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Our annual fundraiser was a success!
Spare Change Round-up
Spare Change Round-up participants- Sunrise Cyclery, The Hub Bike Co-op at Oak Street, Recovery Bike Shop, Spokes, Venture North Bike Walk & Coffee participated in collecting your spare change, equaling $324.56.
Shade Party Online Fundraiser
We also did an online fundraiser to get a canopy for Grease Rag-
Craig Ruhland, Liz Brenner, Ashley Lyle, Nicole Weiler, Rachel Fletcher,Teri Shuraleff, Greta Alquist, Lucy Tobin, Rachel Wiken, Erin Durkee, Erin Marissa, Amy Andrzejewski, Justin Schuetz, JJ Profe Kahle, Tami Traeger, Amy Brugh, Jessica Nadeau, Paul Wichser, Victoria Malawey, Mike Migeel Jones, Marcus Johnson, and Linda Pate, anonymous donors- THANK YOU!!
Our goal for the fundraiser was $1000, and we all came up with $1612. Not bad, Friends. Not bad! Thank you to everyone who boosted the signal on Facebook and Twitter, and has put in sweat equity to make this group keep on rolling.
Money is not the central focus of Grease Rag, but it sure does make things easier sometimes. So we really appreciate the WTFs, and our accomplices who donated, and boosted the signal for our ask.
Grease Rag has always been loosely organized, non-hierarchical, and only exists because of the people who put in sweat equity, give dollars, or hype us to their friends. Teamwork.
The combined fundraisers brought in about $1950. We will be spending funds on a canopy, the birthday party, Pre-Babes Wanderabout, and we've already bought some cupcakes. Thanks for helping pad the coffers.
Shade Party Update
Coming soon! Expect to see us at Powderhorn 24, Babes in Bikeland, and beyond!
Join us in celebrating our sixth birthday on 7/31. We will meet at 6:30 at Rainbow Chinese on Nicollet, near our first open shop location at Sunrise Cyclery.
It does not matter if it has been awhile since you came to an open shop. It does not matter if you have never been to an open shop. It does not matter if you live out of the area. If you are a WTF, and you feel included and you benefit from this community, you are a member of Grease Rag. We welcome you with open arms, and we hope that you will make it out to an event (or participate online!), or feel empowered to create your own events.
We will be spending some funds here. Let's party. Together! Because that's what Grease Rag is so good at... getting together in supportive spaces and having a ton of fun.
Donating. For procrastinators!
If you'd like to donate and missed the window- there will be a jar at the party, and we are asking that folks bring a food shelf item to the party on 7/31 to support the The Exchange Minneapolis.
The Exchange Queer Community Food Shelf is looking for all sorts of non-perishable food items (including gluten-free, nut-free and vegan options)! Popular items include proteins, snack items, fruit and items that can make a whole meal.
Drop off and Pick up hours include Thursday 12-2, Friday 4-6 and Saturday 3-5. After hours, items can be left by the front glass door next to Cafe Southside. A new additional drop off site has been added at Family Tree Clinic with hours Mon & Wed 8am-8:30pm, Tues & Thurs 8am-5pm and Sat 10am-2pm in the Rainbow box.