Help my trans friend thrive in CO!

I started this GoFundMe to raise money for my dear friend Zak to make the move to Colorado and start a new life here! He has been through hell and deserves to thrive. With your help I can make that happen for him. 

I met Zak at a Dharma Ocean retreat in Crestone, CO a few years ago. From the moment I met Zak, I felt like he understood and supported my unique gender identity. He is a fearless warrior who never fails to be himself, despite the struggles he has gone through, which inspires me to fully be myself.

Zak has a Master of Philosophy in Film Studies from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a minor in world literature, performance, queer theory, and philosophy. He is also a talented singer-songwriter. The talent of this human is crazy!!! I so want him to succeed.

He has been stuck in rural upstate New York where he has worked back-breaking jobs with low pay for years. He has wanted to move to Colorado since we first met. 

I am trying to raise funds to enable Zak to move to Colorado by October 1st! I have talked with Zak about his resource needs and put together a complete breakdown of how the funds will be spent:

September
Rent $600
Geico car insurance $72
Utilities $60
Sprint phone $80
Food $600
Gas $160
Dentist $200
Doctor $30
Misc Living Expenses $120
Car Repairs: rotors, rear brakes, all-weather tires, battery $810
Trailor rental $500
Trailor hitch $160
Trailor wire connector $70
Gas from Philmont, NY to Boulder, CO (2000 mi / 30 mpg = 66.6 gallons x $4/gal $280
E-Z drive pass transponder $20
AAA $66
Hotel - 3 nights $240

October
Utilities $40
1st month's rent + deposit $800
Geico car insurance $72
Utilities $60
Sprint phone $80
Food $600
Gas $160

Total: $5880

As many of you know, there are additional barriers for trans people in this world. I have experienced some of them myself. I have been really lucky in other areas of my life. I recognize now is the time for me to give back. I hope you will join me! Contributing to Zak's campaign will have a direct impact on an exemplary human—hopefully one you can meet when he arrives in Colorado!

Thank you!!!

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 29 mos
  • Christiane Hull 
    • $20 
    • 29 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 30 mos
  • Peggy Ahwesh 
    • $25 
    • 30 mos
  • Ray G. 
    • $20 
    • 30 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Raine Rupert Revere 
Organizer
Boulder, CO
Zachary Manenti 
Beneficiary
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