Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month and How #BlackGivingMatters

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During August 2015, the Gullah/Geechee Nation celebrated “Black Philanthropy Month” by calling on supporters worldwide

• to become dues paying members of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net)

• donate to the official 501(c)3 of the Gullah/Geechee Nation which is the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network (www.gullahgeecheeangelnetwork.com)

• donate to the “Save Gullah/Geechee Land!” campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/panafricanfamilyem

• donate to the “Save Gullah Homes for Gullah Families” fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/savinggullahhomes

The theme of “Black Philanthropy Month 2015” was “A Season of Change” and to that end, the founders have called on people to use the hashtags #BPM365 and “BlackGivingMatters” in order to continue the efforts until they make major financial impacts in the Black community.  There have been numerous works written about how philanthropy impacts communities and the Gullah/Geechee community is no different than other places in that regard.  The more that people positively and financially contribute to the community, the better the quality of life can be in that community.  A very interesting graphic from an online blog about corporations effectively captures how #BlackGivingMatters can and should be taken and how this can assist in the Gullah/Geechee Nation:

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With economics being the base of the pyramid, the more sustainable a community can become.  Corporations realize this, but “Black Philanthropy Month” is a vehicle through which communities are learning this.  The Gullah/Geechee Nation‘s leaders are praying that this vehicle will continue to drive support directly to Gullah/Geechee owned and operated businesses, events, and organizations during “Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Awareness Month” which takes place throughout October.  To that end, people can revisit these Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio broadcasts:

Gwine fa Gee ta de Gullah/Geechee: Black Philanthropy Month 2015

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2015/08/03/gwine-fa-gee-ta-de-gullahgeechee-black-philanthropy-month-2015

Giving, Garvey, and the Gullah/Geechee

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2015/08/10/giving-garvey-and-the-gullahgeechee

Black Southern Economy, Philanthropy and the Gullah/Geechee

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2015/08/17/black-southern-economy-philanthropy-and-the-gullahgeechee

Sustaining the Gullah/Geechee Economy

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/gullahgeechee/2015/08/27/sustaining-the-gullahgeechee-economy

Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is calling upon supporters and citizens of the Gullah/Geechee Nation to contribute financially and to participate in endeavors such as the annual “Gullah/Geechee Volunteer Month” not only as a part of the “Season of Change,” but also as part of honoring the “International Decade of People of African Descent.”   This decade is one during which people of African Descent can stand together to contribute to the institutions and activities that are contributing to the quality of life of the people in their communities and when they should be joined in this by other well wishers from other communities of the world.  Seeing these things thrive and seeing business remain open and flourishing will truly be a living example of how #BlackGivingMatters.  So, hunnuh chillun gwine on an gee and mek sho #BlackGivingMatters een disya land ob de Gullah/Geechee!

www.gullahgeecheenation.com

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