Philanthropy

Charitable giving is an important part of my mission. For several years I have donated a percentage of my direct sales (not profits) to a rotating list of non-profits. To assist me in this endeavor, please feel free to select an organization from this list and add it to the Notes Section on your order page. During the COVID19 pandemic, I will default to the first 3 charities listed here. You may also also direct me to donate a percentage of your hat / mask purchase to your local food bank.

Learn more about these organizations below:

  • Off Their Plate – A grassroots movement creating a conduit for local communities to provide nutritious meals to frontline COVID healthcare workers and economic relief to local restaurant workers who have been affected by the crisis. This organization works hand in hand with World Central Kitchen.
  • World Central Kitchen – Changing the world through the eyes of a chef. As chefs, our work in the kitchen improves health, increases education rates, provides career skills, and creates food businesses.
  • Roots of Peace – This group removes landmines and explosive devices and assists farmers in replanting those fields with vineyards and orchards, helping them to gain a toehold on peace through sustainable agriculture in war-torn lands around the globe.
  • Doctors Without Borders – delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care worldwide.
  • International Rescue Committee – helping people in international crises to survive, recover and regain control of their future through resettlement and other programs.
  • Real Change News – Real Change exists to provide opportunity and a voice for low-income and homeless people while taking action for economic, social and racial justice.

In addition, a generous portion of your hat purchase from Brookfield Craft Center and Peters Valley School of Craft helps to support the teaching of American Craft at those non-profit organizations.

Thank you for helping me to Pay It Forward!

Heather Daveno – Artisan Hatter and Mask Maker