When Carly and I started this company, we spent a significant amount of time discussing how we will give back to the community. With the Fourth of July upon us, it is urgent to recognize the important work we have to do to make our country equitable, safe, and just for everyone, specifically for people of color.
We want to share with you how we are accomplishing this – first, so we can be accountable to our mission and secondly, to hopefully inspire others to participate. See below for our update on our efforts:
- Colleges and universities require a portion of all gross sales; so, we offered high schools 8% back on all gross sales.
- Due to COVID-19, we partnered with Omaha World Herald’s Goodfellows Charities to give 20% back on all t-shirt sales.
- We signed the Omaha Chamber of Commerce’s CODE pledge. CODE is our Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity for Greater Omaha.
- We are actively supporting black owned businesses in Omaha.
- We are personally giving to organizations that are working to eliminate injustices and promote equality. There are so many organizations; however, we chose to provide you with the names of four local and three national organizations that continue to ‘fight the good fight.’ See below for the list!
- Urban League of Nebraska: https://www.urbanleagueneb.org/ (website under construction)
- I Be Black Girl: https://www.ibbgomaha.com/
- Empowerment Network: https://empoweromaha.com/
- CULXR House: https://www.culxr.house/
- Anti-Defamation League: https://www.adl.org/
- Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/
- Southern Poverty Law Center: https://www.splcenter.org/
We hope you and yours are staying safe and healthy and fighting the good fight!