It's important to us to give back to organizations that are helping the world change and grow in a more positive direction.
Since we run a small operation, our means are limited, but we enjoy giving what we can from personal funds. We want to do our small part to promote the work of these amazing organizations, so please check out details of their activism below, visit their websites, and contribute to them directly if you can.
We have also made it a priority to offset all carbon emissions incurred from the shipment of our packages through an ongoing partnership with Pachima by replanting critical rainforests through the Jarí Para Forest Conservation Project in the Amazon Rainforest. Reforestation is the most proven, scalable, and cost-effective means of drawing down atmospheric carbon.
Total donated to date: $1,228.68
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Hate Is A Virus is a nonprofit community of mobilizers and amplifiers to dismantle racism and hate. Started in 2020 in response to the rise in hate crimes against AAPI due to the pandemic, Hate Is A Virus continues to amplify, educate, and activate AAPI to stand for justice and equality in solidarity with other communities. They do this by mobilizing the AAPI community to participate in local and national campaigns, creating space for dialogue and education, and providing actionable steps and funding in partnership with trusted community leaders.
Hate is a Virus gives back to local and national community organizations that are providing pivotal services and programs for the community. This includes programs related to mental health, better protections for our elderly, AAPI representation, solidarity-building and more.
From their website: "WLT was one of the first organizations in the world to focus specifically on the conservation of threatened habitats through land purchase. Working with partner organizations across the world, WLT funds the purchase or lease of threatened land to create nature reserves, protecting both habitats and their wildlife.
WLT does not own or manage any of the areas it helps save outside of the UK: the land is always purchased, protected and managed by local partner organizations or communities."
Read more about how they work here.
Rainforest Acres Protected: 2 / Amount Donated $269.02
Black Visions Collective is a Black, Trans, and Queer led organization in affiliation with the Black Lives Matter Minneapolis Chapter.
The organization is based in Minneapolis and intersects with the transgender and LGBTQ+ community. They have lobbied in the past for part of the Minneapolis Police Department budget to be diverted to programs which support people experiencing youth homelessness or mental health issues.
They ground their work in long term systemic change campaigns, community engagement and political education, leadership development, and cultural organizing rooted in transformative justice through a Black Queer Feminist lens.
Unicorn Riot is a Minneapolis-based nonprofit media organization of artists and journalists. Their work is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues through amplifying stories and exploring sustainable alternatives in today’s globalized world.
They have provided incredible grassroots media coverage of the Minneapolis protests since day one with their unique approach of giving a voice to anyone who wants to speak, and unedited live-streamed coverage.
They were the only media presence that not only were in the thick of it in the early days of the George Floyd movement, but also widely welcomed by the protestors.