Ghandi once wrote that "the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
At Sheepleg, a portion of every sale will go to a charity. We have chosen 7 charities to support, and to make your decisions easier we have broken them out so that a purchase made in a certain category goes to a specific charity. As an example, if you buy a women’s clothing item, a portion of your purchase will go to the Susan Komen Race for the Cure. A list of our other charities is below.
Why give our money away all the time? Why not? Corporations give donations in the millions every year. They budget money and plan out spending and have whole departments dedicated to giving their money away. I guess I don’t plan that well and can’t plan to give away money I may or may not have. Who needs departments of people deciding how to give their money away when there are charities out there that will do it for you?
Truthfully, I love to give and have a big heart, but when it comes to the planning and execution of said giving, I tend to either procrastinate or just plain blow it. So I have committed that achieving my career dreams must help me to also fulfill my aspirations to contribute to society. So I have decided to Be selfish and give back. You can also check out how our suppliers give back in their own ways here.
We may only give it away a buck at a time and probably won’t be picked up by any national news stations, but who cares? We helped people, or animals, or mother earth. That is all that matters to me. I am sure there are some tax benefits in there somewhere, but I’ll have to hire someone to figure that out for me. :)
During the time from November 1st through December 15th, an additional portion of our sales will go to the charities below.
We may change our charities periodically depending on the time of year, or the cause, or from our customer feedback. But rest assured, we will always find a way to contribute to institutions who are deserving and relevant. Every dollar you spend, even if it is on something for yourself, will mean something to someone somewhere. So Be selfish, give back.