Cause of the Month
Community Impact has been a fundamental piece to the identity of The UnIntentionals since the group started back in 2003, which is what led to us kicking off the Cause of the Month program in 2022, where we have performers representing specific causes throughout the year to build awareness and support for those charities. Make sure you check back every month to see what the new Cause of the Month is, which performer is representing the charity, and to learn more about these nonprofit organizations.
Thank you for everyone who helped make our debut month a success! We couldn't make an impact without you, and we appreciate everyone who told us how much they liked the idea, and huge shout-out to everyone who partnered with our first Cause of the Month. You are amazing, and we're definitely blessed and lucky to have such amazing fans/followers.
April's Cause of the Month
April's Cause of the Month is given to us by Natalie, and the Cause is Tools4Schools. Fun fact - Natalie is actually one of a couple from our group of Performers who are full-time teachers for Wake County, and it's because of this that the Tools4Schools cause is close to her heart.
Teachers try everything to make sure that their students are put in a place where they can learn at their best, and part of what teachers will do is pay for additional supplies that enable their students to learn at that high level. Teachers typically spend over $500 a year on these additional supplies, and that cost isn't reimbursed - It comes out of their own pocket. If you know anything about teacher salaries in North Carolina, they don't get paid a whole lot to begin with, so allowing them to spend additional on supplies shouldn't be as common as it is.
Tools4Schools is a cause from WakeEd Partnerships that uses their Donations to give free school supplies to over 11,000 teachers, so that they no longer have to spend that extra money out of their own pocket on additional supplies. This is a great cause, because it doesn't just help one of the most underappreciated job types - Teachers - but it also helps our own kids, since this is specifically for Wake County teachers.
Use the Buttons below to learn more about the cause, or to Donate to both causes for the entire month of April. As with every other month, 50% of all proceeds from our Donations and our #uicotm2022 shirts will go directly to this cause, so we hope you'll take the time to learn more and consider donating.
Below is a list of charities that we've supported through our Cause of the Month program through 2022, so that you can check out any you might have missed! If you feel compelled to donate specifically to a past Cause, make sure you Contact Us for options on how you can still do that!
March - Tunnel to Towers
February - Isaiah 117 House
February was the first month of the Cause of the Month program, and SweetHart chose the Isaiah 117 House as his charity of choice. He felt pulled to their cause and loved the authenticity of their vision.
The Isaiah 117 House looks to vastly improve the Foster programs of America. Right now, too many kids are being taken out of truly tragic situations, and until a foster home is found, they're given a plastic bag for all their belongings (if they have any) before being escorted to a holding room much like an empty office space. There's no separation, no toys, and no essentials kits just in case they don't have everything they need.
The goal of the Isaiah 117 House is to build multiple places for kids entering a foster program, so that they're welcomed by loving volunteers upon their arrival, they're shown to a room with an actual bed, actual toys, and essentials just in case they don't have anything with them. If this is a cause that you'd to support, Message Us so we can tell you how!
March's Cause of the Month was brought to us by Mark with a C, and he chose Tunnel to Towers. Inspired by a true story of a Fireman who rushed back to help those stuck in the World Trade Center on 9/11, Tunnel to Towers looks to use the Donations that come to them to make homes more accessible for Veterans who come back with a limiting physical injury.
The story is incredible, and the vision is great, so make sure you visit their website - t2t.org - and Message Us if you want to Donate to them instead of the current Cause of the Month!