OUR JUNE CHARITY!
HAPPY PRIDE MONTH! At by CHLOE., we believe LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE, and are thrilled to be partnering with Happy Hippie Foundation for the second year in a row! Happy Hippie’s goal is to rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and other vulnerable populations. Miley Cyrus founded Happy Hippie and is using her star power to change the future. For the month of June, we are donating 50% of the sales from our PRIDE CUPCAKE to Happy Hippie! Place your order here to support this incredible organization.
We are huge fans of Miley (added bonus, she’s plant-based!) and are honored to be partnering with an organization that is making a difference in the lives of so many LGBTQ youths. If you want to learn more about Happy Hippie you can check out our past Q+A here.
by CHLOE.: Hi Happy Hippie! Thanks for chatting. Please tell us a little bit about the by CHLOE x Happy Hippie collaboration.
Happy Hippie: Pride Month has always been a special time of year for us at the Happy Hippie Foundation, who supports homeless youth, LGBTQ youth and other vulnerable populations. Happy Hippie is committed to supporting AND celebrating young people no matter how they identify. From our #InstaPride campaign in 2015 which shared the stories of transgender and gender expansive youth and their loved ones, to Miley’s performance at DC Pride, to collaborations with Converse and by CHLOE. to raise additional funds for programs benefitting LGBTQ youth, we continue to honor the legacy and spirit of Pride month. We’re so excited to once again team up with by CHLOE. for a special Pride cupcake…it’s bright, sweet AND vegan, capturing the Happy Hippie essence perfectly.
bC: by CHLOE. is so happy to be partnering with Happy Hippie! Can you please tell our customers a little more about your programs and where their donations are going?
HH: While Happy Hippie is extra proud during June, our work to provide LGBTQ youth with the resources and services they need goes on every day. Your support and partnership means thousands of LGBTQ youth have mental health services, support groups and basic needs like food and clothing, especially as LGBTQ youth experience disproportionately high rates of poverty and homelessness. Every donation matters, as 100% of donations to the Happy Hippie Foundation benefit youth in need, as all of our operating costs are covered privately. Together with partners including Gender Spectrum, the Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York, the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Zebra Coalition in Florida, we have:
1. Provided digital support groups to 4,300 transgender and gender expansive youth, parents and healthcare providers from 30 states and 11 countries worldwide.
2. Served more than 1,350 transgender individuals in Los Angeles.
3. Provided health and wellness programs, job readiness training, tutoring and college prep, case management, and meals provided to more than 2,000 LGBTQ youth in New York City, 80% of whom live below the Federal Poverty Level.
4. Provided ongoing counseling and support services provided to youth in the greater Orlando.
And we plan to continue these programs and more in the future. Because we are committed to equality and a world that welcomes, accepts and celebrates everyone, regardless of gender or sexual identity.
bC: What are some of the best ways our customers can help to support Pride and Happy Hippie all year long?
HH: Stay connected with us @HappyHippieFdn. We have all the latest information on campaigns and ways to take action to protect and expand rights for the LGBTQ community. At a time when it feels like progress is at risk, we encourage everyone to speak up and use their voice to call for change.