Community Funds

#GETMOVING for YPMH Fund
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#GETMOVING for YPMH Fund
MOVE with us to support Young People's Mental Health! The EMEA Talent Acquisition Team at VMware is #MOVING 20km in the 2 weeks from 27th June - 11th July to support YPMH on their pursuit to reduce the number of young people who experience mental health problems. "More young people than ever are suffering from depression. The condition has a huge and potentially devastating impact on them, their family and friends. It accounts for the largest share of the world’s burden of disease by years lost to disability, and it has a significant economic and wider social impact. Thus, it should be everybody’s business. Nonetheless, treatments have changed little in 30 years. Current treatments for depression in under-18s are effective in 60% of cases, and 50–75% experience a relapse, even after successful treatment. There is a clear and compelling need for a new way forward." (YPMH: Changing Hearts, Changing Minds, 2021) The William Templeton Foundation For Young People's Mental Health is working on closing the gap between new scientific research findings and often outdated practice or treatments by facilitating engagement between key groups and developments for the future. Exercise has been found to improve people's mental health and decrease stress so we want everyone to #GETMOVING, either alone or as a team. Interested in Participating? We would ask for a 5$ (or however much you can) donation as a sign up fee. Once you start #GETMOVING, get friends and family involved, track your kilometers and share your progress with everyone. MOVING can be anything from walking to running, cycling, swimming, paddleboarding, kayaking, you-name-it 20km in 2 weeks sounds like its impossible to do? Why not share the 20km and get together as a team? This way everyone can MOVE however much they feel like they are able to, and you can add up everyone’s kilometers at the end. If you have any questions or concerns don't hesitate to contact koriana@vmware.com and now... #GETMOVING!
Parivar BayArea SITAL (Save Indian Trans AllINDIA Lives)  Fund
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Parivar BayArea SITAL (Save Indian Trans AllINDIA Lives) Fund
ParivarBayArea (https://www.parivarbayarea.org/) is America’s only Trans Led Trans centering Southasian Organization. Parivar celebrates the intersectionality of Trans Queer & South Asian Indian identities and builds a community of light, love, and acceptance. Since 2018, ParivarBayArea has been committed to Global Disaster Relief, Advocacy through Arts and Community Building. key achievements have been: a. Holding over 38 spaces for Queer Transgender Hijrah events and discussions across San Francisco Bay Area and virtual places. b. Building the largest relief and rehabilitation Transgender grassroots initiative in India- SITAL(Save Indian Trans ALLINDIA Lives), raising over $350,000( over 2.75 Crores INR) serving over 90,000 Trans Hijrah Kinnar Folx. c. Co-founding, Chairing the SF LGBTQ+ COVID Relief Coalition serving the needs of the LGBTQ+ communities across the Bay Area’s nine counties, raising over $200,000 to provide microgrants, groceries, rent relief and vaccinations. d. Co-founded and lead the QTAPI(Queer Trans API) coalition bringing awareness to Queer Trans Asian Pacific Islander Week holding over 15 events nationwide. e. Holding support group(Robaroo), vaccination drives, COVID testing sites, trans-affirming surgery funding in partnership with San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Alameda County Health Department, NQAPIA, TransVision(India) and many more partners. f. Launched and successfully enabled over 130 Trans Hijrah folx to rebuild livelihoods from micro enterprises as part of our SITAL livelihoods programs to achieve trans economic justice. Programs in progress include locations in India, Guyana and Bangladesh. Businesses include sewing, drinking water, cooking/hoteling, beauty salons, trans-care medical clinic and many more. g. Developed and launched parivarbazaar.com, a full fledged e-commerce site showcasing products and art made, touched, finished and/or sourced by Trans Hijrah folks of the global south. h. Established the Transgender Global South Coalition with El/La Para Trans Latinas. The LGBT Aslyum Project to provide legal, socioeconomic and mental support to immigrant LGBTQ Transgender Hijrah Kinnar arriving into America.
Support Abdullah, Anna, Lewis and Rami with the El Camino de Santiago (Camino 2022) Fund
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Support Abdullah, Anna, Lewis and Rami with the El Camino de Santiago (Camino 2022) Fund
From June 6th-10th, over 400 Cisco employees, families, and friends from 21 countries will be hiking the Camino de Santiago in support of the fight against cancer. Our team the “WANderers” – sorry to those in IT, will be hiking 115km of the French route in the aid of Cancer Research UK. Cancer Research UK is an independent charity funding vital research for the treatment and prevention of Cancer, they also contribute to cancer policy, national strategy, and educational communication. Their many contributions to the fight against cancer are best summarised in the following timeline: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/our-progress The NHS predicts 1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime, and the World Health Organization accounts cancer to nearly one in six deaths worldwide. I’m certain for many of you these statistics will strike a chord personally, for myself, it took my late Grandfather Lewis Smith - one of the most fantastic men that I’ve known and who continues to be a constant inspiration to this day. Without the incredible work of charities such as Cancer Research UK, this disease is a bleak sentence, so for our time in Camino, we will walk for those researchers and carers who treat and assist our loved ones, and we will walk for those affected by cancer, especially those who no longer can. Thank you for your donation, even as little as £1 can fund anything from apparatus to the establishment of full-scale research centres. Lewis, Abdullah, Anna, and Rami.