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Jess M
New York City
(Neighborhoods in NYC)
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the project

Aunties Raising Orphans is a community program being built to support Aunties and Aunt figures who are raising orphans or taking in a child due to a death, medical emergency or health concern. Aunties Raising Orphans will be providing financial support for everyday needs that come from taking in a child. While providing resources to help build a strong foundation for growth and stability for both the child and guardians who are navigating through a hard time.

Aunties all over the world have stepped up to take care of a loved one in need with no questions asked. This selfless act has not gone unnoticed. However, we lack the systems in place to help this specific group. It is tremendously important to build a community to support them as they take on these huge responsibilities. The money raised will add an extra support to these families in need.

the steps

The goal is to start distributing resources by the holiday season of December 2022. 

1) Financial Support: for the Aunts and/or Guardians: Taking in a human young or older to help with the financial burden. 

2) Grief Counseling: Creating a space for youth and guardians who have lost a loved one and need support with trying to adjust to a new way of living by connecting them with a professional.

3) Aunties Support Group: by Aunties for Aunties. 

4) Building the Organization: Obtaining 501(c)(3) non-profit status.

why we're doing it

The vision for Aunties Raising Orphans is to alleviate pressures and provide support to individuals and orphans by fostering a community of hope. With a mission to provide support to guardians and orphans in need. With some much uncertainty in the world today around women's reproductive health we want to be proactive in making a difference in the world, starting with one community at a time.


Some of the expenses we will help Aunties with are listed below. For $10,000 we'll be able to assist an estimated number of ten Aunts with the costs of supporting a child and counseling needs for them both. Along with building the organization by obtaining a 501c3 non-profit status for $950.

$5.50 Transportation

$10 Hygiene 

$20 Lunch

$50 Counseling

$75 Phone bill

$85 School items

$100 Groceries

$150 Clothing 

$300 Laptop

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $543
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)

Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised by this campaign.


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