March1Studios designs a variety of apparel and merchandise, some of which is geared toward supporting and advocating for marginalized communities and human rights causes. In keeping with that, March1Studios is now committed to putting money to those causes as well.
Where appropriate, certain products have been (or will be) automatically tagged to include a 10% donation to a related cause and will be noted on each product page.
Additionally, customers can choose to 'round-up' their purchases to support all or some of the charities that March1Studios has selected to support. All donations are pass-through; this means that March1Studios gets no benefit or tax receipt from your donations. Where applicable, tax receipts will be issued for your own tax purposes.
March1Studios supports the following charities:
U.S. BASED CHARITIES
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter is a global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
Black Lives Matter Support Fund is fiscally sponsored by Tides Foundation.
Crisis Text Line provides free, 24/7, high-quality text-based mental health support and crisis intervention by empowering a community of trained volunteers to support people in their moments of need.
* Personal disclosure: I volunteer with this organization.
Jasper’s suicide was a tragedy that led to something amazing. We have grown a community of RPG players and become close friends and family and always growing.
Sandy Hook Promise is a national nonprofit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Based in Newtown, Connecticut, our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation. By empowering youth to “know the signs” and uniting all people who value the protection of children, we can take meaningful actions in schools, homes, and communities to prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life.
The Trevor Project is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs on platforms where young people spend their time: a 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, and text. The organization also runs TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operates innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.
Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.
Water1st was created to help the world’s poorest people implement community-managed water projects that include a kitchen tap, a toilet, and a shower at every household. We work with local partner organizations in Ethiopia, Honduras, Bangladesh, and Mozambique to train community members to manage and maintain their systems. Our comprehensive and cost-effective approach impacts the health, economy, education, food security, and overall well-being of our project communities. We routinely visit our local partners and project communities to engage in rigorous monitoring and evaluation to guarantee that 100% of our systems are working. Our mission is to build high quality water projects that make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve.
CANADA BASED CHARITIES
The Indigenous Women's Fund of Canada strives to meet its mandates to advance education by providing publicly available scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance to Indigenous women and youth. A newly created national charity, run by volunteers and staff of the Native Women's Association of Canada who also volunteer their time after hours. We look forward to gaining funding and donations to grow into an organization that will be a major force for positive change in Canada.
The Toronto Humane Society excels in all ways an animal shelter should. With industry leading shelter care, animal training and behavioural consultations, and veterinary services, we have found new homes for thousands of animals and helped keep families together. But with a mission to Improve the Lives of Animals and build a more compassionate society, we go further. Way further.
* Personal disclosure: This particular humane society was where I got my soulmutt Goliath from, and have provided emergency medical care for pets in my care in past.
True North Aid is dedicated to serving and supporting northern and remote Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support. With more than 60% of Indigenous children living below the poverty line, there is much work to be done. The issue facing Indigenous communities in Canada are complex. True North Aid believes that self-governance and self-determination is the key to closing the poverty gap.