Stella & Dot Foundation
The Stella & Dot Foundation was founded in 2010 to engage and inspire our community to affect positive change in the lives of women and their families and to date, Stella & Dot has donated over $2.7M globally to causes important to our community. In honor of #GivingTuesday, we're sharing some of the ways that Stella & Dot has given back and the specific causes we champion.
Every Mother Counts
Every Mother Counts is a non-profit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother. Every Mother Counts informs, engages and mobilizes new audiences to take action and raises funds that support maternal health programs around the world. To date, Stella & Dot has donated $274k and impacted the lives of 36,000 women, children and healthcare workers.
In Uganda, these donations have helped women get rides to their pre and post-natal visits so they don't have to walk 3 miles to the nearest doctor. In Haiti, midwives received their education where there is an extreme shortage of maternal healthcare workers. Furthermore, in Tanzania and Nepal, Health Clinics received solar suitcases so mothers don't have to give birth in the dark when the electricity goes out.
Breast Cancer Awareness
Since 2011, Stella & Dot has donated over $990k to organizations dedicated to women's cancer research and awareness. In 2016, we began partnering with Bright Pink, an organization focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women. To date, Stella & Dot has donated $236k and allowed Bright Pink to educate over 40,000+ women in the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancers.
The HollyRod Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing compassionate care and services to underserved individuals and families that are burdened financially and emotionally by a diagnosis. Autism is now the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. and affects 1 in 68 children. To date, Stella & Dot has donated over $515k and impacted over 130,000 families across the U.S. and Canada through HollyRod Foundation's RJ's Place grants which provide vocational training for teens and young adults, technology rooms in Children's Hospitals and Autism Centers across the country and a space for siblings who often accompany their sibling to treatment.