Disclaimer: I am not currently associated with any of the below apps or sites and do not receive any benefit from writing about them. This is for informational purposes only and I recommend doing your own research as well.
As a social workers, I know part of my role is to work to solve the Grand Challenges (link here), within or outside of my official job role. Today, I wanted to share some apps and sites to make a difference (no matter how small).
Article: Support Black-Owned Businesses: 181 Places to Start Online by Sophia Conti (link here)
This article was shared with me recently, and I loved both the topic and the organization of the article. Scroll through to learn of different Black-owned online businesses to support!
This app allows you to scan products in stores and see if they (for example) use slave work, test on animals, (or, more positively) support Planned Parenthood, support equality for LGBTQ+ persons… etc. You can be more mindful of who you support when you buy.
Brightly.eco (link here)
I, personally, care very much for the environment. Brightly.eco shares eco-friendly (and often otherwise social justice friendly) businesses.
The ecosia app is like Google, except your searches help in planting trees!
Give An Hour (link here)
If you are licensed and have malpractice insurance, you can donate your time here to provide therapy to those in needs (think: veterans or medical workers during COVID crisis).
Official Black Wall Street (link here)
Here, you can search for Black-owned business to support!
Article: How to Support Black Lives Matter Online (link here) by VPN Mentor
This article talks about how to protect ourselves online while also supporting Black Lives Matter.
Please let me know what kind of articles you’d like to see in the future! Check me out on Instagram @eagersocialworker for post updates!