Q2 Donation Update: Edesia + BAGLY
Aug 7, 2022 11:00:00 AM • Sarah MacDougall
Since 2019 we've been donating $1 of every order to Edesia Nutrition. Our first-ever donation was $1,000 and watching our quarterly donations grow alongside us is easily one of the most rewarding parts of our journey...
In Q2 of 2022, we hit a new order record allowing us to raise $36,094 with the F&F community.
In honor of pride month, we’ve allocated June’s contributions ($10,565) to BAGLY, The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth. The remaining $25,529 will go to our ongoing partners at Edesia.
YOUR DONATION TO BAGLY
The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender is a youth-led organization that is creating, sustaining, and advocating for support services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
We chose this organization because of its dedicated efforts to create an equitable and safe environment for the entire community, including LGBTQ+ youth of color, trans and gender non-conforming youth, and homeless LGBTQ+ youth.
Below is a quick note from the team at BAGLY in response to our donation:
"With support like this, BAGLY will serve 6,000 LGBTQ youth throughout Massachusetts with programs and services ranging from free therapy to GED prep and training, and direct monetary aid. Perhaps most importantly, it will support BAGLY's newly expanded Community Center, which is a place where youth come to make life-long friends, create community, and build power, in order to change the world for the better."
YOUR DONATION TO EDESIA
This quarter the Edesia team was awarded the John P. McNulty Prize for their work to end malnutrition! As part of the prize, the McNulty Team sent a film crew to Sierra Leone to help Edesia shine a light on the impact your donation has on malnourished children. - we encourage you to watch the highlight here:
Edesia has been scaling its efforts as global malnutrition has heightened due to the ripple effects of climate change and COVID-19. In direct response to the food crisis we are currently facing, USAID Administrator Power announced the largest investment in the treatment of severe malnutrition in history – a $200M investment. Power said:
That world (a worldview where no one is hungry) once seemed so very near. In ten years, from 2005 to 2015, the number of people going to bed hungry each night fell by nearly 30 percent, from around 805 million down to still too many; but nonetheless down substantially, to 590 million. Think about what not going to bed hungry meant for those individuals involved. Unfortunately, the UN two weeks ago shed light on just how much ground we have lost. Today, as many as 828 million people are hungry – a decade of progress, obliterated, with 238 million people newly hungry, 150 million of whom became hungry in just the past two years since the outbreak of COVID-19.
As the need for support has become more urgent, we are grateful for the opportunity to contribute alongside the F&F community. If you’d like to further contribute to BAGLY you can do so here, and if you’d like to further contribute to Edesia you can do so here.