Orleans Home Fragrances is excited about the opportunity to give back in 2021 through OHF Cares!
For the first quarter of 2021, we selected two charities to support through a financial donation - Wayforward and Cherish Our Children.
WayForward Adventures is a nonprofit organization that empowers individuals through outdoor adventure to identify how they are wired and who God has made them to be. This organization is near and dear to our hearts because two of our owners went on one of WayForward's Colorado Rockies backpacking adventures a few years ago and what a life-impacting experience it was! We love the idea that OHF can partner with WayForward as they help others discover their passions in Christ to impact our world!
The second organization we partnered with in quarter one was Cherish Our Children. We were thrilled when they applied after we shared on social media about OHF Cares and our mission. Cherish Our Children, based in Houston, Texas, is dedicated to helping children of incarcerated parents. Their CEO shared that the grant from OHF Cares will go directly to the programs GEMS (Gaining Empowerment in Middle School) and No More Victims (working with high school students). Both of these programs together aim to help break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration. With more than 125,000 children of incarcerated parents living in the Houston Metro area, what a great need they are meeting as they help the next generation of kids beat the odds! Cherish Our Children shows students that the past doesn't have to define their futures.
OHF Cares exists because of our customers. When purchasing from Orleans Home Fragrances, you too are making an impact in the lives touched by these nonprofit organizations! Thank you for caring!
And don't forget, we're always open to organizations you think we should support next! Email us about the 501c3 organization that is important to you. Tell us why we should give back to them specifically. Each quarter we'll pick a new one, and they'll have the potential to receive $500-$5,000! The deadline for second-quarter nominations is June 15th!