Hey, if you follow us on the facebook, you know that we’ve had some intentions included with our “it will be okay” pin fund raiser we’re doing. If you go back to the original post, we mentioned that we had discovered these fantastic stamps that would benefit folks with ptsd. And, if you follow us really closely, you also know that we made an oopsie in our original shipping decisions… so we totally can’t use those stamps.
Good thing we’re clever. Despite not being able to use the stamps (yet), the idea got in our head that we could help more than ourselves in our efforts to keep the lights on. We quickly announced that we would donate 1 dollar per pin sold to a mental health organization; we’re here now to tell you which organization we’ve chosen and why.
Edgewood Center for Children and Families
We’ve decided that we will donate 1 dollar of every pin we sell to the Edgewood Center for Children and Families. We think that this is a fantastic organization doing fantastic work. The money we donate will make a difference; this we know.
We looked at several organizations based on this criteria:
- Local (bay area counties)
- Accessible to all income levels
- Inclusive – LGBTQIA+ friendly
- Having demonstrated successful impact in their resources/programming
While a couple of organizations met our requirements, we felt that Edgewood was most strongly aligned with our values. We discovered them as they were involved in a community member’s family mental health crisis; Edgewood was instrumental in deescalating a severe situation. These are the right people to help. Please, check them out for yourself donate directly as it will have true benefit.
We’re confident that this organization will continue making impacts in our community and we’re more than excited to help them in their mission.
Let’s be the change
Okay – that’s our announcement – we will donate 1 dollar of every pin we sell during our fundraiser to Edgewood. This might only amount to a few hundred dollars – but if even one person gets mental health resources it’s a huge win. We’re excited that we can find our sustainability and help our community at the same time.
And, fwiw, we are gonna do some stickers and we’re still totally gonna use those stamps.
Bye friends, see you next time.