When the City of Toomsboro, GA went viral many investors gathered to bid on the 36 parcels for sale in downtown Toomsboro, GA. Our family and friends placed our sights on 96.71 acres of land at the edge of Toomsboro, GA in Unincorporated Wilkinson County Georgia. Our land is just 6 minutes from the Oconee River and Balls Ferry National Park.
We were able to purchase our land utilizing cooperative economics. Together 19 relatives and close friends will begin a new development for our elders to retire, our families to enjoy vacation homes, and to create a thriving safe haven for BIPOC all over. We hope to create a space for our family and yours to enjoy family reunions, weddings, healing retreats, marriage conferences, youth survival programs, and apprenticeship programs in farming and construction.
When we purchased the land we set out to build it for ourselves and do this for ourselves, and to be a model for other families and friends to create their own communities. Upon purchase of the land, our post went viral and people from all over started commenting, sharing, and asking how could they help us on our mission. So here we are providing an opportunity for all of our extended family and friends who want to be apart of this movement to donate toward bringing amenities and utilities to the land before our big celebratory event on Labor Day Weekend that we are calling the BIG BLACK Campout .
We asking for your help to raise $88,000 to help clear the land, hire a team to build roads, pavilions, gazebos, & benches, dig a well for water, create a small camping supply store, connect electricity, and install Wi-FI capabilities to make our Black-owned private land a premier event site for Black families in the age of social distancing. Imagine with us if you will a place full of life and activity where Black families can enjoy the great outdoors, practice sportsmen activities, and connect with nature and the many healing and mental wellness benefits it provides. Will you help us accomplish that dream?
We have much more development in the future. We are calling it our 5 Phase Development Plan. Our first step is creating a community not just for our benefit but for yours. So as apart of our fundraiser we have provided a few ways we will honor people that provide NON-Tax Deductible donations (we're not a non-profit organization.)
ALL DONATIONS WE RECEIVE BEYOND OUR $88,000 goal will roll over to our second phase of development.
In our second phase, our goal is to raise $888,000 for 20 tiny home cabins to be built by Black-Woman owned Mobu Enterprises of Shipping Living based in Macon, GA. Her enterprise will help us set up an apprentice program teaching young people, ex-felons, and veterans how to build shipping container tiny homes on our land. See a digital rendering of our future development below:
Thank you so very much for taking the time to read, donate, and/or share! Every donation counts and no donation is too small or too big! We promise to put it to good use! Learn more about us at www.thefreedomgeorgiainitiative.com and follow our first event the BIG BLACK Campout on IG at www.instagram.com/bigblackcampout
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WE LOVE YOU ALL!
- Saone Dixon
- Kaki Marshall
- Tonya Fisher
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