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The Masala Giving Circle hosts a variety of events throughout the year specifically for its members and grantees. These events range in purpose from awards ceremonies, informational meetings, as well as fellowship lunches and outings. We are also proud to participate and celebrate Black Philanthropy Month each year in August by highlighting a local organization in town and supporting them with member donations. In December 2021, Masala Giving Circle partnered with Dollar Dynasty to distribute toys, books and school supplies to children in the Newtown community. Masala members donated over $2,000 in cash, as well as seventeen bicycles, 150 books and almost 200 toys to seventy neighborhood children.
Black Philanthropy Month (BPM) was created in August 2011 by Dr. Jackie Bouvier Copeland and the Pan-African Women's Philanthropy Network (PAWPNet) as an annual, global celebration of African-descent giving. In 2013, a widespread and concerted effort began to invite public participation in a wave of high-impact events, media stories, and service projects. Expanding each year, the primary aims of BPM are informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms.
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