Leah Gipson
Leah Gipson's Fundraiser

Empower young people and end violence against women and girls

10 Years Anniversary: Girl/Friends Leadership Institute, Please give $34 today.

$1,052 towards $3,400

Join me in supporting real change. Support A LONG WALK HOME, INC and help youth make a difference.

Dear Friend,

This month I celebrate my 34th birthday. My goal is for 50 people to donate $34 to A Long Walk Home by the end of today June 12, 2019, and for another 50 people to donate $34 by the end of June. Will you help me support the incredible work of Black girls in Chicago. You can read about one of our youth leaders, Danielle Nolen and here in the New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/18/opinion/sunday/black-women-chicago.html

As a dedicated board member of A Long Walk Home, (ALWH) since 2015 and a supporter of Girl/Friends Leadership Institute since 2009, I am requesting your help to reach our summer fundraising goal of $20,000 for the Girl/Friends Leadership Institute. Please give, $34 today as your birthday gift to me.

Your donations will go a long way to help ALWH support girls and young women use art and activism to heal and empower themselves from their most painful experiences: sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and racial discrimination.

As a friend and family member of survivors, I am aware of the trauma and the lasting impact of violence. I have seen up close how ALWH has emancipated girls and young women from trauma, thus transforming families and communities most impacted by gender and racial violence.

Now more than ever, the girls and young women of A Long Walk Home need your support. ALWH remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable amongst us--females of color--find their voices, become leaders, and ending violence in their communities. Your contribution of $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 will make a real difference and have impact.

Thank you for being someone we can count on during these changing times. We truly are more powerful together.