We love partnering with amazing people and organizations to advance our mission of supporting formerly incarcerated women. Today, we want to highlight three amazing partners.
UNLOCK OUR VOTE
Today, attorneys at Forward Justice are arguing in court on behalf of over 60,000 North Carolinians who have been denied the right to vote because they are on felony probation. Every single North Carolinian at Benevolence Farm is affected by this law, a law rooted in racist policies from the early 1900. (If you’d like to learn more about that history, check out this report from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.)
We are proud to work with Forward Justice and hope the courts will make the right choice to reinstate voting rights in a timely manner.
To learn more about the Unlock Our Vote campaign, click here.
VERA INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
We are proud to partner with the Burlington Housing Authority and the Vera Institute of Justice to advance housing policies that are more inclusive of people with criminal records. The Vera Institute released a press release this week highlighting the expansion of their Opening Doors to Public Housing Initiative, which includes our very own Burlington Housing Authority.
Here’s a quote from Benevolence Farm:
“As a reentry service provider, working directly with people who were formerly incarcerated and are seeking new opportunities, Benevolence Farm knows how admission to public housing can change a person and family’s life. As an existing partner of the Burlington Housing Authority, we will support the work they do as a part of the initiative to serve those impacted by the justice system and their families.”
To read the full press release, click here.
EAGLE SOLAR & LIGHT
Eagle Solar & Light is passionate about expanding renewable energy by developing partnerships driven by trust and integrity, while meeting savings and sustainability goals. We are excited to partner with Eagle Solar and Light to install solar panels on our home in January 2021.
Made possible by a grant from the Truist Foundation, these solar panels will help us reduce our overall utility costs, allowing us to transfer these funds to other necessary line items.