Thank you for visiting the Colorado Gives fundraising page for Black Lives Matter 5280. Thanks to the support of donors like you, BLM5280 has been able to do all of the following and more: kept 35 families housed who would have otherwise faced displacement due to COVID-related financial hardship; hosted our largest-ever Freedom School, adding a Saturday School for BIPOC students; provided over $8,000 in mental health and wellness support to members of Denver's Black community; and provided over $20,000 in emergency assistance to our local Black community. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of community members like you. Please read below for more information about BLM5280 and be sure to sign up for our newsletter at www.blacklivesmatter5280.com/contact.
Mission Statement: Working with residents and organizations in Denver, Black Lives Matter 5280 assists in building more loving and united Black communities, safe from anti-Black violence and racism. To expose, address and eradicate structures and systems of oppression in Denver, BLM5280 uses a holistic racial justice approach. This approach builds collective power by strengthening individual and community health and wellness, developing educational programming, and creating safe spaces of Black love in which our people can heal and thrive. BLM5280 believes that all Black Lives Matter regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual identity, immigration location or status, gang affiliation, profession, ability, economic status, and religious beliefs or disbelief. BLM5280 centers and celebrates the lives and leadership of Black women and girls, and knows that when poor, Queer, Black women are free, we will all be free. Our work is to cultivate communities of abundant joy where all Black people are emboldened and empowered to lead, love, heal, and thrive.