The core principle that motivates companies to contribute to the wellbeing of others or of society isn’t just for big corporations. Even small businesses, like ours, can play a role in giving back to causes we feel strongly about. We feel a moral duty to contribute to charities which in turn strengthens both our personal and professional values. Socially conscious business practices help us connect with our community in a way that would not be possible otherwise.
To start we identify causes that are aligned with our own company’s mission. Charity efforts can vary from donating goods, to climate change, criminal justice reform, or simply sponsoring local cannabis events– taking a hands-on approach to improving our world. It is important to us to have a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. In addition to monthly charitable donations, we make it a point to work with local companies with a similar vision. One agency that has been close to our hearts is Beacon Group. They are the largest employer of people with disabilities in Southern Arizona. They provide a variety of employment opportunities, skills training, and offer high-quality services to many local businesses. We are proud to have our products packaged by a thriving organization that supports and promotes opportunities for people with disabilities.
Small steps like these help us incorporate social responsibility into our purpose. We believe we can make a difference within our community. The benefits of small businesses donating their time or money are endless and there are many creative ways to partner with foundations despite company size.