Changing Lives One Bar of Soap or Candle At A Time
We know that you have choices about where to spend your hard earned money. So here's our bottom line. Like all businesses we need to be profitable so we can continue doing what we love to do. But at Island Thyme Soap Company that's not enough. We need to make a difference.
We're donating 10% of every sale to missions we care deeply about. It's all automated and seamless and you don't need to share any private information with the cause we donate to. The donation is paid by Island Thyme Soap Company LLC.
Team Rubicon is a veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. Founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to large-scale disasters, Team Rubicon has deployed thousands of volunteers across the United States and world to provide relief to communities in need.
World Central Kitchen (WCK) uses the power of food to nourish communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. When disaster strikes, WCK’s Chef Relief Team mobilizes to the frontlines with the urgency of now to start cooking and provide meals to people in need. Deploying their model of quick action, leveraging local resources, and adapting in real time, they are able to respond to multiple disasters at once — often on opposite ends of the world. By partnering with organizations on the ground and activating a network of food trucks or emergency kitchens, WCK provides freshly made, nutritious meals to survivors of disasters quickly and effectively.
Our favorite Chef, humanitarian and founder of World Chef Kitchen José Andrés been on the ground since Feb 24 with Chefs For Ukraine to provide hot nourishing meals to Ukrainian refugees at a pedestrian border crossing in southern Poland. WCK then expanded his operations to eight border crossings across the country. Additionally, they are supporting local restaurants preparing meals in eight Ukrainian cities including in Odessa, Lviv, and Kyiv. WCK Chef's For Ukraine teams are now also on the ground in Romania, Moldova, and Hungary. The UN estimates over 1.3 million Ukrainians have fled their homes since the invasion began. Most of them are women and children who travel for days without food.
As long as Chefs for Ukraine are feeding people WCK will remain our featured cause for our Giving Back program.
We chose the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to support its' lifesaving mission of a world without pediatric cancer in memory of Francesca "Beans" Kaczynski, who died at nine months old of a rare brain cancer called ATRT or atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor.
To learn more about how little Francesca's journey captured our hearts from the moment of her birth until she died on Christmas Eve 2020 read this dedication written by her dad about "Beans."
"Since its founding in 1947, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts has been committed to providing adults and children with cancer with the best treatment available today while developing tomorrow's cures through cutting-edge research."
The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. When families can't afford enough to eat, they are often can't meet other basic needs as well — including housing, employment, healthcare, and more. Feeding America helps provide meals to people in need through a network of food banks and helps address root causes of hunger.
Not only do they feed people on the ground, they also raise awareness of the issue across the country. Feeding America educates the public about the impact of hunger through investment in marketing and communications, advocacy and cutting-edge research.
There is a significant and cyclical literacy crisis facing America today and it begins with our children. Twenty-five million children in the U.S. cannot read proficiently. Reading opens doors to opportunities – it enables children to learn, to discover, to grow, to lead and to foster empathy and understanding of others.
Since 1966, Reading Is Fundamental has been the leading voice for children’s literacy. It is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed.
The newest RIF initiative, Race, Equity, and Inclusion, addresses systematic racism and social justice through the power of books and reading.
Learn More about REI, using the power of books for positive impact and change.