What we do as individuals and as a company matters. We can all make a difference, big or small.— Jane
Companies supporting the US program
Women served in the United States
Workshops held across all 50 states
Estimated hours donated by volunteers
18 Degrees has a long history of serving Western Massachusetts families, with the well-being of children and families central to its mission. We know that children achieve their highest potential growing up in supportive, healthy families. Partnering with families is the best way to promote healthy, happy children, to make strong families and better communities. 18 Degrees helps families recognize and build on their strengths to address challenges.
Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center is a multi-service organization empowering children and youth, with a special emphasis on girls, to become responsible, confident and personally fulfilled individuals.
Girls Inc. of the Berkshires, a core program of the Brigham Center and an affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, is one of 1,400+ sites in 400 cities across the US and Canada serving girls 6 – 18. They inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold through leadership and empowerment programs.
Elizabeth Freeman Center offers hope, help and healing to all experiencing or affected by domestic and sexual violence through free, accessible and confidential services in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. They work to end the cycle of violence through community mobilization, advocacy and education. Promoting social justice and working to end all forms of oppression are essential to their work.
i-tri is an inclusive, community-based program that fosters self-respect, personal empowerment, self-confidence, positive body image and healthy lifestyle choices for adolescent girls. Through a curriculum of physical fitness, family outreach, nutrition classes and self-esteem workshops, affirming respect, responsibility, teamwork and dedication, as well as the sport of triathlon, i-tri girls develop healthy habits and healthy attitudes which last a lifetime.
Berkshire Humane Society is a nonprofit, open-admission animal support organization with a twofold mission. To ensure the compassionate care, treatment and, whenever possible, placement of homeless animals through the shelter operation. And, to promote and improve the welfare of all animals through community education and outreach.
SaveOurMonarchs is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to saving the declining monarch butterfly population. Planting milkweed seeds is the best way to save the endangered butterflies.
In 2011, we designed and built a playground in Great Barrington called Giggle Park. Local townsfolk, employees & partners volunteered to build the park. Giggling is still being heard.
When it comes to giving our time and support in meaningful ways, we have always believed in thinking locally. To that end, Jane and the employees at our headquarters in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts actively engage in community service. Members of our staff serve on the Boards of area nonprofits and volunteer with Berkshire organizations that support people in need.
The company also sponsors local cultural arts and agricultural organizations to help grow and sustain the Berkshire economy. In addition, Jane’s pledge to give back by doing good has inspired our employees to donate to community organizations and initiatives in lieu of exchanging holiday gifts with each other. Here’s a partial list of where we’ve given our support: