Rally for Change
In the wake of repeated harmful speech and actions by the Trump administration, we at Run For Cover feel compelled to use the platform you’ve afforded us to help protect the rights of marginalized people, raise awareness of injustice, and defend human rights in any way we can. Like many of our artists and colleagues, we’ve raised both money and awareness for worthy causes over the past few months in an effort to fight back against our failing political leadership, but we can always do more.
Rally for Change
Awareness & Fundraising
With your help, we were able to raise nearly $30,000 for organizations including Planned Parenthood, Finex House, and ACLU in 2016. This year, we’re committing to donating 25 cents for every order placed in the RFC Webstore to a charitable organization. We'll choose a different organization to support every month and highlight it on our website along with information about what they do and how you can help.
Charity Concert Series
Each month we’re also going to host an intimate show at our office in Boston. We’ll donate all proceeds to a charity of the artist’s choosing and highlight that charity on our website as well. We’re still working out the particulars, but we also plan to livestream the shows and help collect donations from those not able to attend in person. The first three shows will be Christian Holden of The Hotelier in February, and Evan Stephens Hall of Pinegrove in March. More details on all of that coming soon.
If you have any charity suggestions, questions, or just want to say hello, shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Benefit Show: Elvis Depressedly + Field Medic + Bedbug / September 22nd
Benefit Show & Webstore Charity: Tranzmission
"Our mission is to help make the lives of non binary and transgender people safer, healthier, and happier through education, advocacy, and support."Tickets | Website | Donate
Office Benefit Show: Petal + Sad13 + Wendy Eisenberg / July 29th
Benefit Show & Webstore Charity: Black and Pink
"Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing."Website | Donate
Office Benefit Show: Slaughter Beach, Dog + Hurry / June 22nd
Benefit Show Charity: Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
Webstore Charity: Doctors Without Borders
"Every year, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) provides emergency medical care to millions of people caught in crises in more than 60 countries around the world. MSF provides assistance when catastrophic events—such as armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, or natural disasters—overwhelm local health systems. MSF also assists people who face discrimination or neglect from their local health systems or when populations are otherwise excluded from health care."Website | Donate
Benefit Show Charity: Fund for the School District of Philadelphia
"The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia is an independent 501(c)3 not for profit organization that serves as a fiscal intermediary between the private sector and the Philadelphia public education system. We are the only philanthropic organization that works directly with school leadership to align the investments of partners—private foundations, corporations and businesses, community organizations and individual donors—with the strategies that will impact the success of students attending our neighborhood public schools."Website | Donate
Webstore Charity: The Trevor Project
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.Website | Donate
Office Benefit Show: Teen Suicide + Lilith / April 29th
Benefit Show Charity: The Trevor Project
Webstore Charity: ARC:American Refugee Committee
ARC works with its partners and constituencies to provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, displaced people and host communities. We help people survive conflict and crisis and rebuild lives of dignity, health, security and self-sufficiency. ARC is committed to the delivery of programs that ensure measurable quality and lasting impact for the people we serve.Website | Donate
Office Benefit Show: Pinegrove (solo) + Birdwing / March 29th
Benefit Show Charity: Earthjustice
"With more than a hundred attorneys in offices across the country, Earthjustice pursues three key goals to secure a just, flourishing world:
The Wild: Our nation’s laws protect the magnificent natural spaces and wildlife we have inherited from previous generations. Earthjustice enforces those laws to protect what we know to be irreplaceable wildlife and wild places, for this and future generations.
Healthy Communities: We fight for a future where children can breathe clean air, no matter where they live; where products in our homes are free of toxic chemicals; and where all communities are safer, healthier places to live and work.
Clean energy and a healthy climate: Earthjustice’s legal victories strengthen the rise of clean energy, laying the groundwork for the systemic change we must see. At stake is nothing less than our children’s—and our planet’s—future.
With the generous investment of our members, we are pursuing nearly 400 active legal cases. Earthjustice’s decades of success are thanks to strong partnerships with hundreds of organizations—and hundreds of thousands of passionate supporters."
Webstore Charity: NPE (Network for Public Education)
Recognizing the agendas of people like Betsy DeVos, long before she became the Secretary of Education, The Network for Public Education has been a leader when it comes to working directly against the forces trying to privatize public schools. They are an advocacy group whose mission is to preserve, promote, improve and strengthen public schools for both current and future generations of students. NPE opposes high-stakes testing, privatization of public education, mass school closures to save money or to facilitate privatization, demonization of teachers, lowering of standards for the education profession, and for-profit management of schools.
- - "We support schools that offer a full and rich curriculum for all children, including the arts, physical education, history, civics, foreign languages, literature, mathematics, and the sciences.
- - We support schools that are subject to democratic control by members of their community.
- - We support schools that have the resources that their students need, such as guidance counselors, social workers, librarians, and psychologists.
- - We support the equitable funding of schools, with extra resources for those students with the greatest needs."
Office Benefit Show: Christian Holden (The Hotelier) + Born Without Bones + Michi / February 24th
Benefit Show Charity: Red Warrior Society
The Red Warrior Camp is a fundraising campaign for the Red Warrior Society. Donations go towards essential supplies to support the protesters at Oceti Sakowin, Standing Rock. The encampents for Sacred Water are protesting around the clock to block constuction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.
"Without your constant support, generosity and love, our good work, our strong stance, our defense of Water and Land would not be where it is today. We have been able to provide 3 hot and nutritious meals every day, we have continued to strengthen our encampment, and we have been able to provide for the material needs of our powerful community of strong men, women and children. We could never have done any of this alone." - Red Warrior Camp
Webstore Charity: NAACP Legal Defense Fund
“The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America's premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. Working in the four key areas of Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Education, and Political Participation, LDF seeks to:
- Diminish the role of race in the criminal justice system;
- Increase fairness and African-American participation in all aspects of economic life;
- Increase equity in education and eliminate tolerance for schools that fail students; and
- Achieve full African-American civic engagement and participation in the democratic process."
Webstore Charity: CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
“CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties organization, with regional offices nationwide. Their mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
CAIR has worked to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. Through media relations, government relations, education and advocacy, CAIR puts forth an Islamic perspective to ensure the Muslim voice is represented. In offering this perspective, CAIR seeks to empower the American Muslim community and encourage their participation in political and social activism.
Since being established in 1994, CAIR has a successful track record in its defense of civil liberties and tolerance. It is frequently seen as the "go-to" organization when bias is directed against Muslim individuals or institutions. Its status as the most frequently quoted American Muslim organization in our nation's media also suggests success in "providing an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public.”Website | Donate