Poo~Pourri is a small, woman-owned business that recognizes the incredible contributions that women make to our local and global communities. We believe all women should have a voice, the opportunity to succeed, and a safe environment to grow, pursue their dreams, and bare their genius. That is why Poo~Pourri supports programs around the world that help women secure an education and protect them from violence. Join us in turning crappy into happy through support of the organizations below.
100 THINGS A helping project
Everyone has at least one thing they want to do in life – some even have a list. But how many goals and dreams on your list have you actually achieved? Inspired by the death of a close friend, Sebastian Terry created a list of 100 Things to do. The crazy thing is, he did them. One man’s no-holds barred adventure to find purpose has grown into a global movement of people chasing their dreams and helping others do the same. We are driven by the desire to help people and spread positivity throughout the community. We want to test the limits of the notion, “What can one person do?” Read More
LOTUS OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL: GATE Scholarship Program
When girls in poor, rural, Cambodian villages reach 11 or 12 years-old, they have few paths to choose from. Their primary choices are to become a child bride, or cross into Thailand where they’re promised jobs as nannies or servers, only to be sold into brothels. That is why Lotus Outreach International, provides $1,200 scholarships to these girls that cover all costs for a year of school. For International Women’s Day, Poo~Pourri is donating 100% of website sales from March 3 – 5 to Lotus Outreach International with a goal of $30,000, enough to send 25 girls to school.
WORLD TOILET ORGANIZATION: Rainbow Toilet Program
2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future—all for the want of a toilet. Clean and safe toilets help prevent child deaths from diarrheal disease, and keep more girls in school by increasing attendance rates. We believe that everyone should have access to a nice, safe place to go. That is why Poo~Pourri partnered with the World Toilet Organization, donating $50,000 on World Toilet Day to help them build “Rainbow Toilets” for school kids who don’t currently have access to safe and sanitary plumbing.
NATIONAL COALITION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Domestic violence is an issue that’s close to our hearts, as Poo~Pourri’s Founder and CEO, Suzy Batiz, is a survivor of domestic abuse. Per the NCADV website, 1 in 3 women have been a recipient of physical violence by an intimate partner within their lifetime. To support these survivors, Poo~Pourri recently donated over $30,000 dollars the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV).
NORTH TEXAS CROHN'S AND COLITIS
The mission of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation is to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and to improve the quality of life of more than 1.6 million children and adults affected by these diseases. This includes 80,000 under the age of eighteen and approximately 70,000 people in North Texas. Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis can be life-threatening in severity. Symptoms include but are not limited to persistent diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, fever, malnutrition and weight loss, weakness, fistulas and abscesses, and irritations of the skin, joints, and eyes. Surgery to remove a portion of the bowel and provide an ostomy pouch is common. The Foundation meets the needs of the IBD community - which includes patients, families, and care providers - with support services, education programs, awareness efforts and research initiatives aimed at advancing treatments and finding cures for IBD. For more information, please visit www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org