*Note: PCBF is on a brief summer hiatus starting July 17, 2020. Since March 16, we've been doing emergency COVID-19 bailouts. Over the past 4 months, our small mostly volunteer team has posted $2,191,750 in bail to free 237 people. We've also given the majority of them support including direct connections to housing, paying for rent, utilities, and groceries, and direct connections to mental health services. We have substantially spent down our bail funds and are taking this hiatus to build up our bail funds and to rest. We are still taking in requests to add to our list, but we will not be able to post new bails for a short while unless they are under $1,000 to post or are an emergency (medical, risk of loss of custody of children, etc.).
Tomorrow marks 1 week since we officially began our 2019 Holiday Youth Bailout! Our goal is to raise $50,000 this season in order to reunite children locked up in adult prison with their families. We are working with @Yasproject to identify and support children to be bailed out.
As of this morning, we've raised $7,858 in online donations! Thank you! If you'd like to help free a child this season, you can give at phillybailout.com/donate
Circle Mobilizing Because Black Lives Matter is hosting the third annual Turn Up to Bail Out Saturday November 9th from 7 to 10:30 PM at 1125 S Broad Street! Join us for a night of music, food, and local vendors as we raise money to support our Holiday Bail Outs! Help us get more of our friends and neighbors free while enjoying a night of Black music and joy! Tickets are just $15. Get your ticket today at Eventbrite!
Since Mama's Bail Out in May of this year, we've bailed out 62 of our neighbors with another 4 approved and waiting to be bailed out! That accounts for $2,220,700 dollars in set bail! Of that amount, we posted $267,070 to get folk free.
This was all possible due to your steadfast support! We are temporarily closed to new requests as our fund is just about tapped out. We are counting on some of this bail money to be returned as cases close, but in the meantime more of our neighbors are languishing in jail waiting for their day in court.
Will you help us get up and running again? You can donate at phillybailout.com/donate Or join us for a dance party and celebration Friday night from 6 to 11pm at Asian Arts Initiative. Tickets start at just $15 and support our bail fund! Get your tickets today at https://bit.ly/2MtGs83
Art & Healing Trunk Party
August 25 3:30PM to 7:30PM
Amber Street Community Garden
2838 Amber Street, Philadelphia
Come support directly impacted women!
Donations: toiletries, art supplies, journals, books, crafts
Free drinks, food, and music