Brownble Gives Back
We are firm believers in the power of paying it forward.
When brownble first popped into our heads, one of the first things we decided on was including a regular contribution to our favorite non-profit organizations, as the cornerstone of our business plan. We can't tell you how many times we've wanted to make a personal contribution to a cause only to get distracted with work or with not knowing who will benefit the most, or which organizations are legit. We're doing all the leg work for you, and even better, we're taking it out of our piece of the pie!
A part of all our proceeds from our courses go right into the hands (or paws, hooves, wings!) of those who need it the most.
Here are some of the great causes, human and non-human, who will receive the brownble love, all thanks to our wonderful community of members, a.k.a. the brownble family!
Learn more about these organizations below
Our Hen House
Our Hen House is a multimedia hub to change the world for animals. Hosted by Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan. the twice Webby-recognized signature Our Hen House podcast has been going strong every week since January, 2010. In 2014 and 2015, the Our Hen House brand also included an offshoot television show, co-hosted by "the hens". Our Hen House's online magazine features essays from the greatest movers and shakers from the world of animal rights, and the e-book publishing division - Hen Press - is an outlet for longer-form essays covering issues around animal exploitation and liberation. In 2015, Our Hen House introduced another podcast to its media landscape: The Animal Law Podcast, hosted by animal law professor, Mariann Sullivan. Plans are currently under way to expand Our Hen House yet again, this time with a podcast called "Teaching Jasmin How to Cook Vegan", hosted, of course, by Jasmin Singer. Jasmin and Mariann co-founded Our Hen House - a 501(c)(3) - in 2010. The mission of the organization is to effectively mainstream the movement to end the exploitation of animals.
Vegan Outreach has been working effectively since 1993 to inspire new vegans and reduce animal suffering. Vegan Outreach believes the end of the suffering will come from striking at the root of the problem. Each year, on-staff Outreach Coordinators and volunteer leafleters hand out millions of persuasive booklets at schools and other venues, including remote areas where individuals may not otherwise receive information about veganism. An informative Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating is available at no cost, as is nutrition information from a registered dietitian and a mentor program to help people go and stay vegan. Vegan Outreach leaflets throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Australia.
Heartland Farm Sanctuary
Heartland is Wisconsin’s rescue resource for farm animals and serves as one of the state’s only shelters devoted to the care and rehabilitation of pigs, goats, chickens, and other country critters. Every year, Heartland members provide the “last chance” for dozens of abused, neglected, and abandoned farm animals who have nowhere else to go. Many of the animals find their forever homes at Heartland, and others are placed into safe, loving adoptive homes so we can keep our barn doors open for other animals in need of refuge.
In turn, each animal rescued “gives back” to thousands of people each year. Led by licensed counselors and knowledgeable animal care staff, Heartland offers therapeutic animal assisted services to children and adults with special needs, at risk youth, and youth and adults who have been traumatized from abuse or other significant loss in their lives. Our therapeutic support programs provide healing and hope for hundreds of individuals and their families each year.
A Well-Fed World
A Well-Fed World is a hunger relief and animal protection organization chipping away at two of the world’s most immense, unnecessary and unconscionable forms of suffering… the suffering of people hungry from lack of food, and the suffering of animals used and abused for food.
They have a positive, practical, and action-led approach that produces immediate assistance for those in need and structural change for lasting results.
In addition to their direct programs, they raise funds, partner with, and promote innovative, highly effective projects that strengthen:
- vegan feeding & farming programs
- farm animal care & rescue efforts
- vegan advocacy & community building
Chilis on Wheels
Chilis On Wheels provides vegan chili to people in need of a warm meal. They serve the homeless and the community of New York City, San Diego, Portland, Denver and Puerto Rico. Through their four core programs, they help the community, and their pets by serving them vegan food, educating them about veganism, and engaging the youth in participating and helping their community.
They serve approximately 800 vegan meals a month.
Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Nonhuman animals have a right to live their lives free of suffering and exploitation. Catskill Animal Sanctuary exists to provide them with love and safety until they do. The 110-acre refuge in New York's Hudson Valley is home to over 300 animals rescued from cruelty, neglect, and abandonment.