Residents Of The Collingwood Arts Center

$2,580 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 51 people in 66 months

As of January 21, 2013 the resident artists of the Collingwood Arts Center have been issued 30 day notices, in the middle of the most brutal Winter the city of Toledo has seen in over thirty years. Many of the artists have been here for years, and know/have nowhere else to go. These are poor starving artists who have been living with subsidized rent so they can do their craft.
My goal is to raise funds to make their transition to a new place easier. Hopefully make their landing softer.
There are 28 residents that range all kinds of disciplines and ages. 

The funds raised will go toward security deposits and such for new apartments, and to just give everyone in general a softer landing. If anyone has any questions about anything you can e-mail me at collingwood.residents@gmail.com.

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Thank you everyone for helping us reach our goal. I am trying to get a final count of who needs the money so it can be distributed evenly.
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Yes I have began to delete the negative comments. Because I'm a censor? No. I am a Poet and hate censorship and hate having to do it. The fact is most of these mean hearted comments had no truth to them. They were based on negative stereotypes of poor people mostly, or on the propaganda of some bureaucrat. We are a group of nearly 30 people. There is nothing negative that one person could say, that could possibly stick to us all.
I will be honest with everyone right now. There is a separate fund for me going around by poets from all over the country and I probably will not even need any of this money. I started this fund because I was walking around talking to other artists that have been here for years. They don't know where they are gonna go. I got very angry and I still am in a way. I figured this was the most positive thing I could do with my anger right here. I never expected it to go this far and quite honestly I am humbled that it has.
I can assure you all when this is over I will take the money, count how many people need it, and distribute it evenly. As I said I will probably not even be in that equation. It has been brought up by some residents that if we raise enough money we can give it to the building so it can stay open. We were told at the meeting by the president of the board that 10,000 might do it. If they were willing to keep their word and keep our home open, I am perfectly willing to hand that 10,000 dollars to them. If anyone has anymore questions please contact me at collingwood.resideents@gmail.com.
We are trying to put together one last resident art show so people can come in and see the talent we do have here that has been largely ignored, and support them by buying their art.
Also remember I will delete any comments attacking us with no factual basis.
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I would like to thank our supporters so far and future supporters. Really, I am humbled by the help we have received.
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Neese, the building is old and unsafe. We love it. I have been here five and a half years myself. It is a place where we misfits belong. It is home.
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Luke MacGilvray
66 months ago

YES! I'm pretty stoked that people saw a problem and quickly moved to at least lessen the huge impact. Kudos to everyone involved (except the haters posting, they can go fuck themselves.)

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Iris Love
66 months ago

Sending much needed love, light, and prayers to all my fellow artists. My heart aches with you. Every dollar counts people. 20 people donate even $5 that's $100 that wouldn't have been there otherwise. Don't think you can't make a difference cause you can't donate big. Give up your Starbucks or Mcdouble for the day and help someone stay safe and warm!!!

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Tim Ide
66 months ago

Miserable City has a box truck and we would like to offer the truck and a driver for any residents of the Collingwood Arts Center who are moving locally. The truck and driver will be available from Thursday January 30th to Monday February 3rd from 10 am till 6 pm for local moves. Residents of the Collingwood Arts Center who would benefit from this service can let us know, so as to try to better coordinate any moves. This offer is for local moves only and if you need assistance with a longer move, let us know and maybe we can help. We understand that times are hard and we are in a position to possibly help you out! ...you're in good company You can reach us at: timetoproductions@gmail.com www.miserablecity.tv

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Kaitlyn Mua
66 months ago

Hey Micheal- We're having a fundraiser on Sunday, February 9th at the Ripcord in Toledo to try to add as much to your fund as we can. All CAC artists are welcome to come and sell their art, and we'll be raffling off some awesome donated prizes from local talent. Thank you for everything you're doing for the residents!

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Julia Stein
66 months ago

If you don't want to donate then don't donate, you have nothing to gain by trying to convince others not to try to help these people out. If you don't think these human beings are worthy of help because they "aren't perfect" or whatever then you don't have to be on this page. Internet is a big place. Go play on reddit and let the individuals who would like to help, help.

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Krystal Vile
66 months ago

Someone can tell Sherrie below that she has a nice little message probably sitting in her outbox on FB. :D These people's comments below are so negative! BUT...Hey looks like your half way to your goal woohoo! I just hope this is properly being distributed to all the residence :) there is also a fundraiser at the Ripcord for this Sunday Feb.9

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Jason Neese
66 months ago

that video shows a building that looks scary and unsafe to live in! maybe the silver lining is something better is on the horizon for everyone having to transition out.

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Ursula Soto
66 months ago

There isn't any federal funding or grants to update the building? This is horrible. Good luck to all.

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Melissa Graden
66 months ago

Hope this helps and you guys get enough to help these people out :(

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Michael Grover
66 months ago

http://youtu.be/sNFpKcHsxvc

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Steve North
66 months ago

Standing with you all...

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Ryan Bunch
66 months ago

Wishing a warm best and safe, steady landing to all at the CAC.

JK
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Jake Kosinski
66 months ago

I'm so sorry. These are hard times but you deserve so much better. I would give more if I could. I moved out to Denver a few months ago but Toledo was my home for a long time. My current position (GED Counselor) serves many folks dealing with homelessness and I wish our city officials could see that nobody should lose their home for even a day. It's bad for them but it's also bad for society. Anyways stay strong.

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Anonymous
66 months ago
Luke MacGilvray
66 months ago

YES! I'm pretty stoked that people saw a problem and quickly moved to at least lessen the huge impact. Kudos to everyone involved (except the haters posting, they can go fuck themselves.)

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Iris Love
66 months ago

Sending much needed love, light, and prayers to all my fellow artists. My heart aches with you. Every dollar counts people. 20 people donate even $5 that's $100 that wouldn't have been there otherwise. Don't think you can't make a difference cause you can't donate big. Give up your Starbucks or Mcdouble for the day and help someone stay safe and warm!!!

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Tim Ide
66 months ago

Miserable City has a box truck and we would like to offer the truck and a driver for any residents of the Collingwood Arts Center who are moving locally. The truck and driver will be available from Thursday January 30th to Monday February 3rd from 10 am till 6 pm for local moves. Residents of the Collingwood Arts Center who would benefit from this service can let us know, so as to try to better coordinate any moves. This offer is for local moves only and if you need assistance with a longer move, let us know and maybe we can help. We understand that times are hard and we are in a position to possibly help you out! ...you're in good company You can reach us at: timetoproductions@gmail.com www.miserablecity.tv

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Kaitlyn Mua
66 months ago

Hey Micheal- We're having a fundraiser on Sunday, February 9th at the Ripcord in Toledo to try to add as much to your fund as we can. All CAC artists are welcome to come and sell their art, and we'll be raffling off some awesome donated prizes from local talent. Thank you for everything you're doing for the residents!

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Julia Stein
66 months ago

If you don't want to donate then don't donate, you have nothing to gain by trying to convince others not to try to help these people out. If you don't think these human beings are worthy of help because they "aren't perfect" or whatever then you don't have to be on this page. Internet is a big place. Go play on reddit and let the individuals who would like to help, help.

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Krystal Vile
66 months ago

Someone can tell Sherrie below that she has a nice little message probably sitting in her outbox on FB. :D These people's comments below are so negative! BUT...Hey looks like your half way to your goal woohoo! I just hope this is properly being distributed to all the residence :) there is also a fundraiser at the Ripcord for this Sunday Feb.9

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Jason Neese
66 months ago

that video shows a building that looks scary and unsafe to live in! maybe the silver lining is something better is on the horizon for everyone having to transition out.

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Ursula Soto
66 months ago

There isn't any federal funding or grants to update the building? This is horrible. Good luck to all.

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Melissa Graden
66 months ago

Hope this helps and you guys get enough to help these people out :(

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Michael Grover
66 months ago

http://youtu.be/sNFpKcHsxvc

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