Today is #BlackOutTuesday, and what better way to support the cause than by donating?
It can be tough to figure out where to donate, so we’ve collected a list of some amazing organizations that support the Black Lives Matter movement that would greatly benefit from a donation in these times.
Check out 7 places you can donate to below.
Black Lives Matter Toronto
Donate to Black Lives Matter Toronto to support the cause within your own community. Black Lives Matter Toronto’s mission is “To forge critical connections and to work in solidarity with black communities, black-centric networks, solidarity movements, and allies in order to dismantle all forms of state-sanctioned oppression, violence, and brutality committed against African, Caribbean, and Black cis, queer, trans, and disabled populations in Toronto.” You can donate here.
Toronto Protestor Bail Fund
STRAPPED TO has organized a Protestor Bail Fund for the city, which is intended “to generate funding to release protestors who end up incarcerated.” “This fund is created as a precautionary measure and if no arrests are made; all funds will go directly to the support of Regis Korchinski.” Donate here.
Justice for Regis
Donate to the GoFundMe for Regis Korchinski-Paquet here. “On May 27th 2020, my sister Regis Korchinski Paquet, tragically lost her life, she was so special and meant the world to us,” the page reads. “She was kind, beautiful and she will be missed beyond belief. We are asking the public to help with meeting our goal to get the proper justice we need.”
George Floyd Memorial Fund
“On May 24, 2020, my life shattered as I learned of the tragic passing of my dear brother, George,” the GoFundMe reads. “My family and I watched in absolute horror as the now infamous and horrifying video began to spread quickly throughout social media. What we saw on that tape left us shell shocked; a white Minneapolis police officer kneeling directly on my brother’s neck, obstructing his ability to breathe. As some officers knelt on his neck, other officers participated and watched; no one took any action to save my brother’s life.” Donate here.
Black Legal Action Centre
The Black Legal Action Centre provides free legal services to low and no income Black Ontarians. Additionally, in the midst of everything, they’re hosting an interactive discussion on June 10th about the issues in Peel education. Donate here.
Black Health Alliance
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity that works to improve the health and well-being of Canadian Black communities. The Black Health Alliance take on key issues that impact Black communities in Canada through systems change, health promotion, research and public policy, convening, collaboration, and capacity building, championing health equity, and fundraising. Donate here.
Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue
Justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet
Justice for George Floyd
Justice for Breonna Taylor
Justice for Tony McDade
Ban the Use of Rubber Bullets
— BAND (@blackartndialog) June 2, 2020
The Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue (BAND) “is dedicated to supporting, documenting and showcasing the artistic and cultural contributions of Black artists and cultural workers in Canada and internationally.” The goal of BAND is to connect Black culture to communities in order to inspire, enlighten, and educate through art. Donate here.
Lead photo courtesy of Fibonacci Blue.