** UPDATE: Thank you to all who contributed to our donation match last month. 54 individuals donated, and together we raised $6,844. These donations went to The Lake Street Council, Reclaim the Block @reclaimtheblock , The Bail Project, and Migizi @migizimn. Some of the organizations were no longer accepting donations once the donation window closed, so our $2k matched donation was split between The Okra Project @theokraproject and G.L.I.T.S. @glits_inc .
This is far beyond what we imagined being able to raise in 24 hours. Thank you to everyone who gave to this particular effort, and thank you to so many of my friends and peers for your continued time and knowledge and energy.
The Sunroom stands in solidarity with protests demanding accountability for the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and countless others who have been the victims of a system that is founded on white supremacy and prioritizes white property over black lives. We have benefited from this system, and we do not accept the status quo. We are asking ourselves how can we work every day to redirect our privilege to support radical reform.
Today, we are matching donations to the following organizations for the next 24 hours, until noon PST. We will match up to $2,000 total. Please follow the links below and email or DM us a screenshot of your donation. We will report back to those who contribute with the amount we raised and proof of our matching donation.
Lake Street Community Council
"Our community of small businesses and nonprofit organizations have been affected by the tragic and unjust death of George Floyd. We believe in and support this fight for justice. The Lake Street Council (501c3) has started a fund to help rebuild Lake Street, starting with direct support to small businesses and nonprofits to help them rebuild their storefronts, reopen their businesses and serve our neighborhoods."
The Bail Project
The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system.
Reclaim the Block
"Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. We believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. We organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety initiatives and reduce reliance on police departments. We do not believe that increased regulation of or public engagement with the police will lead to safer communities, as community testimony and documented police conduct suggest otherwise."