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9 fundraisers to support this week

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July 31, 2020
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Each week, The FADER rounds up a small selection of calls for donations from causes furthering the goals of equality and social justice, with a focus on areas that are overlooked in modern media coverage. If you have any comments or suggestions for the roundup, contact us on Twitter or Instagram.

Black Trans Education Foundation

The Frances Thompson Education Foundation is fundraising to assist Black trans scholars with financial costs associated with their education. 20 students will be supported with $3000 grants.


“The Frances Thompson Education Foundation (FTEF) empowers and engages the Black trans community through funding and black trans academic discourse and theory. In order to create a more equitable future for the Black trans community, FTEF seeks to put Black trans folks in control of our own narratives with the tools and skills they need to make an impact for and in their community.” — FTEF

Help raise funds for DJ Deeon

Chicago icon DJ Deeon is fundraising in order to support himself in the wake of a handful of medical crises and lost income due to the COVID-19 crisis.

“The COVID epidemic removed any chance of earning from gigs, the state took away my disability benefits long ago due to me earning from touring and the minute royalty checks just about covered my outstanding bills. Im not one to ask for help - it doesn’t sit comfortably with me - and i believe you should never get something for nothing so here I am offering to you what I can.” — DJ Deeon

Emergency Healthcare for Queer Black Muslimah

A fundraiser for a Black Queer Muslimah living in Somalia, who is struggling with unemployment due to the pandemic.

“Health care should not be seen as a privilege but as a right that everyone should have access to. The funds raised will be put towards dental work and also a temporary means to survive while she finds employment during this unpredictable and terrifying chapter in her life. By donating, you are ensuring the survival of a very important member of the Black community who deserves to be reminded that she is loved and supported” — Diana Salah, fundraiser organiser


Clean Hands Toronto is an initiative trying to bring handwashing stations to Toronto’s homeless population.


“Each hand wash station provides up to 200 hand washes per day. The stations are placed in high traffic areas frequented by the homeless community. Our volunteers and partners adopt a station, providing routine maintenance of refilling/sanitizing. We've already placed 2 stations in Toronto. Due to overwhelmingly positive feedback, we have a waiting list of churches, respite centres, and volunteer groups that are waiting to adopt a hand washing station. Our goal is to grow to 10 stations, which would provide 2000 hand washes per day!” — CleanHandsTO

John Clardy Hodgkin Lymphoma fund

Tera Melos drummer John Clardy is fundraising to pay for his medical bills after being recently diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma.

“For many months I’ve been reluctant to disclose this on a broad scale. Initially I had intended to keep this all close to vest and found myself feeling a sort of guilt and a notion that I'd let the people close to me down, but I have reached a point where I feel ok to talk about it, and hopefully end the feeling of hiding something. I have cancer, Hodgkin Lymphoma specifically.” — John Clardy

Supporting Lola&Moni

A young queer couple is seeking to replace possessions stolen when their car was broken into.

“On Saturday July 25th our car was broken into and everything we owned was stolen from us. Things like our cameras computers ,clothes ,shoes etc . We were in the Proccess of moving so we had everything with us . Thank god we are safe and not harmed . But imagine Already not having much to really not having nothing at all . Please we need all your help & support . We appreciate and love you all .” — Lola & Moni

Sampa The Great x Pola Psychology: African Youth Mental Health

Rapper Sampa The Great is fundraising to pay for culturally-specific mental health care for Black youth in her hometown of Naarm (Melbourne.)

“At a time like this, it’s important to let my friends and the wider African community know that this support exists and our health matters.” — Sampa The Great

Help Trans Teen Escape Fathers Sexual Abuse

Black trans teen Eliana Anderson is fundraising to find safe housing so she can safely live her life and attend community college.

“So many firsts where taken from me, so many joys, and I don’t want to be a victim anymore I want to take the power back into my hands. Unfortunately I don’t think I’m going to be able to do it alone.” — Eliana

Help Mira Bellwether Complete her Transition

A fundraiser to support queer, trans, intersex author Mira Bellwether recieve life-saving gender affirmation surgery.

“As people who know and love Mira, we see firsthand every day how much she has done for others and the sheer amount of goodness and kindness she brings to the world. Now, we think it’s way past time for Mira to get the care she needs, complete the surgical portion of her transition, and be enabled to live as she wants and deserves to: safe, happy and healthy. We’re asking you to help make that possible by donating to this fundraiser.” — Callan, CJ, and Lulu, fundraiser organizers

9 fundraisers to support this week