We feel tremendous gratitude for the support we have received. While we are privileged to have been born in a land full of opportunities, we also recognize that many of our brothers & sisters have not been as fortunate. That's why we voluntarily share a portion of our revenue with unaffiliated 501(c)(3) non profit orgs.
For the years 2017 & 2018, a total of 40¢ was donated between the two organizations below for each piece sold. Due to the rising cost of materials & increasing shipping costs, coupled with the threat of yuge import tariffs, this is not sustainable. Therefore, for 2019, this has been reduced to 20¢.
CLEAN DRINKING WATER & SANITATION
Currently, for every colordripper we produce and sell, 10¢ is donated to Water.org, whose mission is to bring safe drinking water and proper sanitation to those without. According to their research, more than 650 million people do not have access to clean water today, and some 2.4 billion do not have easy access to toilets.
Without potable water, people lose employment or education opportunities through illness, and productive hours are squandered traveling long distances to ferry it. Additionally, many girls miss out on schooling each month when not given adequate hygiene.
Read more about their sustainability projects at www.water.org
SUICIDE AWARENESS & PREVENTION
Additionally, for each dripper we make 10¢ is also given to YellowRibbon.org in memory of a lost friend. This organization works to remove the stigma associated with asking for help and provides free counseling. They offer emotional support day and night at 1-800-273-Talk, as well as by text at 741741.
If you ever feel that you have reached the end of your rope, please tie a knot and hang on. The world is brighter with your light shining in it. Qualified people are available to give you a shoulder and an ear.
Presently the donations are relatively small, but will add up over time. Or that’s the idea in theory. Thanks, much love