Your purchase matters. When you participate in our ShoppingGives program, we will donate 10% of sales on drbronner.com to one of the following four organizations serving our home base of San Diego County. You get to choose which organization to support, at no extra cost to you!
Alliance San Diego, Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego, Boys to Men, and TERI are dedicated to providing programs for youth and their families in our San Diego community. We hope you enjoy learning about their powerful missions. To participate in our campaign, just select the organization of your choosing from the “You Shop, We Give” option while shopping drbronner.com.
Alliance San Diego
Founded in 2007, Alliance San Diego is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower diverse communities to engage more effectively in the civic process. Our vision is of a future where all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our daily work is to provide underrepresented communities with the information, resources, and tools to become agents of change—in the halls of power, in the courts of justice, and in the streets of our democracy. Your support helps us assist immigrants to become citizens, citizens to become voters, voters to become leaders, and all of us to become active participants in our democracy. That is how we build a more inclusive, humane, and just democracy. Together.
Learn more at alliancesd.org.
Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego (BGCGSD) has been changing the lives of young people from diverse, at-risk backgrounds for the past 78 years. Our enriching after school programs focus on academic success, good character and healthy lifestyles—transforming young people’s lives and helping them grow up to be caring, productive, civic-minded and successful citizens of their communities. Many of the young people who attend our various Clubhouses face tremendous challenges in their day-to-day lives. More than 64% organization-wide come from significantly low-income families. Many of the communities are replete with crime, drugs and gang violence. For many working families, the Boys & Girls Clubs offer the only safe after-school option for their children, providing a nurturing and supportive environment where young people can flourish. Professional, well-trained staff supervise children and offer quality programs during the critical after-school hours. For the children, this becomes a home away from home, and an essential stepping stone to a brighter and more promising future. These youth represent all social, economic and ethnic backgrounds who seek the same thing we all do—a chance to belong, to grow and thrive, become successful, and develop their skills.
Learn more at sdyouth.org.
Boys to Men Mentoring
Boys to Men Mentoring incorporates holistic, intergenerational, and asset-based mentoring practices to encourage community involvement, intensive self-reflection, positive critical thinking habits, and self- accountability amongst the young men it serves. Boys to Men’s mission is to build communities of male role models, who, through consistent group mentoring, encourage and empower fatherless, at-risk, and disconnected teenage boys to follow their dreams. Our mentoring programs positively impact boys’ lives by fulfilling their need to engage with others and communicate their feelings while being amongst their peers and mentors without fear of judgement. One of the most important tenets of BTM is that mentors do not teach, lecture or tell boys what to do. Instead, each mentor is encouraged to share his story, the feelings he had when he was a teenager, the mistakes he made, the lessons he learned and the long-term consequences of his actions. This approach gives the boys permission to tell the truth about the challenges all teenage boys face, make their own decisions on how to deal with those challenges, and begin to take responsibility for their choices and the consequences of their actions while receiving the support of male role models who support them no matter what.
Learn more at boystomen.org.
TERI specializes in serving individuals who have needs which cannot be met by other existing programs. This includes services to persons who have autism, intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, brain trauma, severe behavioral disorders, dual diagnoses, and learning disabilities. Based in San Diego, California, TERI has grown to serve over 950 children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families; and employs 500+ professional and paraprofessional staff. The agency has been recognized as a model program in the State of California for the quality of services it provides to this population. TERI looks to the future by continuing its commitment to set new standards through establishing and operating model programs, conducting applied research in best practice procedures, and offering training and consultation to professionals, families, and other community members.
Learn more at teriinc.org.