RAISE the ROOF - Restore the AFC!

$1,971 of $5,200 goal

Raised by 59 people in 18 months
RAISE the ROOF - Restore The Arlene Francis Center!
- Community Engagement Campaign -

Thank you for your interest in supporting the AFC!

August 24th 2017 - September 24th 2017
We're inviting the whole community to join the party! We have organized a month-long fundraiser and building restoration project leading to an all-day celebratory jamboree on September 24th, the first of our monthly AFC Showcase highlighting all that we are and all that we do!

We are currently undertaking the repair of the roof and restoration of our building grounds. We will rely on volunteer labor and donated materials. Our main goal with this page is to gather financial resources to use as volunteer stipends and for the purchase of supplies.

Please make any contribution you can - Thank you for supporting this invaluable community space! If you can't make a financial contribution, or would like to help in other ways, please read on to learn more about the AFC, our Community Engagement Campaign, and who to get in touch with about project details. Thank you again for your interest and support!

The Arlene Francis Center:
Our local, community-centered, cultural hub offers an eclectic mix of gatherings, group discussions, educational workshops, concerts, music classes, theatrical performances, art shows, film screenings, book readings, non-profit fundraisers, and an ever-changing multitude of grassroots productions! We believe that art and culture can bridge the gap between spirituality and politics transforming our relationships through creativity, connection, and collaboration.

The Arlene Francis Center is made possible by a dedicated group of volunteers, producers, community partnerships, donations of funds / supplies, homegrown festivals, and local events. The center is housed in a large, historic, brick building in downtown Santa Rosa's Railroad Square. This charming and beautiful structure provides a safe and inclusive creative space for all to enjoy!

FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN: Aug. 24th - Sept. 24th
We are seeking support and asking for help as we raise funds, aggregate materials, repair the roof, rejuvenate the grounds, and celebrate the restoration of The Arlene Francis Center!

CONTRIBUTIONS can be made through this GoFundMe Page. Checks should be written to The Arlene Francis Foundation and can be mailed / brought to 99 Sixth Street, Santa Rosa, CA. Phone: 528 - 3009

Brave volunteers will be dedicating their time, tools, and skills to repairing the roof and restoring the grounds of our beloved community center to prepare for the winter rainfall and secure the structure of this very special place we all treasure!

Have roofing supplies? Are you a skilled volunteer?
Contact Riis Larsen - Riis.Larsen@gmail.com

A Showcase highlighting AFC producers, musicians, artists, performers, participating groups and members! Our intention is to gather as much support and momentum through the sharing of what we do every day. This event is for anyone and everyone who has felt that The AFC is a home and a significant place in our community. This is the first of our AFC Showcase monthly series!

Musician, Artist, Poet, Circus Performer, Dancer?
Contact Chelsey Kolbeck - ctkolbeck@gmail.com

Date: September 24th 2017
Time: 2PM - 10PM
Where: 99 Sixth Street Santa Rosa
AFC Showcase - All Ages
Ukuelle, Drum Jams, DJs, Workshops, TrashArt, and so much more!

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/128622007760003

The House Hosts of The Arlene Francis Center:
Riis Larsen, Chelsey Kolbeck, Alex Shapiro, Bruce Rhodes, Carissa Green, Alcina Hortsman, Gidon Levanbach, Shelli Morrison, Colton Silvers, Bob Brown, Colleen O'Neal, Martin Hamilton, Peter Gabel.

We hold true to a unique vision that links fostering a spiritual vision of love and community with a commitment to activism and social change. We are dedicated to fostering an elevated social space committed to the idea that a synthesis of spirit, art, and politics in one shared space can help to transform the world.

Website: https://arlenefranciscenter.org/
Please, explore some of our content on Facebook, check out our philosophical vibes on our website, or come on down for a visit in Railroad Sqaure at 99 Sixth Street.

August/September Newsletter: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/RAISE-the-ROOF---Help-Restore-The-Arlene-Francis-Center-.htmlsoid=1128651846309&aid=STLsF82L_9c
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$1,971 of $5,200 goal

Raised by 59 people in 18 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Arlene Francis Foundation
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