In the 3 years of Set to Shine, we have donated $19,157.59 to our charitable partners!
Our goal for the upcoming year 2023/2024 is to reach $100,000 donated!
We believe in building a community that celebrates diversity, fosters belonging, and inspires positive action. That's why we donate 20% of our profits to support organizations that champion environmental, humanitarian, and animal welfare, and strive to educate and inspire our customers to care about the world around us.
With every piece of jewelry you wear, you're not just expressing your unique style - you're joining a movement that's dedicated to making a difference and creating a brighter future for all. Thank you for being a part of our community and for helping us shine a light on what really matters
ORGANIZATION OF THE MONTH : ACTIVE MINDS
Active Minds was founded by Alison Malmon after her brother Brian ended his life following a long struggle with mental illness. His underlying depression was left untreated and only worsened as he continued to hide his distress from his friends and family. Alison recognized that Brian’s story is the story of thousands of young people who suffer in silence; who, despite their large numbers, think they are totally alone.
The goal of Active Minds is to combat the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage young people to seek help early on. With a focus on student-to-student support, the organization now operates in over 1,000 campuses and communities, reaching more than 1.9 million people annually. Active Minds offers a variety of programs including awareness campaigns, events, advocacy, and outreach. The organization's message is that mental health should be discussed as openly as physical health, in order to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness and ensure that those struggling with mental health challenges do not have to do so alone.
Shining a Light on Our Charitable Partners
Action Against Hunger
Action Against Hunger's mission is to eliminate hunger and malnutrition, especially during and after emergency situations like conflict, war, and natural disasters. They integrate their programs with local and national systems to ensure long-term solutions, focusing on financial planning for women, using environmentally-friendly farming methods, fostering collaboration and learning among farmers through cooperatives, and supporting families with job skills and small business support. In emergency situations, Action Against Hunger provides food, cash, and other supplies to prevent hunger and help communities build resilience. Learn More
The Green Belt Movement
The Green Belt Movement (GBM) was founded in 1977 by Professor Wangari Maathai to promote environmental conservation and improve communities' livelihoods, particularly for women and girls. GBM operates at the local, national, and international levels and works to build resilience against climate change and to create democratic spaces and sustainable livelihoods. The organization was established in response to the needs of rural Kenyan women who reported drying streams, declining food security, and longer distances to obtain firewood and fencing. To address these issues, GBM encouraged women to work together to grow seedlings, plant trees, and conserve the environment and provided a small monetary token for their efforts. To date, GBM has planted over 51 million trees in Kenya. Learn More
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) works to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends, with direct conservation impact in 37 countries and territories. TNC aims to achieve the following goals in 2023: reduce or store 3 gigatons of CO2 emissions annually, benefit 100 million people who are at severe risk of climate-related emergencies, conserve nearly 10 billion acres of ocean, conserve 1.6 billion acres of land, and conserve more than 620,000 miles of rivers. Learn More
Coral Reef Alliance
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is focused on protecting coral reefs and ensuring their survival for future generations by utilizing science and community engagement to reduce direct threats to coral reefs and promote effective solutions for their protection. Their current work includes conducting research on coral adaptation, verifying coral data through a global team of scientists, identifying networks of reefs with higher adaptation potential, engaging with partners to integrate research results into conservation efforts, and incorporating adaptation science into regional conservation efforts in the Hawaiian Islands and Mesoamerican region. Learn More
The Harford Family House
Harford Family House is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Harford County, Maryland. It was established in 1989 and since then has helped over 2,000 individuals in more than 700 families. The mission of Harford Family House is to help families and individuals achieve independence through housing, support, and resources that aim to improve their financial stability and mental well-being. Learn More
Organization for Autism Research
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) mission is to use science to address the social, educational, and treatment concerns of those affected by autism. In addition to funding research, OAR also disseminates information and directs initiatives toward improving the quality of life for those with autism and their families. The organization defines "applied research" as research that directly impacts the daily lives of individuals with autism, covering areas such as education, communication, self-care, social skills, and more. Learn More
Nova Ukraine is dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to Ukraine and increasing awareness about the country. It raises funds through cultural events, meetings with Ukrainian celebrities, roundtable discussions, and collaborations with other nonprofits. Since 2014, it has sent over $63.5 million in aid to Ukraine. The organization aims to support the country's recovery from social and economic crises, build a stronger democratic society, and promote high moral standards and accountability. The mission of Nova Ukraine is to provide aid to vulnerable groups in Ukraine and raise awareness about the country while supporting its efforts to build a strong civil society, reform education, and eliminate corruption. Learn More
WIRES- Australian Wildlife Rescue Organization
WIRES is the largest wildlife rescue organization in Australia that rescues and cares for sick, injured, and orphaned native animals. It operates 24/7 and provides rescue advice and assistance to over 130,000 animals annually. The organization trains hundreds of volunteers in wildlife rescue and care and provides advanced species courses to licensed members. WIRES is also dedicated to preserving native species and their habitats and provides wildlife training to other organizations. Learn More
Pencil's of Promise
Pencil's of Promise is a global community working towards providing quality education to everyone, including 232,046 students to date. One of the main focuses of this organization is providing support to public primary school teachers through the Teacher Support program. The program provides training, innovative resources, and social and emotional learning (SEL) to teachers to enhance the delivery of the national curriculum. They also work towards providing safe, clean infrastructure and hygiene practices through their WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) program, to keep students healthy and in school. Finally, they build classrooms in partnership with public schools and communities in Ghana, Guatemala, and Laos to ensure all students have a safe and healthy place to learn. Learn More
The ASPCA is a leading animal welfare organization established in North America. It was founded on the belief that animals deserve kind and respectful treatment and must be protected by law. The organization, based in New York City, operates nationally and is recognized for its efforts to combat cruelty towards animals, including the fight against puppy mills, conducting investigations and rescues, improving the treatment of farm animals, and advocating for stronger animal protection laws. Learn More
The Environmental Defense Center
The Environmental Defense Center (EDC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the local environment through education, advocacy, and legal action. The organization focuses on empowering community-based organizations to advance environmental protection. EDC is committed to being inclusive and mindful of diversity, and its program areas include climate and energy, protecting open space and wildlife, clean water, and the Santa Barbara Channel. The organization provides legal counsel to other nonprofits and has successfully settled several lawsuits aimed at protecting clean water, wildlife, and the environment. Some of its past victories include preserving open space and wildlife, preventing harmful energy projects, and fighting for clean water. Learn More
Epicenter is a community center located in Aberdeen and Edgewood, with the mission of serving and giving back to the community. They aim to invest in the growth and learning of both children and adults and develop leaders for today and tomorrow. Through unique programs and resources, they strive to equip every individual in their communities and raise up the next generation of leaders. Learn More
The Brigid Alliance
The Brigid Alliance is a non-profit organization that offers support services to people seeking abortions, with a focus on those beyond 15 weeks of pregnancy. They provide a range of logistical support such as travel, food, lodging, and child care, in order to help clients overcome barriers to accessing abortion care, including cost, time off work, and confusing laws. The organization operates in an environment hostile to abortion rights and works within a network of support organizations to ensure that clients are able to access the care they need. Learn More
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is a leading advocate for LGBTQ youth mental health dedicated to ending suicide among LGBTQ young people. The organization aims to provide LGBTQ youth with 24/7 crisis counseling through phone, text, and chat and estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ young people in the U.S. could benefit from these services. The Trevor Project works through legislation, litigation, and public education at the federal, state, and local level to address factors that increase the risk of suicide for LGBTQ youth and make the world more welcoming and loving for them. Learn More
Breaking Taboo is a non-profit organization with a mission to end the taboo around mental health and save lives by promoting open conversations about mental health and suicide prevention. The organization's goal is to educate and provide practical tools for better mental health. The founder and director, Serena Sun, is a mental health advocate and an expert in psychology, personal development, entrepreneurship, and philanthropy. She started Breaking Taboo after losing friends to suicide and aims to use her experience and skills to bring about positive change in the field of mental health. Learn More