Blaseball Cares

Extended Siesta 8/16

Baltimore Food Not Bombs is part of a worldwide radical movement that works to redistribute food that would otherwise go to waste. You can support them through direct monetary donations and by purchasing items from their wishlist to aid their work.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation fights to protect and restore the waters and ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams.

The Baltimore Street Medic Collective provide important first aid and medical solidarity to those who need it.

SunServe's mission is to provide critical life assistance and professional mental health services with an emphasis on economically disadvantaged, marginalized youth, adults and seniors in the greater South Florida metropolitan area.

The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless is a non-profit dedicated to advocating for public policies to reduce and end homelessness. They also press for access to public schools, health care, and job opportunities.

Brave Space alliance is a Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ center on the south side of Chicago. They're dedicated to providing affirming, culturally competent resources, programming, and services to LGBTQ individuals in Chicago.

There are so many great causes in our community and we're so proud to say that #blaseballcares. We've highlighted some of our community's suggestions below but you can find more here.

These are all great causes and we'll be highlighting more as the weeks of blaseball (or siesta!) roll on.

NAGLY's mission is to honor, respect, educate, and empower GLBTQ+ youth and to provide a safe, empowering and creative space for queer and trans youth.

Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project (WLRP) is a project that, after more than 150 years of dormancy, is bringing back to life the tribes' sacred privilege and right - their ancestral language.

Founded in 2010, New England United 4 Justice (NEU4J) is a grassroots organization that believes in the power of direct organizing and leadership building as a tool for residents who want to participate in improving their local neighborhoods.

The people of Hawaii are one ʻohana. Hawaii Foodbank provides food so that no one in our family goes hungry.

The Pike Place Market Foundation grants money to help support low-income housing, culturally-appropriate health care, access to healthy food, high quality preschool, and an active community in the historic Seattle district.

The Duwamish Solidarity Group raises funds that go directly to the Duwamish tribe in Washington state. By paying a monthly or yearly rent, you can acknowledge that the people of Seattle are visitors profiting off of the homelands of the Duwamish people. Please note before making a contribution whether you've selected a one-time or recurring payment.

King County Equity now is a coalition of Black-led community organizations fighting to better the lives of Black citizens in Seattle through economic development and halting gentrification.

Building Hope Summit County is a community-wide initiative designed to create a more coordinate, effective and responsive mental health system that promotes emotional health, reduces stigma and improves access to care and support for everyone in Summit County, Colorado.

Smart Bellies works to provide nutritious meals to students in Summit County, Colorado that are in need of extra help so that they can have enough to eat over the weekend.

The Center on Colfax is an LGBTQ community center in Denver, providing resources to all LGBTQ individuals in need since 1976. They also work to reduce harassment and discrimination of the LGBTQ community across Colorado.

Since 1984, Larkin Street Youth Services has given more than 75,000 young people a safe place to rebuild their lives. We provide housing, education and employment training, and health and wellness supports to help these young people get off the street for good.

The NAAEE brings the brightest minds together to accelerate environmental literacy and civic engagement through the power of education, to work towards a future where environmental and social responsibility drive individual and institutional choices.

If you tag @yellowstonemagi on twitter with a screenshot of your donation, you will recieve a compliment from our dad, Francisco Preston!

This week, the NY Millennials are highlighting three nonprofits that focus on mutual aid.

Equality for Flatbush (E4F) is a Black/POC-led, grassroots organization which does police accountability, affordable housing and anti-gentrification/anti-displacement organizing in Flatbush, East Flatbush and Brooklyn-wide.

The Survived and Punished NY Mutual Aid Working Group supports incarcerated survivors of gender-based violence through sustained commissary support, care packages, visitation, and communication. We believe in giving that is voluntary, reciprocal, and not based on a deserving/not deserving paradigm.

Bed-Stuy Strong is a group of neighbors helping neighbors in a spirit of solidarity. We are a mutual aid network of over 3,000 people from across Bed-Stuy who are supporting our community during the COVID-19 crisis. We crowdsource donations and use them to provide no-contact grocery deliveries for vulnerable members of our Bed-Stuy communities.

The KC Community Bail Fund is a revolving bail fund that uses donations to pay bail for people in pretrial detention, provide them with community resources and service referrals to help them in court, the staff at the bail fund also keep in regular contact with those bailed out through the fund and provide post-release support and court advocacy.

SACHA is a fem­i­nist, non-prof­it, com­mu­ni­ty-based orga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides sup­ports to peo­ple who have expe­ri­enced sex­u­al­ized vio­lence at any point in their lives. They work to end vio­lence and oppres­sion through edu­ca­tion, advo­ca­cy, out­reach, coali­tion build­ing, com­mu­ni­ty part­ner­ships, and activism.

Philly AIDS Thrift has been raising funds for AIDS testing, treatment and support in Philadelphia for 15 years. Your 2-time ILB champs are proud to signal boost them for this week's #blaseballcares! #PieorDie #TrusttheCrust

Camp Happy Days’ mission is to offer support and encouragement to children diagnosed with cancer and their families by providing cost free year-round programs, special events and access to crisis resources. Their goal is to improve the physical, emotional and psychological health of the entire family facing pediatric cancer.

LGBTQ youth are more than twice as likely to experience homelessness than their straight peers. As many as 40% of homeless youth identify as LGBTQ. Since the pandemic began, we've seen an increase in the number of youth in need and funding for the program has decreased with the majority of community fundraisers cancelled this year. With your help, we will meet the budget deficit for the program and get 60 youth off the streets of Houston.

The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that distributes donated, purchased and prepared foods through a network of more than 200 Partner Agencies in 13 counties.

The UDB is a nonprofit organization with the goal of supporting indigenous communities and empowering them to preserve and protect their ancestral lands.

Additionally, America's indigenous communities have been profoundly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, with cases per capita among the highest in the nation. Donations will support UDB in providing funding for emergency aid supplies, as well as source seeds and lambs from local producers to rebuild and reclaim community food systems.

The Los Angeles LGBT Center is building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.

Doctors Without Borders has worked for nearly 50 years to provide emergency medical aid to wherever in the world it's needed most. We chose to highlight MSF because of the work they're currently doing to help with the emergency care in Beirut, Lebanon.

Cuenta Conmigo works toward a culture of respect and inclusion and diversity, free of stigma, discrimination and violence, and for gender equality and human rights. (You may need to change the site language to English.)