Community Solidarity, Inc. Nonprofit Status Approved! Celebration/Fundraiser this Friday!
To our friends, supporters and fellow activists,
I am happy to announce that today marks the start of a new chapter in our movement to alleviate social ills such as poverty, racism, sexism, hunger and homelessness.
After nearly two years of organizing, paperwork fees and various other preparations, Community Solidarity, Inc., a project founded by LIFNB community members, has finally been recognized as a 501(c)3 Nonprofit organization by the IRS!
Needless to say, we’re having a celebration this Friday (May, 20th) from 7-9pm at Urban Coffee in Greenlawn, and we really hope you come. It’s a suggested donation of $5 and a portion of every coffee purchased will go to support this incredible new nonprofit!
Please spread the word because this is the perfect opportunity to learn more about our new project, to meet new people and to celebrate this great event. And please, we know these are incredibly difficult times, but if you’re able to, please bring your checkbook and consider giving a contribution to Community Solidarity. We’ll be needing to raise a lot of money to get this new nonprofit up and running and every contribution is extremely valuable. Plus, it's now tax deductible!
Date: Friday, May 20th @7pm
Greenlawn, NY 11740
RSVP on Facebook: Click Here.
We did it, we got approved!
For nearly five years now, Long Island Food Not Bombs has been sharing free groceries, hot meals, clothing, books, school supplies, seeds and toys with thousands of people on a weekly basis. To be more precise, each week we share a week’s-worth of groceries with about three thousand people. If you’re curious, that’s about six bags per person or a total of eighteen thousand bags a week!
We’ve also been able to do all this without spending any money – this is mainly because our methods and tactics are extremely effective. Truth be told, there are nonprofits on Long Island with million dollar budgets that can’t even share as much food as us. So just imagine what we could do with LI Food Not Bombs tactics and a million dollars. Feed ten’s of thousands each week, build community spaces, rebuild our communities… the sky really is the limit.
This is why Community Solidarity was created. Over the next few years its goals are to:
1. Help local food panties and soup kitchens here on Long Island become more efficient. Basically, get more food and help more people.
2. Collect funds to build a community space here on Long Island, and
3. To create an organization that becomes a tool that community members can use when forming projects aimed at addressing the problems in their own communities.
While Community Solidarity and Long Island Food Not Bombs are separate organizations we work towards the same goal. Starting this month Community Solidarity will begin assisting in the management and logistical planning of our food shares. It is our hope that this collaboration will help to feed thousands more here on Long Island and that it will help us grow even stronger, collectively, as a community.
In Solidarity & Jubilation,
JonSTeps & Community Solidarity.
P.S. – If you’re interested in sending a tax-deductible contribution by mail, please use the following information. You can also contact us at 631.223.4370.
Community Solidarity, Inc.
PO Box 208
Huntington, NY 11743
Posted May 17 2011 - 4:16pm by LongIslandFNB