As we begin Black History Month, we want to do our best to honor the amazing contributions the Black community has brought throughout U.S. History. Here are a few ways you can celebrate Black History Month today, and everyday!
First thing’s first, you can always support Black-Owned Businesses. No matter what type of business you're looking for, there will always be a Black-Owned business you can support! Lucky for us, some platforms (ex. Yelp, Instagram, etc.) have added capabilities for these businesses to add 'Black-Owned' tags to their business pages making them easier to find than ever!
Another great way to honor and support Black History Month is by donating to charities or hosting fundraisers that support equality! There are so many charities and organizations to be a part of across the country. Don’t be afraid to get involved or host your own. A few organizations to consider donating to include the Black Youth Project, the Amistad Law Project, and the Loveland Therapy Fund. If you want to start your own fundraiser, we can help you create your very own t-shirt fundraiser to make it easy! We have helped thousands of organizations raise funds through custom apparel fundraisers.
Financial support isn’t the only way to raise awareness for #BHM. There are many free educational events hosted all month long you can attend! A quick local search can show you all of the events happening in your area. However, if you are unsure about going to large group events, there are also virtual events to take part in. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is hosting a virtual Black History Month Festival. This year’s theme for the festival is Black Health & Wellness and will be taking place all month long. There are also tons of ways you can create your own virtual event and activities to celebrate Black History Month!
While there are so many ways to raise awareness and support Black History Month, one to consider would be creating custom clothing to show your cause. Last year, Outdoor Afro created a series called “I’m Black and I [insert outdoor activity here]” to show love for one's Blackness and the outdoors! Custom apparel can represent any part of you whether it’s your business, your cause, or your interests. It’s also a great way to show support while expressing yourself. We have worked with so many spectacular Black designers and entrepreneurs and you can really see the passion they have put into their designs. For Black History Month, consider expressing yourself and your creativity while honoring everything February stands for.
As you can see, there are a number of different ways you can get involved and honor Black History Month today, and everyday. From fundraisers to donations to just supporting Black-Owned Businesses, it’s so easy to find what works for you! Don’t be afraid to get involved this month and stay involved all year long.