June 5th, 2020

We Are Listening.
We Stand By You.

At Birch River Design Group, we prioritize equality of opportunity and fair treatment of all of our employees. While we are proud of the culture that we work so hard to maintain, we cannot sit back while knowing that the inclusivity that we uphold is not widespread. We stand alongside all individuals fighting to end inequality.

The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are simply the more recent souls that have been lost due to the continuing prejudice and hate that exists in the world we live in.

We strongly believe in community and have used our platform to build up those in the Scottsdale-Phoenix area. As a business, we will continue to use our platform to help out others around us. We have compiled a list of local BIPOC-owned businesses that you can support. We will continue to support these establishments in the fight against racism and injustice.

 

Where You Can Donate:

 

Arizona Community Foundation –

The Black Philanthropy Initiative strives to advance equity, leadership, and social justice for African Americans. To help bring this goal to fruition, BPI awards grants to nonprofit organizations that assist African American communities in the following areas: health, education, workforce development, and community building.

https://www.azfoundation.org/

Equal Justice Initiative –

The Equal Justice Initiative actively works to ensure the end of mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States. As protectors of the vulnerable, EJI challenges racial and economic injustice.

https://eji.org/

Race Forward –

Through partnerships with communities, organizations, and sectors, Race Forward develops strategies that will support the advancement of racial justice in our society.

https://www.raceforward.org/

Color of Change –

As the nation’s largest online racial injustice organization, Color of Change uses its platform to encourage leaders of corporations and the government to make decisions that will lead to a less hostile world for African Americans.

https://colorofchange.org/

Social Justice Fund –

Working on the frontlines of social change, The Social Justice Fund works to solidify change in our society by providing participatory funding, grants, movement building, and more to those who are also working toward progressive, systemic social change.

https://socialjusticefund.org/

 

Where You Can Dine:

Phoenix

The Larder + The Delta

200 W. Portland St., Ste. 101, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Bicycle Nomad Cafe

828 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles

1220 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Monroe’s Hot Chicken

45 W. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Trapp Haus BBQ

511 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

Alterations and Creations

214 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Cafe

808 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034

The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

108 E. Pierce St., 2051, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Harold’s Chicken Shack

1635 E. Baseline Road, #105, Phoenix

Ocho Rios Jerk Spot

4220 W. Northern Ave. #104, Phoenix

Avondale

DiVine Cafe

13048 W. Rancho Santa Fe Blvd., #109, Avondale

Wingz & Thingz

12301 W. Buckeye Road, Avondale

Aroma Mocha Coffee

506 E. Western Ave., Avondale

Chandler

West Alley BBQ and Smokehouse

111 W. Boston St., Chandler

Ocean Blue Caribbean Restaurant and Bar

6140 W. Chandler Blvd

Hot Pot Caribbean Cuisines

2081 N. Arizona Ave., #132, Chandler

Gilbert

Muesliikon Green Cafe

81S McQueen Road, #105, Gilbert

Glendale

JJ’s Louisiana BBQ

5601 W. Glendale Ave., Suite B, Glendale

Dorsey B’s Fish and Fixins

5925 W. Olive Ave., Glendale

Caribbean Cuisine

6031 N.  67th., Glendale

Mesa

The Cutting Board Bakery & Cafe

2235 S. Power Road #116, Mesa

Doc’s Gelato & Sorbet

1839 S. Crimson Road, Mesa

Tempe

Word of Mouth Grill

7660 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe

Cafe Lalibela Ethiopian Cuisine

849 W. University Dr., Tempe

Caribbean Queen

219 E. Baseline Road, Tempe

We will continue to use our platform to help build up those in our community. This list will continue to evolve as we work to support our fellow business owners.