It’s the season of giving, so let’s be sure to give to causes that we hold dear to our hearts just as much as we give to our loved ones. So this holiday season, consider donating to some amazing organizations in your friends’ and family’s name. Below is a list of grassroots organizations we align with and are genuinely inspired by. The organizations we’ve selected are run by powerhouse Latine, Afro-Latine, and Indigenous women doing work on the ground for our community.
Since 2014, Afroresistance has been educating and organizing for human rights, democracy, and racial justice throughout the Americas. Through three focus areas, AfroResistance has worked to ensure that Black women and girls are leading movements for true liberation and equality.
Border Kindness provides asylum-seekers, migrants, refugees, and the displaced with comprehensive services that include food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and legal services. Their programs and interventions are designed to identify, protect, and nurture the most vulnerable, including women, children, the elderly, and families.
CIELO is an Indigenous women-led, intergenerational organization combating racism towards Indigenous people by bringing visibility and resources to the Indigenous migrant communities.
Deaf Latinos y Familias
Deaf Latinos y Familias works with Latinx families with children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, Deaf Adults, and non-verbal, as we integrate family history, traditions, and values into their lives to bridge the gap between two different cultures/languages/worlds. We are a family oriented organization ran for parents by parents.
MAIA is an organization led by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. MAIA is empowering generations of young women through a holistic educational model with an equal focus on academics, culture and identity, socioemotional intelligence, personal development, and family engagement that together are key to creating a generation of empowered female leaders who will lead systemic change.
An organization participants use hands-on experiential arts and mindfulness as a tool for community-building, collective grounding, healing, and immigrant empowerment. We use our bodies, land (clay), food (decolonizing), and textiles as our main working tools.