Destira Donation Snapshot 2019-2020
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Here’s how your purchases help us give back to our community year-round
2020 GIVE-BACK SNAPSHOT
In a year fraught with the business challenges of surviving this pandemic, Destira created a Matching Gift Program to support the issues our team cares about, with 100% match of employee donations to community organizations, educational and environmental programs, arts + culture programs, and health + human services organizations.
Through corporate giving and matched employee donations, Destira has donated over $2,000 to charitable organizations working to create a more equitable world for the least-advantaged Americans and those experiencing hardship and illness.
We’ve donated over 600 (and counting) premium cotton face masks to non-profit youth-services organizations.
We’ve also created new fundraising programs to help financially support the gymnastics community during the economic downturn brought by the pandemic. Since June 2020, we’ve helped generate over $21,000 through these new fundraising programs for our gymnastics community.
2020 DONATION RECIPIENTS
Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, to support their COVID response as well as their critical work to improve the black trans human experience by overcoming violence and injustice in the world through the power, value, and love of all people. blacktrans.org
Cool Girls, Inc., an Atlanta-based organization built around empowering girls to stop the cycle of poverty, low self-esteem, and teen pregnancy. They offer mentoring, STEM learning, fitness, nutrition, and conflict resolution as well as awarding scholarships to college and a path to higher education. thecoolgirls.org
NAACP, for working to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. naacp.org
Project Avary, a Bay Area non-profit building brighter futures for children with incarcerated parents by providing youth with a community of belonging, increased self-knowledge, and valuable life and leadership skills. They are committed to ending generational cycles of incarceration, one child at a time. projectavary.org
We the Protestors, for identifying solutions, providing research & data to organizers and policymakers, advocating to end police violence nationwide. wetheprotesters.org
Young Survival Coalition, an organization committed to supporting people who are diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of 40, as well as their caretakers and support networks. youngsurvival.org
2019 DONATION RECIPIENTS
The Aspire Project, which provided affordable access to dance programs and fitness classes for all ages, as well as a youth-oriented academic lab, until their closure in June 2020. theaspireproject.org
Athlete Assistance Fund, whose mission is to connect any survivors that suffered sexual assault within the sport of gymnastics with qualified healthcare providers. athleteassistancefund.org
Girls in the Game, working in Chicago, Baltimore, and North Texas, is working to empower all girls to become game changers, through fun and active sports and health and leadership programs. girlsinthegame.org
Project Lemonade, a Portland-based non-profit that provides new, fashionable clothing, shoes, and supplies to youth in the foster care system, in addition to their Internship and Wish-granting programs. projectlemonadepdx.org
The Roatan Expedition, a volunteer trip lead by Lynn Ledford at Cal Elite Sports, that provides face-to-face service, educational supplies, and basic needs to children and families in Honduras.
Villebois Fires Relief, in partnership with Jewart’s Gymnastics, Wilsonville, Oregon.
Tell Us What Matters To You
Nominate organizations for future donations. We are always looking to be referred to new organizations to receive mask donations. Recipient partners need not be in the sphere of gymnastics. We are looking for 501(c)3 organizations that are working to uplift and empower youth in the United States. Please fill out our quick survey below to tell us who we should know about!
Show your support for organizations like Project Avary and Cool Girls by ordering a ready-to-ship mask pack. Every purchase makes a difference.