DREAM BIG PROJECT; POWERED BY gofundme


In 2020, Express established the Dream Big Project–an ongoing fundraising initiative created to champion
organizations that, like us, stand for love, equality and unity and empower people to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.


To kick off the Dream Big Project, we’re supporting GoFundMe’s Small Business Relief Fund to help those impacted by COVID-19.

MEET OUR $10,000 GRANT RECIPIENTS

Concrete Rose

A CONCRETE ROSE BOOK BAR
 

The brainchild of Black creatives Evita Colon and Solise White, A Concrete Rose Book Bar is a bookstore, urban winery and entertainment venue in Lancaster, PA dedicated to championing Black artists and providing a platform to freely express themselves. The $10,000 Express grant will be used to help build out their space and open to the public by 2021.

HONEYSUCKLE COMMUNITY CENTER
 

Created by Omar Tate and Cybille St. Aude-Tate, Honeysuckle Community Center is a multifaceted community center and supper club dedicated to sharing the uniqueness of Black culture through fine dining experiences in West Philadelphia. They will use the $10,000 Express grant toward their new location.

Honey Suckle Community Center


DID YOU KNOW?

47%

of U.S. workers* are employed by small
businesses. Right now, they need our help.


Could the Small Business Relief Fund help you?
To see if you qualify, click here.



SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES

DISCOVER

88+

small businesses and independent brands featured on Express Marketplace—an exclusive edit of Labels We Love.

Labels We Love


WE SUPPORT LOVE, EQUALITY & UNITY

glaad

GLAAD shapes the narrative and
provokes dialogue that leads to
cultural change for LGBTQ
acceptance, including continuous
dedication to elevating Black
LGBTQ voices.

NAACP

The mission of the NAACP is to
secure equal rights and eliminate
race-based discrimination, ensuring
the health and well-being of Black
communities and all people.

FEEDING AMERICA

Black households in the U.S. are twice
as likely to face hunger than White,
non-Hispanic ones. The Feeding
America network serves nearly one in
three Black Americans.



*According to a 2020 study by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.