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Our Donations

 

50 cents of every dollar we receive is donated to reputable nonprofit organizations. We donate to organizations who are tasked to fight social injustice and systematic racism. We donate to those active in our quest for equality. 

OCCUR- 1/4/21                                         Amount: $432.00

Our latest donation has been sent to Oakland-based OCCUR. Salesforce has matched this donation which doubles our gift amount total to $864.00! 

OCCUR serves as a facilitator and catalyst bringing together neighborhood residents, merchants and government to strengthen and stimulate the economic development potential of emerging communities". Over its more than 65 year history, OCCUR has consistently served as a community “watchdog” agency and has honed its strategic effectiveness in serving the interests and improved quality of life for low-income youth, residents, and families. 

OCCUR was founded in 1954 at a time when the City of Oakland, CA was transforming from a mid-sized working-class community to one of the country’s most complex and diverse cities which came with all of the issues related to urban renewal. This transformation included all of the issues linked to increased urban migration, emerging poverty, new demands for social services and affordable housing. OCCUR was dedicated to monitoring Oakland’s transformation into a new urban melting pot with all its big city challenges, and the need to develop Oakland’s neighborhoods with Federal resources and programs. OCCUR’s founding members were convinced that Oakland needed an independent organization that was prepared to confront emerging poverty, urban blight and increased migration by populations of color. 

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Color Of Change - 9/30/20                 Amount: $1536.00

Our third and largest donation to date has been sent to Oakland-based Color Of Change! Salesforce has matched this donation which doubles our gift amount total to $3072.00! We certainly couldn't do it without all the jammers so thank you!

Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization.

They help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Their campaigns and initiatives win changes that matter. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the work place and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist—they are changing both the written and unwritten rules of society. They mobilize members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward.

Until justice is real.

Color of Change leads campaigns that build real power for Black communities. We challenge injustice, hold corporate and political leaders accountable, commission game-changing research on systems of inequality, and advance solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.

The forces that shape our lives are interrelated. They cannot end racism in one area without tackling it in all areas. Racist policing is propped up by racist media narratives on crime and justice. Political inequality is reinforced by economic inequality. Unlivable wages and unfair hiring practices make it easier for corporations to continue to exploit Black workers and consumers.

They design winning strategies to change the written and unwritten rules in the industries that affect Black people’s lives the most and have the greatest potential to advance racial justice.

Visit their website at colorofchange.org!

President - Rashad Robinson

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Equal Justice Initiative - 8/19/20                 Amount: $806.00

Our second donation has been sent to Equal Justice Initiative! Thank you! Salesforce has matched our donation which doubles our gift amount to $1616.00

 

The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

EJI challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creates hope for marginalized communities.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.

EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. EJI produces groundbreaking reports, an award-winning wall calendar, and short films that explore our nation’s history of racial injustice, and we recently launched an ambitious national effort to create new spaces, markers, and memorials that address the legacy of slavery, lynching, and racial segregation, which shapes many issues today.

EJI provides research and recommendations to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of criminal justice reform. We publish reports, discussion guides, and other educational materials, and our staff conduct educational tours and presentations for thousands of students, teachers, faith leaders, professional associations, community groups, and international visitors every year.

Visit their website at www.eji.org!

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 National Bailout Collective - 7/18/20            Amount: $1,328.00

With your assistance, we are proud to make our first donation to the National Bailout Collective!

 

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 and end systems of pretrial detention which lead to mass incarceration. 

The National Bail Out Collective is committed to getting our people free through bail outs, advocacy, and leadership development. They believe pretrial reform must be lead by communities most impacted and not by institutional actors or corporate interests, who are entrenched and benefit from the current system. They work within our inner cities to ensure people have the tools and resources they need to advocate for themselves.

Visit their website at www.nationalbailout.org!

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