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We won the auction for our 8 yr squat/ hostel... Now we have 60 days to pay it off! Help us keep this home alive!
Jess Meyers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
1 Team Member

The Info

This was a PHA house that has been left abandonded on a block filled with boarded empty houses by the city of Philadelphia for over 20 yrs. This property was turned into a home that has been shared with many people over the past 8 yrs. Over that time many improvements have been made by the occupants to not only the property, but the properties surrounding it, as they also were in varying states of disrepair and eyesores to the neighborhood. The neighbors on this block have become family and have signed petitions requesting our ownership of the property. It went to auction, and we won! Now we need to pay up in 60 days!

What we need

We need enough money to pay off the property, and some to help fix it up. We won and put $2,500 down, now we owe the rest which totals about $8,000. There are many repairs that still need to be done to the property, all in all probably about another $9,000. There are some incentives for each level of donation, so please feel free to be neighborly. Helping us is helping many others!


The Impact

You will be continuing the tradition of community and travel, as most of the people who have stayed here over the years travel all around the country and world. And you will be keeping this neighborhood coming in the right direction, as our presence here has decreased crime activity on this block. This has been an 8 year dream that is on the verge of becoming reality! Help us reach our goal!


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raised in 3 months
8% funded
No time left
$9,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on October 5, 2013
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  • $10USD
    fits your budget

    show us some love!

    3 claimed
  • $25USD
    pop a squat fan

    You get our everlasting gratitude, and an I helped save pop a squat patch or pin.

    2 claimed
  • $50USD
    pop a squat super fan

    A save Pop a Squat tshirt!

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  • $100USD
    pop a squat friend

    Come stay a night at the place you helped save!

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  • $125USD
    Bass lessons w/ Choking Victim

    Get bass lessons from Choking Victim's own Shayne Webb. He has volunteered to teach you any song (or 5) you want to know from Choking Victim. He rules! If you live far we'll do this virtually, and will send autographed merch.

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  • $1,000USD
    pop a squat package

    week long stay, tshirt and patch!

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  • $1,000USD
    pop a squat package

    week long stay, tshirt and patch!

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  • $2,000USD
    Home away from home

    Anytime you're in town, you have a place to stay!

    0 claimed
  • $3,000USD
    Jules Muck Oil painting

    4' by 6' Original oil painting! can be seen here http://i.imgur.com/L6pLk74.jpg

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