The One-Eleven Network and Free Lunch Friday are passionately committed to causing universal change. Now more than ever, is when we as a community need to RISE UP together and support those in need of a helping hand. So many of us have been affected by COVID-19 and the stay at home orders and social distancing. So, our team knew that we needed to RISE UP and support where we could, so we came up with "DONATE 20 IN 2020". As a team we picked the top organizations that had a personal meaning to each one of us and have committed to "DONATE" personally to the following organizations.
ONGOING FIGHT TO END STATE-SANCTIONED VIOLENCE, LIBERATE BLACK PEOPLE, AND END WHITE SUPREMACY FOREVER
BLACK LIVES MATTER
NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL HEALTH
PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO
Black Lives Matter began as a call to action in response to state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Our intention from the very beginning was to connect Black people from all over the world who have a shared desire for justice to act together in their communities. The impetus for that commitment was, and still is, the rampant and deliberate violence inflicted on us by the state.
Enraged by the death of Trayvon Martin and the subsequent acquittal of his killer, George Zimmerman, and inspired by the 31-day takeover of the Florida State Capitol by POWER U and the Dream Defenders, we took to the streets. A year later, we set out together on the Black Lives Matter Freedom Ride to Ferguson, in search of justice for Mike Brown and all of those who have been torn apart by state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism. Forever changed, we returned home and began building the infrastructure for the Black Lives Matter Global Network, which, even in its infancy, has become a political home for many.
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
What started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 has blossomed into the nation's leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an association of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
NAMI envisions a world where all people affected by mental illness live healthy, fulfilling lives supported by a community that cares.
NAMI provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.
Our organization was founded on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend our anti-cruelty mission across the country, we are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. We are a privately funded 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, and are proud to boast more than 2 million supporters across the country.
The ASPCA’s mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh in 1866, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.”
COVID-19 SUPPORT PROVIDING FOOD TO FRONT LINE WORKERS, KIDS AND ELDERY
ALL IN CHALLENGE
CHRISTIAN CAMP AND RETREAT
CHANGING THE LIVES OF
WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
The ALL IN Challenge aims to be the world’s largest digital fundraiser in history by raising tens of millions of dollars to feed those in need. Food insecurity is a mounting issue but never more important than during COVID-19 and the unprecedented shortage of food resources our nation is facing. Among those most in need: students who rely on currently closed schools for several of their meals each week; the newly unemployed who are facing uncertain circumstances; and a vulnerable elderly population sequestered in their homes without access to food.
The ALL IN Challenge was created and built by Fanatics founder and executive chairman Michael Rubin, along with Alan Tisch, Gary Vaynerchuk, with support from the entire Fanatics team, all on behalf of the All In Challenge Foundation. Rubin came up with the idea, and then immediately brought in one of his closest friends, entrepreneur Alan Tisch. Shortly thereafter, communications strategist Gary Vaynerchuk joined the team to help launch the movement. Through conversations with his friends in sports and entertainment, Michael knew there would be immediate interest in helping raise money for this important cause.
Before making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, Sergeant Henry Prendes dreamed of establishing a summer camp for inner-city youth. The fulfillment of that dream, Henry’s Place, will be much more than just a “fun summer camp”.
Our goal is to provide life-changing experiences, instruction, and opportunities to at-risk and underprivileged children and youth — experiences that will equip them to succeed in facing the challenges of growing up in the inner- city.
Each summer, Henry’s Place will partner with Las Vegas area faith-based and secular community groups to identify approximately 500 at-risk youth, will provide them week-long life-changing camp experiences in beautiful Southern Utah, and then will aggressively encourage follow-up with mentoring organizations in their home communities (e.g. churches, Boys and Girls Clubs).
Every warrior has a next mission. We know that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different.
We are here for their first step, and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission.
More than 52,000 servicemen and women physically injured in recent military conflicts. 500,000 living with invisible wounds, from depression to post-traumatic stress disorder. 320,000 experiencing debilitating brain trauma.
Advancements in technology and medicine save lives – but the quality of those lives might be profoundly altered.
The numbers speak for themselves, because not every warrior can. With the support of our community of donors and team members, we give a voice to those needs and empower our warriors to begin the journey to recovery.
"BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD" - GANDHI
FREE LUNCH FRIDAY
THIS IS OUR MISSION
Free Lunch Friday is a movement created by Kandi Lee and The One-Eleven Network to defibrillate the heart of our economy. As a fierce leader and mindset changing expert, Ms. Lee's personal mission is to re-ignite the fire in the human spirit and cause a wave of positive change for our future.
Free Lunch Friday is a grass roots movement that involves buying a stranger lunch. This idea was formed after Ms. Lee facilitated a corporate training seminar where participants went out into the community to buy a stranger lunch. After the lunch experience the participants came back into the seminar room with amazing transformational stories.
As a result of working with business owners, corporations and individuals Ms. Lee became sick and tired of hearing all of the doom and gloom stories about how bad our economy is and has decided to personally change it. In addition, after attending a local church service and finding out that Arizona's food banks were down 60%, Ms. Lee decided it was time to take action.
As most visionaries due, Ms. Lee decided she would create a global campaign that incorporated this concept from nothing. She thought if it could be done in a small seminar room, why not do it on a bigger scale.