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The GLDN Rule of Giving Back
There’s potential (and a responsibility) to do great things as you grow...
Our philosophy stems from three core beliefs on business:
- To be a great company, your purpose must go beyond profit.
- The influence gained as you grow should be seen as an opportunity for greater contribution.
- Success should measured by positive impact and making the world a better place.
We’re striving to create the change we want to see in the world in a variety of ways, including giving back to causes that our employees and customers feel particularly passionate about.
Giving 10% of profits and 10 hours of employee time to causes that count
Every two months, we select a charity of personal significance to one of our customers or employees and donate 10% of profits from sales on our website to that cause. We also find occasions (such as International Women's Day) as additional opportunities for giving back.
In addition, we donate service time to organizations making an impact in our native Pacific Northwest. GLDN offers every employee 10 paid hours per year for time spent volunteering in our local community.
April / May 2017: 10% of GLDN.com Profits
Skagit Valley Youth Soccer: This league is made up of 600 talented local youth and includes an economically challenged demographic that we wanted to make sure had equipment to set them up for success. One of our long time employees has been personally working hard to help this group over the last year and we were happy to provide additional funds and support to the cause.
La Femme Collection: 50% of Profits
Care.org: 50% of profits from our La Femme Collection are donated to CARE, an a global leader within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty, starting with the empowerment of women. They put women and girls in the center because we know that we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities.
International Women’s Day: 50% of all sales
2018 Malala Fund: Malala Fund is working for a world where every girl can learn and lead without fear. Founded in 2013, Malala Fund champions every girl’s right to 12 years of free, safe, quality education. They believe girls are the best investment in the future peace and prosperity of our world.
2017 Skagit Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services: On International Women’s Day in 2017, when we announced we’d be donating half our proceeds for the day, our customers generously helped us to raise $4,500 for our local women’s shelter.
Have a Heart Run: All proceeds from this local event benefit Community Action of Skagit County as we walk alongside our community members on their path out of poverty.
Community Action of Skagit County: Many of our employees have contributed their volunteer hours to this local organization, both by assisting at their Food Distribution Center and by participating in their 2017 Have a Heart Run.
Habitat for Humanity: Employees volunteered their time and skills to help build a house for a local family.
Ongoing Causes We Support
Northwest Kidney Centers Gala: GLDN donates money and jewelry to the Northwest Kidney Centers Discovery Gala each year, which benefits kidney research. One of GLDN’s ultra badass ladies is a kidney recipient, so this is a cause particularly close to her heart - literally.
Plan International: We provide ongoing donations to this great organization that supports young women and girls overseas who are at a high risk of being sold into human trafficking. By providing them with food to bring home to the family each day after school, it becomes more economically advantageous to the family to educate the girls and keep them in the household as long as possible, where before they might not have been able to afford it.
Suggest a Cause
Just as you've supported us, we want to support the causes that have impacted you. To us, that's the GLDN Rule. If you have a cause you are particularly inspired to support, shoot us an email with a little about the organization and the story of why it matters to you. We select a charity from employee and customer recommendations every two months. Come back and visit this page for updates on our supported organizations
Thank you for all your support and to everyone who is conscious about their purchases in general. Supporting small business and companies that operate with integrity makes a difference. The sum of all our collective choices results in a powerful force - and together, we can change the world.