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Afros in Nature

Founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Afros in Nature is a grassroots movement to connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) with nature. Our mission is to plant seeds of safety in natural environments so that individuals of color—regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, creed, or economic status—can create self-sustaining lifestyles with love, support, and community.

Working in groups, Afros in Nature brings BIPOC back to their roots in the great outdoors. We are taking a pastime historically dominated by white culture and showing BIPOC how to take advantage of its benefits for themselves, for the betterment of their health and well being, and the improvement of our community as a whole. We are teaching BIPOC how to find healing and
wholeness again in nature and in one another.

With more than 7.5 million African-Americans diagnosed with mental illness, and as many as 7.5 million more affected but undiagnosed, we cannot afford to ignore the well being of ourselves and our community. Afros in Nature is committed to addressing mental health concerns through nature-based healing and therapeutic activities, including hikes, nature walks, communal gardening, and sustainable food cultivation.

Help us advance our mission!
Your gift will directly impact BIPOC and help us expand and grow our operations. A gift to Afros in Nature today is an investment in the future of BIPOC in America for generations to come.

Here’s what your gift can do:
– Help us invest in equipment like paddleboards and safety gear for water-based
activities, and hiking gear
– Purchase plants, seeds, fertilizer, and gardening supplies for our communal vegetable
garden
– Build a website, and advertise for Afros in Nature so we can reach a wider audience

Leadership gifts of $5,000 or more will help us invest in scholarships and educational programming in local schools, ensuring the next generation of BIPOC is equipped with the tools they need to be successful, inspiring, and healthy individuals.

Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a difference. We welcome gifts at any time. Follow us on Instagram @AfrosinNature for the latest news as our group grows.

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