Memphis Budget Replenishment

$73,029 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 2,253 people in 14 months
Created April 17, 2018
Fundraising team
on behalf of Candi Burton
April 17th, the Tennessee House approved an amendment that removed $250,000 from our city, punishing Memphis for removing two Confederate monuments. These dollars would have been used for our city’s bicentennial celebration. If you are a Memphian, Tennessean, or general supporter of the removal of these statues in our community, please, consider donating; 25,000 of us donating $10 each would replenish the dollars lost. All money raised will be given to the City of Memphis. Our city should not be punished by the legislature for making decisions in the best interest of its community and citizens. 

You can read more on the story here per The Commercial Appeal or here ‌ per The New York Times.
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Just wanted to share a little happy today!

The Entercom drop-off location for the Pearls & Neckties Drive received 51 ties and 58 pieces of jewelry that were donated to the Memphis Office of Youth Services today. These accessories will be used by youth in the Memphis community this summer, directly in part with the Bicentennial Youth Employment Enhancement funding from this GoFundMe.
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Funds are in the process of being withdrawn and used for the Bicentennial Youth Employment Enhancement initiative that has been made possible by everyone's support of the Memphis Budget Replenishment GoFundMe. More to come soon!
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Update!

Since launching the Memphis Budget Replenishment GoFundMe last year, we have raised more than $72,500. In order to see the use of this funding through, I have been serving on the City of Memphis Youth Guidance Commission as its Program Promotion Chairperson. As we near the bicentennial celebration, I would like to share one of the city's current initiatives that goes hand-in-hand with the Bicentennial Youth Employment Enhancement funding.

Memphians, as you begin to Spring-clean, please, consider donating new or gently used ties and pearls to students in the community that will be participating in MPLOY and MAP this summer. These items can be donated at the following locations between April 1 and May 10:

Office of Youth Services (Midtown)
315 S. Hollywood St.
9 AM - 4 PM

Entercom (East Memphis)
1835 Moriah Woods Blvd.
Building #1
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Thank you all for the kindness you've shared with our city!
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I’ve been on the road, so I’m late with this update: the City Council of Memphis voted last week to accept the funds raised from this GoFundMe page! You can read more on it here: https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.commercialappeal.com/amp/632908002
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$73,029 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 2,253 people in 14 months
Created April 17, 2018
Fundraising team
on behalf of Candi Burton
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