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Why are we donating to black-owned organizations?
The racial wealth gap is staggering. Because of the pandemic, 2 out of 5 black small businesses were forced to close down in April. Among white businesses, just 1 out of 5 was forced to close.*
$17,150 was the median net worth of black households in 2016. The median net worth of a white family at the same time was $171,000 — nearly ten times as much.*
With the profits of clothing sales, we can circulate money into the Black community and provide for those businesses devastated by the pandemic. This is another way for non-Black people to show allyship.
As part of the African American Policy Forum, this campaign brings awareness to the often invisible names and stories of Black women and girls who have been victimized by racist police violence, and provides support to their families.
The National Bailout
The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support Black folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. They are people who have been impacted by cages — either by being in them ourselves or witnessing our families and loved ones be encaged. They are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant.
National Black Justice Coalition for LGBT+ rights
This civil rights organization is dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. NBJC’s mission is to end racism, homophobia, and LGBTQ/SGL bias and stigma.
Black and Trans led education and training for birth workers, centering BIPOC and queer experience, rooted in anti-racism and decolonization. Your support allows them to pay BIPOC elders and educators a living wage and provide free training for BIPOC healers.
An initiative that seeks to bring together those in the vegan community to take a stand against racism. In partnership with Using My Privilege, we will be raising money and taking a stand against racism. 100% of your donations will be given to Black-owned, 501c(3) nonprofits that have a commitment to dismantle the school to prison pipeline, end police brutality, fund legal representation, and end the food apartheid for those who have been overlooked for so long. We are focused on organizations that are not trying to create a social moment but rather timely change.
Loveland Therapy Fund
With the barriers affecting access to treatment by members of diverse ethnic and racial groups. Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
Hansen, Sarah. “Here's What The Racial Wealth Gap In America Looks Like Today.” Forbes, Forbes Magazine, 6 June 2020, www.forbes.com/sites/sarahhansen/2020/06/05/heres-what-the-racial-wealth-gap-in-america-looks-like-today/.
Adamczyk, Alicia. Americans Rally to Support Black-Owned Businesses Hit by Two Crises. 5 June 2020, www.cnbc.com/2020/06/05/how-americans-are-supporting-black-owned-businesses.html.