In the face of a global crisis, mission-driven businesses are finding new ways to prove that they can make a positive impact in the world. Our partners are always making an environmental impact with their products, but we've been so inspired by the ways they've stepped up during COVID19. From making masks to providing free online therapy services, our partners are focusing their efforts on helping humanity during these difficult times. Here are some ways our amazing impact partners are making a difference:
To respond to COVID-19 and the flu, Soapbox, a company whose mission is to empower people to change the world through everyday, quality purchases, has recently donated 1,700,000+ soap bars to homeless centers and food pantries across the USA. Soapbox believes that everyone’s first line of defense is keeping your hands clean, which is why they are working to make this available to everyone. They also expanded their offering to include much sought after hand sanitizer, which is now available for purchase.
Due to the high demand in the healthcare industry, Headbands of Hope has decided to halt the production of headbands and instead manufacture 50,000 surgical masks for hospitals in need across the nation. From now until further notice, one item purchased equals one mask for a healthcare professional.
For the month of March and April, The Good Pencil Company is going to be donating profits from their business to support local businesses hard hit in Utah. By purchasing their #OneUtah pack of pencils you are supporting the fight against coronavirus.
The Starfish Project is donating 30% of all their sales to Americare, an organization getting medical supplies to frontline workers. The remaining sales will continue their mission to support women escaping exploitation in Asia.
This company exists to help people find honest ways to communicate in dynamic relationships and challenging circumstances like these. To respond to COVID-19, Thoughtful Human is offering tools, resources, and products specifically designed to help its customers combat these difficult and unprecedented times. With free community connection signs to lift someone else’s spirit, free therapy, quarantine support bundles to help you show your support at a distance, and free recovery cards, Thoughtful Human is committed to help you and your family feel supported during quarantine.
After ports closed and factories shut down, it became clear for this organization that small workshops like theirs and other independent sewing rooms would need to step up and meet the demand for masks at local clinics and the population in general in order to slow the spread of coronavirus. As a result, 2nd Story Goods introduced “The Mask Making Project” which was designed to work with the local economy of Gonaives, Haiti. Through this project, they have been able to pay tailors their living wage and get the mask price down to where people in the city can purchase them for their clinics and families.
With their #IStandWithSmall campaign, United by Blue is partnering with someone nobody would have ever imagined: their competitors. Today, companies like Altar’d State, Nisolo, and Synergy are banding together in support of each other to prove one thing: that businesses can do great things for the world.
With this powerful campaign, United by Blue aims to support small, mission-driven brands to keep making the world better, together.