In response to recent world events, and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the Shipman Society recently held a fundraiser for The Bail Project, an non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system. After a couple days of fundraising through social media, we raised $6,382!
In collaboration with Apple, our total funds were matched and tripled totaling $19,171 being sent to The Bail Project!!!
We are so proud of our Shipmates’ dedication to such an amazing cause.
Please read below for The Bail Project’s full mission statement:
We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens of sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court. We won’t stop until meaningful change is achieved and the presumption of innocence is no longer for sale.