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The Looking Out Foundation's Fight For Reproductive Justice

In light of the unprecedented and reprehensible decision by the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Looking Out Foundation will match up to $100,000 of every donation we receive during the month of August to ensure every young girl and woman in America has access to safe healthcare.All funds raised will benefit the Carolina Abortion Fund, MidWest Access Coalition, the Women's Reproductive Rights Assistance Project (WRRAP) and Holler Health Justice.Together, we will join the fight for reproductive justice.                
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WORLD REFUGEE DAY

        While many of us enjoy safety, shelter and comfort, millions of children and their families must leave their home due to conflict with no promise of stability and not knowing if they will ever return.As of June, there are now over 100 MILLION refugees with a staggering 33 MILLION of them children.With 1 in every 6 children in the world affected by armed conflict, Children in Conflict’s work remains critical. From rescuing and reintegrating lost children at borders with their families to providing mental health support to children so they can process the trauma of war, our work is a lifeline to thousands who need help. Join us in our mission to help those who need us most.  DONATE to our Looking Out For Children in Conflict Campaign TODAY.
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Every Town For Gun Safety Support Fund

            On May 24th, 21 precious lives were taken at the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. In response to this horrific incident, the Looking Out Foundation pledged to match every donation we received over the last 21 days in honor of the 21 victims who lost their lives due to senseless gun violence. We are proud to announce that we raised a staggering $70,056 in donations.So today, thanks to the compassion and generosity of our community of supporters, the Looking Out Foundation will make a total donation of $140,112 to the @everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.
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CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!...

THE LOOKING OUT FOUNDATION IS CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!...   Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation has partnered with Children in Conflict to launch the Looking Out for Children in Conflict Campaign. All funds raised will go towards providing protection, shelter and psychological first aid to children, parents and caretakers who are fleeing the war in Ukraine. Once we have reached our fundraising goal of $100,000 towards our emergency response in Ukraine, any additional funds raised from the will directly benefit children impacted by the trauma of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Yemen, Iraq and the Central African Republic.   AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!....   Brandi is taking the Looking Out for Children in Conflict Campaign on the road this summer on her “Beyond These Silent Days Tour”. We are recruiting volunteers from across the country to join our Looking Out Volunteer Coalition and help galvanize our audience into action! You will be given the challenge of raising awareness and funds towards our Looking Out for Children in Conflict Campaign and a meaningful opportunity to help children traumatized by the impact of war. We will provide you with everything you need, including a table, campaign materials and iPads etc. All we ask is that you are knowledgeable, committed to the cause and inspired by our mission to make music mean more. Selected volunteers will be provided with a free ticket to Brandi’s show. In addition, the volunteer who signs up the most people to join our movement will be entered for a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to see Brandi perform at Madison Square Garden on October 21st! We are currently recruiting volunteers for the following concerts:   JUN 11, 2022 The Gorge Amphitheatre George, WA   JUN 18, 2022 The Greek Theatre At UC Berkeley Berkeley, CA   JUN 19, 2022 Oxbow RiverStage Napa, CA   JUN 21, 2022 Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA   JUN 24, 2022 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA   JUN 25, 2022 Greek Theatre Los Angeles, CA   JUL 6, 2022 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO   JUL 8, 2022 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN   JUL 9, 2022 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN   JUL 15, 2022 Moody Amphitheater Austin, TX with special guests Lucius   JUL 16, 2022 Dos Equis Pavilion Dallas, TX   JUL 30, 2022 Xcel Energy Center Saint Paul, MN   JUL 31, 2022 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI   AUG 1st, 2022 Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua Bayfield, WI   AUG 5, 2022 Fiserv Forum Milwaukee, WI   AUG 6, 2022 Huntington Bank Pavilion At Northerly Island Chicago, IL   AUG 11, 2022 Vivint Arena Salt Lake City, UT   AUG 18, 2022 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD   AUG 19, 2022 Bethel Woods Center For The Arts Bethel, NY   AUG 20, 2022 Mann Center For The Performing Arts Philadelphia, PA   AUG 30, 2022 Tanglewood (Koussevitzky Music Shed) Lenox, MA   AUG 31, 2022 Thompson's Point Portland, ME   OCT 21, 2022 TD Garden Boston, MA   To join our Looking Out Volunteer Coalition, please email [email protected] with the following information: Name: Age: Show you are interested in attending (Date, City, State): Contact phone #: Contact email #: Q: Why are you interested in joining our Looking Out Volunteer Coalition?   Thank you for helping us Make Music Mean More!   Find out more about the Looking Out Foundation  Read more about Children in Conflict’s work     
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*UPDATE* ON THE LOOKING OUT FOUNDATION'S UKRAINE RELIEF EFFORT

In addition to donating $100k to International Medical Corps, Voices of Children and OutRight Action International, the Looking Out Foundation has donated an additional $100k to Children in Conflict and Fundacja Ocalenie.Children in Conflict’s teams are now on the ground at the border of Ukraine, specifically Moldova and Romania, providing much needed emergency family support and psychosocial support to displaced children and their families experiencing this very traumatic event.Fundacja Ocalenie is providing direct support to African and Indian students facing discrimination and racism at the border of Poland.Thank you for supporting the Looking Out Foundation so that we can continue our relief efforts in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.*Please click here for resources on impactful ways you can help Ukraine.
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Impactful Ways You Can Help Ukraine

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Looking Out Foundation has pulled together the following resources and ways in which we can collectively make an impact and help those most in need.  
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This Giving Tuesday

Hi friends and supporters, We have a couple of simple ways in which you can support the Looking Out Foundation this Giving Tuesday, one that involves a donation and one that doesn’t!   This year we have launched a Giving Tuesday fundraising campaign for Looking Out Foundation with a goal of $50,000! Whether is is $5 or $500, every dollar helps! Please go to Brandi’s Facebook page to donate today and help us amplify the impact of music by empowering those without a voice this holiday season!  If you’re not already following the Looking Out Foundation’s official Instagram page, please follow us today and help LOF become a “verified” account. We have to reach 10k followers to become verified and we are only 1859 followers shy! So tell your friends and family to follow us too. Once we are verified, it just means that we can fundraise more effectively - as well as reaching a wider audience.    With gratitude,   Catherine Executive Director
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Afghanistan

  AFGHANISTAN: ORGANISATIONS & GOFUNDME PAGES TO SUPPORT IN THIS TIME OF URGENCY.   The following GoFundMe campaigns are vetted and approved by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) and directly support at-risk Afghan women.  Children in Conflict is providing the children of Afghanistan food, hygiene kits, and psychological first aid.   Support humanitarian aid to internally displaced women and their families. Contribute to this GoFundMe campaign.   Support safe houses that are protecting women in Afghanistan targeted by the Taliban. Contribute to this GoFundMe campaign.   Afghan Aid is responding with emergency assistance where needed and supporting families who have lost their homes and livelihoods as a result of the conflict.   Islamic relief: Afghanistan is assisting families forced to flee their homes as Afghanistan sits on the brink of famine. This June, Afghanistan officially fell into drought, making rough conditions even worse.   The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has launched a campaign to provide lifesaving aid, provide emergency cash assistance and protection services for internally displaced people in Kabul.   USA for UNHCR is focusing on support to those fleeing as there are already 550,000 displaced Afghans this year even before these past few weeks.   Afghan Women and Children and Jalala foundation have teamed up to protect women and children fighting to survive following decades of war   Enabled Children Initiative runs Window of Hope private care home in Kabul, which provides care to Afghan children and youths with disabilities from around the country. Direct aid.   Turquoise Mountain Trust has worked in Afghanistan for over 15 years to provide a vocational training institute and primary schools, and thousands of families that visit our health clinic.   Urgent Crisis Relief for Afghanistan 2021 is supporting the families of those putting their lives at risk and fighting for Afghanistan and displaced families.   Support to Families Displaced by Taliban Violence is helping families experiencing extreme food insecurity, lack of access to clean water, and other necessities.   Crisis in Afghanistan assists the work of Afghan Learning Academy, Afghan Learning Academy, who have been providing food, shelter, blankets, tents and other first aid essentials to the newly displaced families.   Emergency Aid for Victims of the Taliban Attacks Helps Baba Mazari Foundation (BMF), who partnered with World Hazara Council, Hazara international and Hazara Committee in UK to provide emergency aid to the victims of the Taliban onslaught in different parts of Afghanistan. The money will be used to provide food and direct monetary support for these displaced families.   Rukshana Media is a journalism group staffed by Afghan women reporting on the crisis on the ground. They are asking for money to continue paying their staff as the crisis develops.   Sanitary Products for Displaced Afghan Women is providing period equipment to women and girls on the streets of Kabul without any access to menstrual products.   Afghanistan: A Call For Urgent Help is providing clean drinking water, shelter, clothing, food and basic hygiene products to families in association with the Rashid Khan’s Foundation, Srow Zar Children, and the Afghan Cricket Association.            
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Ways to help India Amid the Covid Crisis

    India’s coronavirus is the worst since the pandemic beganOfficial estimates of the nationwide infection toll — well above 300,000 a day — are probably undercounted, epidemiologists say. The reported figure will mostly likely rise to 500,000 cases a day by August, they say, leaving as many as one million of India’s 1.4 billion people dead from Covid-19.Please join the Looking Out Foundation in supporting the following local organizations on the ground in India who are helping the country’s Covid victims and frontline workers: The Indian Red Cross Society Youth Feed India  Ketto India Org
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