Q3 2020 People's Choice Nonprofit Partnership Voting
The Wise Ape Team believes in giving back to the world and inspiring others to do the same. That’s why each one of our functional tea blends has been officially partnered with a different nonprofit organization to donate 10% of profits and raise awareness for an impactful cause.
Our Lemon Vibration tea gets to play a fun role within our nonprofit partner program, serving as the People’s Choice for our quarterly donations. Suggestions are accepted each quarter on a rolling basis for non-profit organizations that you, our Wise Ape Tribe, would like to see donations made to, and each quarter a different organization receives the gift of 10% of the Lemon Vibration profits!
This quarter we have 4 non-profit organizations from your suggestions up for the vote to receive the next distribution of profit donations. We’ve outlined the highlights about why each organization is incredible below. We love them all and can’t wait to see who gets the goods.
Read About The Nonprofits Below.
What’s their Mission: The mission of Best Friends Animal Society is to bring about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. We do this by helping end the killing in America's animal shelters through building community programs and partnerships all across the nation. We believe that by working together we can Save Them All.
Their Programming Highlights: For more than 30 years, Best Friends Animal Society has been leading efforts to end the killing of dogs and cats in America’s shelters. A national leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends brings together the compassionate efforts of individuals, policy makers, advocates, animal rescue organizations and animal shelters across the country to support homeless pets and ultimately save lives.
What’s their Mission:
To improve the lives of people with autism:
One individual at a time
One family at a time
One community at a time
Their Programming Highlights: Eden Autism offers a twelve month school program for 3 to 21 year-olds, vocational training for adolescents and adults, residential services for adults, and numerous other resources grounded in Applied Behavior Analysis. With a commitment to excellence in autism services, Eden has more than 40 years of clinical experience and success in educating individuals with autism and training family members, educators, and other professionals. Our work is nationally recognized and has been implemented in schools and other settings across the county.
What’s their Mission: Médecins Sans Frontières, sometimes rendered in English as Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organisation of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases. Doctors Without Borders is an independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most.
Their Programming Highlights: Doctors Without Borders provides lifesaving medical humanitarian care, and speaks out about what they see. One of their biggest hurdles as an organization is having the necessary reserves to allow them to respond to new emergencies as they occur.
What’s their Mission: The mission of the Edna Lewis Foundation is to honor and extend the legacy of Edna Lewis by creating opportunities for African Americans in the fields of cooking, agriculture, food studies, and storytelling.
Their Programming Highlights: The guiding spirit of the Edna Lewis Foundation is its namesake, Chef Edna Lewis, an early champion of Southern cookery who helped educate and mentor generations of chefs and food enthusiasts while celebrating the African American culinary community and culture. Today The Foundation continues this legacy while providing new culinary programming, scholarships and training to serve an expanded Mission to honor and extend the legacy of Edna Lewis by creating opportunities for African Americans in the fields of cooking, agriculture, food studies, and storytelling.
The Foundation advocates for the Southern tradition of the original farm-to-table lifestyle, eating with the seasons, a sense of community, and the satisfactory feeling that hard work is always rewarded by good food.