The What Gives: Futures Without Violence
We often hear regrets voiced by friends who wish they had more time to volunteer or to give back to their communities. Then life gets in the way, another year goes by, and the wish to do good evaporates (much like those desires to exercise, meditate, or read more books). As Founders of The What, our mission has always been very simple: to turn women on to stuff that makes us feel smarter, happier, more whole. Beyond helping ourselves, there are few things more satisfying than helping others. Every month, our partner in purpose BOON SUPPLY will mirror our philanthropic feature on their retail site and give 50% (yes, fifty percent) of your purchases to support our cause in THE WHAT GIVES. Boon isn’t just doing this for us. Their motto and business model is #everydaygood. They give 50% to a cause of your choosing EVERY day. We are proud to work with Boon to raise awareness about the organizations we care about.
And since our motto is “Wish less. Do more,” please check out Boon’s humane retail concept, spread the word far and wide, and if you fall in love with anything on their site buy it to benefit our cause of the month: FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE.
FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE is working to end violence against women and children around the world. We both have very personal stories about why we are passionate about protecting women. As a witness of domestic violence, Gina has spent the past decade volunteering and mentoring at a safe house for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and Amy experienced an abusive relationship as a teenager from a high school boyfriend. Both of us are committed to preventing and ultimately ending this horrible cycle.