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The Holiday Giving Guide
‘Tis the season! We are fully into holiday madness, and it’s hard to comprehend that we’re in the twilight hours of 2022. As this year draws to a close, it’s important to remember that this season is as much about giving as receiving.
A few weeks ago, we listed a holiday gift guide to help support feminist-aligning businesses. We hope you loved shopping the wonderful companies and creators we showcased. As consumers, we’re big believers in supporting small, women-owned, and feminist businesses. We also note that this time of year is a big deal for another kind of organization –– non-profits.
December is the World Cup for non-profit organizations –– the money they’re able to pull in during these final months of the year helps them set budgets for the year to come and are incredibly impactful. Plus, you get a tax write-off for your contribution! Win-win!
As a team, we’ve put together a list of charities & non-profits we either support individually or as a company. We hope that you’ll share a small piece of your holiday budget with some of these very worthy causes.
As a side note, if you have the financial ability to, setting up a re-occurring donation at any of these organizations is a great way to help support them throughout the year. Monthly contributions help organizations create budgets, implement programs, and hire needed staff.
If we missed any organizations, please feel free to drop them in the comments!
Every year, Her First $100K™ choosing a non-profit or charitable foundation to support with a percentage of all of our sales, and this year we are so honored to have chosen Together Rising as our foundation for 2022.
Together Rising is a multi-faceted non-profit that works to heal collective and individual heartbreak across the globe through effective action. “Whether it’s pulling children out of the sea outside the refugee camps in Greece, helping abandoned kids on the streets in Indianapolis, establishing the first opioid recovery home for pregnant teens in New Hampshire, building a maternal health wing in Port-au-Prince, providing a single mother access to breast cancer treatment, or keeping a foster family’s heat on in Texas — Together Rising identifies what is breaking the hearts of our givers as they look around their world and their community, and then we connect our givers’ generosity with the people and organizations who are effectively addressing that critical need.”
Most recently, as the protests in Iran regarding women’s bodies, freedom, and autonomy rage on, Together Rising has aligned with the Center for Human Rights in Iran and has donated $113,000* to the organization which will go towards advocating for human rights for Iranians and amplifying the voices and stories of the Iranian people.
*as of November 16, 2022
The American Civil Liberties Union is a national law organization that fights for equality and equity across all spectrums of civil liberties. The ACLU “dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution”.
“Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.”
“The Center for Reproductive Rights is a global human rights organization of lawyers and advocates who ensure reproductive rights are protected in law as fundamental human rights for the dignity, equality, health, and well-being of every person.”
“CATF works to safeguard against the impacts of climate change by catalyzing the global development of climate-protecting technologies.” aka, they’re helping save the planet. Which is a pretty big deal.
Started as a project in Ethiopia to help keep menstruating young people in schools, Dignity Period provides menstrual products and education free of cost. They have expanded their reach through the years and now offer post-partum kits to mothers.
303,000 mothers die as a result of complications in pregnancy or childbirth every year –– most from preventable situations. Every Mother Counts is an organization working to fight the maternal mortality rate by giving women access to quality, respectful, and equitable maternal care.
Equality Now is an organization fighting for a more just world for women and girls. Since 1992, their “international network of lawyers, activists, and supporters have tackled the most difficult issues, challenged ingrained cultural assumptions and called out inequality wherever we see it”.
“Girls Who Code is on a mission to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like and does.” They provide resources and community to young girls across the world hoping to enter the tech field.
Maiti Nepal is an organization dedicated to preventing human trafficking and protecting women and girls in Nepal from domestic violence, child labor, and other forms of exploitation.
The National Accosicaton for the Advancement of Colored People is a long-standing organization formed in 1909 that works to “disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas including criminal justice, health care, education, climate, and the economy”.
Planned Parenthood provides sexual and reproductive healthcare across the globe and works to fight legislation that threatens reproductive rights.
“She Should Run is a nonpartisan nonprofit working to dramatically increase the number of women considering a run for public office”. Their efforts help female candidates across the country and across party lines to bring more equal representation to our governing bodies.
Local to Seattle, T2P2 donates menstrual products to disrupt period poverty in Seattle and beyond.
The Trevor Project is on a mission to end suicide among the LGBTQIA+ community by serving this community with resources and community. They also run a 24-hour hotline and help provide crisis support for LGBTQIA+ teens in need.