"Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."
"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members."
"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."
"You can judge a society by the way it treats its animals"
These quotes above are truths that we believe in and live by here at Hibiscus iWear. Not only do we serve children though teaching and giving back to them on Sunday mornings but we also volunteer at Irvine Animal Care shelter every Tuesday and Friday. We believe that whom much is given, much is expected and we encourage you to do the same. Our hope is that by buying from Hibiscus iWear you can feel great about your purchase knowing that a portion of your hard earned money is going to one of these 5 charities below to support children and abused and neglected animals. Thank you so much for being a Hibiscus customer and we hope you will come back soon. You are helping us change the world one tiny step (or click:-) at a time.
A portion of every single item sold from Hibiscus Sunglasses goes to:
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world. The organization was founded by Henry Bergh in 1866 on the belief that animals are entitled to kind and respectful treatment at the hands of humans, and must be protected under the law. Headquartered in New York City, the ASPCA maintains a strong local presence, and with programs that extend their anti-cruelty mission across the country, they are recognized as a national animal welfare organization. The ASPCA¹s mission, as stated by Henry Bergh in 1866, is ³to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.²
Samaritan's Purse Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project
Samaritan's Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan's Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God's love through His Son, Jesus Christ. Over 15 million children worldwide have lost one or both of their parents to AIDS. Samaritan's Purse Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project equip local churches and communities to take care of children¹s needs instead of placing them in orphanages. They offer comprehensive care for children by providing school fees and supplies, food, clean water, spiritual care, health care, and legal services as well as provide vocational training for caretakers and older youth.
Share our Strength - Ending Childhood Hunger in the U.S.
Share Our Strength¹s goal is to end childhood hunger in America by 2015. Share Our Strength¹s highest priority is to make sure that every child in America gets the nutritious food he or she needs to learn, grow and thrive. Their No Kid Hungry strategy includes creating public-private partnerships at the state and city level to map out comprehensive, measurable plans to end child hunger in those areas; building public awareness about the problem of childhood hunger and solutions to end it; Investing in communities with grants to organizations whose work improves access to nutritious foods or that educate families about such programs; and educating children and families about nutritious, affordable eating.
Best Friends Animal Society
Best Friends Animal Society is guided by a simple philosophy: kindness to animals builds a better world for all of us. In the late 1980s, when Best Friends was in its early days, roughly 17 million dogs and cats were being killed in shelters every year. Despite the commitment of shelter workers to the animal in their care, the conventional belief was that little could be done to lower that terrible number. Best Friends' No More Homeless Pets campaign created a new vision: A grassroots effort to place dogs and cats who were considered "unadoptable" into good homes, and to reduce the number of unwanted pets through effective spay and neuter programs. Since then, the number of dogs and cats being destroyed in shelters has fallen to approximately 5 million a year. There has been much progress,but there is still much more to do.
Tiny Loving Canines
Tiny Loving Canines (TLC) is a small rescue located in Southern California and dedicated to the rescue and placement of our dogs in "furever" homes, specializing in small dog breeds (only). They dedicate themselves to specific small breeds and seldom have a large quantity of dogs available for adoption. TLC tends to have more Chihuahuas and/or Chi mixes because this is the largest volume of dog breeds currently being put down at the shelters superseded only by the number of Pitbulls and Pittie mixes! Currently the State of California is killing one companion pet at the rate of 4 minutes and 32 seconds - there is just not enough homes to go around for these little ones. They believe in positive reinforcement training and techniques. TLC has over 25 years in rescue and they are completely volunteer- and foster-based... there are NO paid positions. Tiny Loving Canines missionis to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home abandoned and neglected dogs, saving them from certain death in the local shelters.
Thanks for helping us make a difference!