Each year, Gishers come together to make a profound difference in the lives of people or communities facing extraordinary hardship. Our community has helped clear land mines from villages in Laos, housed and provided medical care and nutrition to Syrian refugee families, preserved hundreds of thousands of acres of endangered habitat, and many other accomplishments.
Given the current civil unrest in the United States sparked by the recent murder of George Floyd and relentless oppression of people of color, for this GISH Hunt we’ve decided to rally your tremendous enthusiasm and support towards the Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) of the NAACP.
This is an incredible organization that’s actively achieving success in racial justice, equality and building an inclusive society. Properly funded, this organization has the ability and resources to make a fundamental difference in tipping the scales of racial inequality in the courtroom and the streets.
Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF, a 501c3, is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law firm and America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. Over the years they’ve accomplished significant achievements in fulfilling their mission and now more than ever, we need to back them to help us right the wrongs of our society.
So we invite you to join us in supporting them.
Your GISH Item:
Using the link above, create a Fundraising page for your team, and get family, friends, and others to donate. Since this is GISH and there’s always an extra twist to everything we do, here’s the deal: we also want you to get OTHERS to donate to your Crowdrise page. We know you don’t need “points” as an incentive to help oppressed people, but since it is part of the Hunt, we want to maximize the power of these points to help. Get at least 10 donations from friends, family, individuals or businesses NOT on your team. You and your team members are welcome to donate to your campaign, but that is not a requirement for points- the Item requirement is to get at least 10 people to make a cumulative total of least 10 donations from donors who are NOT on your team. There is no minimum to donate for GISH purposes, but Crowdrise does require a minimum $10 donation be collected, and let’s all please encourage others to be generous so we can make a profound impact.
SUBMIT a screenshot of your team’s page with a minimum of 10 donations on it. (To initially create a fundraising team, click the FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN button.) If for any reason your team is unable to (or chooses not to) join this Crowdrise campaign, you may still get points for this Item by supporting another organization that seeks to improve your local or the broader community through increased inclusivity, resource enrichment or education. PLEASE SUBMIT PROOF YOU HAVE DONE THIS. If your team is in the top 10% of number of donations or dollar amount, you’ll receive triple points for this Item. Our goal is to raise $40,000 at a minimum. We know it’s a lofty goal – but we believe in you. Misha and the GISH Gnomes have donated $10,000 to get us started. Let’s do this!
*100% of the proceeds raised on this page after Crowdrise fees will be donated to LDF, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. There are no GISH administrative fees allotted from these funds.