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WHY WE GIVE

Beginning in March of 2018, we began donating 1% of our overall sales each month to local Rabun County non-profits so that our mission can support theirs. This is on our total sales and not profit so even when there are months that we are not profitable, we will still donate 1% based off our total sales each month. This is a helpful reminder to us to ensure that our community always comes first in our decision making.

When we first started our “brand” we never had any goals of opening a store. We simply began with the idea of trying to to tell the stories of the people and places that call North Georgia home. That loose framework has evolved into a platform that we hope continues to grow beyond a store. We count ourselves lucky and humbled and everything in between that locals from all across North Georgia and visitors from all across the state, the region, and beyond find us interesting enough to support our small business.

And because of your support, we’ve been able to raise over $50,000 for local Rabun County non-profits! Thank you for the opportunity to allow us to serve our community!

PREVIOUS DONATIONS

In 2019 we donated $28,122, in 2018 we donated $17,967 and in 3 years of business we have donated $50,963 with 99% of it going directly to Rabun County non-profits. We have done this through a combination of our 1% for Rabun County Initiative, in-kind donations, and additional contributions through request. As we continue to grow our small business we look forward to being able to find creative and deep ways to give back directly to our community.

2018 NON-PROFIT RECEIPIENTS

TOTAL DONATION: $17,967

  • The Rabun County Historical Society
  • Georgia Interscholastic Cycling League
  • The Rabun County Band Boosters
  • Friends of Rabun County Public Library
  • F.A.I.T.H.
  • Rabun County Fire Department
  • Avita Partners Rabun Clubhouse/Fort Dreaming Tiger
  • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia & Teaching Kitchen
  • Rabun County Paws 4 Life
  • The Chattooga Conservancy

2019 NON-PROFIT RECEIPIENTS

TOTAL DONATION: $28,122

  • Sid Weber Cancer Fund
  • Friends of Rabun County Public Library
  • FERST Readers
  • Foxfire Museum & Heritage Center
  • The Rabun County Band Boosters
  • VFW, Post 4570
  • F.A.I.T.H.
  • Avita Partners Rabun Clubhouse/Fort Dreaming Tiger
  • The Orianne Society
  • Food Bank of Northeast Georgia & Teaching Kitchen
  • Rabun County Paws 4 Life
  • The Chattooga Conservancy

2020 NON-PROFIT RECEIPIENTS

JANUARY-MARCH

The Orianne Society
The Orianne Society is one of the leading organizations for the conservation of reptiles and amphibians. They are focused on science and the conservation of critical habitats. Though they think globally, they work strategically in specific landscapes through well-designed initiatives. Within each of these initiatives, they define places and species as conservation priorities. They work with a diverse group of partners in each initiative to achieve conservation success.

APRIL-JUNE

F.A.I.T.H.
FAITH provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse in Northeast Georgia. They do this through Shelter and Legal Services, Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Services, and a Thrift Store & Furniture Store.

JULY-SEPTEMBER

The Chattooga Conservancy
The mission of the Conservancy is to protect, promote and restore the natural ecological integrity of the Chattooga River watershed ecosystems; to ensure the viability of native species in harmony with the need for a healthy human environment; and, to educate and empower communities to practice good stewardship on public and private lands.

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

Rabun County Paws 4 Life
The mission of Rabun Paws 4 Life is to make a positive difference in Rabun County by providing a no-kill animal control and shelter to care for and protect animals from abuse neglect and abandonment. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards possible for the humane and compassionate treatment of all animals.