Mama's Bail Out Day - New York City

Let's get mama's out of Rikers in time for Mother's Day!
Goal $ 5000.00
100% towards our goal
$ 25468.16 raised
HONOR ROLL
Andrea
$ 15.00
Rikers is no place for a mama on her special day!
Alyssa & Brian
$ 50.00
#FreeBlackMamas
Amanda R.
$ 40.00
Happy Mother's Day to ALL the mothers! May you celebrate with dignity, and your babies!
Michele
$ 35.00
Every mother deserves to spend Mother's Day with her children. Happy Mother's Day to all mamas.
Randy A.
$ 20.00
Separating a mother from her child is cruel and unusual punishment for a low-level crime. Thank you VOCAL-NY for beating the drum for justice.
Anonymous
$ 18.00
Richard Jefferys
$ 50.00
Sarah Eisenstein
$ 200.00
Natalie
$ 15.00
The Gelmans
$ 100.00
Natasha Capers
$ 30.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Noemie
$ 30.00
Sending love to you all, and praying for a joyous & peaceful return to motherhood <3
Katie
$ 50.00
Open the cages and support families!
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Tom
$ 20.00
Emily Davidson
$ 100.00
In honor of the late Evelyn Davidson
Shona C
$ 20.00
in honor of all my momas
Brandon & Devon
$ 50.00
Peter Gee
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Janet Calvo
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 100.00
Janos
$ 18.00
#CLOSErikers
Janos
$ 18.00
#CLOSErikers
Fighting Injustice
$ 25.00
Marina Franchild
$ 25.00
Women should not languish in jails, like Rikers, because they don't have bail money. I am glad to help!
TN
$ 20.00
ABOLISH PRISONS
Mariame Kaba
$ 50.00
In honor of my mother.
The Elsberg Family
$ 500.00
Giuseppe Guarascio Family
$ 100.00
It is discriminatory & racist
Niina
$ 25.00
The Neipris-Gross Family
$ 30.00
End unjust bail system! Best Mother's Day action ever.
Willa Rothman
$ 20.00
Mamas belong with their babies and children; not in jail for minor offenses.
Katha Pollitt And Steven Lukes
$ 200.00
This is a wonderful project.
Margo
$ 40.00
Margo
$ 40.00
EC
$ 25.00
this is for my mama.
Andro Chung
$ 20.00
Iceberg
$ 20.00
For Andrea, and a good cause
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Helen Bolton
$ 50.00
In honor of my mom, Karen Hawes. Happy Mother's Day!
Rachel
$ 20.00
Noah Mackert
$ 50.00
Miranda Nelson
$ 100.00
I am making this donation in honor of my mother, Bonnie Nelson.
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Neelofer And Fauzia
$ 25.00
Peter E
$ 25.00
Abigail Rubin
$ 100.00
Lexi M.
$ 25.00
Loira Limbal
$ 100.00
Gail
$ 35.00
Glad to be part of the effort to free some mothers this year and looking forward to the day when ALL will be free.
Cadell
$ 20.00
Sandra
$ 100.00
In memory of my mother.
Rob Battles
$ 50.00
Thanks to the New York Civil Liberties Union for bringing this opportunity to our attention!
Juline Koken
$ 25.00
Jeanne
$ 70.00
With extra love going out to women (inc and especially mothers) who struggle with addiction.
Chris And Jacquie
$ 20.00
#CloseRikers
Talia Braude
$ 25.00
Aggie Medige
$ 20.00
Bonnie
$ 20.00
Aley Kent
$ 40.00
Strengthening the bond between mothers and their children can only make this world better.
Briar
$ 25.00
In honor of my mom, for Mothers Day. Sending love and strength to all of you. We see you and we stand with you.
Jamie
$ 15.00
John Garcia
$ 25.00
Happy Mother's Day
Marissa S
$ 20.00
Happy Mother's Day! <3
Annabelle Meunier
$ 10.00
Happy Mothers' Day from someone who is pro-prison reform!
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 18.00
Tassos
$ 50.00
Wishing mamas a happy mamas day. Let's open those horrible racist cages for good!
Alexis Stern
$ 10.00
Rowen Family
$ 50.00
For Martha on Mother's Day
Jacob
$ 36.00
Let My People Go!
Genus
$ 10.00
Laurie Davidson
$ 75.00
Bail is racist class warfare. Thank you for this campaign to reunite families.
Rachel Steinberg
$ 20.00
Nora
$ 40.00
Lynn Paltrow
$ 100.00
Thank you for this brilliant work - civil rights, human rights, reproductive justice!
Carmen H
$ 30.00
In honor of my Mama <3
Donna Nicolino
$ 50.00
Happy Mothers Day!
Lucie Vagnerova
$ 30.00
I race bikes, which is really privileged, so I donate my race payout money to causes I believe in.
Kathy Nguyen
$ 25.00
Cole Carothers
$ 100.00
Happy Mother's Day!
Katherine
$ 30.00
Bring our mamas home!
Katherine
$ 30.00
Bring our mamas home!
Susanna Holder
$ 50.00
I know this doesn't solve the larger issue, but I hope this helps at least a portion of mother's and families affected by our disastrous criminal justice system.
Kris Slesar
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Laura D.
$ 50.00
Happy Mother's Day! We love you, and God loves you more! Love, L, B, and little Grant.
Suzy Garfinkle
$ 180.00
in honor of my mother and all the women who have mothered me, and with great concern for all those born to less privilege whose lack of resources interfere with their capacity to mother!
Jenny Amanda Hurwitz
$ 25.00
For my mom Eleanor Brown and my friend Denise Fetonte both now in the great beyond and righteous mommas and sisters everywhere.
Irene Baigorri
$ 20.00
Phoebe DeGroot
$ 50.00
Happy Mother's Day mamas!
Anonymous
$ 25.00
Shana Fried
$ 50.00
Love and respect to all mothers ❤️
Mana Handel
$ 25.00
Happy Mother's Day to the mamas! May you spend it surrounded by joy and love
Asma Afridi
$ 35.00
Anonymous
$ 15.00
Maggie Bohlander
$ 25.00
For Rebecca Shepherd and all mothers out there
Dominique M
$ 50.00
Sending love. Abolish prisons!
Dominique M
$ 50.00
Sending love. Abolish prisons!
Adeline M.
$ 20.00
In honor of the mama's in my life <3
Sylvia
$ 100.00
To my mother: who helped me become the woman I am today. I couldn't imagine my life growing up without her. I want other daughters and sons to have that chance too and spend Mother's Day with their mother despite an unjust criminal justice system.
Kim Kelly
$ 20.00
Love and solidarity
Lauren
$ 25.00
Kids deserve to have thier mothers at home.
Ashley Gray
$ 20.00
Solidarity <3
The Giraldo-Gordon Family
$ 25.00
Stephanie C.
$ 15.00
Dignity for all mothers!
Anna
$ 100.00
In honor of Laura Chakrin Cable
Nancy Greenman
$ 25.00
For your continued commitment to justice for all.
Jenny & Jung Soon
$ 20.00
Estelle
$ 50.00
Happy Mothers Day to All Mamma's! (In honor of my Momma)
Robert Gavila
$ 25.00
Tell your kids you love them. Of course, they know that, but say it anyway.
Elizabeth Mann
$ 75.00
Rebecca
$ 100.00
Rachael Morgan Peters
$ 100.00
Happy Mothers Day all. End Bail now.
Erin Verrecchio
$ 20.00
Charles Robert Davidson
$ 100.00
Black love is a feeling AND an action. ❤️Happy Black Mother's Day.
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Sarah K
$ 20.00
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Sabrena R.
$ 20.00
Tara Balboa
$ 10.00
Jackie Du
$ 20.00
Joe Lasala
$ 20.00
Debra Chatman Finley
$ 100.00
Thankful that I may have helped at least one incarcerated mother spend Mother's Day with her children.
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Rosalie Ray
$ 20.00
In honor of my mom, Janet Ray, who taught me that giving to others is way better than flowers or chocolate.
Edward Perkins
$ 50.00
Shout out to all the moms! #KeepYaHeadUp
Natasha Lightfoot
$ 50.00
Mothers and children should be together at all costs- not just on Mother's Day but always.
Paul And David
$ 50.00
Jessica Wrenn
$ 50.00
In honor of my Mama and my grandmothers.
Josh Edwin
$ 108.00
In honor of Nalini Edwin, for her first Mother's Day.
Josh Edwin
$ 108.00
In honor of Nalini Edwin, for her first Mother's Day.
Deva, Terra & Katy
$ 100.00
Happy mother's day! Thank you for your love and support this week and always.
Madeleine Cravens
$ 15.00
Donating as a mother's day present to my mom! Love you mom!
Rachael Wang
$ 100.00
FREEBLACKMAMAS <3
Anna Olujimi
$ 20.00
Allison Pease
$ 100.00
Gail & David
$ 50.00
Libby Comeaux
$ 50.00
We've got to make debtors' prison a thing of the past!
Biff
$ 10.00
Happy Mothers Day
Rosado Goris Family
$ 100.00
Sheila Burger
$ 20.00
Black lives matter. Black Mothers matter.
Nancy Koschmann
$ 15.00
Thank you, Mom, for everything you do. Love, Draya
Nancy Hanrahan
$ 40.00
Celine Semaan
$ 100.00
Mothers are the vessels of our own existence!!
Obo April Cañete Pavlish
$ 20.00
Happy Mother's Day!
On Behalf Of Sara Katz
$ 20.00
Mother's and babies need to be together.
Katie O'Neill
$ 20.00
Ilan Harris
$ 100.00
To honor my mother, Cheryl Harris, and grandmother Fanny Lust
Janet Berk
$ 50.00
I'm glad to be part of this
Judith Scott-Clayton
$ 200.00
Danixa Carr
$ 20.00
Happy Mother's Day! Viva la resistencia!!!!
Elizabeth
$ 80.00
<3
Alicia Fofana
$ 30.00
Robert Sherman
$ 25.00
I make this donation in honor of my own mother, Annette Sherman.
Will Dean
$ 50.00
Cash bail fuels mass incarceration and racist oppression, and needs to end!
Monica
$ 5.00
No one should be locked in a cage!
Edward Bonfanti
$ 50.00
Alexandra Butler
$ 200.00
TO ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERS OUT THERE. FOR YOU AND YOUR BELOVED CHILDREN. SO MANY PEOPLE LOVE YOU
Kari Privett
$ 20.00
Bless you in your fight to bail out our Mothers. Society needs to realize our children need their mothers regardless of their mistakes. We are creating an even deeper issue when we break up the family.
Robin Tobin
$ 20.00
Thank you for creating this opportunity to help. All children deserve the chance to be with their mothers on Mothers Day.
Kim Baglieri
$ 25.00
Lynn And Genevieve
$ 25.00
Sending strength and support from one mama to another.
Charlene Rayside
$ 10.00
For Melinda
$ 50.00
For my momma. A single mom who made me an extraordinary human being. We support and love other mommas in need.
Ellen Gurzinsky
$ 35.00
Sara Flowers
$ 50.00
Karen Scharff
$ 40.00
Thank you VOCAL NY!
Peggy Earisman
$ 40.00
Lauren, Danielle, & Krista
$ 150.00
We are thrilled to make this contribution in honor of our mama, Kim Mulligan who works on behalf of incarcerated folks herself. We know she will be thrilled that her Mother's Day gift will be going towards reuniting families. Happiest of Mother's Days to
Anonymous
$ 200.00
Happy mothers day on behalf
Chan
$ 20.00
A second chance is all they need
Waelder-Shann Family
$ 50.00
Christine And Her Mom Ulla
$ 40.00
Valdez Family
$ 50.00
A mothers love is life.
Bruce
$ 36.00
Elaine Golin
$ 500.00
In honor of my beloved Mama, Alice Golin. I know she'd rather fight injustice and inequality than have another bouquet of flowers!
StarPower
$ 100.00
Live In Power, We Care About Your Life!
Amanda Insall
$ 100.00
Elizabeth Wade
$ 50.00
Deborah Wythe
$ 25.00
Kristen Rucki
$ 25.00
Michelle Holman
$ 50.00
In honor of my mother, Marge Holman
Kerry McDermott
$ 10.00
In honor of mothers everywhere in the United States.
The Lees
$ 50.00
In honor of Diane and in memory of our beloved Phyliss and for incarcerated women everywhere.
Jan Castle And Jane Taylor
$ 30.00
For all who mother
Karen Hartmann
$ 50.00
Ladies stand in solidarity with your sisters
Aces NYC
$ 100.00
Monika Mitchell
$ 25.00
Sending love and prayers. Hope this helps.
Anonymous
$ 10.00
Jenny Murphy
$ 50.00
Gail Gray
$ 100.00
Anonymous
$ 20.00
Molly & Katie
$ 54.00
Donating on behalf of our wonderful Mom
Michael G Gradess
$ 25.00
In honor of my mother.
Becca Jane
$ 20.00
In love and honor of my mother "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother."
Richard And Tanya
$ 25.00
Do what you can to end the for-profit incarceration of Black people in this country. It won't happen soon but every little bit helps!
Sara Allen
$ 20.00
Let humanity be human again -especially on Mother's Day.
Claudia Rosen & Laura Friedman
$ 100.00
In honor of mommas Joan Kaplan, Maria Cristina Ocampo and Marcella Rosen
Anonymous
$ 50.00
Dara Regaignon
$ 50.00
Anonymous
$ 75.00
Max Turner
$ 25.00
Mia Di Stefano
$ 25.00
In honor of Elizabeth Di Stefano
The Melanders
$ 10.00
Love is all there is.
Elisa Kaplan
$ 25.00
Cliodhna O'Toole
$ 20.00
Nancy Roach
$ 25.00
If this has come too late for "official" mother's day I hope it can help make another day "mother's day" for a mother and child.
Leslie May
$ 50.00
Shedd-Guild Family
$ 50.00
In honor of Carla Shedd
Elena Spence
$ 100.00
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*****THANK YOU!! We far exceeded our $5,000 goal to bail out mama's for Mother's Day. We'll use the extra money to keep bailing out mama's in the coming weeks.***** Urban Youth Collaborative and VOCAL-NY are raising money to bail mama's out of Rikers for Mother's Day! We want to give incarcerated mothers an opportunity to spend Mother's Day with their families and highlight the impact of inhumane and destructive bail practices in our communities.  Our goal is to raise $5,000 by May 8th -- ALL funds raised will be used to bail mothers out of Rikers in time for Mother's Day!