It has been a crazy couple of months. I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits. I wanted to take a quick break from fashion critiques and just level with you all.
Sickness, quarantine, protests across America. There’s so much devastating news everyday. If you’re like me, at home most days, trying to figure out a way to make a positive impact, consider donating if you are able. There are several reliable organizations that are helping people and communities affected by Covid19 and groups pushing further for equal rights.
Feeding America, founded in 1979, takes action against hunger and providing health programs in the US. They provide food for 46 million people across the country through 60,000 food banks and meal programs. 93% of every dollar goes directly to programs.
The Hunger Project was founded in 1977 in hopes of finding sustainable methods to end world hunger. Encouraging people to lead self sufficient lives, they are involved and committed to mobilizing village clusters at the grassroots level to build self-reliance, empowering women as key change agents, and forging effective partnerships with local government. 80.5% of expenses goes directly to programs, plus another 8% towards fundraising costs.
Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, an acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, the Equal Justice Initiative works to end mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States. EJI provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. They challenge excessive punishment provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people. 91% of expenses go to services and 2% is used for fundraising.
Center for Law and Social Policy, CLASP, was founded in 1968. It has been a trusted resource for system change. They advocate for policies at the federal, state and local levels that improve the lives of low income people. 89% of the charity’s expenses go towards services and another 7% goes towards fundraisers.
Friends, please continue to educate yourselves on how to be an ally of anti-racism. Stateside, exercise the power of your voice by voting at local and national levels, so we can continue to move forward as a society with leaders who keep all of us safe.
These are simply a few suggestions. A place to start. I’m sure any organization that resonates with you with be appreciative to your contribution.
charitynavigator.org can be a resource in helping you find a comprehensive list of where you can be of assistance! There is so much we can do to help others back up after such trying times.🖤
Fashionightmares is listing the above organizations as suggestions, not endorsements.