So you’ve spent some time with your birth chart and done a deep dive into your Sun, Moon, and Rising…
Sage Goddess Gives Back
Giving and receiving are related – two parts of one whole. At Sage Goddess we believe in the concept of energetic exchange, and that giving is a vehicle for healing. When we allow resources and opportunities to flow freely from our hands into the hands of others, we open channels for abundance to flow back to us, and the result is beautiful and organic reciprocity. It is possible to do both well and good.
Philanthropy is a passion for us at Sage Goddess. The majority of charities that we donate to have been selected by our community and donations are made on their behalf. Because of my personal experience with multiple sclerosis, we have a special relationship with Cedars-Sinai and their world-class integrative Multiple Sclerosis Center that focuses on heartfelt patient care and support as well as cutting-edge research. May we continue to express gratitude for the blessings we’ve been given and open our hands to share that abundance with the world. And so it is.
SG Spreads The Love
When we come together, there’s so much good we can do in the world, so many lives we can touch, and so much change we can make.
In addition to helping our community give back to worthy causes and organizations around the globe, each month a cross-section of Team SG also comes together to select a charity to donate $1,000. Our team members consider a broad array of organizations, from youth programs, shelters, healthcare organizations, and many others often plucked from our team’s personal life experiences, and then choose and present that month’s selected charitable organization (shown below) at our company All-Hands team meeting for everyone to hear.
SG Gives Back is an opportunity to spread love and light around the world and to improve the lives of so many. We could not be more proud of our community and our team for joining us in this journey, which is core to our mission.
California Wildfire Recovery Fund
The California Community Foundation’s wildfire recovery fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts from major California wildfires and preparedness efforts. Since 2003, the fund has granted more than $32 million to support relief and recovery in the aftermath of devastating California wildfires.
Grants from the Wildfire Recovery Fund have supported those who were displaced or lost housing, belongings, employment, or suffered physical or mental health issues. They’ve helped rebuild homes, provided case management services, upgraded the 2-1-1 phone and information systems, and provided firefighters with updated safety equipment.
Learn more about the Wildfire Recover Fund or donate here.
The Cupcake Girls
The Cupcake Girls is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that has been operating for the last ten years. With two physical locations in Las Vegas, NV, and Portland, OR, they currently serve clients in 13 states and many cities across Canada. The nonprofit envisions a world where sex trafficking eradicates and consensual sex workers are safe and empowered. Their team of leaders, mentors, advocates, volunteers, and resource partners provides diverse support, emphasizing and empowering their program participants in their pursuits and helping them thrive and become mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, financially, and relationally balanced.
They provide confidential support to those involved in the sex industry and trauma-informed outreach, advocacy, holistic resources, and referral services to provide prevention and aftercare to those affected by sex trafficking. They share nonjudgmental support to empower their program participants in their pursuits through respect, resources, and relationships.
Learn more about The Cupcake Girls here.
Spark of Love
This year, the Los Angeles County Fire Department, ABC7, Toys for Tots, and firefighters across Southern California will celebrate the 30th year of the Spark of Love Toy Drive! They are looking for donations of new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Los Angeles, San Berardino, Orange, Ventura, and Riverside counties. Over the years, the Spark of Love toy drive has successfully collected and distributed nearly 9 million toys. Join Sage Goddess in making this year’s holiday season even brighter by delivering joy to those who need it most.
Learn more about the Spark of Love Toy Drive here.
Launched in 1996, Alexandria House provides safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of transitioning from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing. Along with interim housing, they help women and children by providing childcare, healthy meals, counseling, and more. They also foster a community of supporters who come together in friendship and solidarity to support women and children in need.
To learn more about Alexandria House or donate, click here.
Pink Heart Funds
Launched in 2005, Pink Heart Funds is a non-profit charity that provides free cranial prosthetics (human hair wigs) for any woman in the US undergoing hair loss from chemotherapy or radiation to help restore their self-esteem. Pink Heart Funds also provides women with free breast prosthetics and post-mastectomy bras and resources for those seeking support or advice.
To learn more about Pink Heart Funds or donate, click here.
The People Concern
The People Concern believes no one should have to live on the street or in a violent household. Our staff, volunteers and those we serve work together to address the effects of homelessness, poverty, mental and physical illness, abuse and addiction. Our programs empower the most vulnerable among us to improve their quality of life – housed, healthy and safe – and become active participants in the community.
To learn more about The People Concern or donate, click here.
School On Wheels
Since 1993, the mission of School on Wheels has never wavered: to enhance educational opportunities for children who are experiencing homelessness from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Our goal is to shrink the gaps in their learning and provide them with the highest level of education possible. Our program serves as a consistent support system for our students during a time of great stress and fear.
To learn more about School On Wheels or donate, click here.
At Planned Parenthood our mission is to ensure all people have access to the care and resources they need to make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures. Founded in 1916, Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, educator, and passionate advocate here in the US as well as a strong partner to health and rights organizations around the world. Each year, Planned Parenthood delivers vital sexual and reproductive health care, sex education and information to millions of people.
To learn more about Planned Parenthood or donate, click here.
Los Angeles LGBT Center
“Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed, and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center’s nearly 800 employees provide services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world, offering programs, services, and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy.” Nia
To learn more about Los Angeles LGBT Center or donate, click here.
Coral Reef Alliance
“For nearly 30 years,CRA has combined cutting-edge science and community engagement to reduce direct threats to reefs and to promote scalable and effective solutions for their protection. They employ a variety of conservation approaches and engage diverse communities around the world to save coral reefs.” Robin
To learn more about Coral Reef Alliance or donate, click here.
Helen Keller International
“Guided by Helen’s vision and optimism, we believe it is possible to eliminate preventable vision loss, malnutrition, and neglected tropical diseases and improve the well-being of millions of children and vulnerable families.”
To learn more about Helen Keller International or donate, click here.
UNICEF: Children in Crossfire of Ukraine Crisis
Fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on Ukraine’s civilian population — including 510,000 children. UNICEF has been working nonstop in eastern Ukraine, delivering lifesaving programs for affected children and families as fighting has taken an increasingly heavy toll on the civilian population of 3.4 million people.
To learn more about UNICEF or donate, click here.
For The Child
“For The Child builds healthy lives for children and families, free of abuse, neglect, and violence. Based in Long Beach, Los Angeles, they focus on one child at a time, one family at a time, one program at a time. To build a community that provides a circle of safety and possibility for children.” Deja
To learn more about For The Child or donate, click here.
The Trevor Project
The Downtown Women’s Center
The Priority Center
National Breast Cancer Foundation
“Breast cancer has no boundaries. It is the leading cause of cancer death in the world’s poorest countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. The National Breast Cancer Foundation wants to put an end to breast cancer. Their goal: No more fear. No more hospital visits. No more side effects or needless suffering. No more loved ones lost to breast cancer.” Precious
To learn more about The National Breast Cancer Foundation or donate, click here.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women USA
“In September, our SG Gives Back team members were Prysila, Lexi, Amelia, and Juan. MMIW USA’s number one mission is to bring missing and murdered women home and to help the families of the murdered cope and support them through the process of grief. Every single one of the staff and volunteers has been assaulted or trafficked and they give hands-on support and guidance, and work to eradicate this problem so that future generations can thrive.” Lexi
To learn more about MMIW or donate, click here.
Vision To Learn
“In August, our SG Gives Back team members were Amber, Aziz, Melody, and Leo. Here in the United States, more than 2 million children do not have the glasses they need to see the board, read a book, or participate in class. Vision To Learn helps these children directly by providing free vision screenings, eye exams, and glasses.” Amber
To learn more about Vision To Learn or donate, click here.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
“In July, our SG Gives Back team members were Harmony, Jean, Kevin, and Precious. Most of us have known someone affected by breast cancer, so we wanted to donate to an organization that assists and inspires those afflicted with this disease. We chose National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), a national charity association focused on providing hope and help with early detection, education, and support services through every step of the breast cancer journey.” Harmony.
To learn more about NBCF or donate, click here.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
“In June, our SG Gives Back team members were Hannah, Sarah, Lindsay, and Evelyn. We felt compelled to donate to an organization focused on improving the lives of those with mental illness while also destigmatizing mental health. We chose the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans. NAMI provides advocacy, education, support, and public awareness for all individuals and families affected by mental illness.” Lindsay
To learn more about NAMI or donate, click here.
Marine Mammal Rescue of San Pedro
“In May, our SG Gives Back team members were Gricelda, Elisa, Letty, and Margarita. We were inspired to donate to an organization focused on helping and protecting marine life and preserving the ocean for future generations. We chose Marine Mammal Rescue of San Pedro, CA (MMCC LA), a non-profit hospital focused on rehabilitating seals and sea lions afflicted with illness, injury, and malnutrition and releasing them back to their homes. MMCC LA also promotes ocean conservation through education, research, and partnerships.” Letty
To learn more about MMCC LA or donate, click here.
School on Wheels
“In April, our SG Gives Back team members were Robin, Gabby, Jacob, and Britany. We felt drawn to an organization focused on helping educate homeless students from K-12 – notably because one of us experienced homelessness during high school. This cause is close to our hearts. We chose School on Wheels, an organization that provides free academic tutoring to children living in motels, cars, group homes, and on the streets in Southern California. Our donation provided training and support for volunteers as well as scholarships, laptops, backpacks, school supplies, and books for the students.” Robin
To learn more about School on Wheels or donate, click here.
Casa Hogar la Ciudad de los Niños Mazatlán AC
“In March, our SG Gives Back team members were Alexys, Nayomy, and Estela. We met and immediately knew we wanted to help an organization focused on kids. We chose Casa Hogar la Ciudad de los Niños Mazatlán AC, or Casa Hogar, because they do just that! Casa Hogar is a safe and secure place for unhoused and orphaned children in Mexico. They currently provide shelter and care for over 30 kids. Our donation provided much-needed repairs and maintenance from everything from the plumbing to the playground.” Alexys
To learn more about Casa Hogar or donate, click here.