Being a mom, wife, daughter and a woman business owner, I feel a responsibility to give back, particularly to women who need a second chance. Our initiatives have included working with the following through donations and also co-hosting fundraisers and events. Because these are smaller organizations any donations go right to the people who need it. Please look into supporting them!
The Bethany House, whose mission of providing safe and supportive emergency housing to women and their children is truly life-changing. Housing women and children who find themselves homeless. They stay there for short periods of time and get the support they need to get back on their feet. We support them through fundraisers and charity events.
The Hewlett House is another great charity running for over 28 years located in Hewlett, NY helping to local families dealing with cancer. They provide financial, emotional, and educational support to victims or families. We support them through fundraisers and charity events.
Wayuutu🌵 is a socially minded hobby business inspired by boho art and passion for the proud heritage of our ancestral native artisans, the Wayuu people of the Colombia Venezuela desert. The Wayuu “mochilas” bags are a symbol of Colombia in the world, empowering our artisans to continue their knitting and weaving tradition. The exotic Wayuu nation is a land that lacks the basic needs of survival. They lack water, education and healthcare. Every time you buy Wayuu art, you help a family in need. See the product link under "Shop".
Bigger than Beads- Creating Hope from Paper- Bigger than Beads is a WIN/WIN sustainable micro-business in the slums of Masese, Uganda supported by the caring Americans of HELP International/Uganda. Sustainable living is a reachable goal for ninety women who work in three bead cooperatives with established leaders to create and sell jewelry and purses from recycled paper. 50% of the retail price of these bags go directly back to the organization. See the product link under "Shop". HELP International is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization.