Please Support Coal Cracker Kids

$840 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 11 months
Created September 9, 2018

Coal Cracker Kids  is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower young people in Pennsylvania's Anthracite Coal Region through youth-led projects that explore sense of place and promote professional development.

Please watch our video above to learn more.

Since 2014 we've published a quarterly youth-led newspaper that features writing and photos from our young journalists, who receive small Deadline Club stipends for quality work that is completed on time.

We Need Your Help

Right now, we really need your help to continue our work, which until now has mostly been supported by volunteers, kind donations from our core supporters, and start-up grant funding from the Community Reporting Alliance.

To grow and continue to serve more young people, we need:

- computer equipment
- design software
- reliable internet access
- funding to sustainably support our print and design costs
- funding to support journalism trainings and professional development field trips
- professional staff to advise participants and engage in public outreach
- repairs to our headquarters, which we have been working on ourselves since 2017

We've set a campaign goal of $15,000 but we could do so much more if we exceed our goal!

You Have the Power to Make a Difference

It’s easy to complain about the challenges young people in the Coal Region face — such as neighborhood blight, opioid abuse, or crime — but it’s empowering to take action and make a contribution to an organization like Coal Cracker Kids that is creating alternatives and opportunities.

Any donation that you can make is greatly needed and very much appreciated. Your contribution is tax deductible.

To continue our work, we need gifts of $25, $50 or $100, as well as larger donations of $250, $500 and $1,000 from those who are able to give at that level.

Even a $5 gift will help.

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Thank you to all who have kindly donated to Coal Cracker Kids! Please check out this link for a glimpse of some of our accomplishments over the past 5 years. With your support, we can do even more! We appreciate your help and community spirit!
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Congratulations to our young journalists on publication of Coal Cracker's fall 2018 issue, which includes features on conspiracy theories and the history of Halloween, as well as profiles of a professional drummer, a nonagenarian, and Mahanoy City's new borough manager. Plus, a personal essay on how it feels to begin the college applications process. Great work!
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$840 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 11 months
Created September 9, 2018
Funds raised will benefit:
Coal Cracker Kids
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Mahanoy City, PA
EIN: 811706968
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