Record of Donations

Teagan Miller
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List of donations Mediocre has made to date:
  • $550.00 Nyiraugendo Family Aid - We purchased clothing and school supplies for the entire family (spread across 5 children in the family).
  • $250.00 Nyiraugendo Family Aid - On March 25th, the Nyiraugendo family experienced a devastating house fire. In partnership with Common Good, Box2Box is raising money to help the Nyiraugendo family piece their lives back together.
  • $250.00 Paws 4 The Cause - A local non-profit, no-kill animal rescue working in Lexington and throughout Kentucky to save homeless and injured animals.
  • $250.00 The Gus Bus - The Gus Bus is a community literacy and academic enrichment program for immigrant and underserved elementary school students in Harrisonburg, Virginia.
  • $200.00 Lansdowne Elementary - Fundraiser for a team member family's school.
  • $100.00 Owen County Schools - Fundraiser for a team member family's school.
  • $450.00 Hope Women's Recovery Center - The recovery center provides a supportive, safe environment for women to gain sobriety. We purchased and delivered in-kind donations for needed items at the center, including sheets, towels, feminine hygiene products, deodorant, bras and underwear, toothbrushes, shampoo, pens, and notebooks.
  • $1,000.00 Neighborhood Community Fridge - A community fridge and pantry project. This is a mutual aid grassroots initiative aimed at combating food insecurity within underserved communities. It  involves setting up a network of public fridge(s) & pantries in a central location where locals can donate & access free food, and other essentials. 
  • $500.00 Lamin Swann's Funeral Arrangement (GoFundMe) - Rep. Swann was not only a dedicated public servant but also a beloved member of our community. This fund is to help his family with funeral arrangements.
  • $500.00 Ampersand Sexual Violence and Resource Center of the Bluegrass - A resource for anyone impacted by the spectrum of sexual violence. Ampersand envisions a world in which we recognize the impact sexual violence has on every individual and every community, and decide as one unit that it’s no longer acceptable.
  • $500.00 Walkout 2 Learn – A Florida grassroots org organizing and protecting students who participate in protest walkouts. Walkouts are accompanied by learning seminars focused on information that Florida legislation is working very hard to ban completely from the public school system, to the students' detriment.
  • $500.00 Gus Bus - The Gus Bus is a community literacy and academic enrichment program for immigrant and underserved elementary school students in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mediocre is sponsoring their Lucky Duck annual fundraiser.
  • $350.00 Impact Kids - We donated an outdoor sign for our next-door neighbors. Impact Kids is a positivity brand featuring kids books, merchandise, clothing and events.
  • $420.00 Box2Box - Box2Box promotes growth and positive experiences through selected after school programs in an inclusive, safe, and welcoming atmosphere. This donation was for printing vinyl decals for their transportation van.
  • $250.00 Kentucky Health Justice Network - A reproductive rights and trans health advocacy organization. KHJN shares information about available supportive services that will help all Kentuckians realize their right to health and self-determination.
  • $250.00 The Trevor Project - A free, confidential counseling service for LGBTQ+ youth. The Trevor Project’s mission is to end suicide among LGBTQ+ young people.
  • $250.00 EveryTown for Gun Safety - A gun violence prevention organization that focuses on pressuring lawmakers to improve gun laws, educating the public about common-sense gun laws and responsible gun ownership, mobilizing grassroots supporters, and amplifying the voices of survivors of gun violence.
  • $250.00 Zebra Youth Coalition - A Florida organization that works with youth 13-24 (especially LGBTQ+ youth) who are facing issues like being unhoused, bullied, abused, etc., with the goal of creating stable living situations for them.
  • $1,000.00 The Appalachian Shakespeare Center - A locally-founded community theater company and multidisciplinary arts education initiative through EKU for students in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. Their mission is to empower agency and citizenship within the Appalachian community through the works of Wiliam Shakespeare.
  • $250.00 GreenHouse 17 - An advocacy agency committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community. Services include a 24/7 hotline, emergency shelter, safety planning, legal advocacy, and more.
  • $250.00 On the Move Art Studio - A nonprofit mobile art room created in a refurbished vintage trailer that travels to underserved neighborhoods to host free arts classes for kids in Central Kentucky.
  • $500.00 Top Surgery for a Better Life (GoFundMe) – Support for transition surgery for a Mediocre personal connection.
  • $500.00 PRISM – PRISM works to expand access to LGBT-inclusive education and sexual health resources for youth in South Florida. It's their goal to make sure everyone feels included in their community, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
  • $500.00 Support for the Club Q Families and Survivors (GoFundMe) – On Nov. 20, there was a mass shooting at an LGBTQ Club, Club Q, in Colorado Springs, CO. This fund will be used to assist with funeral expenses, medical expenses, or other expenses the families of those murdered or injured have to face. 
  • $400.00 Central Florida Mutual Aid – hurricane relief fund. CFMA is an unincorporated collective working to meet the basic needs of families who are facing financial crises as a result of oppressive economic, social, and emergency management systems. Donations provide direct cash assistance to individuals in need of food, clothing, utilities, housing, transportation, and other essentials.
  • $250.00 Common Good – Common Good is an inclusive community in North Lexington dedicated to whole families, creating safe community spaces, and developing leaders through education, recreation, and accountability. Full info here.
  • $350.00 Ben Neuhaus of Snake Oil Provisions – the owner was hit in a motorcycle accident, they have a GoFundMe since they're self-employed.
  • $500.00 Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity - A Mississippi-based org focused on a number of immigrant rights and mutual aid issues. Right now, they're heavily involved in meeting the needs of those affected by Jackson, MS's water crisis (the city is without safe running water indefinitely due to flooding). 
  • $500.00 Kentucky Health Justice Fund - KHJN provides direct services through the KHJN Support Fund, a practical support abortion fund. The Support Fund is a staff supported network of volunteers who help people seeking abortion with financial assistance, transportation, interpretation, and more.
  • $250.00 Indigenous Women Rising - IWR is committed to honoring Native & Indigenous People’s inherent right to equitable and culturally safe health options through accessible health education, resources, and advocacy.
  • $500.00 Team Eastern Kentucky Relief Fund - Fund created by Governor Beshear to assist those impacted by the floods and the severe weather system beginning July 26, 2022.
  • $500.00 Appalshop - A youth-oriented institution in Whitesburg, KY, dedicated to challenging stereotypes with Appalachian voices, impacted heavily by the flooding in August. 
  • $200.00 Miles 4 Migrants - Miles4Migrants is a nonprofit that funds air travel for migrants, asylees, asylum seekers and refugees. Recently they assisted in transporting a Columbian family that was freed from a U.S. migration detention in Florida. 
  • $200.00 Latino Leadership & College Experience Camp - This annual summer camp allows Latinx high school students from all over Kentucky to stay overnight at a participating college and experience college life. Students take mock college courses, participate in cultural activities, and celebrate their heritage.
  • $150.00 Four Thieves Vinegar Collective - An anarchist collective dedicated to bringing access medicines and medical technologies to those who need them but don’t have them.
  • $150.00 Keep Our Clinics - A fundraising campaign for independent abortion clinics across the USA. Donations help independent clinics keep their doors open so they can provide abortion care. 
  • $150.00 Abortion Liberation Fund of Pennsylvania - Protects and expands access to abortion for individuals experiencing poverty in Southeastern PA through direct service and community organizing, including emergency financial assistance to those seeking care.
  • $125.00 Joshua Reliford Memorial Foundation - Scholarship fund in the name of the brother of a business contact from our Referrals Group. 
  • $500.00 EveryTown for Gun Safety - Gun violence prevention organization that works to educate populace on gun safety, register voters, and lobby for gun restrictions.
  • $500.00 Revive Life House - Addiction recovery support organization in Lexington.
  • $250.00 Asian Mental Health Collective - An organization dedicated to  normalizing and de-stigmatizing mental health within the Asian community.
  • $25.00 Frontera Fund - Abortion rights group that provides financial support and a sense of community for those seeking abortions in the Rio Grande Valley.
  • $50.00 Grant Line Elementary - School fund for Willow, Leslie's daughter. 
  • $250.00 Mayfield/Graves County Tornado Relief - Emergency relief fund through United Way for the December 11 storms in Western KY.
  • $250.00 Global Giving Midwest US Tornado Relief Fund - Emergency relief fund for the December 11 storms in Western KY.
  • $1,000.00 Team Kentucky Western KY Tornado Relief Fund - Governor's fund to help with tornado relief efforts for the December 11 storms in Western KY.
  • $250.00 BelongLex Banners All Over Downtown Lexington! - Local initiative to share inclusive immigrant-friendly posters around Lexington.
  • $495.00 LexEndHomelessness - An organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Lexington; all funds are distributed by board vote to relevant nonprofits. This was contributed via the AdClub Lexington client auction event.
  • $280.00 Friends of Kentucky Theater - A crowdfunding to reopen the historic Kentucky Theater.
  • $50.00 Adé Hogue Medical Emergency Fund - Donation for a designer badly hurt in an accident in Chicago, to help with the family's costs.
  • $250.00 SisterSong - Reproductive Justice Collective run by women of color, aiming to improve institutional policies and systems that impact the reproductive lives of marginalized communities.
  • $250.00 Afiya Center - Reproductive Justice organization in North Texas founded and directed by Black womxn. 
  • $250.00 Natalie's Sisters - A drop-in center for sexually exploited women in Lexington, offering food and personal items, meal drop-off, jail visitation, hospital visits, mentoring, and community resource referrals.
  • $375.00 Locally Haiti - A Haitian leadership advocacy organization in education, agriculture, girls' empowerment, and community health. They are currently directing all funds towards the August 14th earthquake response (see exactly where the funds are going here).
  • $375.00 Centre Hospitalier de Fontaine Foundation - A Haitian hospital acting in emergency response to the August 14th earthquake. Here is a comprehensive list of their needed materials/where the funds are going.
  • $250.00 Design It Forward KY Sponsorship - An annual one-day student design competition where students receive a design brief the morning of the competition, and work in teams to create a logo and/or design project that serves a regional nonprofit client.
  • $1,000.00 Box to Box Tumaini Academy Sponsorship - The BTBTA volunteer family accomplishes our mission of personal growth and positive experiences through selected after school programs in an inclusive, safe, and welcoming atmosphere. This is an initiative led by our friend Phillip Manga, whom we met through Common Good. 
  • $1,000.00 Page One Sponsorship - AdClub Lexington's public service initiative aimed at encouraging diversity, equity, and inclusion in the advertising and design industries, inspiring the next generation of creative professionals, and providing a network of resources to aid in their success.
  • $50.00 Kentuckians for the Commonwealth - A statewide organization working towards a fair economy, a healthy environment, new safe energy, and an honest democracy. This is our annual contribution amount.
  • $1,000.00 Common Good's Summer Program Sponsorship - Common Good focuses on developing leaders through education, recreation, and accountability in North Lexington. Full info here.
  • $1,000.00 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass: Scavenger Hunt for Kids' Sake Event Sponsorship - BBBS makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and children, ages 6 through 13, in communities across Central Kentucky and helps develop positive relationships.
  • $500.00 Believing in Forever Sponsorship - #CommunityOnTheCorners campaign, a family support initiative led by Lexington local Devine Carama. Check out this Instagram post to learn more the resources provided to families in need.
  • $200.00 Black Soil KY's Our Better Nature Campaign: Reconnecting Black Kentuckians to their heritage and legacy in agriculture. They represent over 60 Kentucky based Black farmers, culinary artists, value added product makers, artists/makers.
  • $200.00 Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equality - Created after the 2019 ICE raids in Mississippi, this organization's mission is sustainable change through education, grassroots organizing, consciousness-raising and civic participation, and building a social-economic movement that is immigrant-led in the state of MS.
  • $200.00 Shower Power - Bringing hospitality to the streets by delivering mobile hygiene services to people experiencing homelessness in Jackson, MS.
  • $200.00 The Stay Project - Youth in Appalachia working to make the communities they're from more diverse and inclusive, encouraging people to stay instead of leaving when they get old enough.
  • $200.00 Kentucky Natural Lands Trust - KNLT is working to protect, connect and restore wildlands. Efforts are aimed at protecting biodiversity and climate resilient landscapes in ways that benefit local, regional and global communities.
  • $250.00 28 Days of Black History | Anti-Racism Daily. A guided virtual exhibition of 28 works that celebrate Black legacy in the U.S.
  • $100.00 I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams & They Are Mine (GoFundMe). Brianna Meeks is raising funds to buy back her grandparents' ancestral home, they were sharecroppers in Tennessee.
  • $125.00 Survived and Punished: A grassroots prison abolition organization, dedicated to freeing criminalized survivors of gender violence held in prisons. 
  • $125.00 Black Women’s Blueprint: Transnational Black feminist organization for progressive research, documentation, policy advocacy and organizing steeped in the struggles of Black women within their diverse communities and within dominant culture.
  • $125.00 SisterSong: Atlanta-based women of color Reproductive Justice collective.
  • $125.00 Revision Path: Platform dedicated to showcasing Black designers and creatives all over the world. They've provided a ton of equity resources for us.
  • $125.00 North American Traditional Indigenous Food Systems (NATIFS): Dedicated to addressing the economic and health crises affecting Native communities by re-establishing Native foodways. (From Ash)
  • $125.00 Native Food Alliance (NAFSA): Advocating for and supporting all levels of food security and food sovereignty in local, tribal, regional, national and international arenas. (From Ash)
  • $125.00 InterACT Advocates: Uses innovative legal and other strategies to advocate for the human rights of children born with intersex traits. (From Bronson)
  • $125.00 Movember (Rob Ruddick, fundraiser): Fundraising for men's health programs in prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention.
  • $100.00 American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • $300.00 National Lawyer's Guild
  • $250.00 Equal Justice Initiative
  • $50.00 NAACP
  • $50.00 NAACP Legal Defense Fund
  • $200.00 Southern Poverty Law Center
  • $250.00 Lexington Police Accountability Foundation
  • $225.00 Impact Slates Ad Fund (Sends money to elections across the country that will best result in actions that combat gerrymandering)
  • $20.20 donations to North Carolina Democrats and Pennsylvania Democrats (swing states in the 2020 presidential election, and the hope is to help them vote blue).
  • $100.00 FACK (First Aid Collective Knoxville) (Provides autonomous first-aid/wound care/mutual aid, in Knoxville)
  • $100.00 Sleeves4Needs (Delivers basic goods and services to under served/under resourced communities, in Knoxville)
  • $100.00 Mountain Access Brigade (Reproductive rights group advocating for access to secure, non-judgmental abortion support & information in Appalachia)
  • $100.00 Knoxville Black Mamas Bailout (Advocacy group demanding action about the risk that COVID-19 poses to incarcerated people, in Knoxville)
  • $50.00 Don't Shoot PDX (Black-led group advocating for accountability and social change in Portland)
  • $50.00 Defense Fund PDX (Works to release BIPOC and queer people from jail, along with supporting those without homes)
  • $100.00 The Privilege Institute (Offers opportunities for advocates of peace, equity and justice to enhance their work/research by providing workshops, engaging speakers, and educational opportunities on issues of privilege, power and leadership. TPI is involved in the 21-Day Equity Challenge)
  • $250.00 The Nest (Center for women, children & families. We met with them in the hopes of making care packages for them right before the quarantine, so we're donating this way for now. When we met, they specifically mentioned increases in homelessness and family needs related to COVID-19)
  • $500.00 Common Good Sponsorship - Walk for Common Good corporate sponsorship.
  • $150.00 Joshua Reliford Memorial Foundation - Scholarship fund in the name of the brother of a business contact from our Referrals Group.
  • $100.00 Design it Forward KY Sponsorship - Student design challenge to benefit non-profits; we were contacted by EKU students.
  • $50.00 Kentuckians for the Commonwealth - Voting Action Initiative
  • $200.00 Knox & Landry Young College Fund - For passing of WTD employee
  • $250.00 NoLi CDC Sponsorship - Night Market Sponsorship
  • We've also been working pro-bono for projects for Businesses for America (voting initiative) and Matchstick Goods (the youth-led business incubated at Common Good). If you tracked the time on these, we'd be at something like $7,500 to date.
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