We believe that dignified job creation is the most effective way to alleviate poverty—but we know that additional help is often needed to bridge the gap for families in vulnerable communities. That’s why we developed the Flourishing World Initiative, which provides direct financial and in-kind donations to programs that support the well-being of women, children, and families in the Noonday community.
through the Flourishing World Initiative since 2010
Adoption Trunk Show Giveback
Impact Giveback Campaigns
Education and Child Care
Health and Safety
Noonday Collection Founder Jessica Honegger held the first Noonday Trunk Show in her living room as an adoption fundraiser to bring her son Jack home from Rwanda. Today, adoption is still in our DNA as a company. We give 10% of Adoption Trunk Show sales to help adopting families bring their children home. Since our founding in 2010, we have donated nearly $1,000,000 to support over 5,000 families. Learn more about how Noonday Collection supports adoption.
In August of 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Haiti. One week later, the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan. Noonday Ambassadors, Hostesses, and customers rallied together to support Haitian and Afghan communities in need as they faced humanitarian crises. A $12,672 donation–10% of the profits from sales on select styles over 13 days–was raised for Artisan housing grants in Haiti and Afghan refugee support through International Rescue Committee.
In June 2020, our community gathered to raise funds to increase emergency funding for Artisan Businesses facing the global pandemic through our Gather for Global Good Campaign. Through virtual Trunk Shows, $35,000 was raised in addition to a $11,000 donation on Noonday’s behalf.
Ana, an Artisan Partner in Guatemala, was in need of a new workshop for her team when the rental price of their previous workspace became more than she could afford. In June of 2019, the Noonday community gathered to raise $20,000 to build the new workshop, which also serves as Ana’s office and community gathering space.
We are proud to have expanded our partnership with International Justice Mission (IJM) in 2018 to help bring freedom to people around the world. Whereas Noonday works on the preventative side of justice by empowering people through dignified work, IJM works on the intervention side to serve people who have been victimized. In 2018, we funded an IJM Rescue Operation, bringing freedom to people trapped in slavery.
In June 2018, our community raised $15,750 for social programs in Ethiopia by holding Trunk Shows and joining our Ambassador Community! Noonday’s “Impact Giveback” campaigns, part of the Flourishing World Initiative, raise funds for a specific country, partner, or cause through incentives designed to raise awareness about our collective impact. Read more about where we gave.
In Uganda, as in many places around the world, people with special needs are often ostracized by society and do not receive the care they need. Ekisa Ministries’ school in Jinja, Uganda is dedicated to helping children with special needs flourish. The organization also leads outreach programs in other local schools to help create spaces where all children can learn and grow together. Through the Flourishing World Initiative, in 2018 we funded a special education teacher for an entire year in partnership with Ekisa.