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Our Mission

The mission of the Eleven Hundred Torches campaign is to encourage hundreds of people to serve others.  Inspired by the life of advocate and activist Jana Mackey, and motivated into action by her death, Eleven Hundred Torches was created to inspire others to make a difference in our world. Ultimately, our purpose is to document 1100 people and their stories of community service and/or advocacy.

We aim to promote advocacy, while fostering volunteerism and civic servitude.  It is our hope to link advocates to causes and promote a robust network for inspiration, support and strength in numbers.  We will offer opportunities to share updates, seek volunteers, and forge a strong civic network. 

Our Goal

By mobilizing hundreds of citizens, it is our goal to ever so slightly, “change the course of history”.  Through the Eleven Hundred Torches campaign we hope to produce a world that is more giving, more caring and more just.  Through our work and this campaign we hope to produce a society where all people are treated with dignity and respect.  Above all else, Jana stood and fought for equality for all.  Finally, it is our hope that this one fallen torch has ignited the world for social change.



Our Volunteer Campaign Team

The Eleven Hundred Torches volunteer campaign team is comprised of nearly two dozen dedicated citizens motivated by Jana’s legacy.  From the states of California, Colorado, Indiana, Kansas and Texas, these volunteers understand the difference Jana sought to make in this world, and are committed to helping others carry on her torch. 

Eleven Hundred Torches Logo About Our Campaign Name – Eleven Hundred Torches

Our campaign name is symbolic of the 1100 plus people crammed into Lawrence, Kansas’ Liberty Hall on July 9, 2008 to hear about and celebrate Jana Mackey’s life.  The overflowing crowd was asked by the speakers of the event to pick up the young activist’s torch and carry her work forward.



Please Help Us

Please help the Eleven Hundred Torches campaign.  In addition to your chosen service, we need valuable financial resources to keep this website up, print materials, and develop volunteer support and network systems.  Resources are also used to support programs that bring awareness to domestic violence. All contributions are appreciated and tax deductible.  Please make your contribution to:

Eleven Hundred Torches
P.O. Box 647
Hays, KS  67601

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Contact Us

The volunteer campaign team would love to hear from you. Please contact us with your comments as well as your suggestions as we build Jana's legacy. E-mail us at 1100torches@gmail.com

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