Wild Seed Wellness' QTPOC Community Care Fund

Supports 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Donation Based Massage, the Community Appreciation and Emergency Wellness initiatives for queer and trans people of color.
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Ana María Agüero Jahannes
Health
Oakland, California
United States
3 Team Members

The Scoop

Wild Seed Wellness offers affordable massage therapy for queer and trans people of color in Oakland. We are raising funds to support 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Donation-Based Massage, and the Community Appreciation and Emergency Wellness Funds. All money goes to make massage therapy available to queer and trans people of color. Our goal is to raise $6000 by May 23rd. 

The Impact

QTPOC COMMUNITY CARE FUND

The QTPOC Community Care Fund supports the wellness of the QTPOC community through massage therapy services. The 3 pieces are 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Donation Based Massage, Community Appreciation Fund and the Emergency Welness Fund. Between August 2011 and October 2012, Wild Seed Wellness offered space for 140 hours of donation-based massages for queer and trans people of color in Oakland. In this time, Ana saw a number of clients who have been very grateful to have these services. The Community Appreciation and the Emergency Wellness Funds are new addition to the practice. The Community Appreciation Fund goes to acknowledge and sustain the work of community members through organizing, education, arts and healing by offering a massage therapy service. The Emergency Wellness Fund serves to goes to QTPOC in need of massage therapy due to emergency, accidents, acute, episodic or chronic illness and who lack access to other healing resources.

 

What We Need

1st and 3rd Tuesdays Donation Based Massage

In one year, 48 spots will be available. Each hour service costs $70.

$70 x 48 spots = $3360

 

Community Appreciation Fund

Award goes to one recipient a month. Each service costs $70.

$70 x 12 mo = $840

 

Emergency Wellness Fund

Goes to 12 recipients during the course of the year. Each service costs $70.

$70 x 12 mo = $840

 

SUBTOTAL = $5040 

 

Support the Intern

Bayani Guevara will be spending close to 50 hours on this campaign. Please help support their hard work.

$250 stipend

 

Fundraising Costs

Indiegogo takes 9% of funds raised if we don't meet our goal. It will also cost to deliver perks. 

9% x 5290 = $476.10

Additional Fees ≈ $200

 

GRAND TOTAL = $5966 

 

 

Other Ways You Can Help

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!

If you want to support, by all means, get a massage! Schedule online at wildseedwellness.com and look for the Schedule Now link.

SUBMIT A NOMINATION: Wild Seed Award for QTPOC Community Healing

It's very healing to have a community that affirms you and acknowledges your hard work. Know someone who deserves to be recognized for their dedication to healing the queer community? Submit a nomination.

 

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$2,054USD
raised by 63 people in 1 month
34% funded
0 time left
$6,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on May 23, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Shoutout!

    WSW will show you some love on their facebook page.

    9 claimed
  • $25USD
    Self Care Zine

    Get a little self care zine in the MAIL. (Finally not a bill!) Natural remedies, instructions on decompressing and relaxing and more.

    25 claimed
  • $50USD
    Consultation

    Get a body consultation in person or Skype video chat. Includes posture analysis, range of motion tests, palpation and goal setting.

    2 out of 10 claimed
  • $50USD
    And all I got was this t-shirt

    Get a Wild Seed Wellness t-shirt.

    3 claimed
  • $100USD
    Ad on wildseedwellness.com

    Get your personal or business link up at wildseedwellness.com for a month. This is a great way to advertise directly to queer and trans people of color and their allies.

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  • $500USD
    Private massage party

    Want to treat your beloved and closest friends to a massage party? Ana will offer massages in your space for 3 hours. Have a large group of up to 15 or keep it cozy with 3.

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