Being in the World
Our Charitable Brand
Being in the World(TM) is Mahamosa’s charitable brand and an expression of our business model and philosophy. We chose the phrase "Being in the World" because it describes not only our individual being but also our inseparable situation, connection and continuity with the world around us. We explore, think about, appreciate and embrace internationalism/globalism, diversity, and multiculturalism. We connect with and help people connect and be in the world. The Being in the World community has no boundaries. Our business is an experiment in socially and environmentally responsible capitalism. We believe people, including consumers, are motivated not solely by individual concerns but also by social and worldly concerns or causes beyond the individual self. Taking this conviction to the retailing world, we believe consumers inform their purchasing decisions not only by cost but also a true concern for the world around them.
Our Charitable Percentage and Process
Through Being in the World(TM) we aim to prove that businesses can successfully compete while contributing a significant percentage of net profits to worthy charitable causes. We view our company as a “For ‘Non-Profit’” (versus a “For Profit” or a “Non-Profit”), with a mission not only to operate profitably, but also to contribute fifty percent (50%) of our annual net profits after taxes to worthy non-profit organizations and causes. We chose fifty percent (50%) to balance both the for-profit and not-for profit incentive. Other businesses in the tea industry generally contribute miniscule percentages (ranging from 0 to 1%) of revenue or profits. We challenge them and others to give more and establish and meet much higher and stricter business standards and goals for social and environmental responsibility. At the end of each fiscal year we will reconcile our ongoing donations with our annual net profits after taxes. Our goal will always be to maximize profits and keep our expenses reasonable to operate our company in an efficient and effective manner. We will continually update our website with our contributions, provided we are profitable. Despite our start-up expenses which will eat into profits for our first year, we will endeavor to make contributions to worthy causes and create positive relationships with charitable organizations throughout our first year. To whom and how we contribute will be determined by a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, consideration of any customer feedback via our surveys, polls, or otherwise.
Our Goods and Services
Under the Being in the World(TM) brand we both directly contribute to charitable causes as well as organize community service events, programs and projects. Under the brand, we also sell clothing and provide, prepare and serve food and beverages, such as teas, herbs and spices, among other products and services. You can find our Being in the World branded products under our Gifts and Wares tab in the main navigation of our website. Please purchase our goods and services to help us prove that sensible capitalism with higher motivation can succeed in the face of rigid and fierce competitive forces. Additionally, to help our business experiment succeed please help us connect with others by spreading the word to your friends using any and all social media outlets, including, but not limited to, Facebook and Twitter
On this webpage we list and regularly update the charitable causes and organizations to which we have contributed and how we have contributed including our donations and any charitable services we have performed. None of the charities listed below endorse, approve, sponsor or are affiliated with Mahamosa or Being in the World(TM), our products, goods, services or website, respectively.
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International Committee of the Red Cross www.icrc.org
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance.
The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles.
Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.
Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the International Committee of the Red Cross (“ICRC”).
On June 1, 2011, we donated $50.00 to help protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. To learn more about the ICRC, please visit: www.icrc.org
Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation www.jajf.org
The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation is a national resource providing WOW! Experiences which are positive events of all kinds to create memories for children and families who have a Mom or Dad with late stage limited life expectancy cancer.
Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.
On June 1, 2011, we donated $25.00 to help The Foundation create WOW! Experiences. Each unique WOW! Experience gives children who will lose their Mom or Dad to late stage cancer an important opportunity to create positive, lasting memories together as a family. To learn more about the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, please visit: www.jajf.org.
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. Oxfam America is one of the 14 affiliates in the international confederation, Oxfam.
Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Oxfam America.
On June 1, 2011, we donated $50.00 to help create lasting solutions to fight poverty, hunger and injustice. To learn more about Oxfam America, please visit: www.oxfamamerica.org.
Working in over 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, protection, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Despite extraordinary progress, 22,000 children still die each day from preventable causes. UNICEF’s mission is to do whatever it takes to make that number zero (0) by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood.
Mahamosa is a proud supporter of UNICEF.
On June 1, 2011, we donated $50.00 to provide children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, protection, emergency relief, and more create lasting solutions to fight poverty, hunger and injustice. To learn more about UNICEF, please visit: www.unicefusa.org.
World Wildlife Foundation www.worldwildlife.org
The World Wildlife Foundation (“WWF”) is the world's leading conservation organization, working in 100 countries for nearly half a century. With the support of almost 5 million members worldwide, WWF is dedicated to delivering science-based solutions to preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change.
WWF seeks to save a planet, a world of life. Reconciling the needs of human beings and the needs of others that share the Earth, WWF seeks to practice conservation that is humane in the broadest sense. WWF seeks to instill in people everywhere a discriminating, yet unabashed, reverence for nature and to balance that reverence with a profound belief in human possibilities. From the smallest community to the largest multinational organization, WWF seeks to inspire others who can advance the cause of conservation.
WWF seeks to be the voice for those creatures who have no voice. WWF speaks for their future. WWF seeks to apply the wealth of its talents, knowledge, and passion to making the world wealthier in life, in spirit, and in living wonder of nature.
Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the WWF.
On June 1, 2011, we donated $50.00 to help preserve the diversity and abundance of life on Earth, halt the degradation of the environment and combat climate change. To learn more about WWF, please visit: www.worldwildlife.org.
Save the Children www.savethechildren.org
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, its work takes it into the heart of communities, where it helps children and families help themselves. It works with other organizations, governments, non-profits and a variety of local partners while maintaining its own independence without political agenda or religious orientation.
When disaster strikes around the world, Save the Children is there to save lives with food, medical care and education and remains to help communities rebuild through long-term recovery programs. As quickly and as effectively as Save the Children responds to tsunamis and civil conflict, it works to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day — poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease — and replaces them with hope for the future.
Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Save the Children.
On June 1, 2011, we donated $50.00 to create lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world, to save lives with food, medical and education, and to resolve the ongoing struggles children face every day, including poverty, hunger, illiteracy and disease. To learn more about Save the Children, please visit: www.savethechildren.org.
Water.org is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization committed to providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. It challenges traditional approaches to assisting people in developing countries. Its goals are to draw attention to the world’s number one health problem, unsafe and inadequate water supplies, and to raise funds to help fight this immense problem – one community at a time. It uses its expertise to foster high-quality, sustainable, community-level water supply projects, and promote innovative solutions that enable communities to take a leading role in solving their own water supply problems. Finally, it aims to create a global awareness of the water supply crisis and to help people respond.
Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Water.org.
On June 1, 2011, we donated $50.00 to help provide safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. To learn more about Water.org, please visit: www.water.org.
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None of the charities listed above endorses, approves, sponsors or is affiliated with Mahamosa, our products, goods, services or website.