The racial reckoning that took place in the summer of 2020 led the Austin Simply Fit team to reflect on how we can do more in our community and be part of the solution. This curiosity led us to explore many local organizations with missions to improve the lives of our citizens and provide support to those who need it.
DAWA Fund is a local Austin organization that serves as a safety net for people of color who are experiencing a short term life crisis. More specifically, they serve people of color who are musicians, artists, social workers, teachers and healing practitioners.
In Austin, we like to celebrate our artistic community, but how do we support the representation and diversity that our city desires? Austin Simply Fit invites the local fitness community to an opportunity to do just that.
The “BE THE CHANGE” project brings together like-minded individuals using the powers of social media and brand loyalty. To participate in the project, please purchase a t-shirt for a $50.00 donation here.
100% of the proceeds from all purchases with the “BE THE CHANGE” design will be given to DAWA Fund on an on-going basis. We are also including the link to their donation page if you wish to directly contribute to DAWA and learn more about the work they are doing in Austin. www.dawaheals.org
You can amplify your support by posting a video or picture working out in your DAWA shirt. Post your video or photo on Facebook and/or Instagram with the following indicators:
- Tag: @AustinSimplyFit and @DAWAHeals
- Include the hashtag: #bethechange.
We know that this community is capable of massive impact. Join us, #bethechange.
Austin Simply Fit Crew