Give STL Day Spotlight: A Red Circle
A Red Circle is a local nonprofit dedicated to fighting racial injustice and inequality focusing on employment, education, holistic living, policy and the arts. And for A Red Circle, 2020 has already been a big year. In March, A Red Circle celebrated their three-year anniversary and in May, they participated in their second Give STL Day, all in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A Red Circle participates in Give STL Day because it assists us with fundraising and connects us with other organizations with similar goals,” said Drew Foster, Program Associate at A Red Circle. “It impacts our organization by allowing us to get our name out there more and receive financial support from larger organizations that believe in A Red Circle’s mission.”
Give STL Day which is held entirely online allows nonprofits to develop integrated social media campaigns to increase their fundraising.
“We are heavily involved in social media, so with the amazing leadership of Erica Williams and our wonderful team and supporters we were able to reach our goal and achieve more than we ever imagined,” said Foster.
A Red Circle raised over $4,000 on Give STL Day. The funds raised will help A Red Circle continue to support St. Louis, specifically the North County community, during COVID-19.
Foster explained that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced A Red Circle to find different avenues and creative ways to support the community. They partnered with Solidarity Economy STL on the St. Louis COVID Mutual Aid Program. The program is made up of a team of organizers in the St. Louis area who coordinate on-the-ground needs for people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aside from their involvement in the Mutual Aid Program, A Red Circle has continued to provide families with healthy food and information about cooking and eating healthy.
“Our continued involvement in the community will provide us with more clarity on the needs in North County,” said Foster.
In the future, A Red Circle hopes to grow their team, their community partners and volunteers. They hope to expand their services and assist more than half of the families in North County.
To learn more about A Red Circle, visit their website at aredcircle.org.