Because we specialize in sharing supersized things, we feel it's only right for us to help solve supersized problems. That's why we've decided to donate 5% of total annual revenue across humanitarian and environmental non-profits whose missions tackle supersized issues at their roots.
Below is closer look at two orgs whose missions we deeply believe in and who we have decided to support.
Humanitarian Non-Profit We Support: LitWorld
Who: TmrwsBig is proud to donate to LitWorld, a New York City based non-profit literacy organization fostering resilience, hope, and joy through the power of story. LitWorld closes the literacy gap by using the power of children’s own stories, access to diverse reading/writing experiences, as well as peer-to-peer and adult mentor relationships. They work in close and trusting partnerships with locally-based, grassroots organizations to build sustainable outcomes for young people around the world.
Why: Illiteracy is a global problem with it's roots playing an underlying factor to much larger issues. Without reading and writing a person's ability to help themselves and their communities is severely diminished. This strain is felt by everyday around the world across many facets of life. As noted by Project Literacy:
"The literacy challenge is a global problem, stretching from the United States to Cambodia and everywhere in between. It matters because the inability to read and write quickly leads to bigger problems. People struggling with literacy are more likely to be poor, lack education, and miss out on opportunities to participate fully in society and the workforce. Today, 1 out of every 10 people in the world cannot read this sentence, two-thirds of which are women. Iliteracy costs the world $1.19 trillion each year: for developed nations 2% of their GDP; emerging economies 1.2% of their GDP; and developing countries 0.5% of their GDP."
In the words of Pam Allyn, a world renown literacy expert and founder of LitWorld,
"Literacy is not a gift given just to some lucky ones, it is a foundational human right that brings joy, economic independence, gender equity and a pathway out of poverty."
Because so many larger humanitarian issues stem from illiteracy, we are confident partnering with LitWorld will have the absolute greatest impact per dollar donated. The more we can empower the less fortunate the better off we all are.
As the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy once said, "a rising tide lifts all boats." Solving illiteracy is the tide and the boats are all of us.
For more information on LitWorld and all the great things they do, please visit one of their following:
Environmental Non-Profit We Support: NRDC
Who: TmrwsBig is proud to donate to the National Resource Defense Council, a Washington DC based non-profit international environmental advocacy group. Founded in 1970, the NRDC had 2.4 million members as of 2015, with online activities nationwide, and a staff of about 500 lawyers, scientists and other policy experts. The NRDC has been rated a rare 3/3 stars by Charity Navigator.
Why: Humans are destroying the environment quicker than we can preserve and clean it. From deforestation, to toxic chemical dumps, to oceanic floating garbage patches, there is no shortage of examples in how we are managing to pollute the environment.
To help save it we first need to enact laws to protect it. Trusting individuals and corporations to voluntarily follow a path of altruism is simply not enough. Passing smart environmental policies will help us reach and surpass that balance of preserving over polluting. The NRDC is one of the best, if not the best, environmental non-profit utilizing the law to influence positive change on a massive and effective scale.
With that said, we are confident working with the NRDC will give us the absolute greatest impact per dollar donated for saving our planet. As best said in the words of the NRDC,
"The NRDC's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends. We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life - air, land, and water - and to defend endangered natural places. We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment. We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations. We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment."
For more information on the Natural Resource Defense Council and all the great things they are doing, please visit their homepage- www.nrdc.org
Have a great organization on mind you'd like us to support? Let us know by emailing us at- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you! tB