ELLA donates 100% of our profits
to charities that benefit
womxn in NYC.
This list is reflective of the some of the causes we hold dear.
The list is not exhaustive and we welcome
your suggestions and referrals.
FOR THE GWORLS assists with Black Trans folks’ rent and affirmative surgeries.
FOR THE GWORLS fights to reduce homelessness rates in the Black transgender community, as well as lower the risk for affirmative surgeries being done in ways that put them at greater health risks. Now more than ever, this work is especially important considering that many Black transgender people are being laid off in absurdly high numbers, which is only exacerbating the already terrible conditions that Black transgender people generally live in.
For decades, hundreds of thousands of rape kits have gone untested, meaning that hundreds of thousands of crimes have gone unsolved, victims have been denied justice, and perpetrators have gone undetected. Sexual assault survivors—and the general public—deserve better.
END THE BACKLOG has one clear, ambitious goal; to eliminate the existing backlog of untested rape kits across the United States and prevent a backlog from ever happening again.
It is currently estimated that NY has 1,981 untested rape kits.
ALI FORNEY's mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. They provide LGBTQ young people housing and a continuum of supportive services to help them thrive and prepare them for life after homelessness.
Girl Vow launched to address the gender specifics needs of disadvantaged girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth in New York City. Their current initiative, #pullupforblackgirls, has established a national task force to address the pervasive issues of missing and murdered Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). According to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, in 2019 there were 421,394 missing children entered in the data system. Of those missing, 86% of the likely child sex trafficking victims reported to them were missing from foster care or social services. Since 2015, police have fatally shot nearly 250 womxn. These statistics are absolutely revolting, but realistically depict and put into perspective the current climate BIPOC womxn and girls are faced with.
In 2018, New York City had over 108,000 intimate partner violence incidents.
This averages to more than 245 incidents a day. SAFE HORIZON is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization. They provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. Many women turn to the police, courts, and the homeless system in their search for safety, assistance and justice, but often find that these systems, intended to protect them, fail them – or worse, re-victimize them.
Thousands of people are reported missing every year in the U.S. and while not every case will get widespread media attention, the coverage of white and minority victims is far from proportionate. Their mission to help bring awareness to missing people of color around the nation; conduct searches; and educate our communities on personal safety.
BROOKLYN BAIL FUND
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund secures the freedom of New Yorkers who would otherwise be detained pretrial due to their poverty alone. We are committed to challenging the criminalization of race, poverty and immigration status, the practice of putting a price on fundamental rights, and the persistent myth that bail is a necessary element of the justice system.
G-MACC's (Gangsta Making Astronomical Community Changes) philosophy is based upon changing the lives of those caught in the street live, which involved drugs, guns, violence, prision, and the overall gangsta mentality. GMACC provides resources to youth, men and women in and out of the prison system. GMACC offers teen mentoring and recreation programs to break the cycle of aggression and create positivity in the lives of at-risk individuals.
MOMS FOR MOMS
Moms for Moms supports single mothers living in poverty by providing diapers, wipes, infant clothing, baby bottles, blankets, feminine care products, self-care items and more through our distribution of postpartum recovery and newborn care packages to our partner agencies. For the past 6 years, Moms for Moms has served thousands of single mothers across New York City. Knowing that in the first few months of your child’s life you won’t have to choose between buying diapers, feminine care products or feeding yourself, a new mother can focus on the other important aspects of her life, including work, school, and above all, creating a loving and secure attachment to her newborn baby.
Bed-Stuy Strong is a group of neighbors helping neighbors in a spirit of solidarity. We are a mutual aid network of over 4,000 people from across Bed-Stuy who are supporting our community during the COVID-19 crisis. We crowdsource donations and use them to provide no-contact grocery deliveries for vulnerable members of our Bed-Stuy communities.