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While we reestablish contact, allow us to tell you about Online Optimism’s donation matching program and the nonprofits we’re supporting this year.
Bettering Our Communities
Donate, Elevate, Online Optimism’s donation matching program, is one way we uphold our value to better the community. This policy states that when Optimists donate to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Online Optimism will 100% match that donation to the non-profit. In addition, Online Optimism will match the donation to a non-profit we’ve chosen to support through the year. This program encourages our employees to become more involved in their communities both on and off the clock.
For Donate, Elevate 2022 Online Optimism has focused on urban farming. Urban farming is important to food desert communities because it creates economic opportunities, engages communities, and increases access to healthy food. We have chosen four incredible urban farming-focused non-profit organizations to donate to this year, all of which are in and around our communities.
Sprout NOLA is a non-profit organization based in New Orleans. Their goal is to “work towards a better food system by making farming accessible to everyone—that means anyone who wants to farm as a hobby, career, or anywhere in between.” Their initiatives involve supporting their community in several different ways: farmer training, technical assistance and coalitions, community gardening and food sovereignty, and advocating for equitable policy change.
Dreaming Out Loud
Dreaming Out Loud is a non-profit organization located in Washington, DC. Their mission is to create economic opportunities for the DC metro region’s marginalized communities through building a healthy, equitable food system. They believe that every individual should have access to fresh and healthy food and view the food system as a way to build community wealth. Dreaming Out Loud understands the vital role of the food system in sustaining the health of individuals living in marginalized communities.
Truly Living Well
Truly Living Well Center for Natural Urban Agriculture (TWL) is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization “committed to bringing good food, good health and well-being to Atlanta’s urban community.” TWL focuses on the health and wellness of the Atlanta community and achieves its mission through programs that involve education, providing nutritious food, job creation, and agriculture training.
The Urban Garden Initiative
The Urban Garden Initiative is a national non-profit organization whose mission is “to inspire and empower youth to achieve urban sustainability through a gardening-based educational program.”
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