The Sankofa Project
In partnership with Purposed Resource and Community Center (fiscal agent), we have launched The Sankofa Project. This is an effort to support Black and Brown families who are struggling through this pandemic and beyond. It is an effort to provide soul-care, stressing the importance of tending to the most inner parts of your person. Sankofa is a West African word, meaning, “go back and fetch it.” We are going back and fetching those that have been marginalized by the larger society.
In our effort to show solidarity and love to racially marginalized communities, The Sankofa Project has two products currently being distributed: The Sankofa Box and The Sankofa Booklet. The Sankofa Box is soul care in a box, providing encouragement, crafts and local products. The Sankofa Booklet is a small, informative booklet that covers mental health, racial trauma and grief.
This effort was launched Mother’s Day weekend and has given away 100 boxes to date! With your support, we can keep this effort going. We partner with such organizations as Catholic Charities, 414Life, The African American Round Table, etc…