black lives matter!

donate to charity and I will ship you art!

(scroll to the bottom of the pictures of art for instructions on how this works)

(also: some frames have small scuffs and slight chipping. I lowered some prices accordingly.)

I am ready to defund the police and want to actively invest in our communities. I want to see an increase in funds for education and community development and I want to educate myself and try to do better. Black lives matter.

Here's how this works:

If you see a piece of artwork above that you are interested in email me at 

AmyRosalyn@gmail.com or you can message me on instagram @AmyRocket.

Please message me before donating so I can make sure your piece has not already been claimed.

 However you want to reach out is great! If the piece is still available I will let you know it is now reserved for you! I would then like you to personally donate the cost of the piece to a charity of your choice and send me a screenshot of the receipt of payment. Once confirmed, I will get your address and mail your new art to you! I will cover the shipping costs!

 

Here are some examples of some great places that could use your money:

(This is by NO means an exhaustive list. If you have a suggestion for a place you want me to add to this list feel free to reach out!)

Policy reform organizations:

Donations will go toward legislative efforts to overturn systemically racist policies at either national, state, or local levels.

ACLU

"Black people are being murdered and brutalized by police with near impunity. Act with us to end police brutality, demand racial justice, and defend our right to protest. Your donation will fuel our legal battles and urgent advocacy efforts."

Austin Justice Coalition

"The Austin Justice Coalition (AJC) serves people who are historically and systematically impacted by gentrification, segregation, over policing, a lack of educational and employment opportunities, and other institutional forms of racism in Austin."

List of Bail Funds for Protestors across the Country

"This list is intended to be comprehensive. We worked with National Bail Fund Network to ensure the validity of these." 

Reclaim the Block

"Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety."

Color of Change

"As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America."

Advancement Project

"Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change."

Legal defense funds and organizations:

Donations will go toward legal aid and education for black, brown, and other minority groups.

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

"Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments."

Legal Rights Center

"The Legal Rights Center is a community-driven nonprofit law firm, specializing in adult criminal and juvenile delinquency defense, restorative justice practices and youth advocacy. The Legal Rights Center runs two programs: Community Defense Program and the Youth: Education, Advocacy & Restorative Services (Y:EARS) Program. While each program has distinct goals and methods, collectively they point to the overall vision of improving the experience of the justice system for communities of color, if not proactively by solving problems that prevent involvement in the justice system in the first place, then certainly after an individual has been swept up into the system.​"

Amistad Law Project

"ALP consists of attorneys, activists, and organizers. We are prison abolitionists who view the prison industrial complex as directly related to the massive divestment from our communities the things that make them safe and strong. We believe that good public education, affordable health care, healthy and affordable food, safe and affordable housing, and the ability to care for our families, no matter what they look like, are human rights."  

Transgender Law Center Black LGBTQIA+ Migrant Project

"BLMP envisions a world where no one is forced to give up their homeland, where all Black LGBTQIA+ people are free and liberated. We build and center the power of Black LGBTQIA+ migrants to ensure the liberation of all Black people through community-building, political education, creating access to direct services, and organizing across borders."

Restoring Justice (Texas)

"Restoring Justice is the only 501(c)(3) NPO operating in Texas to assist marginalized communities with holistic legal support, bail bonds, social services and trauma care."

Community enrichment organizations

Donations will go toward arts, technical, or other programs for black and brown people.

Black Table Arts

"We organize black artists building community power. We educate our communities. We create spaces for leadership to thrive." 

Black Feminist Project

"create economic development opportunities that address food justice, environmental justice and public and mental health. These opportunities empower underserved women of color by creating businesses that are facilitated by small food business creation, urban agriculture, political education, beautification of community spaces and holistic health programming. By creating wealth and equal access to these enriching experiences for under-served women of color, we strengthen and empower our entire society."

Black Girls Code

"Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. To provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040."

You can also split your donation to more than one organization! I know it can be hard to choose! I also like the Austin Justice Coalition but their website seems to be down right now. I personally donated to the Austin Justice Coalition, the ACLU, and I sent some money to the local Austin food bank. I want to do more so this is me trying. I want to encourage you to seek out a local organization that speaks to you and supports community in the way you want. 

Here is some of the art I can afford to donate in trade for donations! I want to reward you! Let's vote with our dollars and encourage change and growth! I will add more art soon!

 ©2020 Amy Rosalyn