As I write this blog post from Paris, France I am extremely grateful in the moment. I am grateful for every customer that has purchased from King + Lola from day 1 until now. I am grateful for all of the opportunities that I have been afforded from using my gift of creativity. I am grateful for my mother who took time to teach my sister and I how to sew at the age of 9+10. It wasn't fun then...but, I totally appreciate her now. I am grateful for my father who worked hard to provide for our family of five while my mother stayed at home with us. Ultimately, I am grateful that God graced me with two amazing parents that have believed in my vision along the way. I could go on and on for the many reasons I am grateful but, that's really not the point of this post.
Since the day I started King + Lola I've been trying to figure out how to tie charitable givings to my brand and website. So I am grateful I stumbled upon this app. Pledgeling is the name of the company and it is the world's first charitable giving and impact platform that helps build stronger relationships between people and organizations. Pledgeling offers an app for Shopify- Give and Grow. Go check out their FAQ page at https://www.pledgeling.com/frequently-asked-questions/#give-and-grow.
The app seamlessly deducts the amount I specify from every item sold on the website. The money is taken off of the sale. I do not receive the money at all it goes directly to the charity with minimum fees taken out. It also tracks how much I've donated along the way. The best part is that I get to choose the organization that my donations will go to.
Being an Atlanta native, Grady baby, and born in Kirkwood. I am naturally choosing an organization that I know provides food for the homeless in Atlanta. Hosea feeds the Homeless has been giving since I was a little child. I tend to trust organizations that you can actually see output versus the larger organizations that pay their CEO 200K +.
Please check out www.4hosea.org to find out more about this organization in Atlanta. Atlanta has a serious homelessness issue and I pray that one day we help to get people off the streets.
I am grateful to give back 5 -10% of every purchase to Hosea Helps. Ultimately, I want the King + Lola brand to represent Love, Hope, and Peace. I want King + Lola to represent the power of giving back.
Going forward I can always change the organization that my business donates to and I am open to your suggestions for charities as well.
Peace, Love, and Prosperity,