giving back

Let's Make a difference together!

We all have causes we care about, and I’m always eager to share mine!

Each month, I make sure to give back to organizations I love, sometimes through financial donations, other times through donating my time and expertise, sometimes both! 

Check out the causes I support below and connect with me on Insta where I share organizations and campaigns that I love or badasses like you have shared with me!

Serve the community //

3Strands Global Foundation works to mobilize communities to combat human trafficking through prevention education and reintegration programs, including their Employ + Empower program.

3Strands Global

Polaris is leading a data-driven social justice movement that reduces, prevents and ultimately ends sex and labor trafficking and supports survivors on their paths toward freedom and healing. 

Polaris Project

YAMT is a survivor-led nonprofit working to plant seeds of emotional wellbeing, educational growth and pathways to financial freedom, one BIPOC & LGBTQ+ adult survivor of commercial sexual exploitation and trafficking at a time. 

You are more than inc.

Human Trafficking

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The Center for Reproductive Rights is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive rights. Learn about our landmark court victories, legal policy and advocacy work, resources and more.

Center for Reproductive Rights

Co-founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Fund's Education Champion Network supports the work of educators and advocates and helps bolster girls' secondary education around the world. 

Malala Fund

Girls Not Brides is a global network of more than 1,500 civil society organisations from over 100 countries committed to ending child marriage and ensuring girls can reach their full potential. 

Girls Not brides

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Gender Equality

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To Write Love on Her Arms is dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.


To Write Love on Her Arms

The Jed Foundation is on a mission to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, giving them the skills and support they need to thrive today…and tomorrow.

The Jed Foundation

CALM run a free, confidential and anonymous helpline as well as a webchat service, offering help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis. They're dedicated to standing against feeling shit, standing up to stereotypes, and standing together to show life is always worth living. 

Campaign Against Living Miserably

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Mental Health

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Glits addresses the issues of immediate need/crisis support for transgender sex workers and the TLGBQIA and Bi Poc community members as well as health care and health resilience for transgender sex workers. 

G.l.i.t.s

The Trevor Project is focused on suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth and provide various resources including their Lifeline and educational resources to create a welcoming, loving world.

Trevor Project

Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ+ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, and designed to create and provide affirming and culturally competent services for the entire LGBTQ+ community of Chicago.

BRAVE SPACE ALLIANCE

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The NAACP works to disrupt inequality, dismantle racism, and accelerate change in key areas including criminal justice, health care, education, climate, and the economy. 

NAACP

Since 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has provided legal assistance to Indian tribes, organizations, and individuals nationwide who might otherwise have gone without adequate representation. 

NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS FUND

By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund

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Racial Equality

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Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates an orphan elephant rescue and wildlife rehabilitation program in Kenya. Their projects include anti-poaching, safe guarding the environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, and more.

SHELDRICK WILDLIFE

The Humane Society takes on puppy mills, factory farms, the fur trade, trophy hunting, animal cosmetics testing and other cruel industries. They help thousands of animals every year through their work.

Human Society

BFAS does outreach nationwide with shelters, rescue groups and members to promote pet adoption, no-kill animal rescue, and spay-and-neuter practices.

Best Friends Animal Society

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Animal Rescue

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The Sierra Club is on a mission to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives.

Sierra Club

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialised agency of the United Nations aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences, and culture.

UnESCO

Oceana seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world’s marine life.

Oceana

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Environment

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Know of an amazing organization that supports one of these causes? Send me a DM on Insta, contact me on my website, or join a happy hour and let me know! I’m always looking to support and share more organizations!

Come hang out with me on Instagram to join me in supporting and sharing different causes! Especially around Giving Tuesday!

If you’re an amazon-aholic like me - or just a regular Prime member - make sure you’re taking advantage of AmazonSmile!

It’s simple. You shop. Amazon donates.

On all AmazonSmile eligible purchases which includes TENS of MILLIONS of products, Amazon donates 0.5% of your eligible purchases - at ZERO cost to you.

It’s all the same Amazon products at the same Amazon prices! All you have to do is choose your eligible charity and use smile.amazon.com or set up AmazonSmile in the app.

While 0.5% seems like nothing, it’s definitely something! With over 100 million Amazon Prime members, these small donations can add up fast, and as it goes, everything counts. As of August 2021, charities worldwide have received over $300,000,000 through the AmazonSmile program!

Amazon Smile

You don’t need to make a financial donation to donate! You can donate your skills or goods or even space.

Reach out and see how you can help! Maybe you are a photographer and want to help the local women's shelter. Why not offer to spend an afternoon taking headshots for women to use on their Linkedin profiles. Or maybe you're a musician and want to play at a local charity event for animal rescue. Get creative!

No matter your industry or profession, whether you're a business coach, a barista, or a blogger, there's always something you can do to help!


Non-Financial Donations

No matter your audience size, sharing causes and organizations you care about can have a huge impact!

Share charity events you attend, information on organizations you love, ways you love to give, and the impact of organizations you love!

Get an email for an organization's Giving Tuesday fundraiser? Forward it along to family and friends who align with the cause! See a post on insta about a clothing drive for your local women's shelter? Share it to your stories! Want to help educate people about a specific cause? Ask an organization to join you for a Insta Live to answer questions or write a blog for you website.

There's a million ways to spread the word and even if just one new person supports from your efforts, you're helping to make an impact.

Spread the word

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