Support these local KC groups/organizations on Juneteenth to make this a better community

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Here’s our list of places where you might consider donating on Juneteenth, divided by topic.

If you can, do your part.

Reform & Justice

  • KC Community Bail Fund: They provide bail for people awaiting trial, granting them the opportunity to resume life before their trial.
  • Missouri ACLU: They defend the rights of Missourians, including reform in criminal justice systems, reproduction rights, LGBTQ+ education, voting rights, and a list of other notable rights. 
  • Reale Justice Network: They advocate for social justice reform through tackling issues of cash bails, domestic violence prison pipelines, disabilities, police misconduct, and multiple other pressing issues.
  • Showing Up for Racial Justice: They demand accountability for racial, economic, and gender justice through a system of chapter nationwide, including in KC.
  • PeaceWorks Kansas City: They discourage the use of weaponry and war, instead advocating for peaceful civil resistance, educating the youth, and other methods of peace.
  • Local NAACP Chapters: There are multiple NAACP chapters in the KC area, including KCMO, KCK, Johnson County, and more; they want equality of rights for all persons.

Education

  • One Struggle KC: One Struggle KC is a collective of Kansas City activists seeking to connect the struggles of oppressed Black communities, locally and globally. They connect communities of oppressed people for a society that benefits everyone.
  • Race Project KC: They educate rising adults about the role of racism in history across the U.S. and in KC through initiatives.
  • Urban League of KC: They empower disadvantaged people to secure civil rights and self-reliance through education and assisting those who need it.
  • United We Stand KC: They organize multiple organizations to combat racism, xenophobia, sexism, homophobia, and racial inequality.
  • Literary KC: They educate through advancement of literacy. 

Economic

  • Generating Income for Tomorrow: They provide financial stability for Black-owned businesses, specifically in low-income areas.
  • Missouri Jobs with Justice: They organize power for justice and equality across Missouri through securing equality in social, racial, and economic realms.
  • Stand Up KC: They advocate for livable wages for fast food and retail workers.
  • More2: They organize faith-based organizations to advocate for racial and economic equality to change statewide policies through grassroots movements.
  • Kansas City DSA: They seek to reorganize economic order by highlighting issues in private profit, labor markets, race and gender discrimination, and other important issues.

Women’s Rights

  • OneKC for Women: They connect working women in their quest for financial, personal, and professional self-sufficiency through resources, opportunities, and connections.
  • Hope House: They provide a safe place for women, men, and children facing domestic violence.
  • MOSCA: They prevent sexual assault and improve the lives of those affected by it through a system of support and help.
  • Shirley’s Kitchen Cabinet: They amplify the voices of more than 5,000 Black women through advocacy and affirmation.
  • The Help KC: They empower women in trouble by supporting their careers, independence, and physical and mental health.

LGBTQ+ Rights

  • KC Anti-Violence Project: They provide LGBTQ-specific domestic violence, sexual assault, and hate crime services, making them the only organization to specialize in LGBTQ+ domestic violence or sexual assault services in the area.
  • Transformations KC: They host group sessions and support drop-ins for transgender and gender non-conforming adolescents.
  • Kansas City Center for Inclusion: They provide community and resources for LGBTQ+ Kansas Citians through safe and inclusive spaces and activities.
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