illustration by Sacrée Frangine
“Personally I am outraged, sickened and saddened by blatant injustices, and what I can hardly wrap my head around is that these senseless acts are not unique to recent days or weeks, they have been occurring throughout the entire history of our country. As a brand and as a founder, I want to spread messages of anti-racism and pro-kindness, and I want to do more than just talk, I want to take action towards change.” - Allison Howard, Founder & CEO, Nollapelli
We stand with black lives. Always.
Below is an intimate action list on ways to support systematic change and justice with and without money. The action items and organizations listed below are not the only ways to support. This list is meant to be succinct and informative, and therefore not absolute.
Money is limited, especially due to COVID-19. To show support without money, first and foremost VOTE. For Pennsylvania, our home state, our primary election was just yesterday- June 2nd. Here is a full list of primary elections by State.
You can stream this YouTube video. 100% of the ad revenue generated with AdSense from views of this video will be donated to organizations supporting protester bail funds, costs associated with funerals for families, etc. Within the first few seconds, the supported organizations are listed.
Petition signing is another non-monetary way to donate. Beneath the “Stream to Donate” video is a full list of petitions supporting equality and justice.
Nollapelli is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; therefore, we begin the list below with organizations guiding our local community toward systematic change, peace, equality and justice. National organizations follow.
American Civil Liberties Union
Founded in 1920, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is the nation's foremost guardian of liberty. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to defending and protecting our individual rights and personal freedoms in many facets including criminal justice reform and racial justice.
A black-led, trans-led organization offering a transgender community center for emergency shelter and supportive resources for trans and non-binary individuals in Allegheny County in order “to thrive instead of survive.”
Donate (scroll to bottom of webpage)
Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh is an affiliate of the National Urban League and works to secure economic independence, equality, power and civil rights for African-Americans.
An organization dedicated to ending police violence in America.
The Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) 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.
NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Racial justice by reforming the U.S. criminal justice system, ensuring economic justice for all U.S. individuals as well as reaching education equality.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.