Giving Tuesday

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Today is #givingtuesday. Thanks to you, our loyal customers, we’re proud to have raised $11,280.00 over the past year for a range of non-profits, including Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the NRDC and the SPLC. This holiday season we will be donating to three charities close to our heart – Undocufund, Everytown and Watts Project. If you would like to consider donating to these causes, please find more information on their missions below.

We are grateful for your continued business and support, which helps drive these donations. Keep your eyes peeled for future charity initiatives we will be launching in 2018.

A charity working with undocumented families who are victims of the California wild fires in Sonoma County.
“An estimated 38,5001 undocumented immigrants live and work in Sonoma County. Unlike other victims of the fires that have devastated Sonoma County, undocumented immigrants do not qualify for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Lack of immigration status, limited English proficiency, and fear of immigration enforcement will also impede their access to disaster-relief services, even when they are eligible. Lack of familiarity or comfort with law enforcement, county departments, and financial institutions present additional barriers. Consequently, the fire victims face significant challenges in meeting basic needs and rebuilding their lives in Sonoma County where the cost of living is very high.  The UndocuFund provides direct funding to undocumented immigrants in Sonoma County and their families to help them recover and rebuild.”

A charity coalition that advocates for gun safety.

“Formerly Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Everytown for Gun Safety is now a coalition made up of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and survivors of America’s many gun violence incidents. Together, they lobby for gun control legislation on a local and federal level, as well as provide a support network for gun violence survivors.”

A non-profit animal rescue based in South Los Angeles.
“Watts Project rescues dogs and cats and re-homes them through fostering and adoption. It also runs spray and neutering programmes, as well as a reading programme connecting the South LA Animal Shelter to schools around the area, inviting children to spend a couple of hours reading to shelter dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. The main purpose of this event is to teach children to have compassion towards animals. A therapeutic experience, it gives shelter and rescue animals a break from their sometimes stressful environment and brings smiles to children’s faces while putting their reading skills to practice.”