Thanksgiving is the perfect time for us to shout from the rooftops exactly what we are thankful for, and we want to give our gratitude to the charities we are supporting this year! They have done and continue to do fabulous work, offering support and solutions that help to save lives and change the world.
What charities are we spotlighting and why?
True Colours United
According to a recent study from Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, LGBTQ young people are 120% more likely to experience homelessness than all other youth. True Colors United is working to level the field so that LGBTQ youth are no more likely to experience homelessness than anyone else. They have completed their own research resulting in an estimate that approximately 7% of youth in the United States are LGBTQ, while 40% of youth experiencing homelessness are LGBTQ.
Family conflict is the most common cause of all youth homelessness. For LGBTQ youth in particular, the conflict tends to be over their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Through a wide array of advocacy, training & education, youth collaboration, and technical assistance programs, True Colors United implements innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.
They develop and implement systems at the community level to prevent youth homelessness, while ensuring that any homelessness experienced is rare, brief, and one-time.
Another huge part of the True Colours United mission is to work at the federal, state, and local levels to ensure vital funding, policies, systems, and protections are in place that meet the needs of LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness.
Visit www.truecoloursunited.org to find out more!
AIDS Healthcare Foundation
AHF is a global nonprofit organization providing cutting-edge medicine and advocacy to over 1,500,000 people in 45 countries. They are currently the largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the world and have a mission to rid the world of AIDS through a network of pharmacies, thrift stores, healthcare contracts and other strategic partnerships!
They have generated new, innovative treatments, prevention and advocacy as well as creating and implementing new programs in communities across the U.S. and abroad, expanding the delivery of healthcare and influencing policies with the aim of saving more lives.
All of this remains the hallmark of their success which is demonstrated in the fact that last year, they provided 120 grants worth $3 million to organizations that promote HIV testing, awareness, prevention, treatment, and more AND they invested $20 million in partner organizations to provide testing and vital services to communities in need.
To read more or to support, please visit www.aidshealth.org
How have we offered support?
This year, we launched our Dr Botanicals Lemon Butter in a special PRIDE edition in order to donate $1 for every unit sold, with the aim of raising a total of $100,000 for these charities. So far we have raised over $12,000 and counting, so we would love your help to move swiftly towards our goal and support these incredible partners!
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