“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. ... We need not wait to see what others do.” —Mahatma Ghandi
Something is new at Oh Dier, and it’s really, really important.
We often say we want you to love the place you live—and while we initially were referring to home décor, we have also come to mean that we believe everyone has the absolute right to a safe and loving home. We’ve been haunted by the frequency of domestic violence stories we hear—and we decided it’s time for us to do something about this epidemic.
To that end, we decided—even with two little ones at home and two entrepreneur parents at the helm—that we would donate 20 percent of our profits to help put an end to a vicious, ugly cycle.
After some research we came to the conclusion that there was no better organization to donate our hard-earned cash to than the storied Tubman, a domestic violence organization based in Minneapolis and St. Paul that’s been around for nearly half a century, providing a safe harbor for more than 30,000 women, youth, men, and families who have experienced relationship violence, sexual assault and exploitation, elder abuse, addiction, and other forms of trauma each year. Additionally, they do public information campaigns that reach more than 20,000 people each year.
Tubman’s impact on the community and the breadth and depth of their services is truly astonishing—we encourage you to take a look at what they do, make a donation, or find a cause of your own to support wherever you are.
Because we don’t need to hear another story of abuse. We don’t have to tolerate it. But we DO have to do something about it. We’re all responsible for a beautiful, safe, peaceful, loving world. Be the change. Join us, won’t you?