Betty Belts Founder, Donna, believes in giving back by supporting many local and long-distance cause organizations. The organizations we support span across environmental, humanitarian, and educational sectors. The connecting thread that ties them all together is genuine love. Love and reverence for the precious planet we call home, and the people who positively impact this world and the lives of others through their purpose-driven programs.
Via our 1% For The Planet membership since 2007, some of the recipients of annual donations over the years include:
“The East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP) is a non-profit organization helping the thousands of people living in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities, and electricity in East Bali.” With the other half of the Betty business based in Bali, we feel an inextricable connection to the local communities there, and will continue to support the incredible work done by the EBPP that enriches daily life, educates the youth of today, and empowers the future generations to come in this far corner of the world we love so much.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE , and check out the Betty blog posts below featuring our dedicated partnership and previous Cause Day events supporting EBPP over the years.
BETTY BRIGHT FRIDAY DECEMBER 2020
DONNA’S BIRTHDAY WISH 2020
REVISITING PURPOSE: BETTY + EBPP HISTORY
“More Than Conquerors Surf (MTC Surf) is a faith-based organization created by surfers who want to make a difference in the lives of at-risk youth.” With love for the Ocean and faith being the two strongest pillars that hold up the Betty biz, we stand together with MTC Surf in their “[belief] that surfing provides foster youth with the opportunity to grow as individuals, gain community, and build faith. We want every child and teen who surfs with us to walk away knowing that they are loved, fully capable, and have the ability to overcome any current and future challenges they might face.”
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE, and check out the Betty blog posts below featuring our dedicated partnership, MTC Surf Founder Elle, and previous Cause Day events supporting MTC Surf.
BETTY CAUSE EVENT: 2022 MTC SURF FUNDRAISER
EASTER BETTY CAUSE DAY 2023: 2O% OFF + 20% DONATED TO MTC SURF
ELLE MILLER: 2023 MAY BETTY OF THE MONTH
The World Central Kitchen (WCK) “is first to the frontlines, providing meals in response to humanitarian, climate, and community crises…When disaster strikes, WCK’s Relief Team mobilizes with the urgency of now to start cooking and serving meals to people in need efficiently, and with dignity.”
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & check out the blog post below on how a Betty Cause Event helped send much-needed funds to support communities in Hawai’i who suffered greatly when wildfires raged across several regions in early August of 2023. Maui experienced the worst devastation, with nearly the entire historic town of Lahaina burned to the ground. It was a tragedy that hit very close to home, as we experienced similar heartbreak in the wake of the 2017 Thomas Fire in Ventura. Alongside WCK, we believe in “a world where communities, businesses, and governments treat food as a universal human right.”
BETTY CAUSE EVENT: HELP HAWAI’I FIRE SURVIVORS + WCT MEAL RELIEF
The Blue Mind Movement: Patreon Fund is the platform that supports the pioneering research of Dr. J Nichols, who has invested his life’s work in deepening humanity’s connection to wild waters across the globe. A long-standing brother in the Betty family, Dr. Nichols “helps people reestablish healthier, more creative, and regenerative relationships with themselves, each other, and their environment through water, wonder, wellness, and wildlife.”
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE, and check out the Betty blog posts below featuring our dedicated partnership and previous Cause Day events supporting The Blue Mind Movement.
EARTH DAY 2021: BETTY ALWAYS LIVING BLUE
BETTY BRIGHT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2019
SLOW COAST FAMILY FUNDRAISER: WILDFIRE RELIEF 2020
GIVE & GO DEEPER: BLUE MIND CROWDFUNDING EVENT 2016
BETTY + LIVBLUE: EARTH DAY 2015
Food Forward “fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.” Reducing waste in all aspects of the Betty business is a cornerstone of how we operate, and we couldn’t think of a better organization that supports this same goal– but in the food sector– than the fine folks at Food Forward. Food insecure families across the South Western states of California, Arizona, and New Mexico have access to nutritious fresh food they might not otherwise get if not for this amazing organization.
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE, and check out the Betty blog posts below featuring our dedicated partnership and previous Cause Day events supporting Food Forward.
FOOD FORWARD DONATION WEEKEND 2019
BETTY BRIGHT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 2017
Few creatures in this world are as miraculous as bees. The relationship between bees and our human family is critical, yet tenuous, due to our negative impact on bee populations worldwide. Because of this vital connection, Betty believes in sustaining the health and conservation of these precious bee-ings, for without them our world would be a fruitless desert. “The Santa Barbara Beekeepers Association (SBBA) is committed to the promotion and advancement of beekeeping through best management practices, the education and mentoring of people about bees and beekeeping, and increasing public awareness of environmental concerns affecting bees.”
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE, and check out the Betty blog post below featuring our dedicated partnership and previous Cause Day events supporting the SBBA.
DEDICATION OF THE HONEYCOMB DESIGN
Friends of the Ventura River (FVR) “is a coalition of community groups and individuals who are working to protect and enhance the Ventura River watershed to ensure sustainability and enrich our quality of life.” Betty supports FVR through 1% for the Planet annual contributions.
The Betty circle of giving also includes a very long list of local schools, sponsorship of female surf athletes, partnership and event sponsorship of local surf competitions empowering the youth, and specific individuals or communities in need.
Please check back for an updated list …
As a Green America certified business since 2007, Betty business operations are founded upon Earth and Ocean friendly practices.