project leader
Brooke H
location
All Over
(Detroit)
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the project

The Free Black Women’s Library-Detroit, BAMN Revolution and Hollaback! Detroit are collaborating together to create Love Letters for Black Folx. Love Letters will include a handwritten letter and wellness goodies such as tea, tinctures, herbs, baked goods and lotion. This initiative is inspired by Black Feast who created Love Letters to Black Folks in Portland, OR and have curated Love Letters to Black Folks in Oakland, CA.  

Participants who identify as Black, African or African-American are welcome to sign up to receive a Love Letter. Participants who identify as bi-racial and or mixed with Black, African or African-American heritage are welcome to sign up as well. Participants of any age and any gender are welcome to sign up. 

Your donations will give us resources to package the Love Letters and purchase wellness goods from local Black artisans. This is a radical collaboration of Black femme magic, and we could not bring this to fruition in our city without your financial support. We hope to reach at least 500 Black people within the City of Detroit.

In addition to funds, we are also seeking In-Kind Donations of:

  • Herbs
  • Tinctures 
  • Small soaps
  • Small lotions
  • Tea 
  • Paper
  • Printer ink 
  • Baked goods
  • Gluten free and vegan baked goods
  • Seeds
  • Snacks
  • Personal care products
  • Chocolates
  • Flowers
  • Stationery supplies

the steps

  • Gather monetary and in-kind donations
  • Collect information of Black folx who’d like Love Letters
  • Write love letters
  • Assemble the Love Letter care packages
  • Distribute the Love Letters via events, porch drop offs, and/or mail
  • Spread Black joy!

why we're doing it

We are creating this to conjure joy, hope, rest and rejuvenation for Black people of any age and any gender in the City of Detroit. Black people receive mistreatment and oppression because of the systemic structure of racism and capitalism in our society. Often Black people are the ones who are placed in service of others. We want Black people to receive care instead of being the ones to care for our society. 

budget

Supplies for Love Letter care packages - $2000

PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED =    $2,000
ioby Platform Fee     $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $63
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $2,098

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donors

  • Samantha B.
  • Angelina S.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Amanda E.
  • Anonymous
  • Baylee H.
  • Julia S.
  • paul
  • Cherry M.
  • Julie F.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Peyton G.
  • Nicky C.
  • Patrick W.
  • Kit P.
  • Anonymous
  • Stentor D.
  • Guinevere C.
  • Lindsay F.
  • Madeline C.
  • Anonymous
  • Kellie Jean S.
  • Bridget W.
  • Erin A.
  • Scott G.
  • Claire H.
  • blcklv
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Brittany W.