Update for the week of October 30th, 2021.
Our president is in Brazil right now with the Ylê Asé de Yansa quilombo!
Through our campaign, we were able to raise enough money to provide 1 laptop to the Ylê Asé de Yansa.
Here is our president, Sheldon Williams, gifting the mother elder of the quilombo with the laptop we purchased for them with your help!
What is EDFU Foundation doing to help Gender Equality?
EDFU Foundation is a major participant at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that is held annually every year at the United Nations. Every year for the last 5 years we have attended and in the last 2 years we have held side events (panels) to coincide with CSW.
EDFU Foundation presented "Daughter's of the Horn" at the CSW65 virtual event in 2020 for CSW65,
EDFU Foundation Board
EDFU Foundation currently has 3 women on their board, including 1 that is an officer. We are always looking to add women who have values and missions that align with women.
EDFU Foundation continues to work with women's organizations and to be a voice in the equal rights movement.
In what aspects of your life do you not experience gender equality?
What aspect of this goal (goal 5) concerns you the most?
How do you make sure women are included in decision-making and conversations?
How can your job and/or school be more inclusive for females?
Why is gender equality important for you and for the world?
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We're down to the final hours of our campaign for the Ylê Asé de Yansa in Brazil. We need to get laptops to these children so they can learn! This particular quilombo is Sao Paulo has been greatly effected by COVID-19 and without in-class sessions, these children are not able to continue their education properly. Please donate if you can and share so we can get laptops to these children!
We have raised $305 of the $3,000 we're asking for this trip we're taking to deliver laptops and physically help rebuild their community building so that the children have a safe space to learn. A *big* THANK YOU to everyone who has donated so far and helped to spread the word! See a special message from our founder on our Instagram or Facebook page!
EDFU Foundation and the working group met with the state department this Friday October 15th. Negotiations continue to be ironed out and financial discussions are constantly being worked on. If you are able to help or would like to be involved please email us: email@example.com. The location of the event has not yet been decided and we continue to work with all parties involved to build upon this momentum and provide the most resources possible.
Bay Area Street Pantry
Melrose Library - Oakland, CA, USA
We have welcomed new and returning volunteers in the last month and it has been wonderful to see and meet everyone! We are always looking for help! So, if you are able to volunteer, please sign up!
- Volunteers are needed at the library from 10am-11:30am to help pack bags and setup to handout food.
- Volunteers are needed from 11:30am-1:00pm (typically we are finished an hour or so early) to pass out food to the community and clean up.
- We're also looking for volunteers to coordinate food pick-up runs throughout the week and on Tuesdays from 9:45am-10am.
To volunteer email:
Don't forget about our Hygiene Fundraiser for the holidays! We are trying to raise $3,000 to be able to provide our community with soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other hygiene products we cannot normally give throughout the year. Every little bit counts! Please, donate via our GoFundMe campaign or directly on our website to help!
Goal 3 Targets:
3.2 By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births.
3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases.
3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being.
3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol.
3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents.
3.7 By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programs.
3.8 Achieve universal health coverage, including financial risk protection, access to quality essential health-care services and access to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all.
3.9 By 2030, substantially reduce the number of deaths and illnesses from hazardous chemicals and air, water and soil pollution and contamination.
3.A Strengthen the implementation of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries, as appropriate.
3.B Support the research and development of vaccines and medicines for the communicable and noncommunicable diseases that primarily affect developing countries, provide access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines, in accordance with the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health, which affirms the right of developing countries to use to the full the provisions in the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights regarding flexibilities to protect public health, and, in particular, provide access to medicines for all.
3.C Substantially increase health financing and the recruitment, development, training and retention of the health workforce in developing countries, especially in least developed countries and small island developing States.
3.D Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, for early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks.
What is EDFU doing to achieve health and well-being for all?
EDFU Foundation has been working with people, tribes, and communities around the world to help improve their well-being.
Bay Area Street Pantry
Our Bay Area Street Pantry helps to provide sanitation pads for women in need and the homeless. We also provided toilet paper during the height of the pandemic and we often provide soap in our weekly bags.
Ylê Asé de Yansã
EDFU Foundation has been working to campaign and support the Ylê Asé de Yansã of Sal Paulo, Brazil this year. This quilombo has suffered with much resistance from their government over land and has been greatly impacted by COVID-19; struggling to provide education, food, spirituality, and health for their community. Their community building collapsed and caved in, making it impossible to continue to operate in and they need help to rebuild.
On October 23, 2021, our president will embark on a trip to Brazil to physically help build the new community building for the Yle Ase De Yansa, as well as provide laptops and school supplies for the children to be able to receive education during the pandemic, as well as help them to purchase agricultural equipment for them to be able to grow their own food sustainably. PLEASE DONATE IF YOU CAN HELP US to purchase the necessary items! This financial campaign is short and we only have 11 days to do it! All donations are tax-deductible through our 501(c)(3).
• What is needed in your life and for your community to have good health and well-being?
• How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted health and well-being for you and your community? What have you noticed about the world-wide health situation during the pandemic?
• Have you noticed a lack of healthcare workers in your community?
• How have drugs impacted life and health around you?
• Do you feel your living conditions and/or work conditions are safe? How can we improve these for others?
• What are you doing to help the world reach the goal of good health and well-being for all by 2030?
EDFU Foundation is featuring Sustainable Sunday across all of our social media platforms!
Every Sunday, you can learn about 1 of the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations! Read the EDFU blog to learn about each of the goals, what they mean, and what they aim to do in order to improve living conditions and the earth for all of humanity. Throughout the week, you can follow EDFU's Facebook page and Instagram account to learn more about what EDFU and our partners are doing to support these goals, how you can help, and general information that is helpful for achieving these goals.
Bay Area Street Pantry Holiday Hygiene Fundraiser
The Bay Area Street Pantry continues to hand out bags of groceries to the Oakland, CA, USA community every Tuesday at 11:30am at the Melrose Library. In the past month we have averaged 107 bags a week.
We are always looking for volunteers and people who can help transport food!
To volunteer email:
The Bay Area Street Pantry has started its 2021 holiday campaign! We're looking to raise $3,000 to help the community we serve in Oakland, CA to have hygiene products for the holidays. We provide 100 or more bags of food every week! However, we're often asked if we can provide hygiene products and we're not able to do this on a consistent basis. If you're able to help, please donate!
We're running a campaign through GoFundMe and all donations are tax-deductible!
You can also donate directly through our fundraising organization where donations are tax-deductible! Just select the cause/program you want to give to!
You can donate directly to our PayPal giving account where donations are also tax-deductible.
If you would like to send hygiene products directly to us, please mail them to:
Bay Area Street Pantry
2043 E St #563
Concord, CA 94520
****Products sent must be unused and unopened. We prefer they be mailed directly from the manufacturer or retailer (i.e. Walmart, Target, Amazon, etc.).
If you are a company that is willing to donate, please contact us at our email, so that we can work with you and fill out any necessary forms:
Goal #2: Zero Hunger
Why ending hunger is important to EDFU................
We highlighted the importance of Sustainable Goal #1 last week: No Poverty. In order for the world to achieve this goal, we must work together to end hunger and food insecurity or we will fail at eliminating poverty. Part of EDFU's mission statement is to provide public health and improve the human condition. To do this, we believe it is important for all of humanity to have access to clean food and sustainable agriculture.
What EDFU is doing to help end hunger and food insecurity:
How to get food and help:
The Bay Area Street Pantry operates every Tuesday at the Melrose Branch Library in Oakland, CA, USA. If you are in need of food for any reason then come to the library at 11:30am. We typically run out of bags just after 12pm.
Zero Hunger & COVID-19
How is hunger or food insecurity affecting you or your community?
What are you doing to help solve the hunger crisis?
How has COVID-19 affected nutrition and access to food in your community?
What opportunities are present for you to support local farmers?
What is one way you can help create or support sustainable agriculture?
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