Lucy Parsons Center 2021 Re-opening Fundraiser!
$5,854 raised
59% of $10k goal
63 contributors
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Help us re-open for regular hours in 2021!

The Lucy Parsons Center is an independent, non-profit, radical bookstore and community space. We are run by an organizing collective and kept alive by the dedicated activists who contribute their time to keeping this project on its feet.

Since March of 2020, we have been closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with most of our organizing capacity committed to helping to operate the Solidarity Supply Distro mutual aid project, providing free groceries to families in need and offering a monthly Free Store.

As a non-profit bookstore, we depend on book sales and donations to stay open - while we've been able to stay afloat thus far due to a few generous monthly donors, our ability to remain solvent long-term and continue to provide an organizing and educational space for the Boston activist community depends on being able to return to regular store hours, and expand our services to offer online sales.

In order to accomplish this, we are asking for your donations in order to help offset the cost of staffing the space.

Having a paid, part-time staff member will help us:
1) Open for consistent hours (Monday through Friday, with volunteer staff on Sundays);
2) Rebuild our website and develop a web-store to offer online orders and shipping;
3) and, once the COVID-19 pandemic has subsided and we can responsibly do so, return to offering regular programming (such as radical movie nights, in-person study groups, and more!)

Any donations beyond what we have budgeted to pay our part-time staff will go directly to keeping the store open, including replenishing our stock of radical literature, replacing our door (and otherwise restoring the space), and helping to cover our other monthly costs.

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