Abe's Wish - Funding for ICASA

$13,990 of $12k goal

Raised by 105 people in 2 months
Zach Bright
on behalf of Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
 SAN DIEGO, CA
As some of you may know, my aunt, Polly Poskin, is the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA.)  ICASA is a non-profit organization, and receives the majority of its funds from federal and state grants.

And for those of you who don't know of the state budget situation in Illinois... it isn't great. Time and time again, the state has slashed funding for ICASA, effectively crippling the organization's ability to keep rape-crisis centers open and fully-staffed. These centers provide a confidential space for sexual assault victims to receive counseling, as well as advocacy at hospitals, and 24/7 hotlines for crisis intervention.

That's where this campaign and you come in. We need your help to keep the centers open and phones working!

With slashed budgets, it's more important than ever for donors and the community to support the vital work that ICASA provides to Illinois residents. 

In honor of Illinois' most notable citizen, we're starting  this campaign on Abe Lincoln's 208th birthday, February 12th, 2017. A great occasion to give a gift.

I've named ICASA as the beneficiary of this campaign, so the funds will be sent directly to them.

And as an added incentive, if this fund raises $20,000, I'll get a tattoo of Honest Abe. ;)

To learn more about ICASA, you can check them out here: Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Thank you for your support of sexual assault victims and ICASA.

Much love,
Zach
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Update 6
Posted by Zach Bright
9 days ago
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Hi everyone,

I'm going to keep the campaign open for another week, so if you know of anyone who would like to make a final donation, now is the time!

Cheers,
Zach
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Update 5
Posted by Zach Bright
1 month ago
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Hi everyone! We've passed $11k, and it seems like we've reached the end of the road for this campaign.

However, I'm going to leave the campaign open for another week or two to see if anyone else wants to donate.

We didn't quite make it to $20k, but this has surpassed all my expectations. I was hoping to get at least $5k, but we've more than doubled that, thanks to you! We've made a real impact in the lives of so many sexual assault survivors.

Be sure to support your local rape crisis centers and advocate for their funding.

Much love,
Zach
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Update 4
Posted by Zach Bright
1 month ago
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Hey everyone! Let's try to give this campaign one last push to the finish line. $10k is within our grasp, with only a little over $1200 left to go thanks to YOU. If you haven't shared the campaign yet, now would be the time. Also, if you have any contacts in the press or news outlets, sharing this campaign with them would be a huge help! The more exposure, the better.

As always, thank you for your support of sexual assault survivors and ICASA!

-Zach
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Update 3
Posted by Zach Bright
1 month ago
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We're over $7,000! Let's keep this going as long as we can. I know that by sharing the campaign with family and friends, we can raise so much more for ICASA and sexual assault survivors. The press may even give us a shout-out if our campaign continues to grow. Please share as much as you can!
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$13,990 of $12k goal

Raised by 105 people in 2 months
Created February 9, 2017
Zach Bright  
on behalf of Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault
MB
$100
Marilyn Black
6 days ago

Thank you for doing this.

KE
$150
Kathryn Eisenhart
8 days ago (Offline Donation)
TP
$100
Teresa Phillips
11 days ago
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JN
$800
James and Linda Nielson
23 days ago (Offline Donation)
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PB
$500
Peg Breslin
24 days ago (Offline Donation)
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JG
$200
Jane Fee Lee Gaeding
24 days ago (Offline Donation)
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In memory of Candice Kane

KG
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Kelly Goldsmith
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
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JR
$500
J. William and Carole Roberts
1 month ago (Offline Donation)
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$100
Lynne Galassi
1 month ago
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In memory of Candice Kane. You brought so much light and love to our family. Peace to YOU, Candice.

$25
Olivia Lougée
1 month ago
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