We believe that we have the power to help people less fortunate than ourselves. Which is why we created #GoodTees. T-shirts and sweatshirts that look good, feel good and also DO good, too. Because why shouldn't fashion give back?
How it works: Every time you buy an adult or child's #GoodTees design, we donate £5 to our chosen charities.
As of January 2019, we've donated over £1,009,246K simply by kitting you out!
We currently support: Women for Women International, KIDS, Help Refugees UK, The Refugee Council, mothers2mothers, Starlight UK, YAZDA, Prostate Cancer UK, Stand Up To Cancer, Tommy's The Baby Charity, Save the Children, Little Green Pig and Breast Cancer Haven. Read more about the amazing work they do here:
WHAT THEY DO: mothers2mothers (m2m) is an Africa-based, global nonprofit organisation that unlocks the potential of mothers to break the cycle of paediatric AIDS and create healthy families and communities. m2m trains, employs, and empowers local mothers living with HIV as Mentor Mothers, frontline healthcare workers based in understaffed health clinics and within communities.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because mothers2mothers are a small team doing something truly amazing. There is no reason why more world problems can’t be tackled at the core: mothers are a super power!
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £161,144 (Jan 2019)
THEY SAY: "We have been avid admirers of Selfish Mother for a long time and to now call ourselves a part of the sensational movement that Molly has created, is so special. We love the fact that by buying and wearing #GOODTEES, mothers here are enabling Mentor Mothers all over sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate paediatric AIDS one mother at a time. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we adore working with you."
WHAT THEY DO: They support over 8,000 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering around 125 services across England.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because KIDS is unique; there is no other organisation dedicated to providing such an extensive range of services to disabled children and young people, aged 0-25 years, irrespective of their impairment or condition. And we also love that KIDS supports the parents and siblings of children with disabilities, too.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £87,063 (Jan 2019)
THEY SAY: "We are extremely grateful to the amazing people who are supporting us through the #GoodTees collection. At KIDS we believe in a world in which all disabled children realise their aspirations and are given every opportunity to fulfill their potential. With your help, we can make a real difference in transforming the lives of disabled children in the UK"
MORE INFO: www.kids.org.uk
WHAT THEY DO:
Yazda is an amazing charity whose mission is to support the Yazidi community in the aftermath of the August 2014 genocide committed by ISIL. This resulted in the abduction of five to seven thousand people, mostly woman and children; and the displacement of 400,000 people from the Yazidi homelands. Yazda are committed to protecting and supporting women who’ve lived through devastating circumstances.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because we cannot possibly imagine what the Yazidi community has been through. The women supported by Yazda will be similar to us - just trying to get by! They deserve as much support as we can give them.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £18,252 (Jan 2019)
THEY SAY: "On behalf of Yazda Organization, I would like to thank you and your team. Your financial support helps us continue in our mission and to assist those ISIS survivors and victims’ in our community through various projects including Case-Management & Psycho-Social Support for ISIS female survivors, Yazda stationary and Mobile Medical projects for IDPs and refugees, Genocide Documentation and many other Miscellaneous Projects. The generous support of individuals like you makes it possible for our organization to exist."
MORE INFO: www.yazda.org
HELP REFUGEES UK
WHAT THEY DO: Help Refugees is a grassroots humanitarian aid organisation. Primarily working where large NGO’s are unable to operate, they are the largest provider of aid in Calais and Dunkirk and are active in Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Athens, Idomeni, Turkey and Syria.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because the team behind Help Refugees are truly inspiring! Help Refugees get aid directly to the people who need it most (they don’t have an expensive HQ for instance) – the money genuinely goes straight to help displaced families.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £85,634 (January 2019)
THEY SAY: "Your ongoing support has been absolutely overwhelming. You can't imagine the huge difference your funds are making to individual refugees on a daily basis. I promise I'm not overstating the impact of your donations."
MORE INFO: www.helprefugees.org.uk
WOMEN FOR WOMEN INTERNATIONAL
WHAT THEY DO: Women for Women International supports women who live in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Women enrol on the charity’s year-long training programme, where they learn how to earn and save money, improve their family’s health and make their voices heard at home and in their community. Since 1993, the charity has helped marginalised women survivors of war in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kosovo, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Nigeria, Rwanda and South Sudan. When there is an outbreak of war or violence, women suffer most – they experience trauma, sexual violence and the death of loved ones. After the conflict is over, the world’s attention moves on, but these same women are left to rebuild their families and communities.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They've helped nearly 479,000 women to earn and save money; develop health and wellbeing; influence decisions in their homes and communities, and create and connect to networks for support. They invest in and celebrate these courageous, resilient women. They recognise the vital contributions that all women make, and that elevating women strengthens the social fabric of societies everywhere. Ultimately stronger women build stronger nations. We think they’re awesome and want them to help even more women!
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £229,686 (as of January 2019)
THEY SAY: “We can’t thank you enough for choosing to support Women for Women International through this inspiring project, which is so in keeping with what we at Women for Women International believe about the importance of solidarity and the power of bringing women together.”
SAVE THE CHILDREN
WHAT THEY DO: Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, they give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. They do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: We all want the best for our kids! Save the Children is the global parent who strives to make the best of very tough environments for children, so that they can thrive and make those same environments better for their own kids - making the world better one child at a time.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £246,035 (January 2019)
THEY SAY: We are delighted to have Molly Gunn of Selfish Mother on board alongside Giovanna and Tom Fletcher. Money raised from the sale of the sweaters could help Save the Children give children living in a refugee camp clothes to keep them warm through winter, or buy nutritious food for their entire family. It could also help us to bring essentials like healthcare, education, protection and food to the millions of children around the world who are missing out on the most basic support. All this, just by wearing a Christmas jumper.
STAND UP TO CANCER
WHAT THEY DO: Stand Up To Cancer funds translational research, turning scientific breakthroughs into real world improvements in treatments and tests for cancer patients. This is by funding the crucial trials that allow ideas in the lab to become medically viable.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Cancer affects 1 in 2 people in their lifetime, but SU2C are striving to improve this figure and so half of people's lives! We are desperate for fewer people to die from cancer and for its devastating effects on families to be consigned to history, and SU2C are driving this charge.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £29,075 (January 2019)
THEY SAY: (COMING SOON)
WHAT THEY DO: Starlight grants wishes to seriously and terminally ill children and entertains over half a million children every year in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK. Starlight grants wishes that kids really want! From once in a lifetime holidays to meeting with their celebrity idols or being a fireman for the day, the work they do helps to bring joy not only to the sick child, but the whole family.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They make dreams happen for terminally ill children... which brings a positive focus for the whole family, and provides joy at a dark time. Such an amazing thing to do.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £13,410 (January 2019)
THEY SAY: "We’re thrilled to be working with Selfish Mother, a brand with family at it’s heart, just like Starlight. Selfish Mother’s support will allow Starlight to bring even more rewarding experiences to children suffering from life threatening illnesses. With 92 pence in every pound going directly to helping our seriously ill children, the money raised by Selfish Mother and its customers really will have a significant impact on the lives of poorly children across the UK."
THE REFUGEE COUNCIL
WHAT THEY DO: The Refugee Council UK are a brilliant charity who support and empower refugees who have arrived in the UK and need help and support. Often people arrive here with nothing - even children, and the Refugee Council give them support, admin help, counselling, learning days - and so much more. They do inspiring work with asylum seekers in the UK and abroad, as well as tackling root causes and campaigning the government to change policies big & small.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Because we are all human! People arriving in this country need help and protection, while trying to start their new life.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £28,466 (January 2019)
THEY SAY: “Thank you so much for supporting refugees through the Human T-shirt collection. Like Selfish Mother we believe that we on the planet are all human, and everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. Refugee Council works directly with refugees seeking safety in the UK – including children arriving alone – to support them to rebuild their lives. At this time of crisis, our work is needed more then ever and your help today will truly make a difference.”
WHAT THEY DO: Tommy's funds research into pregnancy problems and provides information to empower parents to have a healthy pregnancy. Tommy's fund £1.5m of research annually into pregnancy research to tackle the appalling statistic that 1 in 4 babies are lost during pregnancy and birth.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They are saving lives through their amazing research! So many women suffer miscarriage and still birth - we'd love to support them as much as possible.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £25,413 (January 2019)
THEY SAY: "We are utterly thrilled that Selfish Mother is supporting us. Pregnancy can, and often does, go wrong, and more often than not clinicians can’t explain why. Women who have suffered pregnancy loss have told us that they feel under pressure to stay quiet and not talk about it. But without bringing this into the open, we will never get funds for research and without research, the situation will never change. Maternal and fetal research gets barely any government funding. By wearing this, you can stand up for other mothers and mums-to-be and fight for change (while looking seriously cool)."
PROSTATE CANCER UK
WHAT THEY DO: This brilliant national charity researches and raises awareness of prostate cancer, plus provides specialist nurses and essential services for men suffering from the disease. In the UK, about 1 in 8 men will get prostate cancer at some point in their lives.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: We think they're a brilliant as they help protect the wonderful men in our life from Prostate Cancer and look after those that suffer from it! We also want to help spread the word so more men join the fight.
REFUGEE SUPPORT GREECE
WHAT THEY DO: They aim to improve the livelihoods and outcomes for refugees by prioritising dignity and co-operation.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They have an amazing team of over 400 committed, generous and hardworking volunteers that work with local communities to deliver services and foster goodwill and integration.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £7,430 (January 2018)
MORE INFO: www.refugeesupport.eu
LITTLE GREEN PIG
WHAT THEY DO: Little Green Pig is a creative writing and mentoring charity, based in Brighton and Hove. They offer workshops both in and out of schools to local young people age seven to 18, giving them the space and time to get creative with writing in all its forms.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They believe in the power of the imagination and that transformative things happen when you pick up a pen to share your story - and so do we!
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £16,405 (April 2018)
THEY SAY: "With the support of SELFISH MOTHER, we are able to reach more young people than ever before. When you buy something gorgeous from the Mother Shop, you are helping a new generation of writers to find their voices."
BREAST CANCER HAVEN
WHAT THEY DO: Breast Cancer Haven offers emotional support, help with symptom control and practical advice to anyone affected by breast cancer. They welcome everyone – whether you are recently diagnosed, in treatment, or seeking help to lead a healthy life after treatment.
Their services are free and there are no geographical restrictions or need for a doctor’s referral.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £1,320 (January 2018)
THEY SAY: “We are so thankful to Selfish Mother for choosing to support Breast Cancer Haven through the sales of their HOPE hoody. The message of hope is one that we aim to bring to every person affected by breast cancer and thanks to Selfish Mother we will be able to reach even more people who need our support.”
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They give individuals and families hope, opening their arms to them at any stage of their journey.
MORE INFO: http://www.breastcancerhaven.org.uk
WHAT THEY DO: Home-Start provides help and support to vulnerable and disadvantaged families across the UK. When a parent can't cope with whatever life is throwing at them, Home-Start's volunteers step in - visiting them in their own homes to ensure they have the skills, confidence and strength to nurture their children.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £1,636 (January 2019)
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Their volunteers are parents themselves, so they're sympathetic to the stresses of family life!
THEY SAY: "We are delighted and proud that Selfish Mother is supporting Home-Start. The work of our volunteers is based on support and solidarity for parents, and we can’t think of anyone who understands that more than Selfish Mother. The money raised through the #GoodTees programme will help us to work with local Home-Starts across the country, changing the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable parents and their children.”
MORE INFO: https://www.home-start.org.uk/
WHAT THEY DO: Trekstock provides wide-ranging support to young adults in the UK who are dealing with all types of cancer. 34 young adults are diagnosed with cancer every day; Trekstock delivers practical and social support tailored to their needs, improving their lives through and beyond cancer.
OUR DONATIONS SO FAR: £3,517 (January 2019)
WHY WE LOVE THEM: They are an inspiration to us with their practical, positive solutions that help young adults living with cancer, including getting them back on track after it puts their life on hold.
THEY SAY: “Trekstock is committed to providing every young adult affected by cancer in the UK with the support they need. We are so so grateful to Molly and all her wonderful team for joining our journey and pledging their support to us this year through their adult WINGING IT designs. We’re a really small charity with a big job to do, so the fundraising efforts of Selfish Mother could make an enormous difference to our work. We send a huge thank you!" Sophie Epstone, CEO & Founder.
MORE INFO: www.trekstock.com
WHAT THEY DO: The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: CALM Offer support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website.
MORE INFO: www.thecalmzone.net
The Nelson Trust
WHAT THEY DO: The Nelson Trust has a national and international reputation as a centre of excellence in the treatment of addiction. They provide treatment for more than 200 clients each year from all over Britain and beyond, and together with their work in the local community in Gloucestershire and Wiltshire they work with over a thousand individuals each year.
WHY WE LOVE THEM: Their successful and innovative work with women who have very complex problems led to recognition in 2009 from the Centre for Social Justice when they won the award for the best organisation working in the field of addiction.
THEY SAY: The Nelson Trust Women's Centres supports women who are vulnerable and who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Our Centres are safe women's only spaces with onsite creche facilities where women can begin to address their difficulties; build skills and confidence; improving their health and wellbeing and build social networks.
'We are extremely grateful to all of the team at @selfishmother @FMLYstore thank you for your support. Through the help of #Goodtees we will be able to support more women'. Christina Line, The Nelson Trust
MORE INFO: www.thenelsontrust.com