Help us attend DC #MarchforOurLives

On March 24th, students from around the country will gather in DC to #MarchForOurLives , and a group of students from New York City’s Martin Van Buren High School want to stand in solidarity—but they need your help. Organized by the incredible survivors of the Parkland, Florida shooting, this gathering of America's youth will send a clear message to lawmakers: their lives and safety must become a priority, and gun violence and mass shootings in schools must end.

The leaders of Van Buren’s student government as well as other classmates need funds for a bus to take them from Queens, NY, to Washington, DC, and back, and drinks/snacks for the road. Once the goal is met, the funds will be given directly to the school.

By donating to this effort—$1, $10, whatever you can spare—you’re not only helping these deserving students have the experience of a lifetime, but you’ll be helping the students of Parkland grow their movement (which has already led to gun control reform in Florida !)

Here are some thoughts from Van Buren students about the importance of #MarchForOurLives:

"Participating in the march and in democracy in general is empowering and making our school stronger." - student Abu Sufiyan Hamayoun

"It's important to remember that students have a voice too, and we need to use it to spread awareness and make changes. Guns are NOT our future." - student Kanza Choudhry

"When nobody else does, someone else has to. We need to step up." - student Anupreet Kaur

So, please: Help these young and motivated Americans attend the march. They’ll never forget it.

-Marisa Kabas, Brooklyn, NY
friend of Van Buren High School
  • Nicola Antonio DeMarco 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
  • Rosemary Cassidy 
    • $50 
    • 44 mos
  • Jeremy Ribakove 
    • $16 
    • 44 mos
  • steve wilson 
    • $62 
    • 44 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $21 
    • 44 mos
See all


Marisa Kabas 
Queens Village, NY
  • #1 fundraising platform

    More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more