Save Project Reach

$18,449 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 220 people in 30 months
Heinz Liu
on behalf of Don Kao
 NEW YORK, NY
Save PROJECT REACH  - fundraising by PRORADS*


Project Reach ("PR") is an NYC community center advocating for and empowering youths and citizens including, victims of crime, victims of discrimination (sex, gender, sexual orientation), underprivileged youth, multi-racial, the LGBT community, and other segments of society especially during times of need. PR achieves this by coordinating workshops, training programs, organizing community awareness initiatives, and providing a safe haven.


HOW YOU CAN HELP: PR is on the brink of closing due to government budget cuts and needs your help today. In 1985, Don Kao joined the program he reached out to help youth, and provide a safe haven for many in the community.  A few years later Don tested positive for HIV/AIDS, which was a death sentence in the early 80’s but Don persevered and resolved to continue his role as director of PR for the benefit of the youth of NYC.  Amazingly at times he would have staff meetings in hospital room to keep his passion of the program running on course.  Despite the multiple hospitalizations and near death experiences. A lifelong community activist, his efforts with PR have positively affected the lives of countless city youths for over 3 decades. Don and PR yearn to continue supporting youths and disadvantaged individuals and groups. Your contribution of $5 or $50 or more would be instrumental in saving one community initiative project, to keep one more program running, or preserving that safe haven for a person in need.


PROJECT REACH achievements:

1989: The youth of PR create a traveling anti-racism project to address tensions between Korean market owners and Caribbean residents of Brooklyn (NYC).

1991: Womyn's Strike campaign - young PR women protest sexism by picketing, sitting-in, and locking-out male counterparts, and successfully cause the institution to implement a minimum of 50% women run community programming.

2001: 70 young people organize to walk through, sit-in and speak out at a major AIDS organization protesting discrimination against immigrants living with AIDS.

2004: Social Justice Boot Camp - PR organizes a weeklong, nation-wide boot camp for 60 young people, including youths and organizations from NYC, upstate NY and as far as Texas.


*PRORADS (Project Reach Anti-Discrimination Space) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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Hey everyone! Thanks its a slow start but we hit the $1000.00 mark. Please keep sharing, I will be changing the picture every two weeks to try to keep us on people's minds!
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22 years ago Don Kao from Project Reach NYC came to help me, when I was in a very difficult situation. He definitely did not have to... I never met him before that day. He helped shape my life in so many positive ways. I am hoping I can make a difference and start one of those "viral" campaigns and give back to Project Reach NYC. Last year they lost most of their funding. We always hear about the people who get ridiculous amounts of money for a peanut butter sandwich. I am hoping I can help Project Reach NYC continue helping other young people that need help. Any amount helps please share!
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$18,449 of $150,000 goal

Raised by 220 people in 30 months
Created May 11, 2016
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$50
Mariah Montgomery
1 month ago

from SURJ NYC (from July 2018 chapter meeting)

MM
$60
Mariah Montgomery
1 month ago

Donation from SURJ NYC from our October 2018 chapter meeting

$100
Anonymous
9 months ago
MM
$185
Madelyn Moyer
10 months ago

On behalf of MS8 teachers. Thank you for all you do!

AC
$100
Anne del Castillo
10 months ago

In memory of Fay and in honor of Don's ongoing work

$200
Anonymous
10 months ago
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