DonateMyWage.org was founded by supermodel Joan Smalls out of the necessity to see change within an industry. With a major divide happening across the world due to racial injustices, Smalls made the decision to do something about it. In June 2020, in an effort to be a force for change, Smalls pledged 50 percent of her earnings for the remainder of the year to Black Lives Matter organizations. From this DonateMyWage.org was born to help others within the fashion and entertainment industries, while also being available to people outside of those categories, donate portions of their wages to organizations of their choosing.
As a collective, we are able to make more change happen than we ever could alone. It is time for everyone to show their support and solidarity for the Black Lives Matter movement so real change can be seen across all industries and all over the world. As Smalls has said, Together, we are stronger.
In the spirit of Joan’s decision to donate 50 percent of her earnings for the remainder of 2020, we’re asking people for a one-time donation of a portion of their wages to Black Lives Matter organizations. Whether it is an hour, day, week, or month’s wage or whatever you are able to give, we’re here to make it simple for you. Need help breaking down your wage? Simply enter your yearly salary and choose the portion you would like to donate (month, week, day, hour) and our calculator will configure the one-time donation amount. You can also make a custom donation for however much you are willing or able to give.
Smalls chose the below-listed organizations to cover the whole sphere of communities in need of support. From education and women’s empowerment to media and inclusivity, Smalls chose each with a specific purpose – to see needed change. She, like many others, believes it is time to see changes happen from the inside.
Black Women’s Blueprint, Inc. is a civil and human rights organization of women and men. Our purpose is to take action to secure social, political and economic equality in American society now. We work to develop a culture where women of African descent are fully empowered and where gender, race and other disparities are erased. We engage in progressive research, historical documentation, policy advocacy and organize on social justice issues steeped in the struggles of Black women within their communities and within dominant culture.
Since 2017, Black Visions Collective has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before us in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. We aim to center our work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop our organization’s core "DNA" to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns. By building movements from the ground up with an integrated model, we are creating the conditions for long term success and transformation.
BLD PWR engages culture, education and activism to build and train an inclusive community of entertainers and athletes to advance radical social change. Partnering with grassroots causes and organizations, the purpose of BLD PWR is to increase action and civic engagement with a primary focus on uplifting and protecting the most vulnerable by undoing systemic oppression and combating state violence at the intersection of gender, immigration, economic, educational, environmental and racial justice movements. BLD PWR aims to build an equitable society.
Color Of Change designs campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real. Donations made will go through the c3 and when you donate, you help us take on more winning campaigns, launch more strategic initiatives, and go after the people who are standing in the way of progress—for Black people and all people.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society
The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.
Our mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.
The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums. In all of our work we strive to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.
Until Freedom is an intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice. At Until Freedom, we believe that those closest to the pain are closest to the solution, therefore, we focus on investing in those who are the most directly impacted by cyclical poverty, inequality, and state violence. We are a clearinghouse for advocates, new and budding activists, seasoned community organizers, students, movement lawyers, entertainers and artists, policy experts, formerly and currently incarcerated individuals, and survivors of gun violence to work linearly to uplift all of our people. Everyone is worthy, everyone is needed to win.
UNCF is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. We provide financial assistance to our member colleges and universities; to students through scholarships and related programs; and advocate for our constituents to ensure equal access to and opportunity for higher education for all.
DonateMyWage.org also recommends visiting Black Lives Matter for education, program information and donation opportunities.
Is there an organization not listed that you believe should be included? Please let us know and email our team.
I pledge my voice, presence and financial support.
I acknowledge that our collective success has been built on years of systemic and institutional racism and I demand change.
Change requires funds to back efforts, so I have chosen to donate my wages to organizations fighting racial injustice and racism. Will you join me?
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