From this Friday, Nov. 23 through Giving Tuesday on Nov. 27, we are working hard with Circle of Health International to raise funds for our scholarship program.
In addition, we’re also launching our new Dope Families Need Dope Doulas tee, benefitting Barbara Verneus’ (creator of Tiny and Brave and the Dope Moms Need Dope Moms initiative) midwifery practice and DTI’s Community scholarships. These tees are a call for a better birth world—a world in which all families receive the competent care they deserve. Proceeds from the tee will provide full scholarship to indigenous people and people of color (including the LGBTQIA communities) to take our Doula Trainings. Funds raised from this campaign also pay educators from these communities and create more opportunity for leaders in these communities.
So, here’s how you can get involved:
NOV. 23 — ONLINE. Buy a Dope Families Need Dope Doulas tee. Through Giving Tuesday, we are also asking for additional donations to the DTI x COHI scholarship fund. Use the hashtag #dopefamiliesneeddopedoulas to encourage your friends and others to donate.
NOV. 24 — AUSTIN, TEXAS. All birth workers are invited on Nov. 24 from 4 to 6 PM to share a drink, pick up a #dopefamiliesneeddopedoulas tee and explore DTI’s new headquarters in Austin, Texas. No RSVP required, and it’s free and open to the public. Click here to join us.
NOV. 27 — ONLINE. On Giving Tuesday, we’ll make a final push around the #dopefamiliesneeddopedoulas campaign. To help us fundraise as much as possible, we invite you to share the campaign (even if you can’t buy a tee or donate—the love and visibility for the initiative is more than enough) on social media and more. Use this link if you’d like to share: www.wearedti.com/dope-doulas
We hope you get involved. Our world needs more birth workers, with different backgrounds, experiences and identities, if we truly want to combat maternal mortality and giving all birthing individuals the right to choose!
If you have any questions about the campaign and how you can help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.