Hi! My name is Marissa Chandler and I am the Director of the 5280 Summer Freedom
School, run by BLM5280. I’ve also been a Freedom School teacher for all five years since the program’s creation. Did you know that it costs BLM5280 about $50,000 to host the 5280 Summer Freedom School each July? However, thanks to a generous grant from our comrades at BLM-OKC (Oklahoma City Chapter), donations made up to $20,000 will be MATCHED! That means that $20,000 in public donations = $40,000 total towards affirming and liberatory 5280 Summer program that is always free of charge to families.
Because I know how meaningful this program is to our community, I am raising funds that will be transferred to BLM5280 so that the organization can compensate instructors, pay for meals, and help purchase supplies necessary to create a successful Summer Freedom School. Want to join me in getting us close to our goal? Any donation will help make an impact, and all donations up to $20,000 will be matched. Thanks in advance for your contribution to the 5280 Summer Freedom School. With your help, nearly 60 Black and BIPOC children will feel safe, celebrated and free this July.