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How We Give Back

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Gigi cares about the quality of every product you purchase from Gigi Seasons as well as each experience you have with the Gigi Seasons’ customer service team.

And Gigi is committed to making sure that the items you purchase create opportunities and open doors for artisans, manufactures and their dedicated workers.

But Gigi’s care extends so much further.

Gigi Cares: Projects for Humanity is the philanthropic arm of Gigi Seasons – and the cornerstone of our mission because Gigi believes that success only matters if it is used to help lift up others and offer them the tools they need to live better lives.

Thank you for being a part of that vision. To learn how a portion of your purchase will support the Gananko Primary School and the Animal Care League, please read more below.

 


Gigi Cares Organization:

Gananko Primary School 

Gananko Primary School

 

Goal: Funding for New School Kitchen

While traveling in Tanzania in early 2019, Gigi was introduced to the Ganako Primary School. A school of nearly 500 students - ages 5 to 13 - taught by 17 teachers, these children walk or cycle up to 12 km each way daily to gain access to their ticket to a promising future: an education.

The school is in desperate need of a kitchen. The wooden shack which previously served as a makeshift kitchen was blown away by strong winds so the staff now prepare the limited food they can in the open.

Our goal is to donate the needed funds to build and equip this kitchen providing the students of the school with nutrition and nourishment as they pursue their goals of education and growth. Part of your Gigi Seasons purchase will go towards this fundraising goal.

Gananko Makeshift Kitchen

Above: The current makeshift kitchen

Below: Proposed design of the new kitchen we hope to build!

Gananko New Kitchen Prototype

We'll post updates of the progress!

 

PROGRESS UPDATE: JANUARY 2020

Gigi Seasons has reached its goal, and the kitchen will be fully funded!!! This is huge news, and is partly in thanks to anyone who has bought a Gigi Seasons product in the past year. You rock!

PROGRESS UPDATE: MARCH 2020

Construction has begun on the new kitchen!!! The walls are up, and the kids are excited that their new kitchen is finally taking shape!

 


 

Gigi Cares Organization:

The Animal Care League


Goal: Expansion of Support Services

The Animal Care League was founded in 1973 in Oak Park, Illinois, a suburb adjacent to Chicago. Since then, this wonderful organization has been committed to providing shelter, medical care, and comfort to animals in need.

Now an institution for humane animal care in the Chicago area, their capacity is often exceeded. Despite their limitations, they stick to their mission of providing every animal that comes through their door the best opportunity to find a new home. They keep adoptable animals no matter how long it takes to find them a loving new human to care for them.

10% of every Pet Item you buy from Gigi Seasons will go towards our continued support of the Animal Care League, helping them afford resources they need for animals in their and finding these perfect home.