Help us support our youth during this time of need!
Note: Please write in your note if you are donating to the Philly or NYC chapter of Inspiring Minds. Donations without a note will be split 50/50 between both chapters.
$25 - Virtual gym membership
$50 - 1 intern for a week
$100 - groceries for 1 family/week
$250 - 1 digital device per student
$500 - 5 workshops/ per week
$1000 - Sustainability partner
COVID19 has devastated the communities that we serve and our young people need us more than ever before. Their experiences vary from mourning relatives who are either sick or passed away, to dealing with the sudden sadness of being isolated from their friends and teachers. Our seniors are missing out on Prom and Graduations and are now trying to navigate their next steps after high school on their own. How are we making sure the social-emotional needs of our young people are being met during a time when both their anxiety and stress are high? Listen to the voices of our youth through our video on why our services have been essential for them during this time.
We are proud that we have been able to provide some of our services virtually during the quarantine, but we still need your support! The funds we raise will go towards purchasing digital devices to engage our youth in remote activities and school, pay for our facilitators through the Spring and Summer, expand our paid internship program, and to provide groceries for the families that need them.
Last but not least, Inspiring Minds Philly and NYC collectively lost over $120,000 in contracts this Spring from our schools. We are a small non-profit and we were depending on our contracts to support the overall sustainability of our organization. With the Social Sector only awarding 4% of their overall funds to non-profits led by people of color, regaining what was lost will be an uphill battle. If we are going to make it, we need for you to #GiveBlack!
We kindly ask that you join us in supporting our cause and we thank you in advance for your support!
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