“We rise by lifting others.” - Robert Ingersoll
COVID -19 Pandemic
Volunteer your time or donate food or money to help homeless and low-income populations affected by COVID-19.
Due to COVID-19, fewer people are donating blood while the need for blood donations has only grown.
Support local businesses
Help small businesses by volunteering, spread word on social media, or buying gift cards and their products.
Black Lives Matter Movement
Educating yourself and others is the first step. Here are some links with article, book, and video recommendations and lesson plans for an in-depth understanding of the history of African American discrimination in the US, what the movement stands for, why it was created and more:
Micro Syllabus by the Washington Post:
CBR list of documentaries:
Support local and nationwide organizations tirelessly working to raise awareness and push for action regarding the movement. Here are a couple of websites that compiled different funds and organizations:
Find organizations by location:
Find organizations through a detailed breakdown of different causes and what your money will be used for:
Support Black-owned businesses: https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/support-black-owned-businesses/
Being an activist means you turn your words into actions through taking an active initiative in society. Do something with your knowledge and interest. Sign petitions, support protests, call your representatives or organize or join educating events/discussions, etc. Here are some ideas (this is some but definitely not all the things you can do partake in. Activism is limitless).
Some ideas of activism:
Start a BLM Chapter or involve with one in your area:
Crisis in Yemen
Yemen deals with the world's worst humanitarian crisis, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Every dollar makes a difference.
Learn more about the condition in Yemen here:
List of foundations to donate to can be found here: