In partnership with Purposed Resource and Community Center (fiscal agent), we have launched The Sankofa Project. This is an effort to support Black and Brown families who are struggling through this pandemic and beyond. It is an effort to provide soul-care, stressing the importance of tending to the most inner parts of your person. Sankofa is a West African word, meaning, “go back and fetch it.” We are going back and fetching those that have been marginalized by the larger society.
In our effort to show solidarity and love to racially marginalized communities, The Sankofa Project has two products currently being distributed: The Sankofa Box and The Sankofa Booklet. The Sankofa Box is soul care in a box, providing encouragement, crafts and local products. The Sankofa Booklet is a small, informative booklet that covers mental health, racial trauma and grief.
This effort was launched Mother’s Day weekend and has given away 30 boxes to date. The first goal is to give away 100 Sankofa Boxes by Father’s Day, June 21, 2020. With your support, we can do it! We have partnered with local organizations to assist with the distribution of the boxes:
Catholic Charities, African American Round Table and The Salvation Army.