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What's the connection between period products and clean energy?

By Neddy (she/her) from Team August | 11.9.2022

Giveback at August has a whole new look!

We’ve partnered with Beam to give YOU the power to choose your impact.

Every time you shop with August, we'll be donating 1% of your purchase to an organization of your choice – at no additional cost.

Previously, our main action of impact was to donate 2 period care products with every August order made by YOU. So far, we’ve donated over 130K products!

But now, YOU can choose which of the 4 incredible organizations you want to directly impact.

We know 1% could never be enough…

So, stay tuned for more August donation days where that 1% will be multiplied to 10%, 15%, or 20% for 24 hours. We announce donation days via our subscriber list (sign up HERE!) or on our various social media @itsaugust <3

Let’s make a greater impact together!

#AugustImpact

How do I make an impact with my August order?

Before hitting checkout, scroll down to the Beam widget to check out the new set up.

We have 4 amazing organizations to choose from:

  1. The Surfrider Foundation
  2. Point of Pride
  3. GRID Alternatives
  4. and No More Secrets MBS Inc.

Keep reading to learn more about all of these amazing orgs!

What if I can’t decide which Org to choose?!

Even if you forget to choose an option at checkout, we pick one for you!

No More Secrets

Founded in 2012, No More Secrets, Mind Body Spirit Inc. is a grassroots, sexuality awareness and consultative organization.

Their focus is to reduce high risk behaviors in vulnerable populations through the development and implementation of sustainable programming and policies.

The founders of NMS, Lynette (she/her) and her daughter Nya (she/her), are doing incredible work. Between period poverty education and creating a safe space for menstruators to come learn and collect products they need – The Spot is the heart and soul of their community.

As you may have seen on socials, we recently visited Germantown in Philly to personally hand deliver period care to two of the local K-12 schools that we support.

Our current goal for the end of this year (2022) is to fund the distribution of 2,000 MENSTRUAL PADS to people in need of accessible period care in Philadelphia via No More Secrets.

The Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection of our ocean!

They are all about:

  • plastic reduction
  • ocean protection
  • beach access
  • coast & climate
  • clean water

And they do all of this by providing education and organizing community beach clean-ups to physically remove plastic from our beaches.

Our current goal for the end of this year is to fund the removal of 10,000 LBS OF PLASTIC from the ocean via The Surfrider Foundation.

Point of Pride

Point of Pride is all about increasing access to lifesaving gender affirming care.

From surgery funds, to HRT access, to education about transgender health, to free chest binders, and femme shapewear – Point of Pride is there for their community.

Our goal for the end of this year is to 6 MONTHS OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE to a trans person seeking gender-affirming, hormone therapy via Point of Pride.

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives firmly believes that clean electricity should be available to everyone for FREE.

Before GRID Alternatives, there was GRID – founded during the 2001 California energy crisis by Erica Mackie and Tim Sears, two engineering professionals who were working in renewable energy and efficiency projects in the private sector.

Through GRID Alternatives, a model was developed to make solar PV technology practical and accessible for low-income communities, while providing pathways to clean energy jobs at the same time.

Our goal for the end of this year is to FUND 7 SOLAR PANELS for clean energy projects in environmental and economic justice communities via GRID Alternatives.

We are so excited to grow our impact program with y’all!

Email care@itsaugust.co if you have any more questions about these gender affirming care organizations, renewable energy projects or about period poverty advocacy.

Start making impact TODAY.

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