*Round-up donation program=you rounding up your purchase to the nearest dollar, or whatever amount you'd like, for us to collect and add to our donation. Easy-peasy.)
Part of our commitment to social justice is making financial contributions to worthy and timely causes, in the form of direct donations from the business, and from round-up programs* hosted at the register.
Our current round-up program is focused entirely on the Maria: Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund (established by the non-profit ConPRmetidos in partnership with Foundation for Puerto Rico; read more at the link and below); 100% of donations are going directly to the recovery efforts. So far we've sent over $800 to this fund.
Past/ongoing donations made to:
American Civil LIberties Union
Southern Poverty Law Center
Texas Diaper Bank
(hurricane Harvey relief)
Flint Water Fund
About the Maria: Puerto Rico Real-Time Recovery Fund fund:
100% of donations to this fund will go exclusively to long-term relief for the victims of catastrophic Hurricane María in Puerto Rico.
- Maria is “the fifth strongest hurricane to hit the United States” (NASA). Puerto Rico largest natural disaster in one century.
- The entire power grid is offline.
- Communications are scarce.
- 80% of the island is without water service.
This fund has been organized and is managed by the non-profit ConPRmetidos in partnership with Foundation for Puerto Rico, a 501(c)(3) corporation, which is acting as the fiscal sponsor. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.