Community

If you clicked on this page - THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY. You have the hope, desire and the compassion it takes to care for others and connect to something that is larger than yourself. 

There are many ways you can participate in giving back. Whether it be by volunteering within your community, educating yourself and others, or donations  - your support is greatly appreciated and so is your sacrifice!

Support to these organizations not only helps to further their mission but also strengthen families, communities and helps change our own behaviors by being mindful of not contributing to a discriminatory system of layered marginalization that infringes upon the human rights of many. 

Below is a list of organization you can donate to. The First listed is The Innocence Project.   This organization is near to my heart due to the unfortunate event that occurred on June 15, 1998, when 13-year-old Maurice Purifie was found dead lying in the middle of Horrace Street in Toledo, Ohio. Shortly after authorities would arrest my cousin, Wayne Braddy Jr, and his friend Karl Willis in the wrongful conviction of the murder of Maurice Purifie WITH NO DNA EVIDENCE AND A FALSE WITNESS TESTIMONY! For over 20 years Wayne and Karl have asserted their innocence.  You can learn more about their stories here. There are 6  chapters you can read along with video by WTOL11 Lead Investigative Reporter, Brian Dugger. There is another WTOL11 story about Karl Willis who contracted Covid-19 while in prison as well.  

 

The Innocence Project 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.


Duwamish Tribe: Support Seattle's First People, the dxʷdəwʔabš. 

NDN Collective:  NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.

Real Change Real Change produces an award-winning weekly newspaper that provides immediate employment opportunity and takes action for economic, social, and racial justice.

Real Change Vendor Direct Donation

MarQuies Patterson The Seattle Times story about MarQuies’ tragic death

Memorial Fund to help support the children of MarQuies Patterson

Mary's Place Provides safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.


Emergency Feeding Program Providing nutritional response to people in need of immediate food assistance by collaborating with partner agencies.

Latino Community Fund Cultivates new leaders, supports cultural and community based non-profit organizations, and improves the quality of life for all Washingtonians. LCF programs create a vibrant community through civic engagement, healthy families, arts and culture.

Black Business Equity Fund Tabor 100 is an association of entrepreneurs and business advocates who are committed to economic power, educational excellence and social equity for African-Americans and the community at large.

Youth Care YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential.

Black Lives Matter Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County is a social advocacy organization fighting for the protection and liberation of Black Life through advocacy and direct action.

Ingersoll Gender Center Ingersoll is one of the oldest organizations by and for transgender and gender nonconforming communities in the United States. Officially formed in 1977, Ingersoll Gender Center has been building community, connecting folks to resources and advocating for our communities in the Puget Sound region for over four decades.

Hopelink Since 1971, Hopelink has served homeless and low-income families, children, seniors and people with disabilities in King and Snohomish counties; providing stability and helping people gain the skills and knowledge they need to exit poverty for good.

Food Lifeline Food Lifeline is on a mission to end hunger in Western Washington. We believe that access to food is a human right and that nobody deserves to be hungry. Food Lifeline provides nutritious food to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger every year by sourcing nutritious food from a variety of food industry partners. We distribute this food through a partnership with 300 food banks, shelters, and meal programs, enabling us to provide the equivalent of 134,000 meals every single day.

Filipino Community of Seattle  The Filipino Community of Seattle, a 501(c)3 organization, relies heavily on the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution helping us foster the well-being of Filipinx and others through culturally appropriate services and gathering spaces. Come join us in working towards a united, vibrant and thriving Filipinx community.

Lifelong believes in health for all. Fighting those living with HIV, their mission is to remove barriers to health with relentless compassion so that no one faces illness and injustice alone.

Seattle Tip Jar Seattle Tip Jar is an opportunity to share a small act of kindness with our Service Industry community during these uncertain times. Since Governor Inslee issued a `stay-at-home` order on March 23rd, thousands of servers, bartenders, baristas and other service industry workers have been laid off or furloughed.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Boys & Girls Club of America Providing safe and fun places for kids to grow and thrive while delivering engaging programs focused on academics, health, and leadership.

International Rescue Committee The IRC provides asylum-seeking families who have been released from immigration custody with critical aid. IRC reunites families post-detention, provide warm meals, clothing, transitional shelter, travel coordination with relatives in the U.S. and crucial legal orientation.

Informed Immigrant  You deserve to feel safe and empowered, no matter your immigration status. Informed Immigrant is here to help you understand your rights and the resources available to you.

FWD.US is a bipartisan political organization that believes America’s families, communities, and economy thrive when more individuals are able to achieve their full potential. For too long, our harmful immigration and criminal justice systems have locked too many people out from the American dream.

 Help immigrant youth renew their DACA