Napela

Collective action to improve our livelihood

TENTS FOR CULTURE CAMPAIGN

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DESCRIPTION
Napela, has been collaborating with Staten Island Arts on the “Tents for Culture” project. The goal is to raise $3000 to purchase six tents that will provide shelter at our African Market in Park Hill. We are asking for financial support to purchase these tents. These tents will replace the ones taken by Hurricane Sandy. These tents provide more than shelter for the traditional ingredients and spices to be sold to our community. It provides an exchange that preserves our heritage and strengthens ties within our community. The tents are used at public presentations that allow us to share our cultural music, dance, and folktales.

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
The $3000 we are seeking will be used to purchase the following equipment: 6 x E-Z Up Vantage Instant Shelters or Caravan Canopy measuring (10’ x 10’) @ $300 each =$1800; 1 x E-Z Up Hub Instant Shelter (16’x16’) for public presentations and cooking presentations =$600; 7 x Sets of weight bags (40lbs) to add stability to each tent @ $100 each=$600.

DONATION LEVELS

  • $50: You will receive a personal invitation to the African Market for their presentation of diverse foodways from Liberia during Staten Island Arts Folklife’s “Ethnic Foodways Project.
  • $100: This donation will give you “Friends of The African Market” status. You will receive a special gift and an ID from the African Market between 160 and 180 Park Hill Avenue.
  • $500: This will purchase one tent for the African market and will entitle you to receive a recording of folktales told by the women of the African Market. “

HOW TO DONATE
Send the message “Tents4Folk” to #28594 to contribute. Or, simply  click on the button above.  Please contact Christopher Mulé or Adama Fassah if you have any difficulties with the payment process (cmule@statenislandarts.org).