communal care and shared humanity

2021

Welcome to a new year.

Everyday Givers.

A group of men incarcerated at Soledad State Prison pooled their money and raised $32,000 to help a high school student in need.

Former inmate Jason Bryant, one of the leaders of the scholarship fundraising, said that of the approximately 2,000 inmates in his unit, about 1 in 3 agreed to donate twice a year. Some donations were as small as $1 and a few as big as $100, with most donations in amounts of $5 or $10
via Washington Post

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Best of 2020.

- Black Girl Freedom Fund

#1billion4blackgirls

A COLLECTIVE OF BLACK WOMEN AND FEMME ACTIVISTS, ARTISTS, EDUCATORS, ORGANIZERS AND PHILANTHROPISTS ARE CALLING FOR A $1 BILLION INVESTMENT IN BLACK GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN OVER THE NEXT DECADE
via Essence

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- RIP Medical Debt
The Concord Baptist Christfund’s investment of $35,000 enabled RIP Medical Debt, a national organization, to locate, purchase, and eradicate over $4 million worth of oppressive medical debt averaging $1639.27 per recipient in Brooklyn, NY, and $719.78 per recipient in Essex County, NJ.

“What should be crystal-clear to all during this global COVID-19 pandemic is that healthcare cannot be a luxury for the rich; it is a human right”

-Rev. Dr. Gary V. Simpson

via Our Time Press

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- The Power of WE

Chicago Foundation for Women and members of its six Giving Circles and Giving Councils hosted a discussion about how their grassroots philanthropic movement empowers like-minded donors to amplify their impact.

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- Folded Map Project

“Introducing people living on different sides of the city and getting them to really talk with each other—that’s how the map becomes “folded and “touches.”

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