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.
What can you do?
DONATIONS FOR MIKE BROWN’S FAMILY:
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
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:
#OperationHelpOrHush 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
FEED THE STUDENTS OF FERGUSON:
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
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:
-National Action to End Police Brutality: http://www.change.org/p/national-action-against-police-brutality?recruiter=1409611&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition
-Don’t Shoot MO Campaign
Please review website for more information: