, he will come back with information from the conference and share it with local activists. Hes going to learn so much about the laws and legalities of HIV, what is new with the disease, etc, he can be very beneficial locally. (And thats what this conference is about). The goal of the Youth Action Institute is to turn out young AIDS activists and leaders.

    He can also go back to his LGBT group and ask for them to sponsor a fundraising event to get him to DC. There are also grants for this kind of stuff. I'll check with past organizers and see where to link to.

    TheGodlessUtopian is going to be able to afford to go to this conference. One way or the other.
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    Awesome!! What an incredible opportunity.

    Ok...well...I am currently one of the broke people....unfortunately...and am not that young (damnit!). I can't miss anything...because I litterally have $ 50 I begged from friends which needs to last me till the end of the March.

    I hope though I will find a job before the end of the month (Always be positive). If that happens I will promise you I will contribute as soon as I have paid my debts.

    It won't be $600...but I can at least try and contribute to this opportunity for you. I know it is an empty gesture right now... But hey...one I do thoroughly mean and intend to follow up on when I get the chance.

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    Any money would be more than appreciated Hindsight and I am immensely happy that you would donate if given the chance.I understand being fiscally strained; there have been times when my entire family had less than $10 to our name which was suppose to last us through the week until the next pay check.

    Thank you very much
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    I will match donations from revlefters up to $100.00. That means if ya'll can send $5 to $100, I will donate whatever that amount is up to $100. Of course that doesnt mean you guys have to stop at $100! But $100 is all I can afford. I will be paying for my expenses as well, seeing I am a presenter to this campaign.
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    God dammit, we are having money problems as well right now and I can't find a job. But if I had money to give I would give it. How long do you have to raise the money, or do you just have to take it with you in July? If I can come up with something before then I will help you out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brospierre View Post
    God dammit, we are having money problems as well right now and I can't find a job. But if I had money to give I would give it. How long do you have to raise the money, or do you just have to take it with you in July? If I can come up with something before then I will help you out.
    We have until the beginning of June to send in the money.

    Thank you for your efforts.

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    @ 5 5 5 : ....words cannot express my gratitude.Thank you

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    UPDATE: Yesterday I sent emails to various people and groups asking for money. I have heard back from one group who said that they are unsure of what avenues they are able to access right now but they would greatly benefit from my journey to the conference; they said they will forward my email to other people of interest. I have a good feeling from them but nothing is concrete yet.

    I also emailed several former teachers of mine to help with the entrance essay. While they will assist with the writing aspect I am confident that if in a few weeks, after my essay is done and I'm excepted,I ask them for some donations they will give a little (as one of them is "easing into retirement").

    Will keep this thread updated as I find out more.

    Thanks for your support everyone!
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    UPDATE: Last night I also contacted the local coordinator for the Maine Code:Pink chapter and I am pleased to report that she is cutting me a check for $50! While I still have a far way to go it is better than nothing.

    She also invited me to speak at a event being held in the capital.She said I did so well speaking at the last occupy gathering she would be happy if I did so again on the new topic of the negative effects of military spending.
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    Good for you TGU. 555 is absolutely correct that you should work the networks already in place. I'm glad to hear it has already brought you success.

    As for me, I will take the allotted time until June before I evaluate whether or not I can throw you some cash. As it stands I'm just getting my job situation settled, so we'll see.

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    I can probably donate, I get paid by uncle sam on the 1st.


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    Actually lets aim at mid May. I dont like waiting until the last minute and problems arise. Also any one who wants to paypal a donation, I will be using the old account I used for rs2k. PM me and I will give it to you.
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    UPDATE: Parents borrowed some money from me but they payed it back double so I know have an additional $57.
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    UPDATE: Comrade RedAnarchist donated $10! Thank you very much!
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    Good luck! I wish I could contribute, but I'm living on a minimal monthly payment from a state disability program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danielle Ni Dhighe View Post
    Good luck! I wish I could contribute, but I'm living on a minimal monthly payment from a state disability program.
    Thank you, and it is all right, I wish you the best of luck in surviving our capitalist horrorshow as well.
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    Comrade RedNoob donated $4! Thank you very much!
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    Just a friendly reminder of 5 5 5's challenge to raise the money by Mid-May: anyone who donates money, of any amount, will have their donation matched. So if you donate $5 than 5 5 5 will match that donation for the exact amount. Amounts will be matched up to $100!
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    RedAnarchist
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    Local Code:P!nk coordinator: $50
    Various financial transactions: Soon to be added.
    Total (after 555 matching): $95
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGodlessUtopian View Post
    Just a friendly reminder of 5 5 5's challenge to raise the money by Mid-May: anyone who donates money, of any amount, will have their donation matched. So if you donate $5 than 5 5 5 will match that donation for the exact amount. Amounts will be matched up to $100!
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    List of users who have donated

    RedAnarchist
    RedNoob
    Theres been others who have PMed me for the paypal info, and I am waiting to hear from them as well.

    SOOOO.......

    I'm matching up to $100 total donations from revlefters which means with your total donations up to $100, he will receive $200!

    Supporting each other here is one of the community building aspects revleft has been so well known for. We take care of our own. And thats one of the main reasons we are the #1 leftist political message board in the world!

    Bring it you guys!
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    UPDATE: Talked with the teacher I referred to about a few posts ago and she agreed to write me a check for $50! I received said check in the mail today (the benefits of being a good student ).

    I will update for another new total in a few days when I am suppose to get more money.
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