The definition of FRIENDS is:
“people who have your back, no matter what. They watch out for you and always have your best interest at heart.”
These groups are making our world a better place.
This list is some of the groups we’re donating to with every purchase you make:
OCEANA: Oceana is an international organization solely focused on the world's oceans. Since it’s founding, Oceana has won more than 225 victories and protected nearly 4 million square miles of ocean. Their mission is for the oceans to be as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were. Oceana has received 4 stars by Charity Navigator placing it in the top charities. Every one of us needs the oceans and the ecosystem they support. This charity is focusing on just that!
NO LIMITS CAFÉ: No Limits Café is a 501C(3) charitable organization employing adults with intellectual disabilities. Their mission is to empower their employees by providing jobs and job training to help them lead fulfilling lives. Did you know only 20% of adults with disabilities have jobs? Your support of No Limits Cafe is changing that statistic and opening doors- one person at a time!
BEST BUDDIES IN MA & RI: Best Buddies is a 501C(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. One of my FAVORITE quotes from a Best Buddies volunteer is “every individual deserves a friendship that lasts a lifetime”. Along with friendships, Best Buddies helps create inclusive living, job skills, and so much more. They started with one chapter and now have over 3000 chapters worldwide.
ST JUDE’S CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL: St Jude’s is a leading children’s hospital treating the toughest childhood cancers and pediatric diseases. Unlike other hospitals, the majority of funding for St Jude’s comes from generous donors. They have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to over 80% in 50 years. Eighty-two cents of every dollar received will go to the treatment, research, and future needs of St Jude’s. Families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing, or food- because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
FARM SANCTUARY: This 501C(3) fights the disasterous effects of animal agriculture on animals, the environment, social justice, and public health through rescue, education, and advocacy. They envision a world where sanctuary replaces exploitation. Farm Sanctuary received a 4 star score from Charity Navigator for accountability and transparency. Farm animals are the most abused creatures on Earth. Sanctuary is a place and a mission where all life is sacred. It is a place where humans and other animals are free of harm and live in peace with dignity.
LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTERS ACROSS THE US: Charity starts at home. This is exactly our mission in finding and financially supporting local animal shelters. Our local animal shelters need food, bedding, and other supplies. Many need veterinarian care, medical assistance, and spay/ neuter programs. Donations help provide the care abandoned animals need until a suitable home is found for them. We collectively are the voice for these animals who can’t speak for themselves.
COMPASSION CAFE: Compassion Cafe is a registered 501(c)(3) founded to provide meaningful employment and job training for adolescents and adults with disabilities. The cafe provides hands on training and employment in a small coffee shop environment.
HUNGER FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY: The Hunger Foundation of Southern Ocean is a 501(c)(3) non profit volunteer-only organization which hosts charitable events to raise awareness about, and funds for local food pantries as they help thousands of families each year.
FAMILY PROMISE OF THE JERSEY SHORE: Our mission is to help families experiencing homelessness and economic uncertainty to achieve sustainable independence through prevention programs, advocacy, and community support services.