|Home > Community Commerce|
Dedication To Making A Difference
Give Back and Fight Poverty!
10% of SheaMoisture Community Commerce sales go to women-led businesses, to support communities that supply ingredients for our products, or to support The Sofi Tucker Foundation. We founded Community Commerce to support these communities, especially those that source and make some of the key ingredients in SheaMoisture products. We help fund training and infrastructure to help them manufacture their own high quality goods in their countries, and get fair prices for their goods and labor. This helps them to earn a better living and support their families, making a better life possible within their communities. It’s not a donation. It’s an investment in a fairer world. In the spirit of the holiday…
SheaMoisture Introduces New Collection that Empowers Women-Led Businesses Who Supply Product Ingredients
March 2016, Sundial Brands proudly welcomed eight additional groups of producers to Community Commerce.
The new wellness solution features a unique combination of certified organic Shea Butter, a proprietary blend of alpine, damask and musk rose oils, with date palm and camellia leaf extract to help calm and soothe the skin and scalp.
The key ingredients in the complex are ethically- sourced through cooperatives in Northern Ghana, Turkey and Bulgaria.
The Peace Rose Oil line, which includes facial care, bath and body, and hair care, leaves hair and skin completely nourished with a luxurious silky smooth feel.join us in giving back
Founded by the owners of Sundial Brands in 2012, and incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, public charity, the Sofi Tucker Foundation supports causes inspired by the woman whose life’s work forms the basis for Sundial Brands products.
In 1912, as a young widow, Sofi Tucker sold African Black Soap and hand crafted Shea Butter based skin products in the village market and throughout the countryside of Bonthe, Sierra Leone.
In her memory, the foundation provides financial grants to organizations that seek to economically empower women, their families and communities in the United States and in Africa.
The Todee Mission School of Liberia
The Todee Mission School was founded in 1945. During Liberia's civil crisis from 1990 until 2004, the Mission was looted and devastated.
In 2006 a renovation was started through the benevolence of church members in Virginia and Mr. and Mrs. Carney Johnson.
Todee became their project to help rebuild Liberia. Mrs. Ophelia Johnson is the Board Chairwoman and guiding light of the Mission.
Since then, the Todee School has grown to 110 students from 13 counties in Liberia. There are 57 boys and 53 girls attending classes from Pre-K to 9th grade.
Perched on a rolling hill in northern Montserrado County, the Mission owns 200 acres of land that abuts the Firestone rubber plantation. The school is accredited by the Liberia’s Ministry of Education.
Students engage in a full academic curriculum, vocational classes and undergo life skills training. Many of Todee's students are boarders and the Mission is their home.
Indeed, it is the school's policy to not turn a child away if their parents or family cannot pay tuition. Most students are paid through scholarships, or through in-kind contributions of food or other staples and supplies.
In 2013, the Sofi Tucker Foundation sent two New York high school students on a summer enrichment program to work with the students of the mission to teach them literacy skills, arts and crafts, computer skills and also to exchange cultural experiences.
Each participant went to Liberia equipped with a new lap top with learning and processing software to donate to the school for future use.
The students also brought a printer, ink cartridges, school supplies and books. According to Mrs. Ophelia Johnson, Chairwoman of the school,
"The enrichment program was a fantastic opportunity for the students to exchange views with the American students and to learn about how to use computers and literacy. All the boys and girls had the most fantastic experience. We want to thank the Sofi Tucker Foundation and Sundial Brands for this amazing program."
In addition, the Sofi Tucker Foundation, through a generous donation from Sundial Brands, awarded a cash grant of $18,000 to Todee Mission in support of agriculture programs, student scholarships and teacher training in 2014.
Including the Summer Enrichment program, Sofi Tucker Foundation support to Todee School amounted to over $23,000 in 2013.
Homecoming Farm and Sophia's Garden
Homecoming Farm was founded in 1996 and is located on Long Island in Amityville, NY. Homecoming Farm sponsors a NOFA-NY LLC certified organic farm founded on the principles of Community Supported Agriculture and The Farmer's Pledge. A non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, Homecoming Farm grows organic vegetables, flowers and herbs for C.S.A members and donates from their harvest to The Interfaith Nutrition Network, and the Mary Brennan Inn soup kitchen, supporting them in offering nutritious, healthy meals to over 300 guests who come each day seeking a meal. Homecoming Farm also offers educational programs for children and adults connecting people to the Earth through Sophia Garden, an intergenerational gardening area. The Farm is especially proud of the community and leadership programs they offer to Long Island and inner-city students. Homecoming Farm teaches organic farming practices that are key to a sustainable planet and promotes healthy living in all aspects of life.
Tigerlily Foundation is a national breast cancer foundation providing education, awareness, advocacy and hands-on support to young women (15-40) – before, during and after breast cancer. Their goal is to provide them with important breast health information that could someday save their lives or the lives of their peers. They teach young women at an early age about their breast health, their bodies and ways to be their own best advocate. Education and early detection can save lives. Tigerlily Foundation supports education, awareness, advocacy, services and support to young women diagnosed with, living with and surviving breast cancer. This empowers young women to live their lives and fulfill their dreams.
Sundial Matching Donation and Volunteer Program
Sundial believes in encouraging our employees to give back globally and locally, and supports this with a program that creates a partnership with the company and its employees for charitable giving and volunteer work. When an employee makes a donation to a not-for-profit charity of their choice, Sundial will match that donation dollar-for-dollar. Sundial also supports its employees doing volunteer work by offering administrative leave, which allows them to serve a charitable organization or cause of their choice.