In January of 2017, the Board of Other Avenues voted to significantly broaden the scope of our charitable giving program.
On the last Saturday of each month, you might hear our cashiers ask you if you’d like to “round up” your transactions to the next dollar. We are matching 100% of our customers’ contributions to help fund local and national non-profits. We hope you will join us in this effort!
The non-profits we aim to support represent a range of values that both reflect our community’s concerns and mirror Other Avenues’ Mission Statement:
“Healthy People, Healthy Business, Healthy Planet.”
These vetted organizations work on behalf of policy positions and individuals made most vulnerable by the present administration in the arenas of
- civil rights
- immigrants’ rights
- workers’ rights
- sexual and reproductive freedom and safety
- environmental protection and stewardship
These worthy non-profits work on both the local level, providing direct action and support to individuals, as well as on the national level, to litigate and lobby on behalf of social justice and environmental issues.
Our schedule for the Charitable Giving Initiative is loosely in sync with the Social Justice Calendar, and you can learn more by clicking on each organization:
- January: ACLU / Southern Poverty Law Center
- February: American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
- March: Access Women’s Health Justice
- April: Earth Justice / Indigenous Environmental Network
- May: National Immigrant’s Rights Project
- June: Shanti Project
- July: Natural Resource Defense Council
- August: Black Lives Matter / Sentencing Project
- September: La Raza Centro Legal
- October: La Casa de las Madres
- November: Trevor Project / RAINN
- December: St. James Infirmary