May is mental health awareness month! We've swapped out some of our standard charities for ones focused on mental health.
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:
Active Minds- A student focused charity that centers on the mental health of young adults, reaching nearly 600,000 students across 800 campuses nationwide. Active Minds aims to remove the barrier of silence centered around mental health issues and spark conversations aimed at helping young people.
Mental Health America- For over 100 years, MHA has been at the forefront of research and toolkit creation for mental health challenges. In fact, they're the ones who established May as mental health month in the first place (1949). They are often called upon to advise on policy and focus on the broad picture of how to address mental health problems across the nation and around the globe.
National Alliance of Mental Illness- Better known as NAMI, this charity focuses on providing nationwide support to people suffering from mental illness. Through NAMI you can find mental health support lines, educational material, and reports and publications to influence policy at the national level.
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.
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!