While many people in this country go to work and get paid, social change workers often do the work and then have to hustle to get paid for the work.
On this #GivingTuesday, the non-profit world’s answer to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, you may receive many asks for donations. Take some time to discern how you want your resources to work for change in the world – and then give what you can to the organizations or individuals doing that work – especially if you have a job or investments that pay you regularly and sustainably.
You can help make the difference of an actual, dependable paycheck for people who have devoted their lives to the struggle – people who, ironically, often end up on relatives’ sofas or in shelters as they work endless hours to bring systemic change to the world. If you have the resources to change this story, please use your power for good on this #GivingTuesday. I invite you to consider investing in organizations and individuals who are working to change the status quo, working to bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice.
If you are looking for social change organizations that are grounded in Unitarian Universalist values to invest in, here a few! Please feel free to add others in the comments section.
Center for Ethical Living and Social Justice Renewal www.celsjr.org
Third Place Foundation & Welcome Table http://turleyok.blogspot.com/
Mutual Aid Carrboro & Sacred Fire UU https://sacredfireuu.org/
Church of the Larger Fellowship http://www.questformeaning.org/black-lives-matter/
UBarU Camp & Retreat Center http://ubaru.org/home
Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance http://www.muusja.org/
Texas Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry http://txuujm.org/
With gratitude and hope for a more lovingly sustained beloved community, happy #GivingTuesday!