Team Hatch-Billops


  • $705
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This campaign already ended. We hope you like the results!

$705 raised of $2,500
($455 online, $250 offline)

"Team Hatch-Billops" is a team to help the EAST SIDE FREEDOM LIBRARY raise the funds to replace the roof and open the doors.


name dollars donors


Steve Boland

Peter Rachleff

$705 9

Most Recent Donations

  • Peter Rachleff $50 to Peter Rachleff
    06/30/2014 at 07:55 AM ET
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    06/26/2014 at 02:45 PM ET
  • Peter Rachleff $30 to Peter Rachleff
    06/19/2014 at 12:40 PM ET
  • Peter Rachleff $100 to Peter Rachleff
    06/19/2014 at 08:30 AM ET
  • Peter Rachleff $50 to Peter Rachleff
    06/16/2014 at 12:46 PM ET
  • Peter Rachleff $25 to Peter Rachleff
    06/12/2014 at 03:44 PM ET
  • Peter Rachleff $50 to Peter Rachleff
    06/06/2014 at 10:31 AM ET
  • Peter Rachleff $100 to Peter Rachleff
    06/05/2014 at 09:16 AM ET

Most Recent Comments

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Beth Cleary and I are the founding co-directors of the East Side Freedom Library. We have been inspired by Jim Hatch and Camille Billops' three decades of work in New York City to document the work and lives of artists of color. They used oral interviews, visual art, the collection of documents, and the publication of a journal to bring dedicated artists into the historical record and to create community among the people who are inspired by their stories. Residents of the East Side of Saint Paul, we have designed our project to involve immigrants and working people in the research, telling, and sharing of their own stories, to think analytically about their experiences, and to raise public awareness about the contributions that these women and men have made to our community. When we learned that the historic Carnegie Library (est. 1917) known as the Arlington Hills Library was going to become available, we set our sights on taking over this landmark, repurposing it to engage the neighborhood's diverse residents, and developing collections and programs which can realize our vision. But, first, we have to restore and renovate the building, and set aside the money to be able to preserve it in the long run. And the first step in this process is to replace the roof. We have applied for a Neighborhood STAR grant for this purpose, but it requires a 1:1 match. So we must raise $50,000 quickly. And we want to do this fundraising in a way that enables community residents to make their contributions, to express your connection with this building and this project, and to enable you to honor people who have inspired you. Anyone who contributes $100 or more can provide the name of someone you want to honor and, if possible, send us a story about them and a photo. We will commission a poster to list all the names, and we will maintain a file of the stories you share with us. When we publish the ESFL newsletter, we will include some of these stories. These people will be accorded their place in history.

Team Captain

Peter Rachleff Peter Rachleff

  1. Shannon ForneyShannon... 06/12/2014 at 03:38 PM ET
    Here's a chipper thought. This donation has been on my mind since June 3. I'm SURE that hundreds of other folks have also procrastinated on making their contributions. Therefore, by the end of the month I predict you'll surpass all goals and then some. Glad to see you are hosting Northern Spark events and community conversations! All the very best, Shannon