At Nina Designs our mission is to “Inspire Beauty and Creativity while Caring for People and our Planet”.
This mission informs everything we do, including our commitment to philanthropy. We strongly believe that businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the world in a positive way. Every year we make donations to support organizations that help people achieve their potential and create a sustainable future. We also support nonprofits working to defend the environmental or to improve animal welfare.
Each year we choose one organization for a major donation. In 2021, we donated $2,000 to Voting Rights. In 2020, we donated $2,000 to the Alameda Food Bank. Below you will find a partial list of organizations we have donated to over the years:
Half The Sky Foundation operates infant nurture centers, preschools, foster care and individual educational projects inside government orphanages in China. They have 30 centers operating in 11 provinces. Their early enrichment and educational programs are critical for proper childhood development. The photo above is of preschoolers playing with art supplies in an orphanage supported by Nina Designs. Without these programs, babies and toddlers have little or no stimulation. They are often developmentally delayed, which leads them to be labeled as retarded and denied a normal education.
Slum School on Trash Mountain
The Slum School that Safe Childhoods has constructed provides a safe and clean environment, where children can learn and play. Safe Childhoods believes in the power of education and aims to break the vicious poverty ‘cycle’ at Trash Mountain. Providing education reduces the likeliness of these vulnerable and at-risk children entering the sex industry.
Sacred Childhood Foundation
An organization dedicated to uplifting children out of extreme poverty, abuse, and trafficking so they can lead healthy, happy lives, become educated, and break the cycle of poverty.
Yayasan Seng Hati (Happy Heart Foundation)
This non-profit foundation in Bali is operated by people with disabilities. It provides vocational training, communal living and arts programs.
Nina Designs and our generous customers also contributed to both the Bali bombing and Tsunami relief through the Idep Foundation.
Our mission is to help children, youth, and their families address issues and problems via Prevention by reaching youth before their problems become crises, and via Intervention through the provision of support services to youth entangled in the juvenile justice system. BYA helps to build capacity within individuals to reach their innate potential.