Charitable giving is at the heart of our business, and we believe it's our responsibility to advocate for the environment, animals and people in need. In 2007, we invented a beautiful hand and body lotion called Charity Pot. 100% of the purchase price (every single penny minus the taxes) goes towards supporting humanitarian, environmental and animal rights causes locally and around the world.
Since its launch in 2007, Charity Pot has donated close to three million dollars! In addition to Charity Pot, we've also created a moldable, multi-purpose soap called FUN. We're proud to say that 2.5% of the sales of each bar go directly towards our LUSH FunD.
The FunD currently supports grassroots charities creating safe places for children to play in Japan, after the earthquake in 2011 caused a rupture at a nuclear plant, contaminating the area and making it too dangerous for children to play outside. We believe charitable giving extends beyond monetary donations.
Our passionate staff volunteer their time through our Employee Volunteer Program. We're fortunate to have staff with huge hearts, and they frequently participate in volunteer days with Charity Pot partners local to their shops or offices. Our volunteer efforts don't stop there- our wonderful customers care, too! In November 2012, we hosted ten lovely customers on a volunteer trip to Gold Butte, Nevada to plant native species with our Charity Pot partners Friends of Nevada Wilderness.
We also stand up to help when disaster strikes. Through volunteer support and Charity Pot donations, we were able to help both humans and animals who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy and the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. We co-ordinate with charities to offer funding, volunteers and direct action to help others in times of need. We believe in the power of the people.
Find out more how you can get involved in LUSH charitable giving below! Visit our Charity Pot website to find out more about the charities we support and how we've helped them, about our employee volunteer program, and about how charities can apply for funding.
Find out more about FUN, our multi-purpose moldable soap!