At the end of the year, each of our studio locations chooses a charity to donate to. This year, we focused on the following:
The Village KC is a youth organization that has been serving 5th-12th grade students in the Greater Kansas City Area since 2020. With a primary focus on Black youth, our mission is to remove barriers and create access to quality opportunities that 1) inspire creativity, 2) promote healthy lifestyles, and 3) introduce life skills that will empower students to turn their dreams into reality. By cultivating a safe space, these experiences will help them grow, have fun, and become change agents in their community.
Just Food is the food bank of Douglas County, supplying over 30 partner agencies with fresh produce, dairy products, meat, bread, and pantry staples. Tuesday through Friday, Just Food operates a food pantry out of our main building, serving 300-600 families daily. We are a team dedicated to our guiding principles and listening to our shoppers and community to serve the larger needs of our neighbors facing hunger.
Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. Our staff and volunteers distribute the equivalent of more than 32 million meals to 210,000+ people a year.
Lowell Elementary School opened in 1925 and is at the heart of our community, serving generations of learners. We are Maricopa County’s only 4-H school strengthening the Heads, Hearts, Hands, and Health of all students. Our vision is to promote each individual with the skills necessary to succeed at the next level.
SMART (Schools, Mentoring and Resource Team, Inc.) champions education equity by supporting students in overcoming systemic barriers on their journey to a college degree.
Larkin Street Youth Services is a nonprofit empowering young people to move beyond homelessness. We’ve helped over 78,000 young adults in San Francisco by providing healthcare, housing, employment, and education services. We connect young adults to a spectrum of services designed to help young people develop the knowledge and skills for adulthood. 9 of 10 young people who complete our long-term housing programs exit to stable housing. Our mission is not to interrupt homelessness but rather to end it permanently for those in our care. Our community of volunteers and donors powers us. More than 80% of funds go directly to support our programming.