In the weeks leading up to Christmas, the Christmas carols are difficult to avoid—they play on the radio, at the grocery store… and somehow The Little Drummer Boy has been playing in the background of my life for the last week. The Holiday spirit is so ubiquitous, so inescapable, it has become commonplace—the giving spirit is engulfed in tradition, which in turn is eclipsed by the excitement of having an excuse to celebrate during a year of so much hardship.
With that in mind, we’ve decided to revisit the message of the holidays and celebrate the 12 days of Christmas a little differently this year: instead of 2 turtle doves and 3 french hens, we are going to take the weeks leading up to the Holiday season as an opportunity to give back. We’re calling it The 12 Days of Giving, and we hope you will join us—20% of every purchase between now and December 25th will be donated to one of the three charities below. Take a look below to hear about the causes we have chosen to support this holiday season.
Monarch Reign supports this cause time and time again for its essential purpose, made even more vital in light of Covid19. From Feeding America: due to the coronavirus pandemic, 50 million people may face hunger in the U.S. during 2020 — including more than 17 million children. As the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, Feeding America seeks to alleviate hunger insecurity in the United States by bringing food to those who need it most. From December 11-December 14, Monarch Reign will donate 20% off all purchases to this critical cause.
One Simple Wish connects the nation to kids with Christmas wishes that their family can’t afford—covering everything from essential materials to toys and beyond, One Simple Wish helps to keep the holiday spirit alive in the corners of the country that need it the most. Each year, One Simple WIsh receives nearly 5,000 holiday wishes totaling to almost $500,000. From December 15-December 19, Monarch Reign will donate 20% off all purchases to the One Simple Wish charity.
To end our 12 days of giving, Monarch Reign will donate 20% of all earnings to Surfrider. Surfrider is a foundation dedicated to cleaning, protecting, and advocating for our oceans. Additionally, they provide educational awareness around the issues that are detrimental to our coasts and waterways. The Charlotte chapter allows us to make a difference to the North Carolina coast that we call home.