Giving Back

Humble Ceramics believes in giving back. We have been building our business slowly, one step backward, two steps forward ...  facing many MANY unexpected challenges, and have to admit our funds have been extremely limited, so we give a little here and a little there, planting seeds of giving ... trying to pick where the donation will have the most impact in the moment ...

These are organizations we support (past and present) 
some monthly, annually or once.
 


A - Z
(some were one time donations, some were monthly or annual, and some are ongoing still .... )

A K A S A   C O M M U M I T Y   O U T R E A C H
Akasa Community Outreach provides a diversified Wellness Curriculum in partnership with public schools in low-income communities throughout Los Angeles. Students learn about the process of growing, harvesting, sourcing and cooking food and examine their own neighborhood food system. Akasa Community is a skills-based program, which emphasizes experiential learning, promotes urban transformation and provides systematic ways to support the physical, social and emotional wellness of students.

https://www.akasa.community/


A M A Z O N   S M I L E
We use AmazonSmile because they donate 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of our choice (ours are divided between Akasa Community & Kiva Micro Loans). AmazonSmile is the same Amazon we all know. Same products, same prices, same service.
https://smile.amazon.com/


B R A N D W I N E   C R E E K   F A R M S   ( P R O J E C T   2 3 2 2 )
A Bio-dynamic Farm which donates its crops and humanly raised beef, pork, and chicken to feed the hungry and bring food to food deserts.
http://www.brandywinecreekfarms.org/


C H A R I T Y   W A T E R
Charity Water invests the money they raise into organizations with years of experience to build sustainable, community-owned water projects around the world. Their team works closely to ensure that every dollar is accounted for and then provides reports back to their donors.
https://www.charitywater.org/


D I S T R I B U T I N G   D I G N I T Y
Distributing Dignity’s mission is to Distribute new bras, pads and tampons, enhancing the Dignity of women in need.
http://www.distributingdignity.org/


E D E N   R E F O R E S T A T I O N   P R O J E C T S
Eden Reforestation projects reduces extreme poverty and restores healthy forests by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees every year.
https://edenprojects.org/


E N V I R O N M E N T   C A L I F O R N I A
Environment California is a non-profit political organization that lobbies for environmental legislation in the U.S. state of California. It is affiliated with Environment America and the Fund for the Public Interest.
http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/


G L O B A L   G I V I N G
Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund
On Sept. 19, 2017, Mexico City and surroundings including Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. Hundreds were killed. Homes, schools, and community buildings were destroyed. This followed an 8.1M quake in Oaxaca and Chiapas on Sept. 7. This fund will provide immediate relief to survivors: food, shelter, water, and medicine. In addition, it will support longer-term assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations will exclusively support these disasters.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/mexico-earthquake-relief-fund/


G L O B A L   G I V I N G
Puerto Rico & Caribbean Hurricane Relief Fund
Hurricane Maria caused devastating destruction and flooding in the Caribbean, destroying homes in Puerto Rico, Dominica, and the Virgin Islands just two weeks after Hurricane Irma. This fund will provide relief to survivors in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support any necessary hurricane relief and recovery efforts in the Caribbean.
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/hurricane-maria-caribbean-relief-fund/


H A B I T A T   F O R   H U M A N I T Y
At Habitat for Humanity, we build. We build because we believe that everyone, everywhere, should have a healthy, affordable place to call home. More than building homes, we build communities, we build hope and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves. Donations help families break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. With an affordable, stable home, families have more to spend on food, medicine, child care, education and other essentials.
https://www.habitat.org 


J O N A T H A N   G O L D   F U N D R A I S E R
Jonathan Gold’s sudden death at 57 , mere weeks after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, dealt a concussive blow to Los Angeles, the international food community, his many friends and a legion of devoted readers. But it stunned and devastated his family with whom he shared so many adventures —his wife, Laurie Ochoa; their 23-year old daughter Isabel and 15 year old son Leon.  Jonathan loved being a food critic but he loved his family more, and though they are a valiant trio, his death has unmoored them in many ways, including financial.  Contributions will help them cover immediate expenses and provide for Izzy and Leon’s education.
https://www.gofundme.com/for-the-family-of-jonathan-gold


K I V A   M I C R O   L O A N S
Kiva Microfunds is a 501 non-profit organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva's mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.”
https://www.kiva.org


K P F K   -   P A C I F I C A   R A D I O
KPFK and Pacifica are founded upon a Mission Statement which to this day remains unique in radio broadcasting: *To promote cultural diversity and pluralistic community expression *To contribute to a lasting understanding between individuals of all nations, races, creeds, and colors. *To promote freedom of the press and serve as a forum for various viewpoints and *To maintain an independent funding base.
http://kpfk.org/


L O S   A N G E L E S   C O M M U N I T Y   A C T I O N   N E T W O R K
DWAC’s mission is to empower women who live and work in Downtown LA to influence public policy change that promotes health, safety, and economic and social justice for women through collective action, public education, community building, advocacy and leadership opportunities.

http://cangress.org/our-work/downtown-womens-action-coalition/ 

In the fall of 2013, LA CAN opened a pop-up produce market in South LA in the neighborhood where the Pueblo Del Rio Public Housing Development is located. Once a week, TEAM FOOD provides organic produce at a price affordable to the low-income residents of this food insecure community. Additionally, we organize food demonstrations, conduct nutrition education workshops, and distribute healthy recipes for dishes that can be made with our produce.
http://cangress.org/our-work/la-can-south-la-pop-up-market/


L O S   A N G E L E S   FI R E   D E P A R T M E N T
https://www.lafd.org/


L O S   A N G E L E S   M I S S I O N
Providing help, hope and opportunity to men, women and children in need.
https://www.losangelesmission.org/ 


L O S   A N G E L E S   R E G I O N A L   F O O D   B A N K
Fighting Hunger. Giving Hope since 1973.
https://www.lafoodbank.org/


O R G A N I C   C O N S U M E R ' S   A S S O C I A T I O N
Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is an online and grassroots non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability. The OCA deals with crucial issues of food safety, industrial agriculture, genetic engineering, children's health, corporate accountability, Fair Trade, environmental sustainability and other key topics. We are the only organization in the US focused exclusively on promoting the views and interests of the nation's estimated 50 million organic and socially responsible consumers.
https://www.organicconsumers.org/


R O N   F I N L E Y    P R O J E C T
Ron aka "The Gangster Gardner" is realizing his vision for community gardening and rejuvenation. Let’s grow this seed of urban gangsta gardening into a school of nourishment and change. Help spread his dream of edible gardens, one city at a time. It’s time for Americans to learn to transform food deserts to food forests. Help them learn to regenerate their lands into creative business models. Let’s make Ron’s philosophy mushroom across the country, and the world.
http://ronfinley.com/


S T A N D I N G   R O C K
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Council is a governing body empowered by the SRST Constitution committed to promoting an environment for the self sufficiency of all tribal members. Standing Rock Tribal government strives to be a more effective, efficient and visible government providing opportunities for our economy to grow through business development by educating our members, to enhance the health and wellness of the people of standing rock.
http://standingrock.org/


T R U M P   F O R E S T*
Now called the Eden Reforestation Projects"
"Where ignorance grows trees"
US President Donald Trump doesn't believe in the science of human-caused climate change. He wants to ignore one of the greatest threats to healthy life on Earth. Trump wants to bring back coal despite scientists telling us we cannot afford to burn it, and despite economists telling us there's more money and jobs in renewable energy. So we're planting a forest to soak up the extra greenhouse gases Trump plans to put into our atmosphere. We're planting a global forest to offset Trump's monumental stupidity.
https://trumpforest.com/


W H O   G I V E S   A   C R A P
Stop wiping with trees!
100% recycled toilet paper for those who care! Made without trees. 50% of their profits are donated to help build toilets for those in need.
https://us.whogivesacrap.org/


W O R L D   C E N T R A L   K I T C H E N
José Andrés founded World Central Kitchen after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti with the belief that food can be an agent of change.  We have expanded globally and have developed into a group of chefs creating smart solutions to hunger and poverty. Today, World Central Kitchen uses the expertise of its Chef Network to empower people to be part of the solution, with a focus on health, education, jobs, and social enterprise.
https://www.worldcentralkitchen.org/


And more … (you know who your are ;)