Here at First Dollar, we value listening to understand the diverse experiences our members have in order to help both navigate and improve systems that aren’t working for them. We will always continue to do so.
We’ve compiled a list of resources such as organizations to donate to and support, material to read, petitions to sign and more. We always recommend doing your own research to find the missions you feel the most connected to, but this is a great place to start.
Where To Donate
“The movement and our ongoing fight to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever.”
“Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in the right relationship within our ecosystems”
“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.”
Official George Floyd Memorial Fund - DONATE HERE
The official GoFundMe supporting George Floyd's family as they deal with this tragedy.
Fundraising to support the family of Ahmaud Arbery in their ongoing legal battle against the white men who needlessly took Ahmaud’s life while he jogged through his neighborhood in Georgia.
We also recommend finding trustworthy fundraisers and causes in your local community to make a direct impact on the lives of your Black neighbors.
What To Read
Great starting place for information and resources (more petitions, fundraisers, reading, etc.).
Don’t just read this article. Check out books on this list and add them to your reading list to learn more about systemic racism from the people who have lived it. Unlearn and relearn.
Support a local Austin business and buy anti-racist books through them.
Where To Sign
One of the petitions to hold the police that murdered George Floyd accountable for their actions.
Another petition for the family and friends of George Floyd to find justice against his murderers.
Petition for Breonna Taylor who was wrongfully murdered by police who invaded her home, which was the wrong address, unannounced.
Please note that these recommendations are just scratching the surface of some of the steps non-Black folks should take to unlearn and re-educate themselves through the lens of systemic racism. We appreciate you spending time with these resources and hope this takes you on an enlightening journey.