Ringing in the new year is the perfect time to practice gratitude and count our blessings. We’re surrounded by friends and family, setting goals and intentions for the new year ahead, and leaving any unwanted energy in the past.
When recounting what you’re grateful for, it’s important to note that not everyone might be as fortunate. Here at Pura Vida, we partner with a variety of charities so you can not only rock the coolest accessories this year, but also feel great and help a wonderful cause while doing it!
We’re highlighting some special ones below:
One Tree Planted:
The name says it all with this organization! One Tree Planted is focused on helping restore forests, creating lush habitats for biodiversity to thrive in, and creating an overall positive impact on the environment all over the world. They plant a tree for every single dollar donated to their cause, and have planted trees in almost 50 countries around the world. Since 2014, they have planted over 40 million trees! Talk about a BIG impact 😍
National Parks Conservation Association:
The National Parks Conservation Association is basically the “voice of America’s national parks.” Our national parks face threats everyday, ranging from natural and manmade fires to endangered species and much more. This organization works tirelessly to ensure that the natural wonders of our country are not only taken care of, but are also protected for future generations to enjoy.
New Hope Girls:
New Hope Girls is a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue girls and empower women. Based in the Dominican Republic, this organization has created safe spaces for girls rescued from difficult places to take refuge. They provide educational support and therapy to the young women, and ensure they are surrounded with love and feel safe. If that’s not enough, New Hope Girls also has a workshop that employs adult women and allows them the opportunity to earn a living in a supportive environment.
Mental Health America:
Mental Health America is on a mission to promote overall mental health and wellbeing for all. This organization is a community-based non-profit that not only promotes mental health and helps those living with mental illness, but also helps to prevent mental illness head on through research, education, services, and advocacy.
World Literacy Foundation:
The World Literacy Foundation has one sole mission: making sure that every child (regardless of their location) not only has the opportunity to become literate, but also that they have the skills and the books they need to reach their FULL potential. This organization is a non-profit that provides educational resources to children so they can succeed in school, and in their lives. In just 2021 alone, The World Literacy Foundation distributed almost 100,000 books, and reached 9.5 million people through social media, advocacy events, and mainstream media.
You can check out a full list of organizations we partner with here. What charity will you be donating to this year? Let us know in the comments!