This Sunday marks our second annual Juneteenth fundraising effort. We've committed to donate 100% of our proceeds from all in-store and online sales on June 19th, 2022 to Prosperity Now as part of our ongoing commitment as a company towards racial justice and equality. Prosperity Now is a Washington DC-based nonprofit that utilizes research, policy advocacy and grassroots educational efforts to aid communities of color in tax planning, homeownership, financial capability, and debt elimination to help bring about racial wealth equity. Read more about what they do here.
We believe that continuing to take steps towards liberation must manifest itself in different ways. These steps include fighting voter disenfranchisement, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and supporting proper school curriculums that teach about the entirety of our nation’s history - not just the rosy parts. But they must also involve wealth redistribution. As we all take time to reflect upon the stain of slavery upon our nation’s past, our hope is that we can all find ways to look forward with committed action.