Thank you for all who have donated with a sincere concern to make the world a better place. Here is a basic breakdown of where the resources are going.
How are donations being used?
Our team has built a multimedia outreach for anti-racism education and training. First, to support our writing and other work on the net, we are using funds for software. This includes but is not limited to: Hootsuite (social media management), Grammarly (for clear and concise writing), a WordPress professional account for our website (complete with email addresses, an ad-free site, advanced storage, web design tools, and other necessary features), video editing software, and an infrastructure management platform such as Pantheon. Hardware and computer equipment will be obtained and upgraded, as needed. Other money will be used for a logo and copyright permissions.
We also support other organizations. To date, we have given financial support to:
The Idaho Black History Museum
Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition
A scholarship to Anti-racism Training
Legal Defense Fund for Maria Boutte
Feeding the Homeless in the Park, initiative by Shantel Reitz
A Community Outreach by Leo Hunsaker
The work of Leta Harris Neustaedter
Culture for Change Foundation
African American Chamber of Commerce
Refugee family moving from discriminating Idaho, a fundraiser organized by Pascal Rudahindwa
Scholarships for students at Boise State University. Funds are awarded to students whose work and service activities directly impact the Black community. The scholarship donations are accounted for through this memorial fund in the name of my mother, the late Dr. Dorothy Strickland of Rutgers University. Read more: https://give.boisestate.edu/strickland
Future initiatives include: In-person events will include, for example: A viewing of “I am not your Negro” at a local community center, near you, followed by a Q & A with Michael Strickland and (pick a Black leader from your area). We will also do an Anti-Racism dinner and discussion series (at a Black-owned restaurant, whenever possible) near you.
Thank you for caring. Let’s all get together and increase the peace and promote justice.