Society B is proud to announce that we have a new giving partner! First, a little backstory...For the last few years, I’ve had an unsettling feeling as the Syrian refugee crisis continues to unfold. Refugees are the world's most vulnerable population. Millions of people (mostly women and children) are fleeing their homes and abandoning their lives to seek safety amidst violence and hardships that we can't begin to imagine. And in Syria, the reasons for the conflict and the resolutions to fix the causes are complicated (to over-simplify it) and impossible so far.
Ahh, fall. It’s finally here! I love everything about this season—the crisp air, the chunky sweaters, the pumpkin spice lattes. I’ve always associated fall with a new beginning or a time for re-invention or re-focusing on the things that matter. Part of that feeling always includes an urge to refresh my wardrobe with a few new pieces, changing up my skin care routine, or sprucing up my home décor in anticipation of the holidays. So I’ve gathered up my favorite fall finds that make a difference—from the perfect bag for weekends at the farmers market to our new pumpkin and chai candle.
If you’re like the gals at Society B, you start your day with two words: Coffee first. Coffee is an essential part of life for millions of people, but not for the reasons you might think. Yes, coffee gives us that boost of caffeine we need to look alive and be alert in the morning. But for 125 million people, coffee is also the source of their livelihood. And when consumers make the simple choice to buy fair trade coffee, those tiny beans can make a huge impact.
// by Ella Wortman
Before I began interning at Society B, to me, slavery in America was history. When I thought of slavery, I thought of the Civil War, the north and south, and about the cultural impact it still has on our country. I viewed slavery as a thing of the past. But the truth is as time has passed, slavery has taken on a new image. Modern day slavery is alive and well; it is now known as human trafficking.
World Water Day is March 22. So what, right? Well, for about 663 million people in the world, it’s a big deal. They live without access to clean water. This causes a ton of problems, including water-related illnesses. But lack of water impacts women and girls the most, because they are often the “water fetchers” in a family.
This is not a political blog post. This is a people blog post. It’s for people—regardless of their political or religious views or even food preferences, for that matter—who care about the state of the world or their country or their community. We want to make it easier for people to make an impact. So here are 9 easy ways to be the change we wish to see in the world.