HELPING HANDS DESIGNS

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The                                                            : together, we can make a positive impact in the world and raise awareness for causes of all kinds. We donate 100% of our profits to these incredible nonprofit organizations.

Helping Hands Project

© CALM

Heal the Ocean is located in Santa Barbara, California and is dedicated to ending ocean pollution. "Heal the Ocean focuses on wastewater infrastructure – sewers and septic systems – as well as ocean dumping practices that have contributed to ocean pollution. We are focused on Santa Barbara County, but our methods are now serving as a model for other coastal communities across the country. " - healtheocean.org. They are currently working to clean leaking oil wells, clean pollution from homeless camps, track sources of pollution through groundwater data, and to confront the issue of pollution from confetti. 

CALM - Child Abuse Listening Mediation

Located in Santa Barbara, CA, and Santa Maria, CA, CALM has been a leader in developing a variety of trauma-informed, evidence-based programs and services that effectively treat child abuse and promote healing, as well as programs successful in preventing abuse through family strengthening and support. CALM is the only non-profit in Santa Barbara County that specializes in the prevention and treatment of child abuse. Their mission is to prevent childhood trauma, heal children and families, and build resilient communities throughout Santa Barbara County. 

© Direct Relief

Photo by Paul Wellman

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization based in Santa Barbara, California and active in eighty countries internationally. Direct Relief began in 1948 to help people overcome hardships, and to this day, they work to help maternal and child health, prevent disease, assist emergency response, strengthen fragile health systems, and more. Donations to Direct Relief through Helping Hands Designs through "SB Strong" will be aimed toward helping repair and rebuild lives and homes in the Santa Barbara community after the devastating mudslides in January 2018.  Donations through "California Strong" will be aimed toward helping repair the destruction and aiding the families impacted in the Woolsley and Camp Fires in Malibu and Paradise.

The Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that rescues and rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife, including birds, reptiles and small mammals in Santa Barbara County and beyond. We answer 10,000 calls to our helpline every year and care for 3,500 animals every year. From pelicans, to raccoons, to woodpeckers, the Santa Barbara Wildlife Care Network is here to help. We are licensed by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife. For animal emergencies, please call (805)681-1080.

Israeli Flying Aid (IFA) is a non-profit, humanitarian NGO, that delivers life-saving aid and relief to communities affected by natural disaster and human conflict. Their aid is provided without regard to race, religion, sex, nationality, or creed.

IFA was established in 2005 in order to save the unseen victims of Article 7 of the Rome Statute and Chapter 7 of the UN Charter. Article 7 outlines the United Nations’ definition for crimes against humanity, genocide, war crimes, and acts of aggression, while Chapter 7 details “action with respect to threats to peace and acts of aggression”.

IFA separates the needs of victims from political affiliations and delivers life-saving aid where it is needed, not necessarily where it’s “legal” or “allowed” by international law.

"Israeli Flying Aid’s current mission has been focused on life-saving aid for Syrian women and children. For the past 7 and a half years, we have operated within Syria. During that time, we have donated more than 3 million dry meals, more than $8 million worth of medical equipment, and donated 1,255 tons of food, blankets and temporary shelter. " - IFA.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara Jewish Federation of Greater Santa Barbara works with hundreds of local, national and international agencies to transform lives and deliver hope, dignity and comfort to millions of people at home, in Israel and around the world. Mitzpe Ramon is Santa Barbara's sister city and is in need of a defibrillator. It is small and remote: home to 5,500 people and sitting on the edge of the Ramon Crater in the Negev Desert of Southern Israel. Funds raised through the "Save a Heart" collection will be donated to the Jewish Federation and directly toward a defibrillator for Mitzpe Ramon.

The mission of Cardborigami is to provide instant space to protect people from the elements through innovation and design. Our centerpiece product provides temporary, portable shelter to homeless and/or disaster-stricken populations, allowing us to support the work of established partner organizations that offer transitional pathways into permanent housing and other human services. We also create temporary, local US jobs in the production of these shelters in an effort to help support the livelihoods of others in transition or rehabilitation.