Welcome to a new year.
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
Best of 2020.
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
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
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.
“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.”