Meet our 2021
LISC grantees

We’re proud to announce that for the second year in a row, we’re contributing to Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), an organization that provides emergency assistance to entrepreneurs in historically underserved communities to bridge the financial gap so many businesses are facing in these tough times. For our first of two donations this year, we are contributing $30K that will go to these three grantees.

Bonnet Bandits
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Bonnet Bandits create luxury charmeuse silk hair wear and care items for women (and men!) to boost the health and moisture of their hair. Based in Lexington, Kentucky, Bonnet Bandits exists to protect natural and salon-processed hair at any time of the day or night, retaining moisture and reducing frizz so you can look and feel your best.

Palabras Bookstore
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Palabras Bilingual Bookstore is a community space and bookstore in Phoenix, Arizona with a focus on Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC). With a thoughtfully curated selection of books in both English and Spanish by BIPOC authors, and a calendar full of arts-based events and workshops, Palabras Bilingual Bookstore is an integral part of the community.

TAMINGOFTHEMOOSE
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TAMINGOFTHEMOOSE is a Black-owned, Queer-owned home goods market based in Chicago, Illinois. At the heart of TAMINGOFTHEMOOSE is a belief that our homes are sacred spaces where we should feel most safe and vulnerable. Every object is designed to restore balance against the opposition in our lives, and to create a beautiful home reflecting pride, strength, and life.

FH 21: An Education in Seeing With Love

As kids return to their classrooms, many in person, we wanted our fall campaign to celebrate the educators who continue to risk so much to teach, shape, and inspire a new generation of students. None of us would be where we are today without the guidance and the support of our teachers&mdaash;the compassionate grownups we feel lucky to have met at school and outside of it. This season, DL Eyewear honors those who are committed to expanding young minds. We see each of them with love.

Give with love

The team behind DL Eyewear is a very small one, and we have compassion for every startup navigating this pandemic’s uncertainty.  Annually, we donate a percentage of our profits to LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), which offers financial relief and emergency assistance to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.

We’re proud to give back to entrepreneurs in historically underserved communities—with a focus on people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and women—helping to connect them with much-needed resources.

To learn more about lisc and its vital work in urban and rural communities across america, click here.

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Meet our 2020
LISC grantees

With the support of our customers in 2020, we contributed an incredible $25K to LISC.

Pecan Milk Co-Op
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Pecan Milk Co-op is a Black-owned, LGBTQ-owned, and worker-owned business that was founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 2014. This small business uses Georgia pecans to make dairy-free milk and other plant-based foods with simple ingredients in glass packaging. Instead of using fortified vitamins or emulsifying additives, Original Pecan Milk contains only filtered water, Georgia pecans, and sea salt. In 2021, Pecan Milk Cooperative obtained a Tennessee Department of Agriculture license to become the first and only business in the country to manufacture and wholesale plant-based milk with hemp extract CBD as an ingredient.

Miles Culture
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MILES Culture is a community space with a focus on local artists and makers. From original graphic designs to hand-made jewelry, it’s a one-stop-shop for all of your shopping needs. MILES is Brooklyn-based with LOVE from Philly.

Cakebox
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CakeBox was founded by two sisters who love baking and wanted to supply their community with hard-to-find baking items. At CakeBox, they have more than 350 chocolate molds, a wall full of cookie cutters, and they carry every color in chocolate melts. They love to help people learn how to make desserts and provide helpful tips to others trying to start their careers in baking. CakeBox fulfills custom orders such as cakes, dessert tables, and sweets for every celebration.

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