Donation/Rafflecoptor & support of Black Owned Businesses
Hello loves - sorry for disappearing... its been a very heavy few days here in the Twin Cities and I have been glued to the news. We have come together here before for the community in so many ways, and its time to do that again if you have the resources to share.
So - two things - 1 post.
1: Mention your favorite (or your own) Black Owned Businesses in the comments below. I (and many others) wanna shop and support you!
2: Make a donation of any amount to any of these organizations below and I will have Rafflecoptor pull a name for someone to get a MFRB Budget Box. This has worked SO WELL raising money in the past and with all the retail being cut I have plenty of shorts to do it again. I won't have a way to get us a tally for total donations this time, but thats okay. We know its going where it needs to go.
To enter - make a donation (any donation size) to any of these places (some make it very simple and take direct paypal donations). And submit here at the blog/rafflecoptor form. Here is a list to choose from for your donation.
Minnesota Freedom Fund. This fund pays bail for protesters, as well as those imprisoned for immigration and criminal offenses. The group sees pretrial bail requirements to be unjust, wealth-based discrimination. (Takes Paypal) https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate
The Legal Rights Center. Provides criminal defense and legal services for low-income people of color in and around Minneapolis, including arrested protesters. (Takes Paypal) https://www.legalrightscenter.org/donate.html
Northstar Health Collective. Medics for protesters. The group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers was originally founded to maintain community safety during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Donate here. (takes paypal) https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/donate
Black Visions Collective. “A political home for black people across Minnesota,” this Minnesota nonprofit is dedicated to safe, autonomous black communities. (pay with a card) https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund. A GoFundMe campaign organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, for Floyd’s children’s care and education, as well as family counseling, lodging and travel for court proceedings, and burial expenses. It has raised $1.7 million, with average donations of $22. (Go Fund Me) https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd
Communities United Against Police Brutality: This is an established local organization that was created “to deal with police brutality on an ongoing basis.” (pay with card) https://www.cuapb.org