Donate My Wages x BGS
Black Girls Smile x DonateMyWages.org
Black Girls Smile Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing positive mental health education, resources, and support geared toward young African American women through mental health literacy programming and connection with culturally component and gender-responsive mental health resources.
DonateMyWage.org was founded by supermodel and activist Joan Smalls out of the necessity to see change within an industry. With a major divide happening across the world due to racial injustices, Smalls made the decision to do something about it. In June 2020, in an effort to be a force for change, Smalls pledged 50 percent of her earnings for the remainder of the year to Black Lives Matter organizations. From this DonateMyWage.org was born to help others within the fashion and entertainment industries, while also being available to people outside of those categories, donate portions of their wages to organizations of their choosing. As a collective, we are able to make more change happen than we ever could alone. It is time for everyone to show their support and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement so real change can be seen across all industries and all over the world. As Smalls has said, “Together, we are stronger.”