Aloha from Sara + Jas,

This year, we redirected a large part of our business to charitable causes. Besides selling stationery, air plants and planters, and DIY terrarium kits, we have also been selling reusable antimicrobial face masks. All profits from mask sales were donated to charity in the form of masks given to shelters, food banks, and other similar organizations helping those most in need. We also fundraised with donors to directly fund these mask donations. Since we started the project in April 2020, we've donated over 11,350 masks to over 24 charitable organizations. Aside from our COVID-19 efforts, 25% of all our profits go to support charities we care about, both local and global – from monthly donations of food/supplies for shelters and food banks near us, to contributions to organizations funding cancer research.

We want to thank everyone for your endless love and support! Every order helps us improve the lives of those less fortunate and protect frontline workers. We could not have done this without your support!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Organizations we supported!

  • Dr. Gonzales (30) - Dr.Gonzales runs the COVID-19 testing sites in Jersey City.

  • Hope House Shelter (50) - a family emergency shelter for women and children, housing 50 people.

  • St. Lucy’s Emergency Shelter (150) - houses over 80 people and geared towards single individuals.

  • Hoboken Shelter (350) - houses 50 people and feeds over 300 people daily.

  • St. Matthew Trinity Lutheran Church (650) - operates a Lunchtime Ministry that feeds around 65 people 4 days a week.

  • Grace Community Service (1100) - while the senior center is closed, they provide breakfast every weekend to feed those in need.

  • James Solomon (250) - our councilman and his office is distributing the masks to seniors in our city.

  • The Campaign Against Hunger (1950) - a food bank operating out of Brooklyn which has served over 11.5 million meals since March.

  • Brooklyn Botanical Garden (700) - while BBG is closed, their essential staff are still working to maintain the Garden and facilities.

  • City Harvest (400) - NYC’s largest food rescue organization, they help feed nearly 1.2 million struggling New Yorkers.

  • Volunteers of America Greater New York (200) - an undisclosed location feeds and houses over 150 men, women, and children who are victims of domestic violence.

  • GrowNYC (200) - while many of their educational and sustainability programs are on hold, they continue to provide local farmers with a market to sell their produce as many have suffered along with the restaurant industry.

  • CityMeals on Wheel (1200) - provides meals and companionship to NYC’s home-bound elderly. So far, they have delivered over 2 million meals to homebound elderly.

  • Henry Street Settlement (100) - a 126-year-old organization serving largely Asian and Hispanic communities, providing mental-health clinics, shelters for battered women, day-care centers, etc.

  • God’s Love We Deliver (1200) - prepares and delivers nutritious meals to people who, because of their illness (i.e. HIV/AIDS, cancer, etc.), are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. They have provided over 2 million meals since July 2019.

  • Upper Manhattan Mutual Aid (400) - formerly Invisible Hands, Not Me, UES; focuses on getting groceries and preparing pre-packaged meals for homeless people.

  • Jersey City Post Office (20)

  • Lenox Hill Hospital (50) - making personalized masks for nurses and staff as part of their art therapy program.

  • Made in NYC to Playground Coffeeshop (150) - creating safety kits to protect protesters who are demonstrating their constitutional rights in support of Black Lives Matter.

  • Food Bank of NYC (1200) - procures and distributes food to a network of approximately 1,000 food assistance programs citywide and have distributed 56 million meals across 5 boroughs since March. Also, prior to COVID-19, they were servicing ~250 families but are now serving over 1,000 families weekly.

  • The Bowery Mission (200) - fights homelessness, hunger, and poverty since 1870 and have provided over 100,000 meals since March.

  • Fraternite Notre Dame, Mary of Nazareth House (100) - a soup kitchen/pantry in Spanish Harlem operated by a group of nuns.

  • HousingPlus NYC (400) - supports women and children in crisis and houses over 200 women and children.

  • Hudson Casa (300) - a volunteer-based organization that empowers everyday people to improve the lives of foster children.