Tiffany Riffer Soap's Charitable Giving Pledge 2021
Charitable giving has always been in my business plan, and with a fresh start to the year, I am happy to announce that I will be donating 10% of all sales to a different DC based organization each month.
Check back every month for an update to this list, and a brief summary of the organization Tiffany Riffer Soap will be donating to:
- January 2021: Lydia's House in Southeast. Frustrated by the lack of government support to address poverty, Eugene and Patrice Sheppard created Lydia’s House to provide social services, emotional support, and educational resources for families at every stage of the poverty cycle. Now a HUD-approved agency working with low- and moderate-income households in the District and Prince George's County to ensure that they obtain, maintain, and retain their housing choices, Lydia's House serves over 1,500 clients a year with pre-purchase workshops and counseling on home rental and ownership, money management, and foreclosure prevention. Financial education reaches hundreds of veterans. The Growing Children initiative combines technology, hands-on workshops, and mentoring for the younger set – girls 12-18 – to increase social and decision-making skills. Lydia's House also provides emergency rental and utility assistance, and food and clothing distribution, so it’s a full plate. Your philanthropy really makes a difference here.
- To learn more about Lydia's House, please visit lh4us.org
- February 2021: Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. Focused on cases in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, MAIP rigorously screens and investigates innocence claims from prisoners and their families. It then represents prisoners in court or files clemency petitions (pro bono, of course) – achieving one of the highest success rates of any innocence organization in the country. This work secures justice for the wrongly-imprisoned and serves the public by revealing that the real perpetrators of a crime are still at large. MAIP also leads a policy reform effort whose improved legislation can prevent wrongful convictions before they happen.
- To learn more about MAIP, please visit https://exonerate.org/