Our commitment greater good goes beyond designing and crafting leather articles.
Even as we focus on elegance, character and durability in leather, we are also committed to sustainable materials and crafting methods, empowering our people and creating sustaining value in the communities we operate. In addition, we participate in our Paying Back and Giving Forward programs that make their impact outside Castello DaVarg & Co. A part of every sale is pledged to two organizations who do their part in creating 'Greater Good'. Along with our customers, we are doing our small part in making the world a better place.
वैष्णव जन तो तेने कहिये जे पीड परायी जाणे रे ।
पर दुःखे उपकार करे तो ये मन अभिमान न आणे रे ॥
God's people are those who, feel the pain of others,
Help those who are in misery, but never let self-conceit enter their mind.
- excerpt from a 15th century Hindu Bhajan -
Castello DaVarg supports two organizations through our Paying Back, Giving Forward program. While these two organizations vary on their impact and reach, we chose them due the alignment of their causes with our values of giving back and paying forward.
'Paying Back' is our way to give back to our communities that are in greater need - whether it is food shelter or temporary help in getting back up again. 'Giving Forward' is to support next generations, with programs such as education and vocational training.
4% of what we earn goes to the Giving Back, Paying Forward pledge.
This pledge equally divided between Feeding America and The School Fund programs.
Feeding America supports a nationwide network of food banks and delivers programs at the front line of hunger. They support initiatives for school-based food pantries, emergency disaster relief, and Kids’ Cafe. Surprisingly, hunger and food insecurity in the USA is much more prevalent that we tend to believe, so please learn more about in the Feeding America website and support them directly.
The School Fund to tackle the global education crisis. They provide scholarships to high potential students in the developing world. 100% of the contributions go direct to students. Educational opportunities not only uplifts individual students, but also the families and community. We believe education as the great equalizer, can create well being that would transcend generations and transform communities.