Big Glitter was founded by designer and artist Heather “Alabama” Blaikie.
She set out to raise money for worthy causes with Big Glitter, but found a more effective way. In 2018 she joined the Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco. The Ducal Council raises tens of thousands of dollars for underfunded causes and organizations.
In February 2018, Heather won the title of Queen of Hearts. The contestants raised over $3000 for Lyric Center for LGBTQQ Youth in San Francisco. She will serve in this volunteer position providing service and fundraising for the next year.
In 2019, Heather will continue fundraising efforts with the Grand Ducal Council of San Francisco, and Alameda/Contra Costa Counties, as well as, raising awareness for three organizations in particular:
Since 2007, MISSSEY has devoted its energy to the heartbreaking epidemic of commercial sexual exploitation by supporting and advocating for youth who are victimized by or vulnerable to child sex trafficking. We are a survivor-centered, trauma-informed organization confronting the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in Oakland, in Alameda County, and throughout California.
The Bail Project is a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need,
reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence.
Today, in America, two people charged with exactly the same thing will experience radically different legal systems based on the size of their bank account and the color of their skin. We’re on a mission to change this. We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will scale its immediate relief efforts to dozens of high-need jurisdictions and secure freedom for tens of thousands of people, while demonstrating that our approach offers an effective alternative to unaffordable cash bail.
Cosecha is a new nonviolent movement fighting for the humane and permanent protection of immigrants in this country