Today is #GivingTuesday, a day where people all over the world can come together through generosity by sharing acts of kindness. Whether you make someone smile or donate to an organization, #GivingTuesday is a great opportunity to help your neighbors out.
At Epicenter we talk to a lot of organizations, advocates, leaders and volunteers who are pushing for progress, so if you are looking for a way to share an act of kindness today here is a list of organizations, places and people we have written about and how you can help.
Mutual Aid NYC
Mutual Aid NYC is a multi-racial network of people and groups building support systems for people in the New York area during the Covid-19 pandemic. From food to material resources, Mutual Aid groups connect New Yorkers to anything they may need. Consider reaching out to your local mutual aid group to see what its needs are. You can donate to East Brooklyn Mutual Aid here; the group is also seeking volunteers. Our story on it here.
Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center
The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based project with more than 1,800 active vendor members who are working together to create a movement for permanent change. They teach vendors about their legal rights and responsibilities, publish reports and file lawsuits to raise public awareness about vendors and so much more. To learn more about the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, donate money to help street vendors, or volunteer you can visit www.streetvendor.org. Our story on it here.
One Fair Wage
One Fair Wage is a national coalition, campaign and organization seeking to end all subminimum wages in the United States and increase the sustainability of wages and working conditions in the service sector. To learn more about what you can do to help New York’s workers, visit their New York section. Learn more about what you can do to help workers across the United States here. Our story on One Fair Wage here.
89th Street Tenants Association
On April 6, 2021, an eight-alarm fire engulfed two buildings in Jackson Heights, Queens, instantly changing the lives of about 300 residents. To this day families have been displaced and are living in hotels and they have not been able to go back in the building to retrieve their belongings. The best way you can help these families is by donating to their GoFundMe campaign and signing their petition for humane housing. You can stay up to date with what 89 Street Tenants Unidos Association is doing by following them on Instagram. Our story on them here.
Flushing Town Hall
Flushing Town Hall is dedicated to bringing people together through arts and culture from around the world. And it’s not just for people who live in Flushing — they serve the entire New York City metropolitan region and beyond. Learn more about upcoming events, tickets and membership opportunities here. Our story on them here.
Los Deliversitas Unidos
Los Deliveristas Unidos (LDU) is a collective of mostly immigrant app delivery workers who are fighting for justice. They fight to give app delivery workers access to basic rights, such as the right to use the bathroom during their shifts and a minimum wage. To learn more about and support Los Deliveristas Unidos, who were created from the Workers Justice Project you can check out their website, and follow them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. Our story on them here.
Lastly (but certainly not least)
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