Creating quality hemp extract products we believe in is rewarding, but what’s even better is being able to give back to causes that make our world a better place. There are many organizations and individuals that do the work many of us cannot; and for that, we are grateful. UPLEAFS is committed to creating a positive culture that helps those in need. To formalize that commitment, we have joined the Pledge 1% movement with a commitment to contribute a minimum of 1% of profits.
Pledge 1% is a national organization that is backed by some big tech names such as Salesforce CEO, Marc Benioff and Yelp CEO, Jeremy Stoppelman. Since its launch in December 2014, over 8,500 companies globally have pledged 1% to nonprofit causes and programs. Companies of all sizes can be apart of this global movement, so if you own a company and would like to learn more, please click on the Pledge 1% logo to inquire about joining this movement.
Selecting where to contribute our pledge is a difficult decision because we believe in many causes. This year we have decided to focus on two organizations we believe are important charities that make an impact on our youth and the animal population. The merit of these organizations can be reviewed using the links provided below with data from Charity Navigator (an online database that evaluates the financial health, accountability, and transparency of charities).
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY)
We selected Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) because of their full-time involvement with our young homeless population that many people do not see when they visit our cities, Las Vegas in particular. We believe our youth deserve a fighting chance to create a better future for themselves. NPHY provides a transitional living program and education to help homeless youth get the support they need to rebuild their lives.
We have been using petfinder.com for many years as a search tool to find pets that need homes. This website has grown and transformed into an amazing site of resources for current and future pet owners. In addition to the tools they provide, their nonprofit organization supports shelters and rescue groups in need. Animals will always be near and dear to our hearts because of their helpless nature. If you are interested in adopting a pet or want to read through their resources online, please visit their website and spread the word. We encourage people to always Adopt and Don't Shop.
Here are a few pets in need of a home. Please visit Petfinder's website for a current and complete list of animals and locations. Thank you for your support!