Keep A Queer Family Housed This Summer!

I's that time of year again: the Summer Income Slump is hitting our queer, disabled, neurodiverse family and we're looking to our extended community's support to make it through. With your help we can continue making a magical summer for child and alike on a shoestring budget.

We are 2 adults (Veronyx and Joli), a teen, 2 kids and one giant puppy with a single income between us. Subsidized housing and modest SSI benefits help carry us, but the hidden costs of poverty have hit us hard this year, and Joli's education job includes a summer break. We need a boost to cover bills and rent for August and September, at which point the income stream resumes.

$800 will cover rent + bills due at the beginning of August, with a small margin for groceries. At that point we'll raise the goal to cover the beginning of September as well. Thank you in advance for all your love and generosity!

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Alexa Zeryck 
    • $10 
    • 5 mos
  • Gary Montgomery 
    • $50 
    • 6 mos
  • Jeremy Tidwell 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Alex Tarczynski  
    • $20 
    • 6 mos
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Joli Shempert 
Portland, OR
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