In light of the global situation and to support our community, Breathe Autumn Rain will donate 5% of your purchase to one of the extraordinary charities we've chosen. Please note when you select a charity for us to donate to, there is no additional cost to you, so please help  José Andrés World Central Kitchen , Doctors without Borders , Equal Justice Initivative ,  Breast Cancer Research Foundation , National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  and Union of Concerned Scientists.

 

Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organizatin comitted to achieving prevention and a cure for breast cancer. We provide critical funding for Cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship.

Our goal is to accelerate the breakthroughs bringing us closer to a cure to speed up the progress that will improve surivorship and quality of life for breast cancer patients today.- Myra J. Biblowit, President & CEO

Learn More: https://www.bcrf.org/about


World Central Kitchen 

World Central Kitchen is a not-for-profit non-governmental organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. Founded in 2010 by celebrity chef José Andrés, the organization prepared food in Haiti following its devastating earthquake.

We are facing an unprecedented emergency, unlike anything this country has experienced. Beyond the health impacts of the COVID-19 coronavirus, our economy has ground to a halt — schools and businesses are closed, travel is restricted, and restaurants face an uncertain future. Traditional safety nets like school feeding programs, childcare services, and senior centers are struggling to stay open.

See what World Central Kitchen is doing in response to COVID-19: ChefsForAmerica: COVID-19 Response  or visit WCK.org

 

The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)

 We envision a national culture in which we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence.

Our mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. We are dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates.

The NCADV Public Policy Office collaborates with other national organizations to promote legislation and policies that serve and protect victims and survivors of domestic violence, and we work to change the narrative surrounding domestic violence.

We seek macro-level change in order to create a society in which domestic violence is never tolerated or minimized, in which victims and survivors are respected, and in which service providers have the resources to serve all victims and survivors.

In turn, we rely on our members and our partners’ members to provide grassroots support, contacting their congressional delegations and making their voices heard at the local level. 

One of the most common reasons victims of domestic violence either stay with or return to an abuser is because they fear they will be unable to provide financially for themselves and or their children. In  collaboration with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE), NCADV hosts financial education webinars to educate victims and survivors about rebuilding financially after domestic violence.

he National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence, the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation, and the Prosecutors Against Gun Violence have teamed up to launch a new initiative: Disarm Domestic Violence.

The Disarm Domestic Violence website, due to launch in October 2018, will allow advocates, gun violence prevention activists, survivors, victims, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and so many others to research state-specific laws on domestic violence-related protective order firearm removals and take steps to remove guns from armed abusers.

To learn more: https://ncadv.org

Doctors without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontiers

Doctors Without Borders, is an international humanitarian medical non-governmental organization of French origin best known for its projects in conflict zones and in countries affected by endemic diseases. This organization currently have medical projects in over 70 countries globally.

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, our teams are currently working in Florida, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation, and New York with local authorities and partner organizations serving vulnerable communities who often lack access to health care, including migrants and people experiencing homelessness.

Read: What We Do: doctorswithourborders.org/what-we-do and doctorswithoutborders.org/who-we-are

 Equal Justice Initiative

EJI is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. We’ve earned the top ranking from Charity Navigator and won a Skoll Award for our impact on social justice reform.

Visit: eji.org  

Union of Concerned Scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists is a national nonprofit organization founded more than 50 years ago by scientists and students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Our mission: to use rigorous, independent science to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

Today, we are a group of nearly 250 scientists, analysts, policy and communication experts dOur founders knew science and evidence-based decision making was critical to solving many of the biggest challenges facing humankind. To make progress we would need to work persistently in the face of often daunting odds. That's just what we’ve done.

  • We combat climate change and seek to alleviate harm caused by the heat, sea level rise, and other consequences of runaway emissions,
  • We strive to develop sustainable ways to feed, power and transport ourselves,
  • We work to reduce the existential threat of nuclear war.
  • We fight back when powerful corporations or special interests mislead the public on science.
  • We ensure our solutions advance racial and economic equity.