Happy Giving Tuesday!
“What’s that?” Due to the past weekend of shopping insanity, today is the day where giving to charities is spotlighted and encouraged in order to spread holiday cheer! As someone who loves giving presents, today is always a wonderful reminder to give back to organizations whose work I admire.

Today I will be introducing three charities that I love and support, in hopes that they will get the recognition they deserve and also to show you the benefits of giving back!

Povertees


Povertees is an incredible clothing company that I heavily support due to their efforts in providing opportunities for people transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles, CA. I am fortunate enough to know the heads of the company, and am constantly amazed at all that they do within their community. They make and sell tanks, shirts, and sweatshirts with a hand-sewn pocket on each that features local artwork from their community artists. Each product is made-to-order and features limited artwork.

This year, Povertees hosted a blanket drive for the holidays that benefitted 85+ homeless men and women, and continues to hold Pocket Parties and Community Art Collectives to bring the community together. If interested in their apparel, remember that your purchase allows their employees to give the same opportunities that they have been given, to others.
For more information, please visit http://www.povertees.com/

Equus Foundation

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The Equus Foundation, also known as Horse Charities of America, gives grants across the United States of America to improve the quality of life of horses, encourage the use of horses for people in need, and educating the public about how horses can enrich life.

Since 2003, nearly $3 million has been donated to various charities and education efforts through the foundation, and they are currently accepting donations for the holidays to further their efforts. Since horses are a huge part of my life and the lives of many others, I think the efforts that the Equus Foundation puts into enriching the lives of horses and people is incredibly important.
To learn more, please visit http://equusfoundation.org/

Love Your Melon
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Last but most certainly not least is Love Your Melon, whose goal is to improve the lives of children battling cancer and put a hat on every child fighting this disease in America. Founded by two college students in 2012, it has now amassed 2,500 college students over 225 different schools as ambassadors. In addition, it has partnered with CureSearch and The Pinky Swear Foundation.

With each hat or scarf purchase, fifty percent (50%) of net proceeds will be donated to the Pinky Swear Foundation and CureSearch for immediate support, as well as a hat donated to a child in need. Cancer has personally affected my family multiple times, and any opportunity to make the battle less intimidating and lonely is one that I think should be fully supported.
To view products, please visit http://www.loveyourmelon.com/

Happy Giving Tuesday, everyone! If there are any organizations that you want me to mention next, leave them in the comments below!
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