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Sober Black Girls Club

Sober Black Girls Club is a collective that provides resources and support to Black girls considering beautiful sober lives.

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Campaign Ends on November 30, 2020

Project Description

ABOUT US
 
In the fall of 2018, Khadi Olagoke, decided that she wanted to live a sober life. When she turned online for guidance and influence she noticed that many of the pro-sobriety platforms catered to women who simply did not look like her or anyone in her community.
When Khadi turned to organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous, she made a similar observation. However, desperate to recover, she stayed. Since 2018, Khadi has noticed three important things: (1) that alcoholism can affect anyone, (2) that anyone can recover and (3) that one's history, background and economic status affects their recovery.
In an attempt to share her experience and connect with women of color in sobriety, Khadi created Sober Black Girls Club. At that time, SBGC only consisted of a blog. Today, it produces posts, newsletters, products, and fellowships/events for its 13,000 members.
Our mission is to improve health, wellness and sobriety among Black women; to address the struggles we face with substance abuse; and to increase our presence in the sober community. 
African Americans X Alcoholism

 

Varying factors contribute to alcoholism in African-Americans. We endure social stigmas and violence due to racial discrimination. Social pressure(s) to conform to behavioral expectations, as well as projected prejudice are often a chronic source of stress and illness in the community. In response to higher levels of stress, some may develop anxiety or psychosis. Others may self-medicate by drinking alcohol and gradually increase their alcohol intake.
A 2010 Johns Hopkins study concluded that 20.4% of African-Americans between the ages of 12 and 20 consumed alcohol in a 30-day period. As a result, alcohol consumption has been responsible for “contributing to the 3rd leading cause of death” in African-American communities.
Our Audience

 

                                                          436 Blog Subscribers
                                                    246 Newsletter Subscribers
                                                      13k Instagram Followers
                                                    150 Facebook Group Members
Our Services

 

    Tuesday Night Support Group for Queer folxs of color 
 Thursday Night Support Group for Black womxn
  Medical Fund- SBGC pays out of pocket costs (deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, travel, etc.) related to rehabilitation treatments for Black and Brown womxn 
Covid 19 Food Security Fund- SBGC currently supplies 20 womxn (and their families), who are no longer working due to the pandemic, with monthly groceries via Amazon Fresh
  Put the Bottle Down and Pick Up the Pen (Journaling Course) 
Your Help

 

The funds raised will continue to provide services to the SBGC collective. This includes: 
  • Complete the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; 
  • Library of educational videos;
  • Member portal;
  • Directory of mental health providers, sobriety coaches and vendors;
  • More events, courses, and workshops; 
  • Serve women through our Medical Fund- SBGC pays out of pocket costs (deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, travel, etc.) related to rehabilitation treatments for Black and Brown womxn;
  • Provide food to families through our Covid 19 Food Security Fund- SBGC currently supplies 20 womxn (and their families), who are no longer working due to the pandemic, with monthly groceries via Amazon Fresh. With your donation we could supply more families;
  • Continue to host support groups. SBGC hosts a Tuesday Support Group for queer folxs of color in sobriety and a Thursday Support Group for Black womxn in sobriety.                                                       
At Sober Black Girls Club, it is our goal to support our members pursue wellness, sobriety, and social justice, The best way we can meet these goals is by raising funds to continue to do our work and by utilizing a community-focused approach to do it. That’s why we’ve chosen crowdfunding as a first step to help us grow. Your financial support will help us be responsive to the needs of Black womxn striving to live beautiful sober lives. 
Thank you for your contribution!
Sober Black Girls Club

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Where are the funds going?
The funds raised will continue to provide services to the SBGC collective. This includes: 
  • Complete the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; 
  • Library of educational videos;
  • Member portal;
  • Directory of mental health providers, sobriety coaches and vendors;
  • More events, courses, and workshops; 
  • Serve women through our Medical Fund- SBGC pays out of pocket costs (deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, travel, etc.) related to rehabilitation treatments for Black and Brown womxn;
  • Provide food to families through our Covid 19 Food Security Fund- SBGC currently supplies 20 womxn (and their families), who are no longer working due to the pandemic, with monthly groceries via Amazon Fresh. With your donation we could supply more families;
  • Continue to host support groups. SBGC hosts a Tuesday Support Group for queer folxs of color in sobriety and a Thursday Support Group for Black womxn in sobriety.                                                       
 
What is your mission?
Sober Black Girls Club is a collective that focuses on health, wellness and sobriety among Black womxn. SBGC aims to address the struggles we face with alcohol and substances,  and to increase our presence in the sober community.
 
When was Sober Black Girls Club created?
Sober Black Girls Club was created in New York  City in October 2018. 

Are you a non-profit or LLC?
A non-profit. Funds raised will also help us complete the process of becoming a legitimate 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

 

What services does Sober Black Girls Club offer?
We provide support services and resources to Black womxn fighting to live a beautiful sober life.

Where is Sober Black Girls Club located?
We have members from all over the world; this includes New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Boston, Burlington, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Minneapolis, Austin, Atlanta, Wilmington, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, South Africa, United Kingdom, France and Brazil. 

What is the best way to support Sober Black Girls Club? 
The best way to support Sober Black Girls Club is to donate,  and to spread the word about Sober Black Girls Club to womxn who may need our services and to folxs who can contribute to our campaign. 

 

 

Dev Patel
09/29/2020
The Supporter
$20
Rebecca Dutro
09/28/2020
The Contributor
$10
Jennifer Jones
09/27/2020
The Contributor
$10
Bee Dearest
09/27/2020
The Advocate
$40
SarahH
09/26/2020
The Contributor
$10
Michael Toledo
09/26/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
09/26/2020
SBGC Original Hoodie
$100
Kat King
09/25/2020
The Supporter
$20
Rachael
09/25/2020
The Supporter
$20
Brandi Brown
09/25/2020
The Supporter
$20
Monetary Contribution

Thank you so much. You are wonderful! We appreciate you contributing. Everything counts!

 

17 Supporters
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10.00 USD
The Contributor

As a thank you, we'll list your name on our website and send you an image you can use as the background for your phone.

7 Supporters
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20.00 USD
The Supporter

We'll send some rad stickers your way, plus put your name on the website. Shipping is included.

19 Supporters
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30.00 USD
How to Run a Successful Sober Platform

Everyone who purchases this reward will receive a recording of the live webinar.

Learn how to grow your brand and create impactful content. This webinar will be held on September 19th from 1-2:30pm Eastern Time. 

7 Supporters
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40.00 USD
The Advocate

You'll receive a SBGC curated Spotify playlist just for you! You'll get our SBGC stickers and your name on the website. Shipping is included.

7 Supporters
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50.00 USD
SBGC Original Tee

We're so grateful for your contribution! To show our gratitude, we want to give you your very own official Sober Black Girls Original Tee shirt!

 

 

6 Supporters
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250.00 USD
The Pillar

Invite to a private event just for campaign backers, hosted in New York; date to be announced.

1 Supporter
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500.00 USD
The Hero

Be a featured guest on our blog via soberblackgirlsclub.com and newsletter, Sober Night Live. 

0 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
The Ultimate

We'll integrate you, your company or your brand at our 2021-20202 Sober Black Girls Club Convention,  details to be discussed.

0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
The Angel

You'll receive our eternal gratitude for your generosity; we'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Thank you so much. You are wonderful! We appreciate you contributing. Everything counts!

 

17 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
The Contributor

As a thank you, we'll list your name on our website and send you an image you can use as the background for your phone.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
The Supporter

We'll send some rad stickers your way, plus put your name on the website. Shipping is included.

19 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
How to Run a Successful Sober Platform

Everyone who purchases this reward will receive a recording of the live webinar.

Learn how to grow your brand and create impactful content. This webinar will be held on September 19th from 1-2:30pm Eastern Time. 

7 Supporters
Select this reward
40.00 USD
The Advocate

You'll receive a SBGC curated Spotify playlist just for you! You'll get our SBGC stickers and your name on the website. Shipping is included.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
SBGC Original Tee

We're so grateful for your contribution! To show our gratitude, we want to give you your very own official Sober Black Girls Original Tee shirt!

 

 

6 Supporters
Select this reward
250.00 USD
The Pillar

Invite to a private event just for campaign backers, hosted in New York; date to be announced.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
500.00 USD
The Hero

Be a featured guest on our blog via soberblackgirlsclub.com and newsletter, Sober Night Live. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
The Ultimate

We'll integrate you, your company or your brand at our 2021-20202 Sober Black Girls Club Convention,  details to be discussed.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
The Angel

You'll receive our eternal gratitude for your generosity; we'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.

0 Supporters
Select this reward