Taking action to contribute. Donate with us to The Loveland Foundation to tell Black women & girls that “We see you, we hear you, and we are invested in your healing”.
I recently started following Rachel Cargle (and subsequently discovered this foundation), and this is my way of starting to tangibly support her work and the work of so many important leaders in this anti-racist movement. Critical, paradigm-shifting revolution must take place in order for these injustices to change. As a white woman I am morally obligated to take action against white supremacy, and this is where I’m starting- by donating (and encouraging my friends and family to donate) to this fund that will help the Black women and girls that need it most.
After posting about this fund on my Instagram stories, I quickly had several responses of interest, so I decided to make a group campaign here. Let’s see if we can blow this goal out of the water. I’m going to ask everyone I know to contribute, and you should too. It’s a start, and I am continuing to commit to further action. I don’t do this to get a cookie or feel like I’m “doing the right thing”, this is because we need to stand up and fight against an established system of racism that I was born into privilege to. To the other white people in my life- Are you ready to commit to learn and change? Will you commit to throwing away your white fragility and address what needs to be done now?
“It is not enough to be not racist, you must be actively anti-racist.” — Angela Davis
“When we understand racism as a system that we have been raised in and that it’s impact is inevitable, it’s really not a question of good or bad. It’s just “I have it. I have been socialized into it.” And so, “what am I going to do about?” - is really the question. — Robin DiAngelo
Thank you so much for your interest in supporting the Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund. Whether you have already donated or you are just learning about the project, we are grateful to have you on board.
With therapy sessions in the U.S. typically costing anywhere from $60 - $250-- even with insurance, the prevalent and ingrained stigma surrounding mental health in many communities, and the fact that the vast majority of therapists in this country are white, it is often difficult for Black women and girls to access therapy when they need it. We wanted to change that.
In our pilot program, we raised over $250,000 with the support of our generous community and provided financial assistance to hundreds of Black women and girls to go to therapy. We did this through collaborative partnerships with Therapy for Black Girls, Open Path Collective, National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, and Talkspace, networks and service providers that are all committed to making therapy more affordable and accessible.
No matter how much you are able to give, we are excited to work together with our community again to bring therapy support directly to Black women and girls who need it. Please donate now to tangibly tell these women and girls, “We see you, we hear you, and we are invested in your healing.”Generations will benefit from their healing.
How you can give:
- Champion the Cause! Become an advocate and help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund via your social platforms. Set your own fundraising goal and utilize your network of friends and family to help fundraise for Loveland Foundation Therapy Fund.
- Be a small business or corporate match - Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
- Donate to our campaign! We are raising funds for our therapy for Black women and girls program, which includes providing 4-8 free therapy sessions.
- Start a Giving Circle: Pool your resources together and make a commitment with 6 of your friends to donate and support Black women and girls who deserve access to healing. If each of your friends contribute $20, it will cover 1 therapy session.