Here at Inked Goddess Creations, we value charities that align with our own message and values. Each month we donate a portion of our proceeds to a charity that reflects current world events. Here are some charities we regularly donate to:
One Tree Planted
This non-profit organization focuses on improving the environment through reforestation efforts. For every dollar donated a tree is planted and then maintained and monitored by scientists who report the impact the trees have in the local environment. One Tree Planted currently plants trees all across North America, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. You can learn more about their efforts here.
Having been around for the past 35 years, Feeding America provides food to those in need through a nationwide network of food banks. For ever dollar donated 10 meals are provided to families facing hunger. The Feeding America network provides over 4.3 billion meals annually, helping 1 in 7 Americans facing hunger live more secure and stable lives. You can learn more about them here.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 and offers life-affirming and life-saving programs and services to LGBTQ youth. It is a leading national organization providing crisis counseling to LGBTQ young people thinking of suicide, and strongly advocates for laws and policies that help reduce suicide amongst LGBTQ youth. You can learn more about their mission here.
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
The American Civil Liberties Union was founded in 1920 and is our nation's guardian of liberty. The ACLU works in the courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. The ACLU Racial Justice Program aims to preserve and extend constitutionally guaranteed rights to people who have historically been denied their rights on the basis of race. You can read more about their efforts here.
Wounded Warrior Project
This amazing charity helps empower wounded veterans who have suffered a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, while serving in the military. With one of our own IGC member being a veteran (Thanks for your service, Colin!) honoring the military and their sacrifices is so important to us. The Wounded Warrior Project uses 100% of donations to support programs and free services such as mental health, career counseling, long-term rehabilitative care, and policy advocacy. You can donate to WWP now here.
Starlight Children's Foundation
This charity helps bring happiness to seriously ill kids by partnering with Nintendo of America to deliver gaming systems to children in the hospital as well as arts and crafts, books, toys, games, and products and services that kids love. They have brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families in the U.S. -- at no cost to the kids or our hospital partners.
You can learn more about Starlight here.
All Hands and Hearts
Focusing on helping families recover faster after natural disasters, All Hands and Hearts uses community and volunteer engagement to help families rebuild homes and schools by engaging in activities like “mucking and gutting” after a flood, “rubbling” after an earthquake, or safe demolition to remove dangerous structures. They have complete transparency of their finances and donations, making them a trustworthy organization to donate to for disaster relief. You can learn more about All Hands and Hearts here.