Our city is full of nonprofits and organizations that are trying to make a difference, and we want to highlight ways you can help them do so this fall!
Combat learning loss with Give901
With more kids staying at home to learn virtually this semester, many will miss out on the critical resources provided by their schools year-round. We cannot let the need for essential tools dictate how our most vulnerable students will perform, so learn how Give901 has jumped in to help again—and see how your donation of any amount can keep our kids on track this fall.
Give the gift of music education at Stax Music Academy
When students come to Stax Music Academy, they come with the intention to receive top-tier instruction and gain confidence in their musical abilities. No matter where they were before they came, and no matter where they go once they leave, Stax Music Academy leaves a lasting impression on their drive to make their dreams a reality—and your donation to their #musicmustcontinue campaign can help them keep that going.
Provide a safe space for virtual learning at Streets Ministries
With Shelby County Schools going full-on virtual this semester, we have to factor in access to wifi, proper technology, meals, and academic support for our students.
Streets Ministries is opening their doors as a Virtual Learning Hub to meet the needs of those in their community, and there are a couple ways you contribute to their success—be in a donation of $25 that will cover the cost of a student’s mask, cleaning materials, and schools supplies OR you can sign up to volunteer 2-3 hours of your day, once a week, to share your love for learning with a child as an in-person learning monitor.
To support the project, visit the Streets donation page and choose “Virtual-Learning Hub.”
Keep the New Hope farm and gardens growing
Among the many things the pandemic has made us realize is that the ability to harvest one’s own produce is essential. Not only does the New Hope Urban Farm give students a chance to put their green thumbs to work as intern and volunteers, but it plays important role in providing food for families and neighbors of the school as they distribute produce and flowers to the community. They’re also partnering with students from Hutchison School to bring in produce from the Hutchison garden, increasing the shares that go out to the Frayser community (you can read more about that, here). Donations are key to helping the Farm thrive for its community, for education, and for paid internship opportunities, and they are raising farm funds now.
Click this link to make a donation to support learning in the garden AND healthy food for the community!
Supply personal protective equipment with PPE4BIPOC
Covid-19 is still making it’s rounds and we’ve got to stay strapped with appropriate gear at all times, but what happens when you can’t afford them? Does that just mean you’re out of luck. PPE4BIPOC is a local organization made up of young activists who are providing personal protective equipment to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color plus the local homeless community, free of charge. With their frequent pop-ups and partnerships with local organizations, they’ve given away over 2000 PPE’s, and you can help the donate even more!