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June Awareness Holidays

Thrive With Pride.” The Fight Continues.” Still We Are Colorful.#YouAreIncluded.

Around the world, cities are gearing up to celebrate Pride Month with parades, music, and feasting. June is the time to revel in the love of the LGBT+ community and reinvigorate the fight for acceptance, equality, and anti-racism.

Last year was the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march in New York City, and this year we reconvene safely to honor every person who paved the way to a more inclusive future.

71% of LGBT+ respondents and 82% of allies said they were more likely to buy from a company that supports LGBT+ equality (Community Marketing Insights.)

Put on your dancing shoes and team up with your shoppers to build a world that embraces every last person in it.

  • Los Angeles LGBT Center — building a world where LGBT+ people thrive as healthy, equal, and complete members of society.
  • GLAAD — rewriting the script for LGBT+ acceptance through media.
  • Transgender Law Center — the largest national trans-led organization advocating for self-determination for all people.
  • Marsha P Johnson Instituteprotects and defends the human rights of BLACK transgender people. We do this by organizing, advocating, creating an intentional community to heal, developing transformative leadership, and promoting our collective power.
  • GLSEN — working to ensure that LGBT+ students are able to learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment.
  • Gay For Good — energizing and mobilizing the LGBT+ community to volunteer our time to social welfare and environmental service projects.
  • Human Rights Campaign — realizing a world where every member of the LGBT+ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law.
  • DeQH — the first and only national Desi LGBT+ helpline in the United States, providing confidential peer support for for South Asians.
  • GRIOT Circle — an inter-generational, culturally sensitive space serving LGBTQ elders of color.

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

  • Alzheimer’s Foundation of America — providing support, services, and education to individuals, families, and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide.
  • Cure Alzheimer’s Fund — dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.
  • One Mind — the leading brain health nonprofit committed to healing the lives of people impacted by brain illness and injury through global, collaborative action.

Men’s Health Month

  • Movember Foundation — changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on prostate and testicular cancer, mental health, and suicide prevention.
  • Men’s Health Network — reaching men, boys, and their families with health awareness and disease prevention tools.

Adopt-A-Cat Month

  • Alley Cat Allies — the global engine of change for cats, protecting and improving lives through our innovative, cutting-edge programs.
  • Lanai Cat Sanctuary — giving feral cats a home for life and protecting the island’s many endangered birds.
  • EveryCat Health Foundation — the world’s only nonprofit focused solely on feline health, awarding grants for groundbreaking research that benefits every cat, every day.

June 1st — World Reef Awareness Day

  • Coral Reef Alliance — saving the world’s coral reefs by working collaboratively with communities to reduce threats and provide lasting benefits to people and wildlife.
  • SeaTrees — protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems globally.

June 5th — World Environment Day

  • 350.org — an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.
  • Friends of the Earth — together we speak truth to power and expose those who endanger the health of people and the planet for corporate profit.
  • Environmental Defense Fund — dedicated to protecting the environmental rights of all people by creating practical, lasting solutions.

June 8th — Best Friends Day

  • My Friend’s Place — helping youth experiencing homelessness move toward wellness, stability, and self-sufficiency.
  • Love For Our Elders — fighting loneliness with love by mailing letters to senior communities.

June 8th — World Oceans Day

  • Oceana — dedicated to protecting and restoring the world’s oceans on a global scale.
  • SeaLegacy — creating healthy and abundant oceans for us and for the planet.
  • Ocean Conservancy — creating science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

June 19th — Juneteenth

  • Equal Justice Initiative — committed to ending mass incarceration in the US, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights.
  • The Loveland Foundation — bringing opportunity and healing to communities of color, and especially to Black women and girls.

June 20th — Father’s Day

  • Family Promise — transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.

June 20th — World Refugee Day

  • Human Rights Initiative — promoting international human rights through local service to refugees and immigrants who have suffered human rights abuses.

June 21st — National Indigenous Peoples Day Canada

  • Indspire — investing in the education of Indigenous people for the long term benefit to these individuals and to Canada.
  • True North Aid — serving and supporting northern Indigenous communities in Canada through practical humanitarian support.

June 25th — National Take Your Dog to Work Day

June 27th — National PTSD Awareness Day

  • PTSD Foundation of America — bringing hope and healing to combat veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related post traumatic stress.
  • Sidran Institute — helping people understand, treat, and manage trauma and dissociation.

June 30th — Asteroid Day

  • Asteroid Foundation — promoting worldwide awareness, understanding, and education about asteroid opportunities and risks in the emerging space economy.
  • Planetary Society — empowering the world’s citizens to advance space science and exploration.

Pride is a parade and a protest. It bursts with joy at how far we’ve come and writes the map for where we’ll go.

Pride is not once a year corporate sponsorship and a rainbow slapped on a coffee mug. It’s the authentic desire to forge a community free from prejudice.

Shoppers want meaningful engagement, and a fundraising campaign does just that. Show your dedication as a brand, eschew empty words, and make a deeper connection with your shoppers by donating to a nonprofit you resonate with.

85% of respondents in a CMI survey agreed that, “corporations that support LGBTQ equality are more important than ever.”

Take a stand today with Shop for Good

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