Get involved! R&R’s Summer Benefit & Auction

Dear R&R Friends!
 
We are 5 weeks away from Root & Rebound’s Second Annual Summer Benefit!
 
As many of you know, this coming July 23rd, Root & Rebound will throw its Second Annual Summer Benefit, located in Downtown Oakland at 1721 Broadway. There will be live music, performances by youth from RYSE Center, food catered by The Town Kitchen, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.
Even if you can’t make it to the July 23rd fundraiser, there are still a TON of ways to get support our cause and get involved!
 
1) PURCHASE a sponsored ticket for community members across the Bay Area to attend the Summer Benefit, so they can share their stories, experiences, and wisdom with the audience on the night! Sponsor a ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/root-rebounds-2016-summer-benefit-tickets-25703014408
 
2) DONATE to Root & Rebound! Your donation (whatever size) will go towards supporting Root & Rebound’s work across California. Donate here: http://www.rootandrebound.org/donate
 
3) BID on the online auction! There will be over 100 items from all over the U.S. for everyone to bid on, from fine dining, to designer goods, to vacation rentals! We will let you know as soon as the auction is live!
 
4) SPONSOR the Summer Benefit! You can find more details on sponsorship here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/root-rebounds-2016-summer-benefit-tickets-25703014408
 
5) SPREAD THE WORD about the Benefit! We are looking for 50 Ambassadors to share the benefit and the auction with their friends! Email us at akhalid@rootandrebound.org if you want to help spread the word!
ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT will help Root and Rebound is able to expand its impact, and ensure that more people coming home from prison and jail have the best possible chance of success.
 

Last year, Root and Rebound raised over $30,000 from our first-ever auction & fundraiser! These funds allowed us to serve over 16,000 people directly with the “Roadmap to Reentry” guide, trainings, our reentry legal hotline, and our prison letter writing service, ultimately helping currently and formerly incarcerated individuals to navigate some number within the 44,000 documented legal boundaries Californians face post incarceration. This had, has and will continue to have positive ripple effects onto Oakland’s, the Bay Area’s, California’s, and United States’ communities.

This year, Root and Rebound is raising funds to further expand our efforts across the state. We plan to build an online training platform to reach thousands of new users with the click of a button, to publish 16,000 hard copies of Roadmap to Reentry: A CA Legal Guide, to host even more community, prison and jail based trainings by building new partnerships, and finally, to magnify our hotline work.

To date, we have distributed 7500 guides, mostly to people inside prisons and jails across California, and have helped over 400 hotline callers, the lion’s share of whom have nowhere else to turn for legal advice. We have now sent guides to every county in the state. Lastly, we have performed 40 trainings for 1200 individuals representing 340 organizations.

 
Thank you all for your help!

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