Our newest concept of ‘buy a shirt, pick a cause,’ is being introduced with our “RBG Series” to honor the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. When RBG was awarded the prestigious Berggruen Prize that recognizes people who have “profoundly shaped human self-understanding and advancement,” she donated her $1 million prize money all to charity. When purchasing an RBG shirt, customers have the opportunity to choose from the very same five organizations that RBG once donated to, all from causes that she was a passionate advocate of. Below is more information about each charity, with links to their websites to learn more.
The Malala Fund, founded by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafazi, advocates for girls' stable access to free, safe and quality schooling. They pride themselves on breaking down barriers to girls education by challenging various policies and practices that can prevent them from receiving an equitable education. The Malala Fund supports girls’ secondary education around the world, by investing in their individuality, their professional development, and by connecting them to the organization’s wide network on a national, regional, and global sphere. The Malala fund stands by the notion that someday, every girl will have access to a quality education.
Hand in Hand is a network of integrated public schools where Jewish and Arab children in Israel learn together -- and from each other -- with the hopes of fostering peace, respect and understanding. Their mission is to build partnership and equality between the Jewish and Arab children of Israel. They recognize that in the face of conflict and division, it is important to educate the youth in order to create an understanding and true peace. Hand in Hand sees education as the building blocks of a better future, and they are committed to social change for the betterment of all citizens of Israel.
The American Bar Foundation is among the world's leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. Their motto of “expanding knowledge and advancing justice” is a testament to their desire to uphold the law to the highest standard. ABF is an independent, nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the law by launching research projects surrounding the more pressing issues that face the legal system both domestically and internationally.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is where Ginsburg herself had colon cancer surgery in 1999 and later received treatment for lung and pancreatic cancer. Their website details the many services that they provide their patients, from world class treatments to counseling for patients and their families. At the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, they pride themselves on offering holistic and top notch care to their patients stating that “cancer care is essential care.”
The Washington National Opera is an American opera company in Washington, D.C that Ruth was a devoted fan of. Housed in the renowned Kennedy Center, the opera has a long history of world class performances by well-known artists. Their website features a tribute to RBG, remembering her as a champion of the arts, especially for opera which she was particularly fond of. Various artists from the Washington National Opera share heartfelt stories and impressions that are a testament to RBG’s character, and dedication to her community and country.