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  • rsvped for NY Friendraiser 2019-10-16 21:43:19 -0400

    Soulardarity in NYC: Give For Change!

    Join Soulardarity staff Jackson Koeppel and Shimekia Nichols to learn about their work building energy democracy in Highland Park, the heart of Detroit! Starting from the repossession of 2/3 of Highland Park's streetlights in 2012, Soulardarity has made powerful strides towards sustainability and self-determination with community-owned solar streetlights, education, advocacy, and organizing. Join us for food, drinks, and inspiring stories at the home of Diane and Gerard Koeppel. This is an opportunity to support a real grassroots, community-led movement for positive change. We hope you will join us!

    Suggested minimum donation is $25, but all are welcome to attend! Donation levels:

    • Ally: $100
    • Supporter: $250
    • Host: $500
    • Sponsor: $1000+

    RSVP below. You can click here to donate.


    If you are a Soulardarity member or supporter and live in New York we would be happy to meet with you personally! Email Jackson or Shimekia to schedule a time you'll be free for a 1:1 during November 15-17th.

    Sign-up for a membership for $10/year and get more Soulardarity News.

    November 14, 2019 at 6:30pm
    Home of Diane and Gerard Koeppel
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    New York, NY 10011
    United States
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  • donated 2019-10-16 21:36:07 -0400

    Help Us Build A Just Energy Future For All

    $10,419.81 raised
    GOAL: $10,000.00


    GROUNDED AND GROWING: 2012-2017 Impact Report


    Thanks to member Jocelyn Weidman for her gracious offering of the skillful design of this report!


    Get Lit Mug 2018

    $50 donations or more will receive a custom

    Soulardarity "GET LIT!" mug as a thank you for your support!



    phone_charger.pngWe're offering a special thank-you! For donors who give a one-time donation of $250 or more, you'll receive a solar phone charger! These flexible, portable chargers absorb sunlight fast and will charge most phones 8-10 times with a full battery. Consider it a thank you for your support!

    Is $250 too much? No worries! We're also offering chargers to anyone who sets up a monthly donation of $15 or more!

    Get yours by making a donation today!

    We've done incredible things together, from installing solar alley lights to educating our community to holding elected officials accountable. We need all kinds of support to make it happen, and your donations are a critical part of that:

    Read our 2017 Year In Summary to see what your support accomplished last year.

    Read our 2018 Highlights to see what happened this year!

    Look below to see what your contributions do for the work in 2019.

    • $5 prints 50 flyers for an event
    • $15 buys an hour of childcare to make our events more accessible
    • $25 supports a subsidized Soulardarity membership
    • $50 buys winter weatherization supplies for a household
    • $100 buys local, healthy food for a small community meeting
    • $250 pays one month’s rent at our office and maintains a safe, community space
    • $1000 sends our community leaders to share Highland Park’s story on a national platform
    • $5000 keeps a roof over our heads in 2019!

    Every gift makes a difference. We also encourage you to become a dues-paying member and add your voice and leadership to our forward motion.

    If you want to make a larger donation than this page allows, email for instructions.

    To donate by check, please make the check payable to Soulardarity and mail it to:

    21 Highland St
    Highland Park, MI 48203

    Soulardarity is a 501c3 charitable organization. Donations made to Soulardarity are tax-deductible under Soulardarity's EIN: 47-2733535