Our Giving Back Body Butter has been introduced to not only be good for you, good for the planet but also to help do some good for someone else too! $20 from every Giving Back Body Butter will be going directly to a charity / organisation.
We reached out to our customers to get ideas of which organisation to donate to and we were touched with all the suggestions. In the future, we do hope to be supporting numerous organisations but for now we're starting with the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) here in Vancouver.
No matter where you are in the world, you've probably heard that gender-based violence has intensified since the outbreak of COVID-19 and that's been no different here in Canada. Maryam Monsef, Canada's minister for women and gender equality, has said that since COVID-19, parts of Canada has seen a 20-30% increase in rates of gender-based violence. So for us, we thought the DEWC was a great place to start giving back to.
DEWC mission and purpose is to:
DEWC provides a safe space exclusively for self-identified women and their children. Not only do they provide a safe space, they also provide basic necessities including:
- hot meals
- free clothing
- secure mailing addresses
- phone and computer access
- functioning and secure toilet and showers
- feminine hygiene products
- computer access
- harm reduction supplies
- first aid
With our Giving Back Body Butter not only will your skin feel good but you can feel good knowing that $20 of your purchase will be going directly to the Downtown Eastside Women's Centre. You can find out more about DEWC and everything they do here: https://dewc.ca/
As for using Giving Back Body Butter - we recommend using only a pea size amount at a time as it spreads super easily! This whipped body butter is going to last you a very long time!