COVID-19 RESPONSE: WAYS TO HELP

Direct Giving: Voix Noire / National

Direct Giving: Voix Noire / National

Direct Giving: Voix Noire / National

 Voix Noire is a safe space for Black women, marginalized genders and children to seek and receive assistance via reparations from non-Black individuals. 


COVID-19 Actions: Voix Noire sends grocery orders across the country via SHIPT, Dumpling, Walmart and Instacart. Often these deliveries are the only food some of our families receive. We are also helping families and community organizers in urban food deserts create and sustain community gardens. We need at least $500 per week to sustain our efforts.  


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Direct Giving: Voix Noire / Albany

Direct Giving: Voix Noire / National

Direct Giving: Voix Noire / National

 Voix Noire is a safe space for Black women, marginalized genders and children to seek and receive assistance via reparations from non-Black individuals. 


 COVID-19 Actions: Voix Noire helps families in New York's Capital Region to provide meals to kids that would normally be provided during the school day, and sent home with kids for weekend sustenance. 





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Direct Giving? What's That?

Direct Giving: Voix Noire / National

Direct Giving? What's That?

Direct giving is simple: you contribute cash which goes directly to individuals. In some instances, the cash you contribute is used to purchase specific items identified by the individuals. Period. End of sentence.


Why direct giving? Not only is it the fastest way to provide help to Black women, marginalized genders, and children who are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it also provides non-Black individuals one (small but important) way to pay reparations for the centuries-old impact of racism, sexism, and economic oppression.


While you're physically distancing, why not read Ta-Nehisi Coates' "The Case for Reparations," which appeared in The Atlantic


A Note from Richard:

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Direct Giving? What's That?

Does it seem strange that someone who provides consulting services for non-profit organizations would be encouraging non-Black individuals to make direct contributions outside of the traditional non-profit system?


Perhaps.


In speaking with community organizers - including the brilliant Amy Jones from Citizens Action New York / Voix Noire - and addressing my own privilege (white, cis-gender, male, owning-class), I've come to see direct giving as a way to provide Black women, Black womxn, marginalized genders, and Black children with immediate resources that come with zero expectations or restrictions. Direct giving says: You will use these resources as the person who makes the choices about how you eat, dress, and live. Direct giving is giving without judging the recipient. Direct giving is giving from a place of peace and strength.


Everyone can choose to give directly - or not. You can engage in direct giving AND still support the organizations and causes that are doing good work and align with your vision for making the world a better place.

Share Your Opportunities

Share Your Opportunities

Share Your Opportunities

Do you know of a direct giving opportunity to help Black women, marginalized genders, or children that you would like us to share? 


COVID-19-related or not, please send us a link to the opportunity via thesocials@nacywarner.com.