Gee ta de @GullahGeechee pun #GivingTuesday 2020

We hafa sey, Tenki Tenki ta GAWD and ta all we supportas wha dun gee fa keep we gwine een de Gullah/Geechee Nation. GAWD bless up hunnuh and hunnuh famlee.

We have been truly blessed this year with more and more people not only learning about the Gullah/Geechee Nation, but also giving to helping our culture remain alive on Gullah/Geechee owned land. With the millions of postings online, people are often unclear on what is authentically Gullah/Geechee. In order to insure that the economic support is sent to the organizations, institutions, and businesses that are Gullah/Geechee owned and operated, we continue to post via our social media @GullahGeechee on Twitter and Instagram and via our and the Gullah/Geechee Nation Facebook Fan Page (@GullahGeecheeWEBE). We encourage you to follow and support us.

As we now approach Giving Tuesday, we want to make folks aware of why this is such an important day in the Gullah/Geechee Nation. Giving Tuesday started in 2012 in the United States. It was founded by the 92nd Street Y nonprofit as a rallying cry to encourage people to donate to their favorite causes. The Giving Tuesday movement is now in over 70 countries including the Gullah/Geechee Nation. In 2019, $500 million was raised online. Charitable causes are in need of even more support this year due to the pandemic. So, we are calling on all of our supporters to make donations to these Gullah/Geechee fundraising efforts and to share the information with your networks:

De Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund

This fund has been established to assist Gullah/Geechee families and communities with holding onto their land by providing Gullah/Geechee land ownership and rights advocacy and education, legal support locally, nationally, and internationally, fighting for environmental protections for Gullah/Geechee land & water, and land taxes and land reclamation funding support. Hunnuh kin donate via CashApp ta $GullahGeecheeNation or via GoFundMe at

GIVING TUESDAY GOAL: Reaching $45,000 benchmark

OVERALL GOAL: $300,000 via GoFundMe

All funds raised on Giving Tuesday will be matched by a Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition supporter.

Daufuskie Island Gullah Scholarship Fund (DIGS)

As we continue to fight against sand mining on historic Daufuskie Island (, we also seek to help native Gullah/Geechee families to return home to the island and to be able to provide for new scholars from there to emerge. To that end, we are working with photographer, Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe to fully endow the scholarship fund. You can learn more about this effort here:

OVERALL GOAL: $300,000 via

Gullah/Geechee Family Foundation

The Gullah/Geechee Family Foundation is a new Gullah/Geechee arts education nonprofit founded by Quadré Stuckey of Quad Designs. Donations can be made via CashApp to $GullahGeecheeFamily.

Gullah/Geechee Angel Network

De Gullah/Geechee Angel Network is the official non-profit 501(c)3 for the Gullah/Geechee Nation. The Gullah/Geechee Angel Network has an on-going fundraising effort for De Yenna Chiren House Gullah/Geechee educational and community engagement center that is currently being restored in Charleston, SC. Yeddi mo bout um ya:

GIVING TUESDAY GOAL: $2500 via Facebook fundraiser All funds donated on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2020 will be matched by Facebook. Each dollar will count as two.

You can also mail in checks. Go to

Elder Carlie Towne, Founder and Director of the Gullah/Geechee Angel Network, Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, and the family of Community Saviors at De Yenna Chiren House wid de chillun.

Supporting these four fundraising efforts will assist the native Gullah/Geechees with

  1. sustaining Gullah/Geechee land ownership and protecting their natural environment in the face of climate change, displacement, and destructionment.
  2. education.
  3. economic empowerment for cultural continuation.

Hunnuh kin gee ta one or to all, ebee dollar gwine be a blessin ta allawe @GullahGeechee. Fa disya, we hafa tenk all hunnuh chillun wha gwine gee pun #GivingTuesday 2020!

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