We are honored to partner with different Mental Health Non-Profit Organizations and Practitioner, donate our “string of hope” bracelets and provide financial support to their overall missions.
In 2010, Glenn Close co-founded Bring Change to Mind (BC2M), a nonprofit organization built to start the conversation about mental health, and to raise awareness, understanding, and empathy. The idea for the organization resulted from Ms. Close’s first-hand observation of the battles with mental illness within her own family. Ms. Close’s sister, Jessie, successfully lives with bipolar disorder, and Jessie’s son, Calen, lives with schizoaffective disorder, and all three are actively involved in spreading the organization’s mission.
BC2M develops influential public service announcements (PSAs); pilots evidence-based, peer-to-peer programs at the undergraduate and high school levels engaging students to eradicate stigma; and has created a social movement around change by providing people with platforms to share, connect, and learn. Because science is essential to achieving this mission, BC2M’s work is grounded in the latest research, evaluated for effectiveness, and shared with confidence. An integral component of this is BC2M’s Scientific Advisory Council, which is comprised of an acclaimed team of experts in the fields of stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.
We partnered with BC2M on our, Let's talk about #thegreenelephantintheroom Campaign.
Because the first step in addressing “mental illness” and fighting the stigma is talking about the “elephant in the room.”
With the purchase of our elephant pieces, we donate 25% of the proceeds to Bring Change 2 Mind.
Click here to learn more about the campaign, "Let's talk about #thegreenelephantintheroom".
THE PEOPLE CONCERN
(Previously known as OPCC Santa Monica)
People Concern empowers people to rebuild their lives. Our goal is to end -- not simply manage -- human suffering.
People Concern is an independent, community-supported organization in which staff, volunteers and clients work with mutual respect to address the effects of poverty, abuse, neglect and discrimination. The agency's programs are designed to remove barriers to access the resources individuals need to ensure their survival, end their victimization and improve their quality of life.
We partnered with OPCC Santa Monica by donating about 125 inspirational bracelets to their clients and residents as a symbol of hope.
GRACE ALLIANCE WEST COAST
Grace Alliance West Coast is a non-profit organization that provides recovery programs, support groups, training and collaborative partnerships. Their mission is to transform lives, faith communities and society by building a mental health peer-provider movement through education, training, and collaboration.
We are fundraising for their West Coast Branch by donating 40% of the proceeds for every purchase of the “rest in grace” bracelet. Also, we are donating our “string of hope” bracelets directly to their support groups, as part of our one-for-one business model. For every purchase, we will give one piece of inspirational bracelet to someone in their support groups battling depression as a symbol of hope.
FREE AND ABOVE
Free And Above is a non-profit organization encouraging people to share their stories honestly, in hopes that each individual's story will inspire and bring hope into the lives of others who share similar experiences. Free And Above is a movement of hope, love and togetherness. We need hope in order to get through our tribulations. We need love to push away the darkness. And finally, we need togetherness because community is so important. If we have these things, we can change many lives.
We partnered up with Free and Above and created a campaign #OURSTORIESOFHOPE beginning August 2015, inspiring and encouraging everyone to share their story about their battle with depression, anxiety and any other mental illness. Please click here for more details.
MELISSA KAY COUNSELING
We are partnering with Melissa by donating some of our “string of hope” bracelets to her teen support group as well as some of her clients, as part of our one-for-one business model. For every purchase, we will give one piece of inspirational bracelet to someone in her support groups and/or clients battling depression as a symbol of hope.
If you know of any other non-profit organizations for mental health, behavioral or mental health centers and other support groups that can be good partners, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to link with them. As always, thank you all for your continued support.