FreeXone4Us is a drug and alcohol-free space that was established in April 2018 by Chaplain, Q Hailey. She knows first the hand mental health and life struggles that can come as a person who identifies on the spectrum of sexualities. We pride ourselves on hosting free convenings for queer and transgender people of color to invoke the sacred within themselves while promoting healing. Additionally, we seek to serve as chosen family for those who have severed familial ties or struggle with mental illness. We provide communal support by building connections, solidarity, and community.
FreeXone4Us's has hosted many convenings including, but not limited to a healing ritual with Karma Mayet, a Family Fun Day in the park with collaboration with Fish Sandwich Heaven, communal tarot readings, virtual meetings throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and a body movement workshop led by Deja Baptiste. Every convening has a catered QTPOC vendor because we believe that fellowship through food is a sacred act of community building.
It is great excitement during Pride Month that we launch the next phase of the organization, Queer Care Packages. We are hopeful that we can raise $10,000 to distribute 50 Queer Care packages valued at approximately $150 a box to QTPOC. After the contents are purchased, the additional $2500 will be used towards anticipated expenses such as supplemental fees and renting community space which will be used to distribute the packages. Ideally, we are aiming to reach our funding goal by July 31, 2021.
It is important that you know that we are seeking to patronage from exclusive QTPOC vendors throughout the US. Some of these vendors include:
-Crown Jewel Esthetics
-Moon Mother Apothecary
-r s grdn. X ro goodwynn.LLC
Our goal is to form connections and to provide QTPOC with essential items that will assist them in nurturing themselves and promote self-care. We are seeking to be a lifeline to those who are feeling isolated and alone. Who is better than us to provide support to those in our community who are experiencing difficulties?
There will be four variations of the packages:
1. The Home Package: Provided to our QTPOC siblings who are displaced or reside in toxic environments. This package may include monetary gift cards, decorative socks, and inspirational cards by QTPOC.
2. The Artist Package: Provided to our QTPOC siblings who are artistically inclined. This package may include sketchbooks, Mandala coloring books, colored pencils, and mini canvases.
3. The Nourishment Package: Provided to our QTPOC siblings who love to nourish their souls through luxuriating at home. This package may include body butters, bath bombs, scrubs, and candles.
4. The Visionary Package: Provided to our QTPOC siblings who are forward thinkers. This package may include journals, a vision board starter package, pens, mini schedulers, and an inspirational calendar.
All packages will include personalized cards on stationery and the contents will be placed in decorative boxes. There will be a sacred blessing over the packages, and we will put some together in the community.
This drive has been a goal for FreeXone4US since its inception, and we want to thank you in advance for your support. We highly encourage you to inform QTPOC of our organization and the mission of this Queer Care Package Giveaway. Our experiences within the QTPOC community are not a monolith, so it is highly important for us to support a variety of interests within the community.
If you would like to donate some items mentioned above please reach out to our founder for more information. Also, please feel free to reach out if you have a QTPOC person in mind that would benefit from the boxes.
We are beyond excited for you all to take this journey with us, and we are looking forward to serving and deepening our communal connections now and in the future.
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