TUESDAY, Dec. 1Giving Tuesday: Metro United Way Online Donation based | All day For Giving Tuesday, Metro United Way is holding a friendly competition among five causes to see which can raise the highest percentage of its goal. The causes are Housing First, the Grace James Academy, Early Childhood Readiness, Farmers Feeding Families and Build-A-Bed.
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2Bridging the Racial Wealth Gap Online $10 donation appreciated | Noon-1 p.m. This panel, convened by the Muhammad Ali Center, will discuss the polices and structures that perpetuate staggering racial disparities in wealth in America and how to combat them. Panelists are Keisha Deonarine, executive director of Nspire; Daryl Unseld, chief equity officer of Metro United Way; and Mary Grissom, senior program officer of the Community Foundation of Louisville.
The Healing Process: Mothers of the Movement Facebook Live Free | 7 p.m. Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, and Shameka Parrish-Wright join Lamont Collins for a discussion on being mothers of the movement.
FRIDAY, Dec. 4Toys for Tots Metro Hall Donation-based | 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Marines will be collecting toys for families in need at this special, drive-thru drop-off in front of Metro Hall. They are looking for toys for children ages 10-13 and 14-17, because they have a surplus of toys for younger kids. There are other drop-off points at Paristown Point and at Pleasure Ridge Parks fire stations.
ANYTIMEBless The Block Raffle Online $5 | Any time Enter to win a bundle of local goods while simultaneously contributing to Change Today, Change Tomorrows Bless The Block campaign to collect holiday goodies for West End families. Tickets are $5 each and you can enter to win as many times as you want (venmo @cicerowaters). The prizes include a weaving from Ashlee Weaves, one cookie or brownie from Bourbon Bakery, an ornament and keychain from Cicero Waters Jewelry and more.
Roots 101 Virtual Auction Online Prices vary | Any time Roots 101 African-American Museum is collecting donations through an online, holiday auction. Contribute to this new addition to Louisvilles cultural scene by entering to win vacations, art and signed sports memorabilia.
Sankofa Series: The Art of Political Healing Online Free | Any time Last week, Deonta Hollowell, a liberal studies professor at Spalding University, started a bi-weekly series on what the path of healing looks like during political transformation. Since the series is every other week, there wont be a new one this Wednesday, but you can watch Hollowells first talk in full here.
Pay It Forward Online $30 | Any time Dope Designs by Nannie is a local, Black-owned apparel company. Its shirts start at $17, or you can participate in a new Pay It Forward campaign that the business launched with Change Today, Change Tomorrow. Spend $30 to donate a Dope Designs apparel item to another small, Black-owned business.
#ClotheTheWestHolidayShop Clothe the West Donation-based | Any time Clothe the West is collecting new presents for children (from babies to young adults), including toys, clothes and bikes for the holidays. You can ship them to Rebecca Ward with Clothe The West at 1355 Bardstown Road Suit No. 121, or message Clothe The West to schedule a drop-off or pick-up.
Muhammad Ali Childhood Museum Restoration Campaign Online Donation-based | Any time The Muhammad Ali Childhood Museum is asking for donations to restore Alis boyhood home and create community programs and an endowment. The Restoration Campaign hopes to raise $5.8 million by February in order to open next fall. The Museum previously opened in 2016 after a restoration campaign, but shut down in 2017, citing a lack of funding from the city, according to The Courier Journal.