The murder of George Floyd sparked a wave of outrage across the nation, and once again brought to the forefront the systematic oppression of black and brown people in the United States. Through the end of 2020, POP: By Giselle has commit to donating 20% of all profit to organizations that continuously work to dismantle institutional racism.
If you or an organization you know are interested in becoming a POP for Change recipient, please email POPforChange@popbygiselle.com and be sure to include your contact information, organization name, and a link to the organization's website or social media.
November's POP for Change Partner was Too Many Org and their mission to feed families during the holiday season, specifically Thanksgiving.
October's POP for Change Partner is FeedtheStreets RVA
FeedTheStreets RVA seeks to provide food and hygiene essentials to those who are less fortunate. They seek to create a community that responds to the basic human needs of all, while valuing and advancing grassroot efforts that address symptoms of poverty. Since 2016, FeedTheStreets RVA has provided over 700 meals to the homeless, 6,500 food items to local pantries, 100 holiday gifts to children, 30 Thanksgiving Baskets, and 300 pairs of socks to homeless shelters.
September's POP for Change Partner is Too Many Org
The mission of Too Many Org is to serve underserved and overlooked populations in Richmond, VA and beyond by providing services to increase individual success and overall value in the areas of health and wellness, education, development, and community engagement. Too Many Org hosts community events to uplift the community on a regular basis. No politics, No agenda, simply showing up to do their part.
For more information and to find out how you can support Too Many Org visit their instagram.
August's POP for Change Partner was Futchem Friday Foundation.
"FutchemFriday Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of Virginia. The foundation's mission is giving our youth once in a lifetime experiences through teachings of the 5 love languages. The foundation was created because of a personal experience in which my world was theoretically crashing down around me. In true Murphy's law fashion; anything that could go wrong was going wrong. On this specific Friday I was blessed with a breath of fresh air and a glaring light at the end of the tunnel. Futchemfriday was created for and symbolizes that despite everything going "wrong" we are going to celebrate life. We are going to celebrate the things that we are blessed with and shake off the negativity that keeps us in a slump. FutchemFriday has become something to look forward to every week and a motivation to my peers. FutchemFriday's slogans are "Shake off the Bad and Celebrate the Good" and "Everyday is Friday." Through the foundation, the goal is to instill this mindset in everyone but mainly our youth; our future. Give the world a great look on life and make an ever lasting positive imprint. Nevertheless, understanding how the world continues to change and the many challenges that arise, FutchemFriday Foundation does it's duty to stay current on worldwide events and their impact. With the unforeseen impact of Covid-19, adapting accordingly and efficiently has kept the behind the scenes workers and the individuals we touch smiling and appreciative." - Dion Futch, Founder and CEO of Futhem Friday Foundation
July's POP for Change Partner was My Sister's Keeper at UVA.
My Sister's Keeper at UVA is a CIO at the University of Virginia geared towards uplifting Charlottesville minority high school girls through peer mentorship and college prep. My Sister’s Keeper aims to connect college women of color with high school girls of color at Charlottesville High School. The program is designed to uplift and empower high school girls through peer mentorship, weekly activities, career development as well as college prep. They provide an in-school space for all members to share and learn various skills, behaviors, habits, that will help the girls better navigate the world as successful women of color.
For more information about My Sister's Keeper at UVA, follow them on Instagram @mysisterskeeperuva or on Twitter @MSKaUVA.