On Giving

There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother.

― Theodore Roosevelt

Last year around this time we concluded our Kandi for a Cause initiative, raising $2,000 to donate to UNICEFto aid in relief efforts for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Since then, we’ve transformed as a company from a small t-shirt vendor to a growing, innovative fashion brand. Since the beginning, one of our core principles was that success must be accompanied by an effort to improve our community. The most gratifying part of the our 2014 journey is that growth is allowing us to contribute more often and in greater amounts to charities that serve causes we are deeply passionate about.

In June we donated $1,500 to two charities in honor of Gay Pride Month. The two charities, It Gets Better and the San Diego Center, use the funds we contributed to support LGBTQ Teens who are suffering from a lack of acceptance in their family or school. No one deserves to be bullied for how they choose to look, act or identify, and these charities do an excellent job of serving a high-risk group of kids.

We are pleased to announce that we have made another round of donations for the holiday season. Mama’s Kitchen is an amazing, local charity that helps individuals who are affected by AIDS or Cancer that are vulnerable to hunger. Many of the people they help are too poor or too sick to be able to care for themselves, and Mama’s is sometimes the only thing between them and starvation.

Toys for Tots is a household name and they are the only Santa that some kids will ever know. Working with the United States Marine Corp, the Toys for Tots Program and Foundation have collected and distributed more than 469 million toys since 1947. We are honored to donate $1,000 to each of these worthy charities.

On behalf of the founders and employees of Little Black Diamond, we are humbled by your support, and we want to thank all of our customers and followers for enabling us to do good and help make the world a little better. We enjoyed 2014 immensely and we look forward to serving you in 2015.

Happy New Years!
The Little Black Diamond Team