Black Lives Matter and so do our actions. In an effort to continue to support racial equality and momentum within the movement, we have created the Black Heart Bag, the profits (after cost of materials and manufacturing) of which will be donated to Black Girls Smile, an organization dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellness of young African American females. BGS targets middle and high school-aged girls and encourages health education, social awareness, and self-empowerment. This group of teens between the 9th and 12th grades is at an elevated risk of suicide, dropping out of school, and early pregnancy. BGS is committed to intervention work and offers a personal connection to those in need. Since 2012 BGS has established crucial relationships with various mental health organizations and offers a resourceful website that is a one-stop-shop for all mental wellness information. Their mission continues to evolve and change lives all over the world.
HOZEN sought out partnership with Black Girls Smile because of their commitment to the underserved needs of young African American females who deserve the option and support to thrive and become future female leaders.