Mx Domestic stands firmly with the Black & Indigenous Communities. Saying that Black Lives Matter or Indigenous Lives Matter as much as every other life should not be hard for anyone to say. And the time is NOW to end the systemic oppression by design of Black and Indigenous communities.
Last June, we held the first Fundraiser for Anti-Racism and were overwhelmed and beyond grateful for the response. We had over 700 items listed and were able to raise over $150,000 for anti-racist and social justice organizations. With your help, we can use the power of the maker community to make a difference once again.
Thank you so much for participating in our fundraiser! Here are some details that may be helpful for you.
Before the Fundraiser – Handmade Item Submissions
We are seeking:
- Handmade Items to include, but not limited to quilts, crochet, resin, pottery, art, ie. Basically anything that’s handmade
- Handmade adjacent items to include, but not limited to patterns, notions, subscription services, ie.
To submit items, fill out this form. Please note that submissions will be accepted through December 14th.
Rules For Fundraiser
We will be hosting an online fundraiser of mostly handmade goods on the Mx Domestic Fundraiser Instagram Page. On December 13th, the fundraiser will go live, at which time those interested in the items can begin bidding until the closing time on December 19th.
- Please be generous, 100% of your fundraiser bid (excluding shipping) will go to one of the organizations listed here.
- Auction begins 12/13/21 and ends 12/19/21 at 5 pm PT.
- Minimum bid (if not stated in post) and increase in bid is $1.00.
- Please tag the previous bidder.
- Shipping is NOT included in the winning bid. The winning bidder is responsible for the full shipping cost of each item unless otherwise stated.
- At the end of the auction please donate the USD$ amount using the link in profile here once your win is verified and DM your PayPal address to be invoiced for shipping and items you won to the person who donated the item. This might be multiple folks if you win multiple items.
- Both the donation in the amount of the winning bid to the charity and the shipping Invoice for shipping must be paid within 24 hours.
100% of the proceeds will benefit the charities listed below. Please donate generously.
Anti-Racist/Social Justice Organizations
- The Okra Project: The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People wherever we can reach them.
- National Bail Out: National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.
- NAACP: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
- Black Lives Matter: #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
- Equal Justice Initiative: The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
- Black Makers Matter: A coalition of black makers united to bring about and implement cultural transformation in the sewing and crafting industry. Link will take you to the Co-Founder’s PayPal.me link.
- Native American Rights Fund: The Native American Rights Fund (NARF) was founded in 1971 to provide legal assistance Indian organizations, tribes and individuals across the US who do not have adequate representation. Since then, the NARF became known for representing Native Americans in major cases defending tribal sovereignty, treaty rights, and ensuring Indian education and natural resource protection. Its focus is on applying treaties and existing laws to guarantee that governments respect their legal obligations.
- Cultural Survival: Cultural Survival has been advocating form indigenous peoples’ rights and their self-determination, political resilience and culture since 1972. It envisions “a future that respects and honors indigenous peoples’ inherent rights and dynamic cultures, deeply and richly interwoven in lands, languages, spiritual traditions, and artistic expression, rooted in self-determination and self-governance”.
- International Work Group for Indigenous AffaIrs: The International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) was founded in 1968 with a vision of “a world where all indigenous peoples fully enjoy their rights, participate and are consulted on decisions that affect their lives”. Today, IWGIA is one of the largest global human rights organizations dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights.
- NDN Collective: NDN Collective is an Indigenous-led organization dedicated to building Indigenous power. Through organizing, activism, philanthropy, grantmaking, capacity-building and narrative change, we are creating sustainable solutions on Indigenous terms.
- American Indian College Fund is the nation’s largest charity that supports Native American students who want to attend college and graduate school. The organization raises money for scholarships, academic resources, and more for students. It also supports 35 tribal colleges and universities (TCUs).
After The Fundraiser
Donators: To close out your auction items, you’ll need to handle the proof of donation and shipping. Once the auction ends, carefully look through the comments on your item and find the highest bidder. Then, reach out to them and request proof of their donation (generally just a screenshot of the confirmation will work great). Also ask them for their address for shipping.
If you aren’t paying for shipping for your item then invoice them using paypal or whatever method works for you. If the winner doesn’t respond within 24 hours, you can move on to the next highest bidder.
Buyers: Please make sure to note when the auction ends, and check to see if you’re the winning bidder! Once you’ve won, make the donation to the organization you’ve chosen and send the donator a screenshot of the confirmation, along with your address.
If the item does not include shipping (i.e., shipping must be paid for separately), you should receive an invoice from the donator as well.