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Nolef Turns Inc. needs your help on this #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW

Family and friends, we need your help….

This Tuesday, May 5, 2020, is #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW. You all know that #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving in November, but COVID-19 has had such a detrimental impact on our lives that we’re doing a global day of giving in May. Will you help us to raise funds to sustain our Pre-Entry and Re-Entry programs?

The past two months have been a roller coaster of emotion and such a pivotal time for criminal and juvenile legal reform. Our allies are calling for the release of thousands of people from local jails, prison and detention centers. It’s not about freeing everyone; it is about dignity, humanity, and survival. Prisons and detention centers are hot beds for the spread of the virus and how could they not be? There’s nowhere to go, tight spaces, no privacy and no room for social distancing. On March 16, 2020, our worlds were turned upside down. We, as an organization who care deeply about people who are impacted by mass incarceration, knew that there would be a massive amount of needs for people who would be soon released into a world that was already designed to be as difficult as possible for them to reunite with. We are pouring our resources into going virtual, supporting returning citizens, and need your support to continue to be able to provide the very necessary re-entry services that nearly 2,000 people will be seeking upon release in the next few months.

Our goal is a modest $5,000 to help with the resources needed to sustain the influx of people who will need our help in the next few months. Can you chip in $20 or more to help us reach this goal? Each donation will be matched so you can double your impact!

It’s #GIVINGTUESDAY! Will you host a fundraiser for Nolef Turns Inc.

Nolef Turns Inc. needs your help on this #GIVINGTUESDAY

Family and friends, we need your help….

In the past 3 years, we’ve been working on breaking systems (juvenile and criminal justice). People tend to call me to the table and say they want justice for all but leave out people who’ve had justice involvement. In the past 3 years, Nolef Turns Inc. has had a 0% recidivism rate; not one person who’s completed the intake process and worked with us has returned to jail/prison. It’s not easy work; in fact, it’s hard as hell. We put our own money behind the majority of the work. We do everything from employment assistance to business startup to voter registration to helping get people signed up for Medicaid, SSI, SNAP, trade programs and GED programs. My family has been drained by our involvement in the juvenile and criminal justice systems and in my family alone, I get calls about everything from jobs to housing to voter registration so I know the impact is far reaching.

Employment and housing are two of the largest concerns that lead to stability and the fact is, I’m not satisfied with the few options people who’ve done their time have to accept or choose from. We have a vision to address both but we need your help.

#GivingTuesday is coming up on Dec 3rd. I encourage everyone who’s reading this, especially my family and friends, to create your own fundraiser for Nolef Turns Inc. on Tuesday, December 3rd. Facebook will be matching funds beginning at 8am so it’s important to start the fundraiser early on Tuesday. It’s time to create better options for families who have been impacted by these systems. Thanks in advance.

Sheba Williams, Executive Director


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