Doing Good, Giving Back
Supporting education on a local level
I truly believe we can all do a little something to make the world a better place for everyone and for future generations.
As an immigrant from a third world country I was taught that getting a good education would be integral for my future success. I have always loved learning and had so much admiration and respect for all my teachers.
Every month I donate a portion of my shop's proceeds to a local classroom in Portland, Oregon through Donorschoose.org, a non profit organization that allows teachers to raise funding for their students and classrooms.
Through my shop I have been able to support Mrs. Pfaff's first graders get classroom equipment, Mrs. Capp's fourth graders get class room supplies and playground equipment, provide keyboards for Mr. Patterson's K-8 music class, and help send a group of fifth graders from Ms. Tucker's class on an overnight camping trip to discover the Oregon Trail.
When choosing classrooms to support, I try to choose schools where the majority of the students are from low income households and schools in districts that receive the least amount of funding.
What other organizations do you donate shop proceeds to?
I've sponsored a girl through Children International from Ecuador since 2014. Monthly donation.
I donate/purchase supplies (new) for refugees coming into Portland through the Refugee Care Collective mostly toiletries and hygiene supplies. Quarterly donation.
I donate proceeds to Medical Teams International specifically towards the Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh. Donations to Medical Teams International are matched! Quarterly donation.