As part of our Give Back commitment, each full time employee is paid for up to 2.5 hours of volunteer time per month. It's a small way to encourage the team to give back to the community. So far this year we have volunteered 14 hours! Every little bit helps!
This month we donated a large collection of high quality supplies and tools to Jean's Place
. This is a Portland based shelter for women who are experiencing homelessness. Jean's Place is putting together a jewelry making workshop and our donation will hopefully help them jump start the program. Both for job skills and the therapeutic affects of working with your hands.
(Update: Total donation $1800 cash plus hygiene items)
This month we focused on raising awareness and funds for Rose Haven
, a Portland-based, day-shelter for children and female-identifying adults. Domestic abuse is the number one reason that women experience homelessness and Rose Haven provides a sanctuary for those in need.
If you live in Portland, you know that there is a large population of people experiencing homelessness. I am not proud to admit that I have felt frustrated by the people who are camped out in front of our business or blocking public areas in an attempt to have a place that feels like their own. The Seaworthy team has talked a lot about this and we decided to do something to change our view and recognize the value of the individual lives that exist within these situations. Not everyone has a safety net to fall back when life hits a rough patch. Places like Rose Haven provide that and we couldn't be more grateful.
As a woman-owned and women-ran business we are driven to provide support and community to other women. As a day shelter and community center in Portland, Rose Haven, serves women and children who are experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and poverty. Rose Haven first helps meet basic needs for food, clothing, hygiene, and safety. Then guests are provided education, support and resources to assist them in regaining stability in their lives.
In 2017, Rose Haven served 3,383 women and children. Our goal is to assist them in their efforts to positively impact the lives of children and female-identifying adults in Portland. Thank you for your interest in helping us achieve these goals.
Here is a list of ways to participate in our March give back efforts:
Drop off donations (new & unused) at Seaworthy
, during our spring cleaning event
or anytime in March during our regular open hours (Tuesday to Friday//12 pm to 6 pm). We will give you $5 off your purchase on the day you donate.
Items needed (full size, all items new and unused):
- body wash
- Underwear & Bras
Buy something from our online store - 10% of retail sales donated to Rose Haven
Click the box to "Round Up for Charity" on the check out screen when placing your order. All round ups will be donated.
Seaworthy will also be doubling our "give back time" for employees who volunteer at Rose Haven in the month of March. Employees are normally paid for 2.5 hours of volunteer time per month, in March they will be paid for 5 hours.
Questions? Please contact our Give Back liaison, Marley at email@example.com
Thank you to the Seaworthy community and team! We are proud of the difference that we can make together.
This month we officially achieved our Silver Certification from Portland's Sustainability at Work Program! We have been working towards this goal for about a year. We will not be stopping here - we are well on our way to achieving our Gold Certification and our ultimate goal of 100% waste free production.