Your DGB for today is to check out Appolition and donate your spare change to help pay someone’s bail.
“While people of color make up about 30 percent of the United States’ population, they account for 60 percent of those imprisoned. 1 in every 15 African American men is currently incarcerated in comparison to 1 in every 106 white men.” - http://www.konbini.com/en/lifestyle/app-spare-change-bail-out-black-prison-inmates/
This has a profound effect on communities of color, particularly those already struggling to make ends meet. Appolition is striving to help the millions of men in prison, who are still there just because they cannot make bail, and they need our help to do it.
Appolition links to your bank account and rounds up your everyday purchases. When you reach 50 cents it automatically donates your spare change to National Bail Out, an organization working to pay the bail of those who cannot afford it. You can stop and start your donations at any time. If you currently can’t sign up for Appolition, we suggest you make a donation to National Bail Out and help reduce the mass incarceration rates that remain staggeringly high because people can’t afford bail.
Tis the season to give, so let’s give and help reunite families during the holidays.