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Building Black HMU United

A nonprofit dedicated to the safety and advancement of hair & makeup professionals in the entertainment industry and beyond for all clients.

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Project Description

BHU Needs Your Help! $30,000 Needed!
 

I am working on a massive initiative for my nonprofit and I am going to need your help with building the database, vetting and educational resources. The 2 part resolution entitled Black Equity in HMU passed in Actor’s Equity National Convention with over 200 delegates signing my resolution to be further managed by our Council. So now they can collaborate with an organization to finally do the work necessary to make safer working condition for Black performers and beyond.

However,  my organization is the only one. 

It is 2021 and Black HMU United is the ONLY official vetting resource for hair and makeup specialists in the United States, so there is no other organization doing this work. The robust level of vetting, continued education, and amount of technology needed to currently accommodate the safety and serve tens of thousands of people and soon to be hundreds of thousands hopefully later this year will be immense. Doing this legal, admin, tech and development work by myself is no easy feat.  It has been physically and emotionally draining at times, and knowing that so many people are riding on this work to be done has been a serious burden to carry, being one of those people desperately in need of these protections myself.  Hair loss, lesions, color mismatching and wage theft are some of the primarily consequences our industry experiences with out capable and competent professionals to work on our artists.

But am I building a team. A beautiful and amazing team of professionals who can help me in doing this powerful work as I break Theatre Civil Rights history in the successful advocacy of all races being afforded equal rights in hair and makeup serving the entertainment industry.

 

Black HMU United needs $30,000 to make this happen. Please in any way you can help in furthering our efforts and spread the word in helping us to make more firsts, so this org can pave the way for more upcoming Black and especially female nonprofit founders, in serving their communities at large. 

 

Thank you so much for advancing the welfare and betterment of Black entertainment workers and ensuring producers and creators of hair and makeup employ have resources to truly keep their productions safe.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where would the money going to org go towards?

Black HMU United will be dedicated your generous donations to vetting resources, tech resources for this robust database that covers stylists all over the United States, applicant resources and educational services, tutorials and discussions with worldwide leaders in hair and makeup for our community at large, which you can be a part of! be sure to follow Black HMU United on Facebook and Instagram at:

www.facebook.com/blackhmuunited

www.instagram.com/blackhmuunited

If I want to gain access to vetted hair and makeup stylists now, how would one do that?

Answer: Please contact BHU admin by email at blackhmuunited@gmail.com

Outside of donating, what else can I do uplift Black HMU United? 

We want as many people knowing about what we are doing to change the entertainment industry at large. Please tell others to donate, share Black HMU United's posts and stories and continue these necessary discussions amongst friends, colleagues and people in positions of employ about Black hair and makeup inequities and how they can be a part of the change. Thank you so much in advance for your support!

 

 

 

Ryan Morales Green
08/12/2021
Monetary Contribution
$257
Kara E Young
08/12/2021
Special Social Media Out
$50
Hannah B
07/07/2021
Monetary Contribution
$15
Kate O
07/01/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10
Lauren Hines Gill
06/25/2021
Special Social Media Out
$50
Matt DaSilva
06/24/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Manoel Felciano
06/22/2021
Special Social Media Out
$50
Carla Martinez
06/22/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
Hannah Laird
06/21/2021
Special Social Media Out
$50
Sadie DeSantis
06/21/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

66 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Special Social Media Out

We honor you on all of Black HMU United's socials for your generosity!

36 Supporters
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250.00 USD
A Lovely Dance Made Just for You!

Get ready to see a boogie! A dance made just for you :)

2 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
A Free year worth of BHU Access!

You will have access to our database for free for a year without a subscription, as well as get social media shout out for your immense kindness. That means access to growing list of vetted hair and makeup professionals all around the United States that are competent and superb at working with all types of hair and skin tones, as well as free future programming to come!

1 Supporter
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2,000.00 USD
Official Donor on our BHU website!

Because of your generosity, you name will be preserved on our Black HMU United website as an official donor to the nonprofit. Our website represents stylists in all regions expanding the US. Networks, production companies and theatre producers will have access to know who has helped contributing to nonprofits to help them succeed. You will have access to our database for free for a year without a subscription, as well as get social media shout out for your immense kindness (reliant on your discretion). That means access to a growing list of vetted hair and makeup professionals all around the United States that are competent and superb at working with all types of hair and skin tones, as well as free future programming to come!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

66 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Special Social Media Out

We honor you on all of Black HMU United's socials for your generosity!

36 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
A Lovely Dance Made Just for You!

Get ready to see a boogie! A dance made just for you :)

2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
A Free year worth of BHU Access!

You will have access to our database for free for a year without a subscription, as well as get social media shout out for your immense kindness. That means access to growing list of vetted hair and makeup professionals all around the United States that are competent and superb at working with all types of hair and skin tones, as well as free future programming to come!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
2,000.00 USD
Official Donor on our BHU website!

Because of your generosity, you name will be preserved on our Black HMU United website as an official donor to the nonprofit. Our website represents stylists in all regions expanding the US. Networks, production companies and theatre producers will have access to know who has helped contributing to nonprofits to help them succeed. You will have access to our database for free for a year without a subscription, as well as get social media shout out for your immense kindness (reliant on your discretion). That means access to a growing list of vetted hair and makeup professionals all around the United States that are competent and superb at working with all types of hair and skin tones, as well as free future programming to come!

0 Supporters
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