The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF) has launched today Tuesday (May 5) a campaign to raise funds in support of healing initiatives during this covid-19 crisis and well beyond.
TASF, originally the Shakur Family Foundation, was founded by Afeni Shakur in 1997. Sekyiwa Shakur, the daughter of Afeni and Tupac’s sister, has always been a strong leader in the foundation since it’s birth. Since the passing of Afeni, Sekyiwa in 2016, she has successfully led the foundation.
“The simpleness of a clean hug. Or a clean neighbor, to know that you really do have support here with no malice. I’m not trying to molest you. I’m not trying to take from you. I want to hear your heart, and what you need, and what to find anywhere that I can, and how I can help you with that. That’s who we are,” Sekyiwa said during an interview with Sterling James.
Some of the programs offered by the Tupac Shakur foundation consist of mental health awareness, creative arts/ youth programs, families affected by incarceration, peace and resolution initiatives, and the prevention of women/ child trafficking.
Donations made through the current campaign will allow TASF to continue it’s mission to bring resources to our communities. In addition, half of all proceeds raised for Giving Tuesday will be gifted to The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation to provide counseling for those in need.
The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation’s vision is to eradicate the stigma around mental health issues in the African-American community, with its mission to provide support and bring awareness to mental health issues that plague our community.
Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation we will continue to push to their goal of $350k through Tupac Shakur’s Birthday on June 16, 2020.
Those who are interested in donating can do so by texting SHAKUR to 44321. All donations are tax deductible. Remember, the change starts with you, and every dollar helps to heal. Every dollar has impact.
For more on the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation visit their official web site @ tupacshakurfoundation.org