Join the GiveStLouisDay Campaign for Reparations!

Together we can raise $10,000 for the African People’s Education and Defense Fund’s (APEDF) St. Louis-based Black Power Blueprint project. APEDF is the 501(c)3 non-profit organization of the Uhuru Movement.

As declared in its mission statement, “the African People’s Education & Defense Fund (APEDF) develops and institutionalizes programs to defend the human and civil rights of the African community, and to address the grave disparities in education, health, healthcare, and economic development faced by African people.” 

Raising resources for African economic development programs

Information about Black Power Blueprint, links to videos, etc. Pictures, etc. What the money goes towards.

Host a GiveSTL fundraising campaign for APEDF

Fundraising campaigns are a new way for you to show support for the African People’s Education and Defense Fund on Give STL Day on May 7, 2020! Create your own fundraising campaign, set a fundraising goal, and then encourage your network of family, friends, and colleagues to support your favorite organization by sharing your campaign’s URL via email, social media, and more!

HOW TO CREATE A FUNDRAISER

STEP 1: CHOOSE APEDF AS THE ORGANIZATION TO SUPPORT

You can go directly to GiveSTLDay.org/BlackPowerBlueprint or you can find “APEDF” at www.givestlday.org using the website’s search function and click the “Create a Campaign” button.

STEP 2: LOGIN AND CREATE A PROFILE

In order to create a fundraising campaign, the donor must create a donor profile. In the upper right corner of the website, select Login and select Donor. To create a profile, click the orange “Create Profile” button. Enter your first name, last name, email and create a password. Select the orange “Create Profile” button when finished.

STEP 3: FILL OUT YOUR CAMPAIGN
Create or log in to your Donor account and complete the required information to create a campaign. Set a fundraising goal and tell audiences why this organization is important to you!

STEP 4: SUBMIT YOUR CAMPAIGN
When you’re ready, click the blue “Publish My Campaign” button, which will alert your chosen nonprofit to inform them that you have created a campaign on their behalf.

STEP 5: SHARE YOUR CAMPAIGN TO HELP YOUR CAUSE! 

Campaigns are only successful when they’re shared! Copy your campaign’s unique URL to share with your family, friends, and other contacts in emails and posts to social media. Donations can be given early between April 6 and May 6.

NEED HELP CRAFTING A WINNING MESSAGE?

You might try starting with something like this:

  • For this year’s Give STL Day, I’m supporting is the African People’s Education and Defense Fund, because I care about its mission to defend the human and civil rights of the African community.. This cause is close to me because [explain why you love this organization]. I am asking YOU to join me in giving to APEDF’s work because their work is making a difference!
  • Please be a part of the movement, and donate to my fundraising campaign, which you can find at [insert your campaign’s unique URL]. Every gift can help African People’s Education and Defense Fund win additional prizes, too!