I seriously can’t believe I’ve been doing Cameos for over a year now! We didn’t share an update for February so today I’m sharing the total amount we raised and which organization we reinvested in this month. Now, just before we dive in, I’m sure many of you know what Cameo is by now, but for those of you who may not, you can read all about it over on my initial blog post, here! To give you a quick rundown, each month I do a number of videos for my amazing community and at the end of the month we tally up the amount raised on Cameo from all of the videos and we invest the funds in a different organization each month.
So, without further adieu, drumroll, please… in February we were able to raise a total of $2,000 and we reinvested it in a Vancouver-based organization in honour of Black History Month; Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Foundation.
Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to connecting black community members to mental health resources such as free therapy and advocacy services. They seek to address the lack of Black therapy resources, advocacy, and mental health support in the Vancouver Lower Mainland — land of the Coast Salish peoples–Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. They are a non-profit organization that raises funds to connect Black community members with accredited Black counsellors and therapists locally. While providing barrier-free mental health access, with priority given to Black Disabled, Low Income, and LGBTQIA+ folks.
All Recipients will be non-disclosed. At this time, this fund is exclusive to the Lower Mainland of Vancouver. However, VBT&AF is open to making exceptions for requests outside of this area if you are lacking resources in your area. Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Foundation is founded by Betty Mulat, Vancouver-based artist, producer, co-founder of Nuzi Collective, and community organizer.
If you would like to make a personal donation to their organization, please visit this link, here!
As always, thank you so much for booking Cameos, not only do I love connecting with all of you (and sometimes sharing some big life updates!), but most of all, I love how we come together to reinvest into our local and surrounding communities!