Giving Tuesday

Black Panther Party Co-Founder & Chairman, Bobby Seale

Dear Friends and Supporters:

#GivingTuesday is a social media focused “global day of giving” that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. In 2017, #GivingTuesday falls on November 28. On that day, we’re asking for your support. We’re asking you to make the National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party (NAABPP) your non-profit organization to support with your charitable contribution.

Here is the direct link to the donation page: GIVING TUESDAY

Founded in 2010, we are a national membership organization of individuals who were original members of the Black Panther Party. We are committed to the ideals of the party as a life-long legacy and we support the NAABPP as our current vehicle to uphold those values. We hope you will join us on our mission. Donations made to the NAABPP, an IRS 501 (c) 3 organization, are tax deductible on your 2017 Federal Tax Returns, if made before December 31, 2017.

As you may know, October 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. The NAABPP played a key role in honoring and commemorating that remarkable milestone event directly as a result of your underwriting support. Beyond the commitment, dedication and resources made to bring about a memorable golden anniversary, the alumni membership and our comrades-in-arms are engaged with ongoing programs, projects and initiatives that strengthen the overall fabric of our community. The Legacy-In-Action Award was created to honor those alumnus and alumna of the BPP who continue the party’s mission of serving the people, body and soul. The recipients of the 2016 Award were Robert King and “Momma C” Charlotte O’Neal. Posthumously Janet Cyril and James “Bubber” Young.

Your financial support on #GivingTuesday will enable us to help keep the party’s ideas and legacy alive via these programs, projects and initiatives. With more than 200 members, we are active and strong, but we could be even stronger with your help. Please set aside what you can and join the thousands of people nationwide who will take a stand and contribute to their non-profit of choice on #GivingTuesday.

Here is the direct link to the donation page: GIVING TUESDAY

Here are four key projects that your donations will support:

  • The commissary accounts of our political prisoners and their families

  • Our Political Initiatives of education and voter registration

  • The funeral and bereavement funds of fallen comrades and their families

  • The Legacy-In-Action Award that is annually bestowed on both an alumnus and alumni

After Tuesday, know that we will still need to count on you. Since the night of November 8th, 2016 our country is beset with an even greater set of challenges. A new day has dawned that may not portend the brightest of skies. However, with a unified effort the messages of divisiveness can be swept away from the American landscape and a new day ushered in.

So, please consider making a monthly or quarterly contribution to the NAABPP. Any offering you can make on #GivingTuesday and beyond would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

Peace and Goodwill towards all.

Sultan Ahmad, President

National Alumni Association of the Black Panther Party