Written By: Mary Lucas
Prejudice and stereotypes toward individuals with disabilities are still very prevalent in our society. Educating ourselves about disability is essential when it comes to acceptance. Educating our youth & the general public about disability creates conversation around disability, smashes stigmas and starts movements. Read on to discover four cool companies that give back to disability awareness.
Teak & Twine
Teak & Twine is a woman-led company that curates artisan goods from around the country. Their mission is simple: they want to make gifting as easy as a couple of clicks on your beloved Amazon Prime while making it as personal as if you’d spent hours creating a gift just perfect for loved ones. They pride themselves on finding excellent packaging, the best products, the most delicious chocolate and the best way to combine bubble wrap and packing tape.
A portion of all of their proceeds goes to America’s Vet Dogs, an organization that trains service dogs for veterans with disabilities.
LSTN was founded with a singular purpose: to change lives through the power of music. Proceeds from sales of all LSTN products go towards giving hearing aids to people in need worldwide through our charity partner, Starkey Hearing Foundation. LSTN has helped more than 30,000 people worldwide, and that number is growing every day. Some of our past missions include Peru, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Uganda, China Indonesia, Sri Lanka, The United States & Kenya. (LSTN)
Satya has a range of jewelry, from necklaces to chokers, special collections and being able to design your jewelry. Satya wanted to create beautiful, meaningful and inspiring jewelry, handcrafted for the modern and fearless woman in mind.
The Satya Foundation, which provides help & opportunities for children all over the world; donates a percentage of sales to four different organizations: Manjushree Orphanage, Ramana’s Garden, Bent on Learning & Ashrams for Autism.
Ashrams for Autism vision is to ‘build facilities where individuals can follow a healthy, daily routine inspired by the principles of an ashram. They believe a sanctuary such as this will promote productivity, confidence and a sense of security for those with autism’.
On ONEHOPE’S WEBSITE, they state, “ONEHOPE was founded by eight friends with a lofty vision: to create exceptional products that inspire people to indulge while doing good. Our commitment to quality wine is as important as our commitment to the causes we support. To date, we have made more than $3 million in donations, provided 46,000 people with global health care, 49,000 forever homes for shelter animals, 1.8 million meals for children, 163,000 life-saving vaccines and much more.
We are proud of the impact we’ve been able to make and grateful to our supporters who give us the opportunity to continue. If you have ever purchased ONEHOPE products, or even told our story, you’re part of something bigger than a brand. You’re part of a movement to make giving back part of what you do every day”.
ONEHOPE’s Paso Robles Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Vinter Collection Cabernet Sauvignon, and California Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum funds ABA Therapy for one child for every 5 cases sold.