Support Dark Before the Dawn

The Dark Before the Dawn Retreat is only possible with community support.

Join us in our efforts to make this intergenerational healing retreat a possibility. We want to make supporting this retreat easy -  feel free to choose the option that feels best for you below.


Donor's Choice

Choose a donation amount that fits your budget. Covers:

  • First Aid Supplies & PPE

  • First Aid & Mental Health First Aid training for retreat staff

  • Disability consulting to remove barriers

  • Mobility device accessible transportation

  • Assistance with grant writing

  • Administrative costs

E-transfers can be sent to




A one time donation which helps:

  • Pay healers, African Indigenous Elders, and wellness facilitators equitably.

  • Cover the cost of workshops supplies and rentals

  • Cover the cost of rental space for retreat workshop



A one time donation which:

  • Allocates one ticket to an attendee who cannot otherwise attend.

  • Includes food and accommodations

  • Includes transport to and from the retreat

  • Includes bedding, pillow & towel rental for the duration of retreat



may 1-14, 2022

Go Fund Me

Join our Go Fund Me campaign.

Our challenge to YOU:

Locate 10 people in your community who can donate $75 each. With each group donation of $750, one more person can access community healing.

A fundraiser for Dark Before the Dawn. 6 Black people ranging from children to elderly laugh towards

Other Ways to Support

Can't contribute financially?

  • Offer a service or product towards our fundraiser.

  • Donate your time to provide administrative support such as grant writing.

  • Ask your company/workplace if they are willing to sponsor the retreat

  • Host an online yard sale and donate your proceeds

  • Share this work on social media and increase the visibility

  • Instead of receiving gifts from your birthday or wedding shower/baby shower registry, ask for donations toward the retreat.

  • Grow seedlings and have a plant sale - donate the proceeds

  • Host an auction of your own and donate the proceeds

  • Host a car wash

  • Host a book drive/consignment drive

  • Host an outdoor cook-off

  • Organize a bingo night

  • Build a lemonade stand