Thanks to your purchases from 5/31/2020-6/1/2020, we raised approximately $90,000 in sales, 100% of which will be donated to the following organizations: Black Lives Matter, The Bail Project, ACLU and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
We have been trying to wrap our heads around how to best respond, as we wanted it to be meaningful. We acknowledge the privilege and power we have with the platform of this brand and know that it is only right that we use it to bring awareness and share educational information and resources in ways that help people take action. It is our human duty to stand for what is right. It is our human duty to speak out against injustices, to have compassion, to listen and learn, to raise our voices, to support the Black community, and to do better. George Floyd didn't have to lose his life. Ahmaud Arbery didn't have to lose his life. Breonna Taylor didn't have to lose her life. What has been done to these humans, and the countless others throughout history is senseless and wrong.
Enough is enough. And it's time for actual change, we must do better so we can teach our future generations to be better. We as a company must own up to our responsibilities to make a change, to stand for what is right. We are committed to do so, to do more, to be better.
- Laura & Gillian
Founders, For Love & Lemons
A bit about the history
June 19, 1865 marks the final end of slavery for all Black people in the United States. The last enslaved Black Americans in Galveston, Texas learned of their freedom on this day – more than two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
In commemoration of Juneteenth, we’ve decided to make June 19th a paid holiday for all of our team members. We will be spending the day reflecting on how we can use our platform to make a positive impact in the world.
In the meantime, please click below to sign a petition to make Juneteenth a national holiday!
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