When I decided to start Lagom, I knew that giving back would be baked into the brand. For the first part of my career, I worked, volunteered, and interned at non-profits in Mexico and Croatia so I knew just how important international aid is for supporting countries without access to as many resources as we have in the United States.
My perspective is that you should always work to lift up those who are behind you. Turn around and lift them up so that you stand on equal ground. Maybe that's by supporting amazing environmental and human rights organizations. Maybe that's by supporting your local nonprofits that work with the homeless population. Maybe that's volunteering at your kid's or niece's school. Be a leader in your home, your community, and the world.
Today is International Women's Day. What a beautiful way to bring light and awareness to everything women offer our world. Thank you for being a kind, compassionate, and thoughtful woman who cares deeply about her body, her world, and the environment. I truly believe that by connecting more deeply with ourselves that we can transform the world.
When I founded Lagom back in 2016, I learned about the world of Women's Resource Center in Siem Reap, Cambodia. At the time, a good friend of mine worked there and I learned more and more about their important work. What I love most about WRC is their focus on empowering women through education. They offer a handful of informative classes on women's health and rights, gender, sexual health, financial literacy, and positive parenting.
I support their important work and since then, I've gifted $1 of every online order to their work. So far, we've donated almost $150 to their mission through your orders -- thank you! While that may not feel like much, every dollar counts and provides the tools and resources for WRC to successfully run their workshops.
But I want to do more. I recently found out that WRC is struggling to keep their doors open so will you join me in supporting their work today? That would be a beautiful way to celebrate International Women's Day, by lifting up those who truly need it. They're currently fundraising for $10,000 and have raised $1,000. Even a small donation of $10 matters and helps.
You can donate directly or, if you place an order today, I'll donate $5, instead of $1, in your honor.
Thank you for reading. I appreciate you ❤️
Founder + Herbalist