At Valle Road Collective, we are committed to supporting humanitarian acts that contribute to central missions of equality, diversity, and social justice. As a multiculturally-owned and operated company, we recognize the importance of bringing communities together to promote dialogue and enact systemic change. In committing a percentage of profits to a diverse group of organizations actively making our communities better, we have chosen to be actively part of the solution to make our world a better place. Our commitment to social action influences both our designs and our selection of charity partners. This commitment is foundational to our goal of being a brand that is authentic, aware, and always encouraging our community and clients to learn more about themselves and the world we share.
Black Lives Matter.
Walking the Valle Road and being a renegade also means taking a stand. Valle Road Collective believes in celebrating diversity, being openly and proudly anti-racist and anti-sexist, and doing the hard work that it will take to change global narratives of justice. As individuals and as a company, we have been watching and learning and looking for meaningful ways to engage during this difficult time. Our sentiments are fully in support of the peaceful and meaningful protests in support of recognizing the systemic racism that led to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless lives that have been lost to systemic violence against the black community. Black Lives Matter. And we recognize that we must all do better to be strong and meaningful allies.
We support the actions of protesters calling for justice in all 50 states and 18 countries and also recognize that revolution has many forms. From the streets, to social media feeds, to classrooms, to living rooms across the nation, we hope that all of you are finding meaningful ways to become better - to learn, to grow, and to support our communities.
In reflecting on this important moment in history and in celebrating Pride this summer, we are proud to support the following organizations with our current collections: the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition.
Valle Road Collective originally launched as a COVID relief fundraiser in April 2020. The initial Relief Campaign debuted four designs with 100% of profits going to support the humanitarian work of World Central Kitchen. While we hope these designs bring a smile to your face and encourage you to show the best part of yourself, we are also committed to making sure we continue to support communities in need.
Relief Collection: World Central Kitchen
Isolation Collection: James Beard Foundation Relief Fund
Black Visions Collective
This Minnesota based non-profit works to develop black leaders within communities to promote a message of autonomy and an investment in creating social, political, and economic change. Firm supporters of Black Lives Matter, this organization has been instrumental in recent calls for system change and racial equality. Learn more about their mission or donate directly at: https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/
Saint Collection: World Central Kitchen