Justice for Mike Brown- How You Can Get Involved

Drea Woolfolk (my sister-in-law) and Elaine Lee (Momma) of Girls Inc. St. Louis
#HandsUp #Ferguson #StayWoke

Hola Chicas,

Hundreds of children will not be starting school this week in Ferguson, MO due to civil unrest in their community.  This leaves working parents without childcare and students bored at home.

Today through Sunday (from 8am-2pm), Girls Inc of St. Louis is a part of a collective that has joined forces at Dellwood Recreation Center (near the burned QuikTrip at 10266 West Florissant) to provide supplies, activities and food for the students and families of the Ferguson-Florissant School district.  There's also transportation (my Uncle Bob) for those who need it.  Feel free to email me at [email protected] if you need to contact the team in Dellwood or would like to volunteer! 

Also, Girls Inc of STL has opened their doors (in Normandy) from 8am-5pm, Wednesday-Friday. They are accepting up to 300 Ferguson-Florissant girls, free of charge and are providing breakfast, lunch and a snack each day. Momma said they are definitely in need of food for the girls and are accepting donations.  Again, email me at [email protected] if you'd like to be connected to their team to send donations. 

Parents, grandparents, friends and fam look on as their kiddos run around the Dellwood Rec center. It's a large, open, air conditioned space for the kids to safely play basketball, throw footballs, visit activity tables (with reading and drawing) and eat snacks!  The parents are given groceries and supplies as well.   

What can you do? 
Below you'll find info on how you can get involved, even at a distance-- whether you want to send supplies to the students of Ferguson, send money to Mike Brown's family, or sign a petition to end police brutality, you'll get all the deets below! 


Michael Brown Memorial Fund:

These funds will assist his family with costs that they will incur as they seek justice on Michael’s behalf. All funds will be given to the Michael Brown family.

College 4 MikeBrown’s Siblings:
This effort will help support Mike Brown’s siblings, 2 younger sisters and a younger brother go to college. It is run by Sara Goldrick-Rab, UW professor of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab 
(http://www.wihopelab.com) and Michael Johnson of the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (Madison, WI) who can vouch that all funds will go directly to the family.


Jail support info for those who are arrested at Mike Brown rallies in Ferguson.

Bail and Legal Fund for Those Arrested During Ferguson Anti-Police Demonstrations:
A bail and legal fund has been established to support people who have been arrested during the anti-police demonstrations in Ferguson, MO. If you have a friend or family member who was arrested, please email us their name at [email protected]

I AM HUMAN-Support Ferguson
All proceeds from these shirts and hoodies will go to support the protesters in Ferguson demonstrating peacefully against the unjust murder of unarmed teen, Mike Brown. Once the protesting stops, then the rest of the proceeds will go to support the legal defense for Mike Brown. These start at $16. Please refer to the teespring campaign for more details:

have several campaigns in which you can participate:
-Donations to protestors in Ferguson to provide food and other supplies. All monies will go directly to purchase those items. This is for PAYPAL DONATIONS ONLY: [email protected] pic.twitter.com/ctApKXoTdm

-The also have tshirts available, all proceeds will go to fund this campaign

-Finally, they are looking for medical and mental health professionals, counselors, as well as community organizers to go to Ferguson to assist those who are in that area. Also if you are willing to donate sky miles or buddy passes please contact: Please use this email address for volunteer services only: [email protected]


These items are being directly shipped to St. Louis, MO to assist protestors who are on the frontline in Ferguson. It includes toiletries, items to help them clean up the area, food, etc. You can also send notes in some of the packages shipped. http://www.amazon.com/registry/giftlist/T5SQYC5B5IJZ

There is also an amazon wish list set up to help children receive school supplies in Ferguson. This list is SEPARATE from the wish list that is set up for protestors: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/2MUPOSAUM13TA/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_ws_RRT8tb01ARVJH


This fund was originally set up to feed the students who go to school in Ferguson who were to start school on August 14th.  Many students in Ferguson rely on meals provided in school, and the delay in the start of classes means that many of the children will not eat. https://fundly.com/feed-the-students-of-ferguson#updates/blog/look_what_we_did-18296

*Jennings students still needing free lunch or any mental services can contact their school directly for more assistance* Referenced:http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/article_c2435462-d3e4-59f6-9edd-2ae6b5cfe438.html

St. Stephen’s Food Pantry
They help distribute food to those in need and currently, due to the situation going on in Ferguson, they were looted and those goods go to needy families in that area. They need boxed meals such as Hamburger Helper and lots of toiletries. Donations are now being accepted on their website: http://saint-stephens.info/collaboration/our-community-the-vine/food-pantry/

Here is the contact info for shipping items:
St. Stephen’s Food Pantry
33 N Clay Ave Ferguson, MO 63135
Ph: 314-521-0138

St. Louis Business Journal has created a list resource list for those who also need assistance in their community. Their list will also be updated as they collect more information. Please click link:http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/morning_call/2014/08/as-unrest-continues-in-ferguson-volunteers.html?ana=twt

St. Louis Urban League: http://www.ulstl.com/
They are accepting donations for school supplies for the children in Ferguson and collecting non-perishable food items. Here is the 2014-2015 school supply list for the Ferguson/Florissant School District: http://www.fergflor.org/pages/Ferguson-Florissant_SD/Parents/6725006080717623026

If you wish to donate items to STL Urban League please ship them to:
ATTN: Barbara Bowman
Urban League Metropolitan of St. Louis
3701 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63108
Please call 314-615-3668 for additional questions.


-Petition for Federal Laws to Protect Citizens from Police Violence and Misconduct https://www.change.org/p/president-barack-obama-please-enact-new-federal-laws-to-protect-citizens-from-police-violence-and-misconduct

-Mike Brown Law. Requires all state, county, and local police to wear a camera:
A petition for a Mike Brown Law that will set aside funds to require all state, county, and local police, to wear a camera. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/mike-brown-law-requires-all-state-county-and-local-police-wear-camera/8tlS5czf

-Petition to remove Bob McCulloch from any grand jury proceedings in regards to the Micheal Brown investigation. Find information about it here: 

More pics of the Girls Inc collective in Dellwood-
Michelle, Drea (hubby's sister) and Momma 

this gentleman brought his grandson down to the rec center after hearing about it this morning.  He said, 'I'm a Ferguson resident and I'm so happy y'all are doing this, thank you!'  

they want to be known as 'the muscle', lol!  They have been bringing in heavy boxes of school books all day.  

in line at the Red Cross truck

food delivery!

Stay Woke,

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