Get Involved

 

There are a number of ways for you to get involved with Healthy Black Communities, Inc. From joining us on Twitter to becoming a member of our Facebook Group, to serving on one of our Advisory Boards, to making a donation that will assist us in program development, the list just goes on and on. When it comes to getting connected to a cause bigger than ourselves, there are so many possibilities available. Below are six key ways to get involved with making Black communities better, and we hope you will take advantage of a few of them.

Stay Informed

Keep informed about what's going on in with Healthy Black Communities domestically and internationally; join our enewsletter list and look for regularly communication about what we are doing, where things are happening, any special events that may be coming up and so much more. As we travel the world and do our work, we want to take you with us virtually.

Volunteer with HBC

Do you have some extra time on your hands? We seek individuals who have time, energy, and resources to help our mission become alive and strong in the various focus areas our organization has. From giving out brochures and flyers at health fairs, to working with us at a booth while we're exhibiting at a conference, to joining us online for a chat about how to make things better as events unfold in our country or other parts of the world. Please consider volunteering with us, send an email to volunteer@hbc-inc.org and we will connect you to whatever you are passionate about.

Support Our Events

We have an array of events and/or activities that happen throughout the year, and with having a robust calendar of events/activities comes the need to have individuals, schools, churches, businesses, government, etc. to support us with time, products, services, donations, etc. Should you have a burning desire to do something and don't know exactly what that desire is, reach out to us via email and let's brainstorm ways that you, your company, church, department, etc. can support HBC.

Become a Corporate of Foundation Partner

Partnerships are at the heart of HBC's work, both domestically and internationally. To achieve our mission, we have both a moral and practical obligation to leverage the expertise and resources of a broad range of individuals, businesses, schools, and the like. The goal of HBC's corporate and foundation partnerships program is to realize the mission through mutually beneficial cooperation with private sector entities.

Building on the goals and objectives of our HBC 2020 Strategic Plan, HBC envisions a world in which the private sector plays a vital role in assisting us identify durable solutions to make communities healthy, strong, and vibrant. To achieve this, we proactively engage with corporations and foundations eager to help drive change and find innovative solutions to conduct health education and disease prevention programs in those communities most disproportionately impacted. This collaboration can take many forms ranging from special events to cause-related marketing campaigns reaching millions of people.

We have a dedicated Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Committee, comprised of Board Members that work in close collaboration with a network of business leaders to ensure that a win/win relationship exists. This team comprises senior professionals with extensive experience across the public and private sectors.

Donate

When you read in the newspapers or hear on TV statistics about various health disparities impacting Black communities, do you find yourself thinking - how can I help? HBC offers a simple and reliable way for people to reach out and make a real difference for those disproportionately impacted by a disease, illness, natural disaster, etc. Since our inception in 2001, we have received generous contributions from the private sector, including individual citizens like yourself that made a big difference.

We welcome all donations, but financial gifts from individual donors give particular satisfaction because of their very personal nature. If you, as a private citizen, donate money towards the programs and services we run in America and other parts of the world where we have a presence, it means that you have been touched by our message and are reaching out to another individual in desperate need of help.

A government can give money on behalf of its people, or a company on behalf of its staff, but it is something special when ordinary citizens dig into their pockets or purses to contribute to HBC. We are also grateful to student groups, from all levels of education, grade school to graduate level and faith based organizations that connect with a program our organization has in place.

We think it's important to thank our private donors but also to keep you informed about the programs and services where your contributions help to make a difference. If you don't yet subscribe to our regular electronic newsletter, please click HERE.

If you want to make a donation, please click here. You gift will help people in real need.

Spread the Word

Would you like to support HBC's annual community mobilization events and/or activities or want to help spread the word about what we are doing to your family and friends? There are many ways that you can contribute and participate. Here are a few ideas:

  • Ask a teacher to dedicate the week leading up to one of our Core Projects to discuss those specific health issues in the classroom.
  • Host a Party - screen a topic based movie/film about one of the health disparities we are focusing on and engage in a discussion about what is being done and what still needs to be done.
  • Organize a discussion at your home, place of worship, or community centre on health issues impacting Black People in your community, city, state or region of the world. Contact HBC and ask for ideas, and maybe a speaker - someone impacted by the disease/illness maybe.
  • Hold a debate on a topic important to you - What causes Black People to put themselves at risk for HIV? Why is Obesity becoming such an issue for Black youth and young adults? What rights do LGBT have and do not have? What does it mean to have a Healthy Heart? What can individuals/communities do to help?

As you can see, there are a number of ways for you to get involved and we hope you will consider taking advantage of one or more.