Each week, The FADER rounds up a small selection of calls for donations from causes furthering the goals of equality and social justice, with a focus on areas that are overlooked in modern media coverage. If you have any comments or suggestions for the roundup, contact us on Twitter or Instagram.
"I've slept on benches, in parks and in libraries to get through some nights. I go to sleep wishing this is all a dream, but wake up and realize this is my reality. I try my best to stay out of Public crowded areas due to my fear of being targeted or possibly murdered. My most important goal is getting out of McComb and starting a new life and continuing my transition." — Nikita Marie
"Anyone who knew him can attest to his kind heart, intellect, and passion. During his life time he worked as an environmental chemist, aircraft mechanic, and supervisor at various oil companies. He worked for companies such as Rolls Royce, Shell, and Sears Logistics. Rommel did not have life insurance so this makes paying for his funeral expenses very difficult for the families." — Fundraiser organisers
"We have been told by politicians, bureaucrats, and other decision-makers to wait for change, that justice and progress takes time, but how much more time do we need to wait? No one has been held accountable for our deaths in custody or for the daily police violence we endure." — Roxanne Moore
"my insurance ran out and i’m in desperate need for help to be able to afford my medication for this month. i just started a new job and i won’t be making nearly enough to cover even a quarter of what i need this month." — Alice
"I don’t receive unemployment or any government assistance during this pandemic, so this is a time stressed goal. Reaching this goal will help me secure long term housing so I can be able to work and go back to school in the community I grew up in." — Fundraiser organizer
"The reason I’ve been wanting to move out is because i’m not near any of my recourses and because my living space isn’t the healthiest for me mentally and physically. It’s come to the point where I feel physically exhausted, unmotivated and drained everyday. I’m tired of constantly being put down and not being able to express myself free from judgement." — Joshua