At Vibrant Music, we donate approximately 5% of our profits each year to charities.
The charities we choose to support are those that we believe are making a difference in two areas:
- Climate change
There are, of course, many worthy causes we could choose to support. We have chosen to focus on these areas because of their impact on the next generation. These issues will change the lives of our young students and their peers around the world and we want to do what we can to make that world more sustainable and more equal.
Hometree focusses on planting native Irish species in the west of Ireland. This contributes towards the reforestation of our country (one of the most de-forested in Europe) and helps to sequester carbon. By choosing native species, Hometree is also encouraging natural biodiversity which supports our wildlife and leads to a healthier planet overall.
To date, Hometree has planted approximately 250 trees on behalf of Vibrant Music.
We choose to support Plan’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ program to further their mission to give girls across the world an equal access to education. Plan spends 95% of donations on programs directly and just 5% on governance, administration and fundraising.
‘Because I am a Girl’ focuses on 6 key areas: freedom from violence and fear, learning for life, teen pregnancy, economic and political empowerment for girls and young women, FGM & child marriage and girls in emergencies.
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, they work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
UNICEF’s work impacts children’s education in many ways. Some of the work they do is directly providing schools with materials but they also provide services in nutrition, health and support during humanitarian crises. Without these things, children do not have a hope of attending school and lifting themselves and their families from poverty.
You can read more about UNICEF’s work in their annual reports here.