The Rebels Den believes in supporting causes that make a difference in the world and in local communities.
We are committed to conducting business in socially responsible and ethical manners. We recognize our responsibility to contribute positively and fully believe in giving back.
Since we are just at the beginning of our journey we don’t have any fancy and awesome reports to give yet but we are looking to support the following for reasons we are happy to share with you!
JABA – Petra donates her time to teaches Chronic Disease Self-Management and Diabetes Self-Management and soon Chronic Pain Self-Management. These workshops are a lot of fun but also incredibly valuable to those with chronic conditions.
Ronald McDonald House – when Petra’s son was receiving his third liver transplant in Pittsburgh (Petra lives in Virginia) it was necessary for one parent to stay with him. The Ronald McDonald House made space for us to do just that.
COTA – although Petra and her family didn’t use COTA it is a huge relief for families that are facing organ transplantation that they do not have to worry about expenses for a while.
Cases of Comfort – Petra grew up in the foster care system and although she wasn’t uprooted as much as other children, the belongings were enough to fit in a suitcase. Many kids don’t have a suitcase to their name. Comfort cases help out with that.
Childhelp – as a survivor of abuse and training in Mental Health Counseling, Petra has experienced both sides of the coin when children are impacted by abuse. And Petra believes in the mission of Childhelp.
Help save the next girl – in 2009 in the Charlottesville Community a young woman was murdered attending a Metallica concert. Petra resides in that community and as the saying goes, it hit close to home. We want to help the organization to continue with their mission.
Charlottesville Pride Community – their mission is: To create a vibrant, visible, and inclusive LGBTQ community presence in Charlottesville, Albemarle, and the surrounding region that promotes equality through events, education, outreach, and advocacy (from the cvillepride.org website)
GLAD – let’s create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status, and sexual orientation.
The LGBT National Help Center – provides vital peer-support, community connections, and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity
SisterSong – it’s mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.
National Organization for Women – focuses on a broad range of women’s rights issues.
I’ll be transparent, I don’t know how much or how often we’ll contribute to each of these organizations. We are just getting started in our mission and we understand that business takes time to grow. But this is part of our mission and vision and a fundamental value we want to incorporate from day one.
The hope and the goal
If there’s an organization you believe that should be on the list, please email us. We are open to hearing from you which organizations we should add to our list.
Every month we are also highlighting an organization in a featured article. If you work for a non-profit and think they feature is a good fit, please contact us.