Nonprofits I Support

I donate 10% of the purchase price of everything I sell to one of several nonprofits. Please read a little about my current selection of nonprofits below, or follow the links to their pages to learn more (links open in a new page). You will be able to select which nonprofit you would like your purchase to support when you check out.

 

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VOTE (Voice of the experienced)

”VOTE is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people (FIP), our families and our allies. We are dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system. Together we have the experiences, expertise and power to improve public safety in New Orleans and beyond without relying on mass incarceration. Through civic engagement and policy reform, we increasingly mobilize a strong group of leaders to transform the movement for the elimination of the carceral state.”

Visit the VOTE website: https://www.vote-nola.org/

Additional recommended reading on criminal justice reform: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander


Best friends animal society

“Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in collaboration with its nationwide network of members and partners working to Save Them All.”

Visit the Best Friends website: https://bestfriends.org/

Additional recommended reading on animal welfare: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer


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Women of Color NETWORK (WOCN, Inc.)

“WOCN, Inc. is a national grassroots initiative dedicated to building the capacity of women of color advocates and activists responding to violence against women in communities of color. The mission of WOCN, Inc. is to eliminate violence against ALL women and their communities by centralizing the voices and promoting the leadership of women of color across the Sovereign Nations, the United States and U.S. Territories.”

Visit the Women of Color Network website: http://wocninc.org/

Additional recommended reading on women’s rights: Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit and Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lord


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United We Dream

“United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, a powerful network made up of over 400,000 members and 48 affiliate organizations across 26 states. UWD’s vision is to build a multi-racial, multi-ethnic movement of young people who organize and advocate at the local and national levels for the dignity and justice of immigrants and communities of color in the United States.”

Visit the United We Dream website: https://unitedwedream.org/

Additional recommended reading on the immigrant experience: The Book of Unnamed Americans (fiction) by Cristina Henriquez