As part of its mission to inspire others to make sustainable choices, Parkland extends its commitment to social impact by joining forces with established non-profit organizations to advocate for important social and environmental causes.
WE Charity is a worldwide development charity and youth empowerment movement founded in 1995 by human rights advocates Marc and Craig Kielburger. Parkland was proud to partner with WE on a limited-edition collection titled The Bees Knees. For every Parkland Bee print bag sold in 2018, one dollar was donated to WE Charity’s Opportunity Pillar, which empowers communities to lift themselves out of poverty using tools such as beekeeping.
From One Hand To AnOTHER Inc. (FOHTA Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) founded by internationally renowned musical artist and producer Pharrell Williams because he believed that every child could be a success if only they had the right tools. While it began as a school supply giveaway at a local park in his hometown, FOHTA Inc. now provides over 1,500 children across the US with summer camps focused on S.T.E.A.M.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Motivation). Serving predominantly at-risk and low-income elementary and middle school students, FOHTA Inc.’s “Summer of Innovation” camps integrate project-based learning and mentorship across all of their curricula – all while being 100% free of charge for the families. 10% of Parkland’s online sales from August 1st to 15th 2018 went directly to supporting FOHTA’s summer camp initiatives.
Wildlife SOS is a conservation non-profit organization in India. It was established in 1995 with the primary objective of rescuing and rehabilitating wildlife in distress in the country, and preserving India’s natural heritage. Over the last three generations, the global population of elephants has declined by more than 50% and it is still declining. As habitat loss due to climate change and wildlife crime continue to devastate wildlife populations around the world, Parkland is donating one dollar from the sale of every elephant print backpack in 2020 to Wildlife SOS in support of its incredible cause.