Putting Dollars Where Our Hearts Are
We’re unlikely business people in so many ways, and we’ve always said we’re values-driven first and business-y second. We want to do good for the people who use our products and to inspire change. That’s why we redistribute one percent or more of our monthly sales to causes that are important to us. We give in the following areas—Earth & Nature, Social Justice, Animal Justice—and rotate causes monthly, so we can respond to urgent need.
THE MONTHLY GIVE FOR OCTOBER
We are redistributing funds to Black Voters Matter, an organization in the South that mobilizes Black communities to get out the vote, fight voter suppression and advocate for voters’ rights at the polls. The November 2020 election is a critical moment for democracy, racial justice and the planet. Black Voters Matter is working to ensure that Black Americans—a group disproportionately targeted by voter suppression—get their vote.
We also have a recurring monthly donation to Black Lives Matter.
September 2020 - Lebanese Red Cross
In September, we donated to Lebanese Red Cross to aid victims of the August 4, 2020, Beirut blast. The goal of the Lebanese Red Cross is to promote peace, serve Lebanese society, and alleviate human suffering with neutrality and without any racial, sexual, social, religious or political discrimination.
August 2020 - DigDeep Navajo Water Project
For the month of August, we’ve doubled donations from the sales of our exclusive fundraising liquid soap to continue our support of this vital project, which brings clean drinking water and toilet systems to vulnerable Americans, the majority of whom are Black and Indigenous.
June 2020 - The Conscious Kid & Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund
In June, we donated to two organizations that are actively working to create an antiracist society. We started our monthly recurring donation to Black Lives Matter.
May 2020 - Black Lives Matter & The Bail Project
In response to the murders of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd (and many others), and in solidarity with the global uprising for Black lives, we donated to these two organizations in May.
April 2020 - Sylvia Rivera Law Project
SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. They seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for these communities.
February, March 2020 - DigDeep Right to Water Project
Last October, our fundraising efforts paid for one family’s water system. We’re doing it again this February with DigDeep and their Navajo Water Project. This organization believes that clean drinking water and toilet systems are inalienable human rights. We agree.
January 2020 - WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue
As millions of acres of Australia burned, WIRES was on the frontlines of animal rescue. It is estimated that 1.25 billion animal lives were lost (and counting). WIRES continues to save lives and rehabilitate wild animals in their care.
December 2019 - The Edible Schoolyard
Alice Waters’ organization, The Edible Schoolyard, makes free sustainable lunch for public school kids a right not a privilege.
November 2019 - One Tree Planted
One Tree Planted is on a mission for global reforestation. They work with communities and individuals to help the environment by doing something simple and beautiful—planting trees.