THE TEAM BEHIND D.L. 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.
Meet Our 2020 LISC Grantees
WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUR CUSTOMERS IN 2020, WE CONTRIBUTED AN INCREDIBLE $25K TO LISC.
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 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 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.