Paying Forward 50% of our profit to those in need
Our mission at Love is really simple. If you allow us to provide great quality, loving and sincere service to you, we will pay forward half of the profit we generate to causes that need it the most. It’s a win-win-win. And it’s not us being generous, it’s YOU. And each and every person you refer to us. There are a few dozen other salons, spas and yoga studios you can go to. But we trust that you believe in us and support our intentions. And because of that, together we can make the world a better place.
At the end of each visit at Love, you will be asked to select which organization you prefer to receive a portion of the profit. We’ve distilled down to 5 core charities that we support in the areas of education, poverty and disaster relief, environmental conservation, health and medical care, and animal welfare. All of the organizations have been selected based on their Charity Navigator rankings as being highly effective in their mission, highly efficient and not overly funded. Get to know them and when it’s your turn to vote, select the one that resonates with you the most. You can change your vote each visit, and vote every single time.
Education: CHILD AID
Child Aid’s mission is to create opportunity for Latin America’s rural and indigenous poor through childhood literacy and education programs. They conduct reading programs in partnership with over 52 communities in Guatemala and put books into the hands of thousands of children. They provide critical training to teachers and librarians and offer scholarships to impoverished students. Child Aid’s literacy work provides the means for children to break out of poverty and build better lives for themselves and their families.
Charity Navigator Profile
Child Aid website
Poverty and Disaster: CRISIS AID
Crisis Aid’s mission is to assist in sustaining life, bring encouragement to those suffering and collaborate with other relief organizations in bringing necessary foods, materials and medicines to people in times of crisis – particularly where life and death situations exist. Demonstrating universal love and care for people is their highest and most cherished goal.
Environmental Conservation: WCD
Founded in 2002, Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) is dedicated to protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats. They support innovative strategies for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. They partner with independent, community-based conservationists around the world and provide them with the capital and tools they need to develop solutions for human-wildlife coexistence. WCN’s conservationists actively engage local people as effective stewards of their environment and work in a culturally-respectful manner to ensure that conservation skills and values will be passed on to future generations.
Health and Medical Care: Project C.U.R.E.
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 to help bridge staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by matching medical supplies and modern equipment with facilities in need to empower doctors and nurses with the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Project C.U.R.E. operates distribution centers in the US and collects excess supplies and equipment from hundreds of hospitals and medical manufacturers, giving them the opportunity to redirect their surplus in an environmentally-friendly way. Today, Project C.U.R.E. is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment to healthcare facilities in resource-limited communities in 130 countries.
Animal Welfare: Mercy For Animals
Founded in 2002, Mercy For Animals works to create a society where all animals are treated with the compassion and respect they rightfully deserve. They serve as a voice for animals through proactive consumer education initiatives, cruelty investigations, corporate outreach, and legal advocacy. MFA currently has underway several campaigns that aim to educate the public on various animal protection issues. Many campaigns are designed to encourage consumers to explore and adopt a healthy and humane vegan diet.
Charity Navigator Profile
Mercy for Animals website