For 10 years, Black Women’s Blueprint has mobilized for our community. We are proud as a survivor led-organization to have implemented programs that promote gender justice, racial healing, reproductive health, and reconciliation.
Our work is rooted in the belief that our collective survival depends on our collective action. That could not be more true today, with COVID-19, white supremacy, and economic disparity running rampant in our community, in what many are calling a “triple pandemic.” These pandemics have shone a bright light on the structural inequalities facing Black women in particular, who are relied on for serving on the frontlines and at home. Coupled with stay-at-home orders increasing cases of domestic violence, Black women and girls need our support more than ever as we transition into the winter months ahead.
Every year, Giving Tuesday coincides with the 16 Days of Activism – a global call to end violence against women. These two weeks are an opportunity to reflect on what Black women have done for the community, and what we can do to give back. This Tuesday, we invite you to give back by joining us in the fight for gender justice.
Help us close the gap in support across the spectrum of women’s needs by investing in Black Women’s Blueprint. Your gift allows us to continue providing sexual assault crisis counseling, grant pandemic-related emergency funds to survivors of gender-based violence and lead workshops that address issues including Black maternal mortality and racial healing, among other critical initiatives.
We are excited to announce that this Giving Tuesday, we’ve been issued a challenge. If we raise $10,000 for Black Women’s Blueprint by 11:59pm on December 1, we’ll unlock an additional $10,000 bonus grant for our Sistas Van program! Sistas Van is a trauma-informed, survivor-centered Mobile Healing Unit. Activated in April of this year, our volunteers have been able to safely distribute menstrual products, contraception, and nearly 2,000 bags of groceries to women and girls in 45 locations across all five boroughs!
In November, the van was involved in a hit and run accident, rendering it temporarily undriveable. We need your help to get Sistas Van back on the road to serve our community as lines for aid get longer and the days get colder.
Our work is made possible by supporters like you. We thank you for believing in this work, and together we can continue servicing our community, and making the world safe for Black women, in 2020 and beyond.