Part of our reason for existing is to help others. During these unprecedented times of the Coronavirus, we will be giving back to Direct Relief, a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.
Direct Relief Direct Relief’s work earns wide recognition including Charity Navigator’s list of the “10 Best Charities Everyone’s Heard Of,” and Fast Company’s list of “the world’s most innovative nonprofits.”
Every year Ryze partners with a new community arts organization, that shares our passion for the arts and has impactful stories to share. We donate 5% of profits from every purchase made. And some of our time as well.
For our fourth year, we are partnering with A Window Between Worlds (AWBW), our inaugural partners who hold a very special place in our hearts and the local LA art community.
A non-profit rooted in Venice since 1991, AWBW partners and collaborates with more than 250 shelters, outreach centers, schools, and other human service agencies to provide art as a tool for healing and empowerment. Founded by artist Cathy Salser after she toured 23 domestic violence shelters across the U.S. countless children, women and men are affected by violence and trauma and AWBW’s Arts Program is a proven resource for opening up communication and moving through the pain towards a brighter future. The organization has found that even one art workshop has the ability to change a survivor’s life forever. They offer trainings, stipends, curriculum, supplies and support in launching and sustaining arts programming where it is needed most.
Learn more at www.awbw.org
Young Storytellers engage creativity through the art of storytelling. Their mission is to inspire young people to discover the power of their own voice. Using the timeless techniques of one-on-one mentoring, collaboration and performance, they provide public school students with an opportunity to write stories and see them brought to life on stage and film.
The organization was founded in 1997 by a young film students who learned that Los Angeles public schools were cutting creative arts programs from their budgets. Today, they serve more than 50 public schools in Los Angeles and New York City,
Art in Action make it easy for public schools to fill the visual arts education need for Kindergarten through 8th grade students everywhere and help close the achievement gap by making the skills and the joys of art accessible to all students – students who might not otherwise have access to experiences and opportunities the arts elicit. Today they reach more than 70,000 students and train nearly 6,000 teachers in 500 schools and organizations nationwide. There are still 4 million students without access to a visual arts program.
Learn more at artinaction.org