Ever since we started Vegan on Board, we knew that we want to grow it into something more than a blog sharing tasty recipes, but an ethical business and a caring community that makes a difference.
And that's why we promise to donate 10% of our profits to good causes!
Each month we select an organisation working to make the world a better place and commit to donating 10% of the profits we earn via the website to them. Every time you use one of our recipes and see an ad on our site - YOU are also helping to support these great causes, so THANK YOU!
Here's who we are donating to in 2021:
This month's charity is Viva!, a leading vegan campaigning charity. They specialise in undercover investigations and exposing cruelty in factory farms in the UK.
Jacob's Ridge is a vegan run animal sanctuary in Spain. They provide a forever home to over 130 rescued animals (horses, donkeys, goats, pigs, sheep, cats and dogs), and give them the chance to live the rest of their lives without fear.
Here are the organisations we donated to in 2020:
Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary was set up in 1993, by record breaking runner Fiona Oakes, and is now home to over 600 rescued animals. "Whether they be retired race horses, ex-fighting dogs, or neglected and abused farm animals, they all are given love, respect, medical care and a peaceful place to live at THS."
Whale and Dolphin Conservation are working towards "A world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free." Their goals are to end captivity, stop whaling, create healthy sea habitats, and prevent the deaths of whales and dolphins in fishing nets.
Chilis on Wheels aims to make veganism accessible to all. Started in 2014 by Michelle Carrera. "When she couldn't find a soup kitchen that served a vegan Thanksgiving meal, she decided to prepare her own chili and take it directly to the community." This inspired her to set up this program, which provides free, warm meals across the US. Over 38,000 vegan meals and counting!
RinderWahnSinn and Happy Pigs & Friends is an animal sanctuary in Austria. Former cattle farmer Hubert Gassner transformed his farm into a sanctuary when he could no longer endure sending his animals to slaughter. The Lebenshof is now home to 80 animals in rural Austria and they host visits where people can appreciate the animals as the intelligent, unique and individual beings they are.
The Food Empowerment Project's motto is "Your food choices can change the world". They work to encourage people to make compassionate and healthy choices and to prevent injustices against animals, people and the environment. They seek specifically to empower those with the fewest resources.
One of our readers nominated Friends of the Animals, which helps neglected and injured animals on the Isle of Wight get medical treatment and find kind and loving homes.
The Afro-Vegan Society wants to help people make healthier, kinder, more sustainable choices. They provide information, resources and support and their mission is "to encourage and inspire people in marginalized communities to transition to vegan living."
This month 10% of our profits are going to Food For Life Global, a charity with a vast network of partners serving free vegan meals to some of the poorest communities around the world. Often they are also among the first charities to respond to emergencies, providing for people in need within hours of disaster striking.
For the season of giving we chose to donate to two charities. In honour of all the Turkeys sadly slaughtered at this time of year, we sponsored the charming and inquisitive Tutu the Turkey at Farm Sanctuary. The other charity was The Humane Research Trust, nominated by one of our readers, which pioneers medical research without the use of animals.
Nominate a charity or good cause!
If you have a suggestion for a cause or organisation which you would like the Vegan on Board community to support, let us know!
Causes we support include: sanctuaries that promote the ethical treatment of animals, charities that educate about the benefits of plant based eating and work to reduce food poverty, and nature conversation projects that are working to protect and restore the ecosystems we all rely on.
Whilst there are not many 100% vegan charities, we aim to find projects which are in line with most vegan values.
Sophie & Paul