We’re so excited to highlight the admirable, Amelia Thompson, Founder and Executive Director of Renew Today. Repair the World NYC is proud to partner with RenewToday’s initiative WeDeliverPeriod. 

 

By Amelia Thompson 

My mission in life is to do justice, love mercy and walk humbly. I serve communities by designing and offering opportunities for individuals and organizations to also fulfill this charge. Currently, RenewToday offers JusticeLoves trainings to adults and children on how to respond to racial injustice in specific and practical ways. WeDeliverPeriod is part of our mercy work and offers strategies to confront period poverty through volunteerism, generosity, and awareness raising activities. I was placed into foster care and later adopted as a child. My journey attests to the power of the generosity of strangers. For this reason, this work is important to me because I have witnessed how a single life and social impact begins – with the decision to improve the life trajectory of someone in need.

Donations to Support Renew Today’s work can be made here: https://renewtoday.net/donate/

 

This #BlackHistoryMonth Repair the World is highlighting Black-led orgs, service partners who are advancing and centering Diversity Equity and Inclusion work and prioritizing BIPOC leadership in their orgs, and Black Community Leaders that we serve with across our communities. Our impact would not be possible without them. Our Jewish values of solidarity, achdoot, and strengthening each other, hitchazkut, remind us that nothing is possible without meaningful relationships. Our partners and colleagues are critical to our ability to understand and act thoughtfully. When we lift up, celebrate, and appreciate others, we ultimately work towards a stronger outcome.