Flintopia!

 
Raised: $838.00
Goal: $10,000.00
 
 
 

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Erich J. Spielmaker

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As of today, Flintopia has been operational for almost 8 months! The initial funding for our Summer program came out of our own pockets, and we were happy to do it! Altogether, we spent... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Created by Erich J. Spielmaker on August 29, 2013

As of today, Flintopia has been operational for almost 8 months! The initial funding for our Summer program came out of our own pockets, and we were happy to do it! Altogether, we spent over $40,000 of our own money.


We wanted to wait until we had something solid to show for ourselves before asking for contributions, and we do. We have officially purchased the old bank building on the corner of Broadway and Lewis, only 2 blocks from the Flintopian boundary line. Therefore, our new address is: 2002 Lewis St Flint, MI 48506


Our plan is to turn this building into our official headquarters AND to use it as a warming center for the homeless during the Winter. Needless to say, the costs are mounting.

When everyone who sees this gives $20, $10, or even $5, we will be well on our way to solidifying our presence on the Eastside of Flint. Thank you in advance!


So, what are we spending our money on? Here are the major expenses:


$10,000 - the Bank building
$2700 - back taxes on the Bank Building
$4000 - processing fees for 30+ land applications
$8000 - utilities for one year
(water/electric/heat/internet/phone/taxes)
***city of Flint raised water costs 110%***


$900 - processing fees to establish 501c3/nonprofit organization


We set our goal at $10,000 even though this won't exactly cover our expenses; however, it will be a great start! We do not foresee asking for contributions regularly, since we are in the process of working with grant institutions in the City of Flint, such as the Ruth Mott Foundation. Soon, the day will come when we start receiving grants regularly; and, the contribution you make today will help us establish ourselves as a serious organization that is ready to accept grants for public works projects in the city of Flint!


Eastside, here we come!


Most Sincerely,


Erich James Spielmaker
 
 
 
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Recent Donations (14)

$838 raised by 14 people in 7 months.

$25.00

Penny O'Toole

2 months ago

 
 

$25.00

Brittany Pimentel

5 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Dustin Fowler

5 months ago

 
 

It's not much, but I believe in Flintopia. The hearts and minds behind this undertaking will make it work! Keep up the good work!

 

$20.00

Dave Gillie

5 months ago

 
 

$12.00

Robert Burack

6 months ago

 
 

$25.00

Mark Stimson

7 months ago

 
 

Go Team!

 

$11.00

Alexander Sa'Ponte

7 months ago

 
 

A dream we dream together is a reality.

 

$500.00

Karla Zogata

7 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Mickey Barrett

7 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Nick Johnson

7 months ago

 
 

Kenny, been a while since we communicated, glad to see you and all of Flintopia are progressing, keep up the hard work everyone!

 

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