5% Give Back
Why 5% Give Back?
When I founded Poppy Soap Co., I knew that I wanted to build a business that gave back. Thanks to the generous support of our customers and wholesale partners, from 2012 - 2014 Poppy Soap Co. has donated more than 6,000 bars of soap to women’s shelters across the country through our Bar for Bar program. You helped us bring beautiful soap to many women and children in need. THANK YOU!
As our company grows, we would like to take our give-back promise to a whole new level. Our Bar for Bar program was a lovely gesture of care, but many of these shelters need money. Plain and simple. With your help we want to put our money where our mouth is and make a large impact, which is why Poppy Soap Co. will donate 5% of our profits to 5 different in need U.S. women’s shelters each year.
The primary funding for most women’s shelters comes from the government in the form of grants. These programs would not exist without federal support. During the 2013 “Federal Shutdown,” many women’s shelters were faced with potentially having to close their doors due to lack of funding. Though things have gotten better, shelters are always at risk, and are often the first programs to be cut from spending budgets.
While my little company cannot fund an entire women’s shelter, what we can do is educate people about the continued need for public support in order for these programs to keep doing the important work they do. If there comes a time the government can no longer support them, it’s up to us. We’ll be here, hand-in-hand with our customers, doing what we can to spread the word, save the world and share some love – one donation and dollar at a time.
Why Women’s Shelters?
We recognize that intimate partner violence is far too common. It is devastating, not only for the person suffering abuse, but also for their children. Your 5% GIVE BACK donation is a personal way to tell these women and children that someone cares and that they are not alone.
How it Works?
- Purchase our soaps and you are automatically participating in our 5% Give Back Program! It’s that simple!
- 5% GIVE BACK donations are made once a year to five Women's Shelters across the U.S.. We want to make an impact and help shelters that are most in need of your support. To find a list of the five 2015 Women Shelter recipients click here.
- Thanks to our lovely customers, our list of Women Shelter’s we donate to is HUGE and spreads across America! Thank you so much for helping us make a positive impact on these women lives and showing them LOVE on their path to well being! Good job YOU!
How Can You Help?
- Spread the word to your friends and family about our company and our 5% GIVE BACK program. Share us on your social media sites!
- Take the giving a step further and contact YOUR local Women Shelter’s and donate your time or money to help them serve women in your community!
Bar for Bar Ambassadors
The Poppy Soap Co. Ambassadors are a group of bloggers who support our commitment to bettering the Earth through sustainable business practices and bettering lives by giving back through our Bar for Bar program. Each of these women brings her own unique voice, experience and perspective to the conversation.
Click around below to meet our amazing Ambassadors!
Vanessa Bell - De Su Mama: Building a Multiracial Legacy
Lyndsay Kirkham - OurFeministPlayschool
Bonnie Forkner - going home to roost
Amy Taylor - WriteHuman
Kate Tietje - Modern Alternative Mama
Jennifer Saleem - Hybrid Rasta Mama
Amy Tan - The TreeSpace Studio
Mariah Belt - sunny side up mama
Jessica Espinoza - Delicious Obsessions
Amber McCue - NiceOps
KerryAnn Foster - Intentionally Domestic
Vanessa is a mom and legacy builder at De Su Mama, where she explores personal identity, family heritage and food traditions. She's a bicultural Latina in an interracial marriage raising two beautiful children.
Lyndsay is a Toronto-based writer, mother and feminist. She has traveled the world, but prefers nothing more than her own quiet house, a cup of tea and a good book.
Bonnie Christine authors Going Home to Roost - the blog dedicated to everything handmade and anything homegrown. She also works as a surface pattern designer, loves to cook and is mother hen of theRoost Tribe, a community for creatives.
Amy Taylor is a writer, reader and a pixie dust sneezer. Her work has been featured everywhere from Mashable to WebMD, Huffington Post to Forbes. You'll also still find it proudly displayed on her parents' refrigerator door. In addition to rocking the mic(rosoft Word) as Chief Wordologist and Stoker of the Fire at Brains on Fire, Amy is an avid gardener, an aspiring oenophile and a passionate advocate for pet adoption. Tweet her @NoMeatballs.
Kate is the voice behind Modern Alternative Mama, a site devoted to empowering families to learn more about natural health, real food, and all things 'alternative living.' MAM is a supportive community for people from all walks of life and our goal is to support people in choosing what is right for them.
Jennifer, author of Hybrid Rasta Mama, is a former government recruiter turned stay-at-home mama to a precious daughter (“Tiny”) brought earthside in early 2009. She is passionate about and writes about conscious parenting, natural living, holistic health/wellness, real foods, and more! Coconut oil and all its wonders is a main feature on her blog as well. Jennifer has also authored three books; Coconut Oil For Your Skin, Cooking With Coconut Oil, and Salve Made Simple. You can find these on her website www.hybridrastamama.com.
Brand Artist and Storyteller to Heart-Centered, Mission-Based Businesses.
Mariah Belt works with parents to build peace in their homes and deeply connected relationships with their children. She works with children as a Waldorf-inspired handwork and gardening teacher. At home she is crafting a life of rhythm, taking notes along the way. She blogs to keep her sunny-side-up, and dwell on the joy of being a mama to two boys!
Jessica is a real food nut, coconut everything enthusiast, avid reader and researcher, blossoming yogi, and animal lover. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. She loves to show people how making even small changes in their diet and food selections can make a huge difference in their lives, especially as she chronicles her own personal health journey and healing from real food.
Amber McCue has a sweet spot for helping entrepreneurs do better business and increase their bottom line. Amber partners up with the Nicest, smartest CEOs around. Entrepreneurs come to her to build streamlined, scalable, profitable business operations without working 24/7 and they are not disappointed. She loves all things business --- especially team building, problem solving, systems, making money via strong revenue streams, sharing that wealth again and again for all things good.
KerryAnn Foster runs Intentionally Domestic, formerly Cooking Traditional Foods. Intentionally Domestic is the home of the longest running real food meal plan on the internet, now in its seventh volume. With two choices of Menu Mailers, multiple eBooks, Print Books and video-based classes, KerryAnn makes real food easy, accessible, affordable and family friendly for everyone. KerryAnn has almost twelve years of real food experience. Her journey to health included multiple miscarriages, celiac disease, PCOS, food allergies and intolerances, obesity, adrenal fatigue and heavy metals.