MONAT Global Corp and its philanthropic movement MONAT Gratitude raised $248,000 to support non-profit organizations that empower at-risk youth through education, scholarships and mentoring programs.
The money was raised through sales of MONAT’s limited-edition Helping Hand Gift Set, which were sold in January and February of this year—100 percent of the net profits from the sets were donated.
“Gratitude is part of who we are, so we wanted to start the year off by giving a helping hand,” said Lu Urdaneta, chief culture officer, MONAT Global. “Right now, it’s more important than ever that we come together and help those who need it most. All of the benefiting organizations are fully supporting their communities, and we are proud to make these donations, which were made possible by our Market Partners and customers.”
MONAT’s donation will benefit the following organizations:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
- Horizons for Youth
- Chance UK
- SOS Wioski Dziecięce
- Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC)
“We are grateful for the support of MONAT Global, especially during these trying times,” said Pam Lorio, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters America. “Despite the challenge of social distancing, our Big Brothers Big Sisters staff members across the country are finding ways to keep Bigs and Littles connected while helping families find resources in their time of need. We appreciate the investment MONAT Global is making to ensure our mentoring programs continue long after this crisis ends.”
“It’s encouraging for us to know there are other people out there that are passionate about the cause like we are,” said Dwight Miller, operations manager, Horizons for Youth Canada. “This age group seems to be a bit of a forgotten population, and what they are looking for most is love and care. To know that we have organizations like MONAT that care enough to donate to a small place like Horizons for Youth is unbelievable.”