Black Lives Matter
We've been struggling the last few weeks with overwhelming rage, frustration and grief but just recognizing these feelings and the injustices that cause them is not enough -- we must take action. We are actively educating ourselves, reading, listening, engaging, speaking out and standing up against the white supremacy and systemic racism that this country has perpetuated since its founding, and we hope that you will join us. We've been sharing resources on social media that we have found helpful or have been recommended by others, we have more below (both new and from past newsletters), and we will continue to share.
Thanks to your support, we have donated $10,000 to GiveDirectly's Kenya Covid-19 Fund, and starting June 1, we will be donating all profits from the sales of our masks to the Equal Justice Initiative which is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in our society. As of June 24, we have donated $6,500 , and will continue to donate the proceeds from our mask sales to EJI.
We really want to highlight the power of this community, OUR community -- thanks to your support, we have donated $6,500 to EJI, a total of 18,000 masks to vulnerable Kenyans, and now $10,000 that will support 334 people and help them through this pandemic in Nairobi, not to mention the jobs you've enabled us to continue to support through the production of these masks. We are strong and we are powerful when we come together.
Black Lives Matter. We cannot be silent, we must act. Join us.