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. We are still in the process of winning over customers to our business model and we are moving in the right direction. Our donations may seem small but we are a relatively young & small company. Once we reach net profitability we expect to give bigger donations. Our success depends on our customers. 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

This Webpage

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

    Overview

    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's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the International Committee of the Red Cross (“ICRC”).

    We donated $50.00 on 06/01/2011 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

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  • Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation www.jajf.org

    Overview

    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's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.

    We donated $25.00 on 06/01/2011 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.

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  • Oxfam Americawww.oxfamamerica.org

    Overview

    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's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Oxfam America.

    We donated $50.00 on 06/01/2011 to help create lasting solutions to fight poverty, hunger and injustice. To learn more about Oxfam America, please visit: www.oxfamamerica.org.

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  • UNICEFwww.unicefusa.org

    Overview

    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's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of UNICEF.

    We donated $50.00 on 06/01/2011 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.

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  • World Wildlife Foundation www.worldwildlife.org

    Overview

    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's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the WWF.

    We donated $50.00 on 06/01/11 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.

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  • Save the Children www.savethechildren.org

    Overview

    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's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Save the Children.

    We donated $50.00 on 06/01/2011 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.

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  • Water.org Water.org

    Overview

    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's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Water.org.

    We donated $50.00 on 06/01/11 and $21.28 on 12/31/15 to help provide safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. Customers who used promo code WATER in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about Water.org, please visit: www.water.org.

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  • Atlanta Humane Society www.atlantahumane.org

    Overview

    The Atlanta Humane Society (“AHS”) is the oldest private charitable organization in Atlanta, founded in 1873, and today is a widely recognized pet adoption center, clinic and educational program provider. Its mission is to prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the AHS.

    We donated $25.00 on 12/31/2013 to help prevent neglect, abuse, cruelty and exploitation of animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively and humanely protected by an aware and caring society. To learn more about AHS, please visit: www.atlantahumane.org.

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  • Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres www.doctorswithoutborders.org

    Overview

    Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (“MSF”) is an international medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971. Today, MSF provides independent, impartial assistance in more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe, primarily due to armed conflict, epidemics, malnutrition, exclusion from health care, or natural disasters. MSF provides independent, impartial assistance to those most in need. MSF also reserves the right to speak out to bring attention to neglected crises, challenge inadequacies or abuse of the aid system, and to advocate for improved medical treatments and protocols.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (“MSF”).

    We donated $25.00 on 12/31/2013 to help provide medical aid to those most in need regardless of their race, religion, or political affiliation. To learn more about the MSF, please visit: www.doctorswithoutborders.org.

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  • Best Friends Animal Society www.bestfriends.org

    Overview

    Best Friends, an animal welfare society, helped pioneer the no-kill movement. At that time, more than 17 million homeless pets were dying each year in our nation's shelters. By implementing spay/neuter and trap/neuter/return (TNR) programs to reduce the number of animals entering shelters, and increasing the number of people who adopt pets, Best Friends has reduced that number to around four million deaths annually.That is tremendous progress toward creating a no-kill nation, but Best Friends is committed to reducing shelter pet deaths to zero.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Best Friends Animal Society.

    We donated $5.00 on 10/06/14 and $9.77 on 04/03/16 to help Best Friends Animal Society in its mission of creating a no-kill nation. Customers who used promo code ADOPT in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about the Best Friends Animal Society, please visit: www.bestfriends.org.

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  • World Food Programme www.wfp.org

    Overview

    The World Food Programme (“WFP”) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, WFP gets food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives. WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded. Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. WFP works toward that vision with its sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners. On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. About 11,500 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of World Food Programme (“WFP”).

    We donated $25.00 on 12/31/2014 to help provide medical aid to help fight hunger worldwide. To learn more about the WFP, please visit: www.wfp.org.

  • Earthjustice www.earthjustice.org

    Overview

    Earthjustice uses the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Earthjustice.

    We donated $25.00 on 12/31/2014 to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. To learn more about the Earthjustice, please visit: www.earthjustice.org.

  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals ("PETA") www.peta.org

    Overview

    PETA was founded in 1980 and is dedicated to establishing and defending the rights of all animals. PETA operates under the simple principle that animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, or use for entertainment. PETA educates policymakers and the public about animal abuse and promotes kind treatment of animals.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of PETA.

    We donated $5.00 on 02/21/2015 to help PETA in its mission of establishing and defending the rights of all animals. Customers who used promo code ANTIFUR in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, please visit: www.peta.org.

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  • Beagle Freedom Project www.beaglefreedomproject.org

    Overview

    Beagle Freedom Project's mission is to rescue and find homes for beagles used in laboratory research. Beagles are the most popular breed for lab use because of their friendly, docile, trusting, forgiving, people-pleasing personalities. The research industry says they adapt well to living in a cage, and are inexpensive to feed. Research beagles are usually obtained directly from commercial breeders who specifically breed dogs to sell to scientific institutions.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Beagle Freedom Project.

    We donated $5.00 on 04/01/2015, $46.24 on 07/01/2015, $8.24 on 12/31/15, and $11.31 on 04/03/16 to help Beagle Freedom Project in its mission of rescuing and finding homes for beagles used in laboratory research. Customers who used promo code BEAGLE in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about Beagle Freedom Project, please visit: www.beaglefreedomproject.org.

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  • CURE Childhood Cancer www.curehildhoodcancer.org

    Overview

    CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and through support of patients and their families.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of CURE Childhood Cancer.

    We donated $5.89 on 07/01/2015 to help CURE Childhood Cancer cure cancer in our lifetime. Customers who used promo code CANCER in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about the Cure Childhood Cancer, please visit: www.curechildhoodcancer.org.

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  • Furkids www.furkids.org

    Overview

    Furkids is a 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization that operates the largest cage-free, no-kill shelter in the Southeast for rescued cats and a no-kill division for dogs. At these locations,animals experience the best care in a loving, safe environment until they are adopted into forever homes.The Furkids mission is to help end pet overpopulation in Georgia through sterilization, high-quality adoption and by providing valuable spay/neuter services and pet care education to people in the community.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Furkids.

    We donated $5.00 on 10/02/15 to help Furkids in its mission to help end pet overpopulation in Georgia through sterilization, high-quality adoption and by providing valuable spay/neuter services and pet care education to people in the community. Customers who used promo code ADOPT in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about Furkids, please visit: www.furkids.org.

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  • Natural Resources Defense Council ("NRDC") www.NRDC.org

    Overview

    NRDC works to safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.

     

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of the NRDC.

    We donated $25.65 on 10/02/2015 to help safeguard the earth—its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. Customers who used promo code EARTH in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about NRDC, please visit: www.nrdc.org.

  • The Sierra Club Foundationwww.sierraclubfoundation.org

    Overview

    The Sierra Club Foundation, founded in 1960, The Sierra Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity governed by an independent board of directors.It raises charitable funds, preserve and enhance these assets, and ensure they are used appropriately. As the fiscal sponsor of the charitable programs of the Sierra Club, we provide resources to it and other nonprofit organizations to support scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further our charitable goals. It works with individual and institutional donors to align financial resources with strategically focused campaigns, help build capacity in the environmental movement, and create partnerships with a broad spectrum of allied organizations that further our shared environmental goals. It does this so that future generations will inherit a healthy planet with wild places left to explore.

     

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of The Sierra Club Foundation.

    We donated $22.48 on 12/31/2015 to help ensure that future generations will inherit a healthy planet with wild places left to explore. Customers who used promo code EARTH in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about The Sierra Club foundation, please visit: www.sierraclubfoundation.org.

  • Rainforest Trustwww.rainforesttrust.org

    Overview

    Rainforest Trust protects threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around the areas that are being threatened.

     

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of The Sierra Club Foundation.

    We donated $21.95 on 12/31/2015 to help protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around the areas that are being threatened. Customers who used promo code RAINFOREST in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about Rainforest Trust, please visit: www.rainforesttrust.org.

     

     

  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Societywww.seashepherd.org

    Overview

    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ("SSCS"), established in 1977, is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

     

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

    We donated $5.00 on 04/03/16 to help protect threatened tropical forests and endangered wildlife by partnering with local and community organizations in and around the areas that are being threatened. Customers who used promo code SEASHEPHERD in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, please visit: www.seashepherd.org.

  • CARE www.care.org

    Overview

    CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. CARE's mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest communities in the world. Drawing strength from CARE's global diversity, resources and decades of experience, CARE promotes innovative solutions and are advocates for global responsibility. CARE facilitates lasting change by: Strengthening capacity for self-help, providing economic opportunity, delivering relief in emergencies, influencing policy decisions at all levels, addressing discrimination in all its forms/ Guided by the aspirations of local communities, CARE pursues its mission with both excellence and compassion because the people whom it serves deserve nothing less.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of CARE.

    We donated $11.22 on 12/31/15 to help fight global poverty. Customers who used promo code CHILD in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s).To learn more about CARE, please visit: www.care.org.

  • DAV www.dav.org

    Overview

    DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. The organization provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments and assists veterans with more than 300,000 benefit claims annually. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices have made possible. With almost 1,300 chapters and nearly 1.3 million members across the country, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes and their families by helping to provide the resources they need and ensuring our nation keep the promises made to them.

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of DAV.

    We donated $5.17 on 07/01/2015 to help provide a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Customers who used promo code VETS in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about the DAV, please visit: www.dav.org.

  • Human Rights Campaign ("HRC") www.hrc.org

    Overview

    The Human Rights Campaign is organized and will be operated for the promotion of the social welfare of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of promoting public education and welfare for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. HRC Foundation envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community. The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

    Mahamosa's Contribution

    Mahamosa is a proud supporter of The Human Rights Campaign.

    We donated $5.00 on 04/03/16 to help to end discrimination against LGBT people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. Customers who used promo code LGBT in their Shopping Cup helped us make the donation(s). To learn more about the Human Rights Campaign, please visit: www.hrc.org.

     

     

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