It’s fun to be good but doing good is even gooder. Our 12 Days of Giving made us feel all warm and fuzzy last year, so boom, we’re doing it again in 2021.
As our team continues to grow, we chose to include local charities and nonprofits in Seattle and beyond, where some of our remote team members reside. Outmark® will donate to one of the organizations listed below every day starting now through Christmas (for 12 days in a row – clever, right)? Follow along on our blog and Instagram as we reveal our charities of choice.
Outmark’s 12 Days of Giving 2021
On the first day of giving, my good friends brought to me…
Day 1: Mary’s Place (Seattle, WA)
Since 1999, Mary’s Place has supported thousands of homeless women and families to give them a chance to create a promising future. With five emergency family shelters, they have built a place where struggling families can feel safe and find community and resolution.
Day 2: Virginians for Veterans (Richmond, VA)
Virginians for Veterans is a charity that was started to raise money for local and regional veteran support groups. They’ve raised over $1,800,000 to assist veterans over the past nine years.
Day 3: The Ocean Clean Up
The Ocean Cleanup is a non-profit organization that develops and scales technologies to eliminate plastic from the ocean. To do this, they work on stopping the source of the problem and cleaning up existing plastic waste from our oceans.
Day 4: Arizona Children’s Coalition (Surprise, AZ)
Arizona Children’s Coalition offers educational, social, and therapeutic opportunities to the at-risk youth of Arizona through sports and recreational activities that teach valuable life lessons.
Day 6: Pacific Pug Rescue (Portland, OR)
We couldn’t forget our furry friends this holiday season! Pacific Pug Rescue is a non-profit run by volunteers and solely supported through donations. Every cent you donate will go towards helping save pugs in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.
Day 7: Hawaii Foodbank (Honolulu, HI)
In Hawaii, everyone is ‘ohana. The mission of the Hawaii Foodbank is to provide food so that no family goes hungry by working to gather and distribute food through over 200 charitable organizations.
Day 8: Interior Stylists Connect (Columbia, MD)
The Interior Stylists Connect is a non-profit extension of B. Rene Interiors that helps individuals and families who have lost their homes and belongings.
Day 9: Kids Off the Block (Chicago, IL)
Kids Off the Block is not a boy band, but a Chicago non-profit that works with youth, teens, and young adults to provide tutoring, mentoring, social activities, and a “safe place” for kids to find community.
Day 10: World Central Kitchen
World Central Kitchen directs emergency food relief response teams to areas affected by disasters and provides education to culinary professions in underserved communities.
Day 11: Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer’s Association is leading the mission to stop Alzheimer’s and dementia by expediting research across the globe, improving quality care and support, and educating others on early detection.
Day 12: Forgotten Children’s Fund (Seattle, WA)
Last but certainly not least on the 12 Days of Giving charity list is the Forgotten Children’s Fund. Run entirely by volunteers; they work to give underprivileged children and families a very Merry Christmas by purchasing, wrapping, and having Santa and his elves deliver gifts every year.