“The world is before you and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” -James Baldwin

shutterstock_170263685Non Profit

The Discrimination Free Zone Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to end discrimination and raise awareness about discrimination in the workplace, at home, at social gatherings, and everywhere worldwide.  Because of its special 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS, the Foundation is required to uphold the strictest of disclosure and record-keeping requirements applicable to non profits.  These strict requirements allow you to rest assured your support is utilized properly towards the Foundation’s mission and operation.  Additionally, donations, grants and contributions to the Foundation are tax exempt in accordance with IRS guidelines for 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable organizations.

The Mission

The mission of the Discrimination Free Zone Foundation is to end discrimination worldwide.  It is funded by donations and by the sale of its products, including branded wristbands, shirts, hats, posters and stickers promoting the creation and support of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world.  Through the Discrimination Free Zone website, social media and educational and community outreach programs, the Foundation aims to shed light on the practice of prejudgment and end discrimination against individuals and groups based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability.

Dignity, Equal Rights and Acceptance

Inherent in its very existence and at the core of its message, The Foundation is based on the important concept that the dignity and worth of every individual in society should be respected and honored.  Moreover, the fundamental principle of society needs to be to provide for equal rights and opportunities for every individual, regardless of race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability.  The Foundation aims to create a climate of tolerance, understanding, and acceptance for all people.

Training and Education

shutterstock_173750354Education is paramount for society to be successful in eradicating discrimination from its existence.  To disrupt this continuum, we must educate the public and begin to reach individuals before they are subjected to and influenced by these harmful attitudes and sentiments.  To accomplish this task, we must reach our children – and of course their parents and teachers - so that our youth today can be exposed to positive viewpoints and examples of diversity.  It is essential for us to reach our youngsters and help them begin a life that is formed with the principles of tolerance, acceptance, fairness, unity and equality for all people.

 

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