At Spirit Peak Organics, we believe in social responsibility. We put our community consciousness at our company’s core because we want to build up our clients and our team. Therefore, every part of what we do begins with the question, “how does this help?”
Our core values are rooted in helping others, namely, helping those with mental health challenges, protecting the environment, supporting veterans, and aiding future generations.
How Does Spirit Peak Organics Believe in Helping?
We believe in actively discussing the real mental health challenges facing Americans today. We want to foster an open and honest dialogue about mental health, PTSD, anxiety, depression, and well-being. It’s part of what sets us apart as a company.
We believe in protecting the environment and enjoying the great outdoors for all it’s worth. If you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you’ll notice that we spend a great deal of time in the great outdoors.
Veterans make up five percent of all Americans, and between eleven and twenty percent of all veterans will end up with some form of PTSD. At our most conservative estimate, that means that more than 18 million American veterans are living with PTSD right now, which could be as many as 33.2 million. On average, between 20 and 30 veterans take their lives every single day. We believe in supporting our veterans protecting these people who have protected our country.
We believe in supporting our future, which is why our last core value is taking care of the future. Our children will be the ones who carry this world and our values forward into the future. So we need to support them.
Our commitment is to support charities we believe in. We’ve chosen three charities that support children, veterans, or the environment. Of every purchase made on the site, 1.5% will go to charity. We ask our clients to tell us which charity they would like to support at the checkout.
These three charities are close to our hearts because they accomplish what we wish we could. But we’ve built this giveback into our business so that as we grow, so does our connection with our community.
The PTSD Foundation of America
“The mission of the PTSD Foundation of America is to bring hope and healing to combat veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress.”
The PTSD Foundation of America exists to bring hope and healing to people who experience combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It fits into our mandate at Spirit Peak Organics by helping those with mental health challenges and veterans. Their programs are also extended to the veteran’s families, supporting spouses and children as well.
Their goal is to make a life-saving impact on the Veteran community. We believe that they have already saved lives and want to help them continue saving lives.
While the common estimate for veteran suicide is 22 a day, the PTSD Foundation estimates that number to be higher. This estimate is because only 1/3 of veterans get help from the Veteran’s Administration (VA), and if the veteran were not involved in the VA, their suicide would not be reported. Therefore, they believe that the daily suicide rate is closer to 25 to 30 every day.
Creating an environment of hope and healing for veterans is vital to the mission. We believe that their support programs, including peer mentoring, counseling, and support groups, are changing and saving lives in America.
The Nature Conservancy
“Our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. To achieve
this, we must boldly address the biodiversity and climate crises over the next decade. By
maximizing our ability to affect change between now and 2030, we can shape a brighter future
for people and our planet.”
The Nature Conservancy is how we believe in supporting our environment and supporting children. Creating a better world for their future enables us to guarantee one of them. Protecting our environment is close to our hearts because we spend so much time in the great outdoors that we know it’s a limited commodity that we must protect and treasure.
The Nature Conservancy is not a new organization trying to change how we live. Instead, it’s rooted in history, dating back to 1915 when the research-focused Ecological Society of America was formed. From that community of committed ecologists, the Nature Conservancy was officially formed in 1950. It became a non-profit in 1951 in Washington, DC.
The Nature Conservancy is a global project that protects land and water resources. One of their focus projects is on the Colorado River Basin to protect our incredible lifeblood of the American West. Did you know that nearly 36 million people rely on the Colorado River? One of their main focuses regarding the river is working with farmers to restore the delta while tackling water shortage issues.
Wounded Warrior Project
“Every warrior has a next mission. We know that the transition to civilian life is a journey. And for every warrior, family member, and caregiver, that journey looks different.
We are here for their first step and each step that follows. Because we believe that every warrior should have a positive future to look forward to. There’s always another goal to achieve, another mission to discover. We are their partner in that mission.”
The Wounded Warrior Project was founded in 2003 in Roanoke, Virginia, by a group of veterans and friends who wanted to help people who had been injured mentally and physically in combat. Their mandate identifies their service focus as veterans and service members who sustained a physical or mental injury or illness while serving in the military on or after 9/11. Their goal is to help their members find community, recovery, and healing.
We believe in the Wounded Warriors Project because it supports our goal in helping those who experience mental and physical illness and supports our veterans. This project is nearing its 20th birthday, celebrating helping thousands of people.
One of the Wounded Warrior Project’s most popular fundraisers is the Carry Forward 5k. This event encourages people to fundraise for the five-kilometer run beforehand and carry something to represent our veterans. Some people will carry a flag, while others carry a weight to represent the responsibility of veterans. Others still will carry another person, representing one warrior carrying another in their time of need.
How to Help
When you make a purchase at Spirit Peak Organics, you’ll have the option to choose one of these incredible organizations to donate to. Every purchase from Spirit Peak Organics gives 1.5% to charity, and you get to choose which one. So whether your goal is to help veterans or the environment, our giveback program is here to help you. Shop now from a company committed to ethical, organic practices and involved in our community.