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Help clothe Denver's homeless

$275 of $200 goal

Raised by 5 people in 10 months
Occupy Denver has been protesting the Urban Camping Ban that makes it illegal for people to  be homeless in Denver for over four years.  We hold a weekly Community Meal on Friday evenings at businesses on the busy 16th St. mall that support the ban through their membership in the Downtown Denver Partnership. The DDP is Denver's powerful lobby for the interests of the businesses in LODO that convinced city hall to  pass the ban  and keep it on the books.   As a result, numerous homeless people have been told to "move along" to sleep at somewhere that does not exist (there aren't near enough shelter beds for everyone) and are arrested if they don't move on fast enough or refuse.  Everything they own that is not in their hands is taken from them  supposedly as evidence of a crime, except that it is put into a  trash truck and compacted.  The city still lies about taking their possessions on the grounds that they represent a "public health hazard".  When they get ouf of jail with still no place to live and no possessions, they need our help and advocacy.

We have convinced the Snooze Restaurant, the Palm Restaurant, and the Tattered Cover Bookstore to drop their memberships in the DDP after some time.  Now we are at the Rock Bottom Brewery at 16th and Curtis with a hot, home cooked full meal at 5:30  every Friday, forcing the customers and management to  actually see homeless people and hear us explain the ban and how cruel and unconstitutional it is.   We also bring sleeping bags, blankets, and clothing to give to them to replace what has been taken. 

I have been attempting to provided warm, clean, intact clothing to them for several months but have gotten to the point where I have no resources for clothing and am running short on nearly everything.   I can get some clothing from the ARC and Goodwill if I have an EIN number to establish Resurrection Clothing as a not-for-profit agency, so I am asking for help to raise the funds to pay for the EIN number so I can establish my charity as a non-profit. 

I intend  to apply for a grant through the Denver Foundation, but funds won't be awarded until later this spring and homeless people need clothing on an ongoing basis.  This will get me started.  When I do get a grant, I plan to buy an old van that I can use to carry clothes to the free laundry and shower trucks and to shelters.  While there are clothing banks  at some shelters and the Coalition for the Homeless, I intend to take the clothing to where the people are while feeding them and protesting the Urban Camaping Ban.   Help us end this inhumane, unconstitutional ban by getting businesses out of the DDP. and empowering the homeless to speak up for themselves.  We  now have two cases in district court to address the constitutional  issues behind the ban, but it is unknown when they will be heard and the ban shut down by law.  

Thank you on behalf of Denver's street homeless for your help.
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Already you have helped me get the money for t he EIN number I so desperately need. Any excess will be spent on getting Resurrection Clothing set up as a non-profit agency, whatever it takes. Thank you all so much!
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I have just created a GoFundMe account to help me raise a small amount to allow me to obtain an EIN number for my anti-store, Resurrection Clothing. I use it to give warm clothing to Denver's street homeless every Friday night in conjunction with Occupy Denver's weekly community meal and protest of the Urban Camping Ban. Once I get this magic number I can solicit clothing from the ARC and Goodwill. Then I can continue my efforts until I am able to get a grant through the Denver Foundation to buy a used van to transport the clothing to the shelters and free laundry truck. If you can help me, please do. I really appreciate it.
Ready for customers last Dec.
Starting small last spring
Taking RC to the community
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Hello, Friends and Colleagues,

I have just set up a GoFundMe account to raise money for Resurrection Clothing, the anti-store that I run on Friday evenings in conjunction with Occupy Denver's weekly community meal. I am trying to raise a very modest sum to allow me to get an EIN number from the state so I can get some clothing from other non-profit agencies. Then when I have a stable source of clean, intact warm clothing, I will officially apply for a grant to buy a van to take the clothing to the free showers and shelters. If I have the clothing, I can wait for my proposal to be granted and keep using my old Honda to transport them weekly

Any help you can give me at this start-up phase will be greatly appreciated. And if you have some warm clothing to donate, please call me at 303-316-6748 and I will be glad to pick them up. Thanks for your support.
Ready for customers at Tattered Cover
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