Charmed by a Cause is dedicated to giving back to the global community. Here are organizations in particular we are committed to supporting through our online store. We give 20% of the purchase price from all of our jewelry to the cause partner the customer selects at checkout. We also believe in being transparent, the donation dollar amount is calculated and shown to the customer before checkout. Below you can read more about our partners and the causes we care deeply about.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
(AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by
suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and
advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:
• Funding scientific research
• Educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention
• Advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention
• Supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide in our mission
Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. AFSP celebrates 30 years of service to the suicide prevention movement. History In 1987, a small group of caring individuals had a vision: establish a private source of support for suicide research and education,and essential suicide prevention efforts could be sustained into the future. These founding families—each of whom had lost someone to suicide—joined with scientists to create what today is the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention or AFSP.
Millions of kids suffer on the streets every day. For over 40 years, Covenant House has sheltered and cared for these young people – now standing as a powerful human rights movement for homeless and trafficked youth in 31 cities across 6 countries.
Every day, homeless youths are exploited by the horrid deeds of human trafficking. Covenant House is a safe haven for the young human trafficking victims who utilize the shelters across America. Most victims are usually hungry, tired and scared, with no family or loved ones to turn to. Some victims have been forced to deal drugs, beg for money on the streets or work as servants in someone's home. Human trafficking truly is a monstrous industry and Covenant House is witness to the toll that it takes on its victims.
Through a combination of support strategies, including educational programs, job training and placement, medical services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, legal aid and beyond, Covenant House helps young people embrace the great promise of their lives, overcome steep barriers to independence and strive to achieve their aspirations.
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary envisions a peaceful world rooted in respect and justice for all living beings. Woodstock Farm Sanctuary rescues farmed animals and gives them care and sanctuary, connect animals with people to advance veganism, and advocate for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements.
Rescuing individuals and giving them care and lifelong sanctuary, including elder care and hospice, is the root work of the Sanctuary. This commitment to them as individuals is powerfully illustrative that every sentient being is deserving of consideration and kindness. Most of the animals are rescued during investigations of farms, stockyards, auctions, and slaughterhouses; others arrive from humane societies and SPCA cruelty cases. A surprising number of our rescued animals come from the streets of New York City. For the first time in their lives, these animals that have only known fear, isolation, and pain now enjoy warm and clean barns, nourishing food, veterinary care and love.
We welcome visitors to come and meet animals who are most commonly exploited, abused, and killed in animal agriculture. Our animal residents are given lifelong sanctuary and are treated with respect as individuals. By giving farmed animals the chance to live their lives with dignity and by sharing their stories, "We advocate for veganism and aim to reduce suffering for all.”
The New York Solar Energy Society’s mission is to encourage the understanding and use of energy efficiency and renewable energy through public outreach. We are a sound source of technical knowledge. NYSES provides a forum to address critical regional and state issues relating to renewable energy solutions. We address the energy usage of all segments of society by increasing awareness of the benefits of renewables: solar, wind, biomass, geothermal ground source, tidal/wave energy and energy efficiency
We are solar enthusiasts, engineers, developers, contractors, policy makers, teachers, researchers, Wall Street analysts, manufactures and homeowners. NYSES is a chapter of the American Solar Energy Society which was founded in 1954 and, in turn, became a chapter of the International Solar Energy Society.
We educate consumers to help them know how to choose cost effective, energy solutions with our Homeowner Workshops, K-12 special events, solar demonstrations, hands-on workshops, renewable energy finance seminars.