To be clear, Antlion Audio fully supports gender and racial equality. Anyone who disagrees with that, go shop somewhere else.
The world has changed rapidly since the start of the year, between a global pandemic and multi-national racial equity protests, many people are struggling.
Actions speak louder than words. That is why we've chosen to partner with Givz, and here's what that means.
Anyone spending $90 or more on our site will get $10 to give to any US based charity they want. It's as simple as clicking a few buttons after checkout. We've highlighted some of our favorites, but to be clear:
You can literally type in any 501(c)(3) charity you want and support whichever is most important to you.
This is free money and our way of supporting those in need. No strings, no registration. You pick the charity, we send the funds.
Our current highlighted charities are:
Forward Together- A national organization with a major hub here in Oregon. Since 1989, Forward Together has been dismantling the ways our society marginalizes people based on race, sexuality, and gender. They work to bring rights, recognition and resources to all families with a focus on women and nonbinary people of color and LGBTQ communities.
Free Geek- A charity we've worked with many times, Free Geek is all about the distribution of technology and recycling of electronics. As many people are working and schooling from home the demand for getting PCs and connectivity into the hands of low income families has never been more vital.
Pongo Fund- Antlion Audio is an animal loving company. Pongo is Oregon's only full time food bank for pets. You may think that this is somehow less important than the big picture problems, but a hungry family probably has a hungry pet. Our pets are more than just family, they are often the anchor point that keeps a family stable, providing emotional comfort, play, and focus. We want to ensure all pets are fed just as much as we want all their people to be fed.
Direct Relief- Wildfire season is upon us and more severe than ever. As I write this, my wife and I have been basically locked inside as the air quality has been hazardous for over a week. Her parent's home is likely destroyed, though it will be days before we can enter the area to see. This aid isn't for them though, they are well insured, but plenty of people are in dire need of aid. That is why we've selected Direct Relief, which not only is aiding the wildfire effort, but also has excellent programs for heath and medical relief as well.
We have two overriding goals here. The first is to find a way to donate that is sustainable for us as a small company. Simply put, we can't bankroll a massive donation, but this allows us to take a slice of our profit and put it to a good cause. The second goal is we don't want to dictate where your money goes. We can't do that with a single large donation. Givz allows us to achieve both of these goals. Simple as that.
Again, you can support any US based 501(c)(3) charity you choose! The $10 you receive is yours to spend as you see fit. As much as we hope you share our views on the world, we are the kind of company that wants to empower choice, whether that is what pair of headphones to pair with a ModMic or which cause is most vital to solve first. The choice is yours!
So give well and thank you from everyone here at Antlion Audio!