We're raising money to resupply Masakhane's Safer Sex Chest, but we need your help to reach our goal! Please become a supporter to follow ou
We’re the Masakhane Center and we are a youth-driven organization promoting happy, healthy outlooks on sex and sexuality within the Newark, NJ community. We aim to educate the Newark community, especially youth, on safer sex using interactive workshops, outreach and social media. Every year, we give away about 9,000 safer sex tools such as internal (female) condoms, external (male) condoms, lubrication and dental dams. We also teach our workshop participants how to use them, as well as ways to communicate with their partner(s) regarding safer sex tools.
WHY NEWARK NEEDS SAFER SEX TOOLS
As of December 2010, almost 3,500 males and 2,400 females have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In Essex County, 6,678 people were diagnosed with syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in 2008 alone. Clearly, safer sex tools are much needed in the Newark community. These methods not only reduce unwanted pregnancies but also significantly reduce the amount of STIs and unnecessary medical bills in the Newark community.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
The Masakhane Center is the only organization in Newark that gives out internal condoms and dental dams free of charge, as well as one of the few organizations to provide free external condoms. At this moment we need to buy more of all of these potentially life-saving safer sex tools, as we are running low. We cannot do this alone; we need your support! We will service at least 500 young people in the Newark community over the next year. We need to restock our safer sex chest with about 9,000 various safer sex tools to distribute in our workshops and though community outreach events. The total cost of this is $5,200. It is important that we keep our community safe and provide everyone with all the knowledge they need regarding safer sex. Any contribution you can make would be greatly appreciated by our organization!
Here is the breakdown of where all the money will go:
We purchase these specific types of safer sex materials due to community feedback. In order to ensure people use the safer sex tools we provide, they need to be able to enjoy using them!
Interested in donating? You can donate securely via Fundly or send checks and money orders to our mailing address (PO BOX 1494 Newark, NJ 07101). We are a certified 501(c)3, meaning all donations are tax deductible.
In addition to (or in lieu of) sending monetary donations you can directly donate these tools by having them sent straight from the supplier to our mailing address: PO Box 1494 Newark, NJ. Due to safety reasons, we cannot accept supplies that have not been shipped directly from a retailer.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND GENEROUS DONATION!
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