Countless Americans are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief, thanks to a second round of stimulus checks. From paying rent to buying groceries, the money will help those hit hardest by the pandemic fufill some of their needs. But many people who aren't strapped for cash right now are choosing to use their checks to give back.
As stimulus checks slowly roll out across the country, many Americans not living paycheck to paycheck are left wondering, "How should I spend the money?" Activist & Creator of the 'Check For Good' Campaign says if you can afford to ask this question, consider donating all or part of your check. ""Each donation is important because it's not only going to have an immediate impact on a person or organization, but additionally it's going to signal that our system is pretty broken, and we need to be able to invest in building a more equitable future" explains Nickelson.
Nickelson intially launched the campaign in the spring, when the first round of checks were given out. Nickelson hopes for an even better turnout as the pandemic continues to lay bare the nation's inherent qualities. Nickelson went on to say, "This pandemic did not create the problems involved in inequality, this pandemic did not create racial injustice. This pandemic exacerbated those things and exposed those things to a level that we've never seen before."
On the Check For Good website, you can either choose to support an emergency fund that provides immediate relief to people such as restaurant workers or undocumented immigrants, or you can donate to organizations dedicated to systemic change, such as racial justice or education reform.
Click here if you want to participate in the Check For Good Campaign.