Four nonprofits in honor of Juneteenth

We are inspired by the work that these four nonprofits are doing this Juneteenth.
June 18, 2024
Clair Lofthouse
Technical Writer

On June 19, 1865, for the first time since the establishment of the United States of America, all people living in this country who were legally entitled to freedom learned of their freedom. This was due to the slow spread of word about the Emancipation Proclamation, which, on January 1, 1863, had granted freedom to formerly enslaved people in the secessionist Confederate states. Unfortunately, the new law did not apply to the southern border states that were not in rebellion at the time of the Proclamation; they still had enslaved people until the 13th Amendment was passed in December 1865. 

Give Lively commemorates June 19 milestone, celebrated today as Juneteenth, with high hopes that the full and true experience of freedom for all, still unrealized, is something we will continue to work toward together. 

Below, we share several Give Lively members that are using Give Lively’s platform for fundraisers or events on Juneteenth. Although they differ in their focus, the nonprofits are united in their commitment to recognizing our shared history, honoring progress made and to striving for the freedom granted. 

The Nonprofits

The Historic Magnolia House

The Historic Magnolia House in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a popular destination for African American travelers, who were not allowed to share the same accommodations, eating or drinking facilities with white people during segregation in America in the mid-20th century. Many African Americans of renown stayed here, including James Brown, Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Tex, Carter G. Woodson and Jackie Robinson. The Historic Magnolia House (known by its formal name, the Daniel D. Debutts House) is on the National Register of Historic Places and is in the South Greensboro National Register Historic District.

The Historic Magnolia House uses its Give Lively-powered Core Profile to collect donations through its website. 

For Juneteenth, The Historic Magnolia House is hosting “A Living History Exhibit: Juneteenth Shoebox Lunch-N-Learn 2024” using a Give Lively-powered Event Ticketing page. 

Generation Music

Generation Music founders, Claire Casanova and Chloe Cooper, are emerging professionals in music education and entrepreneurship  who share a passion for music. When they noticed the overwhelming demand for innovative arts education in the School District of Philadelphia, they created Generation Music as a way to give children the same opportunities they had had growing up with their schools' music programs. By visiting schools across the city of Philadelphia, Chloe and Claire have created workshops for students to easily understand the basics of music in a way that is relevant in today's society.

Year round, Generation Music uses a Give Lively-powered Core Profile page to collect donations through its website.

For Juneteenth, Generation Music is using an Event Ticketing page to sell tickets for the “Juneteenth Open Mic.”

YWCA Delaware

The YWCA is proud to be one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the United States, providing services for women and their families in its community. YWCA Delaware is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. It works to bring out the individual strengths of women and youth and to foster resilience and self-sufficiency. YWCA Delaware’s philosophy centers on providing the skills and confidence needed to succeed.

For Juneteenth, YWCA Delaware is using a Give Lively-powered Campaign Page to fundraise for “YWCA Delaware, Juneteenth Walk: Journey to Freedom Fundraising” through which individual fundraisers organize their Peer-to-Peer Fundraising and Team Fundraising pages. It also utilizes Text-to-Donate, allowing donors on the go to start the donation process by texting the text code “YWCADEJUNE19” to 44321.

Equal Justice Society

For two decades, this nonprofit has been transforming the nation’s consciousness of race through law, social science and the arts. Equal Justice Society (EJS) is an equity catalyst focused on school discipline and the school-to-prison pipeline, race-conscious remedies, educational and workplace diversity pipelines and criminal justice reform. EJS also collaborates with artists to create content and performances that build community and deepen social justice engagement.

Year round, Equal Justice Society uses a Give Lively-powered Core Profile page to collect donations through its website.

For Juneteenth, EJS is using an Event Ticketing fundraising page to sell tickets for the “Juneteenth Brunch” in Oakland, California.