Giving Tuesday fell during a particularly challenging time for many small businesses and organizations across the country. This holiday season, many consumers are looking for ways to support their local organizations who have faced many trials and tribulations in 2020. To round out the season of giving thanks and appreciation, we’re speaking to Black-owned non-profit organizations and businesses who are truly making a difference in their communities by giving back. We’ll get to know the work they do every day to make where they live a better place, how COVID-19 has impacted their business, and how across the board support from the members of their community means the most.

 

Get to know a little bit about the organizations we’re highlighting before diving in:

 

Chicago, IL

  • HeartField Chicago: HeartField Chicago empowers women and children by supplying direct aid, referrals, and resources to families within local Chicago communities. The organization is designed to create holistic sufficiency platforms for all women, men, youth,  and children of all races and genders. Read profile.

 

  • Ignite: Ignite envisions a world where all young people have the support they need to be defined by their potential, not by their circumstances, and stands with youth on their journey to a home and a future with a promise. Read profile.

 

  • Kids R Actors 2: Kids R Actors is a Chicago-based organization that provides summer and after school programs for kids ages 7-18 in the areas of acting, dancing, singing, stage make-up artistry, song writing, collaborative development, and production. Read profile.

 

  • Little Angels Home Daycare: Little Angels Home Daycare cares for children 6 weeks through 12 years old with after school and tutoring/mentoring programs to help families in their daycare and inner-city community. Read profile.

 

New York, NY

  • Hearts of Gold: Hearts of Gold strives to help families living in shelters with personal development. They assist kids with afterschool programs, enrichment programs, offer college assistance, emergency government funding, employ homeless moms, and a host of other programs to allow this disproportionate group to thrive and get on their feet. Read profile.

 

Torrington, CT