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As many companies are showing their solidarity to the Black Lives Matter protests through donations, Vans are joining in with a pledge to put their money towards the movement.

Yesterday, the footwear company released a statement taking a stance with the black community while putting $200,000 collectively towards social justice organizations.

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In their statement, they’re saying they are donating $100,000 to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) as well as two $50,000 donations to Color of Change and the GSA Network.

“There is no place for hatred or bigotry in our family. We stand in solidarity with the Black community. Black Lives Matter.⠀

We all have a duty to dismantle racism, create change, and help carry this weight. We know we have a lot to learn and we must continue to look inside and out for ways to support every member of the Black community.”

This comes as protests over the killing of George Floyd continue in the United States and all across the globe. Today, a memorial service was held for Floyd which you can watch coverage of below.

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To show support through donations, connect with grassroots campaigns and obtain resources for allies, please refer to the links below.

Help the family of George Floyd here.
Fight for Breonna Taylor here.
Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery here.
To sign petitions for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and more, click here.
Donate to one or more community bail funds for protesters here.
Click here for more resources for protestors including pro-bono lawyers.
Visit Movement For Black Lives for additional ways you can help the cause.
Click here to connect with leaders building grassroots campaigns.
Here are some anti-racism resources for allies who want to learn more.
For other ways to donate, please head here.