We respect all people and we believe in donating to produce a powerful and impactful positive change. We set yearly donation goals to give to a wide variety of worthy causes including mental health, HBC’s and domestic abuse. For more information on our pledge and donations, check out our community page.
To the warriors around the world, thank you for your support, fuel, and inspiration. Read on to learn more about the initiatives we support. These donations were made on behalf of anyone who supports black businesses and everyone who supports What Waist.
Help Survivors of Domestic Violence in Atlanta
It is important to What Waist to support and advocate for survivors of domestic violence, so we have donated to the Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRCDV). The WRCDV helps survivors of domestic violence in Atlanta improve their safety by finding a safe place to stay, exercising their legal rights, exploring options, and creating accountability for batterers. We want to offer a voice for survivors who may not be able to speak for themselves.
Our Community Outreach
As a brand that prides itself on uplifting others and supporting one another through our journeys, helping our local community is important to us at What Waist! We recently donated to three local Atlanta-based charities to support the homeless this fall.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, food insecurity has been on the rise for those facing hunger. This season, we found it important to give food and essentials to people in our community who also call Atlanta home. We researched and found three reliable, reputable and respected charities that support the homeless and people who are in need of food and basic resources.
Atlanta Community Food Bank
The Atlanta Food Bank uses their resources to distribute millions of pounds worth of donated food across Atlanta and North Georgia. From large neighborhoods to rural areas, the Atlanta Food Bank connects with hundreds of food banks to reach as many people in need as possible. In addition to their mission of ending hunger in the state of Georgia, they also offer some social services as needed.
Follow the link below to get involved
Meals on Wheels Atlanta
Meals on Wheels Atlanta provides food to those in need in a unique way. Senior citizens often have a hard time traveling for the food that they need. Meals on Wheels hand delivers food to homes as well as at local food pantries. In addition to feeding the elderly, Meals on Wheels also provides food to animals through their pet pantry so that furry family members can eat too!
The Backpack Project
The Backpack Project aims to ease the burden of homelessness across America one backpack at a time. The organization uses their resources to fill backpacks with essential needs like food, clothes and toiletries and hand delivers them to the homeless around the community; making direct contributions and connections.
Our Clean Water Initiative
Water is so important to us! As Warriors, we resonate with the gentle and powerful healing strength of water and so to thank you for your support, What Waist has promised to create an impactful, positive & real change by donating $1 from every What Waist purchase to clean water initiatives. We are committed to help providing clean water solutions for communities of color and also to our oceans worldwide.
What Waist Completes Their $100,000 Pledge
In June of 2020, we made a pledge to donate $100,000 before the end of the year to causes that support the fight against injustice and systematic racism. It is important to us as a company to give back to the community that has supported our growth as a business over the years.
As a black owned company that has experienced the inhumanity of systematic racism, we stand against it and we are committed to make a change. The death of George Floyd represented so many things that are very wrong with our country. During times like that, we are reminded that we have no one to turn to but ourselves to start the revolution for a positive future.
Our first donation was made to the Minnesota Freedom Fund. The MFF pays criminal bonds for individuals that are unable to do so. They seek to end discriminatory, intimidating and oppressive money bail and we support their efforts in paying the bonds of the protestors who stood up to express their views after the death of George Floyd.
What Waist supports initiatives that are involved in ending voter suppression efforts like voter id and felony disenfranchisement. So, we made a donation to the Black Voters Matter Fund. Their involvement with communities and organizations that support civic engagement on a political level aligns with our beliefs as a company. Together we can make a change, but change starts with people.
We wanted to support black mothers and their infants as part of our pledge as well. We understand the impact of racism on the health and development of infants of color, so we have donated to the Black Women for Wellness fund that advocates and directly addresses the impact of racism on the health of young infants.
To make a change going forward, we need to focus on the future. That is why we made a considerable donation to Clark Atlanta University to help pay for student tuition and education costs. This historically black university excels in using education as a tool to remodel social systems and civic protocols to create a more just, equitable society. We are proud to help support students in the Atlanta community who are motivated to elevate their education.
We want to thank you for supporting our brand and giving us the opportunity to support these exceptional causes to help make a positive change in our community. We support people who are committed to positive change and active progression towards a better future, these donations were made on behalf of anyone who supports black business and everyone who supports What Waist.