Earlier this year we launched Solidarity Collections, where we match a scarf with a cause and 100% of the proceeds go towards creating real change.

Each of these charities we partnered with are causes that are often forgotten. VELA is committed to continuing our solidarity efforts to support causes through our work - thank you for standing in solidarity with us.

Over $35,000 donated, and counting... 

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In Solidarity with: Palestine

THE BACKGROUND

The Palestine Solidarity Capsule will go towards Islamic Relief’s efforts to support Palestinian families in need. From empowerment programs for Palestinian women-headed families, to medical relief, and supporting vulnerable orphans, Islamic Relief’s efforts are comprehensive.

THE FACTS

Apartheid, ethnic cleansing, systematic displacement and dispossession - these are just some of the crimes that have been committed against Palestinians for decades and continue to be committed today. To learn more about what’s happening on the ground in Palestine please follow @theimeu, 

LETS TALK ABOUT IT

Learn about the rich history and importance of the Kuffiyeh here. To learn how to take action in the US please follow @ampalestine. Keep sharing and creating content, and amplify Palestinian voices.

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Mariam, of Palestinian descent 

In Solidarity with: Uyghur Muslims

THE BACKGROUND

Uyghur Blue will go towards The Uyghur Foundation's efforts to support 500 Uyghur orphans who escaped to Turkey due to the oppression of their parents in concentration camps. Read journalist Sumayya Tobah’s interview with Subihi, a Uyghur activist, here. 

THE FACTS

China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity towards the Uyghur community. Forced labor, religious and cultural erasure & forced sterilization are some of the atrocities that Uyghur's are facing. Learn more here.

LETS TALK ABOUT IT

Join our Clubhouse club “Grow with Vela” where we’ll be talking to activists about the Uyghur cause and what you can do to help.

IMPACT

With your help, together we were able to raise $5,740 to help feed, house and educate 260 orphaned Uyghur children for a month.

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Subihi, of Uyghur descent 

In Solidarity with: Yemen

THE BACKGROUND

Yemeni Coffee will go towards supporting Yemen Relief & Reconstruction Project's efforts to create food baskets distributed to a hunger clinic featured in the Academy Award nominated film "Hunger Ward." Read our interview with Dr. Al Sadeeq from the film here.

THE FACTS

Yemen is facing the world's largest humanitarian crisis. 20 million people are food insecure, with a child dying of starvation every 75 seconds. Learn more here.

LETS TALK ABOUT IT

Join our Clubhouse club “Grow with Vela” where we’ll be talking to Academy Award winning director and producer of Hunger Ward, the President of Yemen Relief & Reconstruction Project, and the Director of Yemeni Alliance Committee.

IMPACT

With your help, together we were able to raise $6000 to help provide 1200 Yemeni’s with food baskets for a month.

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Shada, of Yemeni descent 

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In Solidarity with: Domestic Violence

THE BACKGROUND

Brave Purple will go towards Asiyah Women Center's efforts to support domestic violence survivors. They provide temporary housing, therapy services and employment assistance. Read our interview with @imdoctornahla and @lady_narrator, both survivors of domestic violence, here.

THE FACTS

One study found that 53% of American Muslims experienced some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. Learn more here.

LETS TALK ABOUT IT

Join our Clubhouse club “Grow with Vela” where we’ll be talking to the CEO of Asyiah Women’s Center, aspiring psychiatrist Dr. Nahla, and poet Dania Ayah Alkhouli in a discussion about domestic violence and what to do about it.

IMPACT

With your help, together we were able to raise $5300 to help facilitate legal, medical, educational, and career development services to hundreds of women and children that identify within BIPOC & AMEMSA homeless and domestic violence survivor populations.

Dania, Domestic Violence survivor  

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