BEHIND THE BRAND
Empathy Designs, founded by Dhriti Pentela in 2017, is a 100% non-profit jewelry brand created to share empathy with local and international issues. Each piece is designed and created by Dhriti with proper safety measures met. She had always been involved in volunteering and fundraising, which inspired her to create this project. Dhriti has loved fabricating jewelry ever since she attended the Interlochen International Jewelry Workshop, learning numerous skills on metalsmithing and variety of design. All materials are locally sourced as well as nick and lead free.
HOW IT STARTED
Empathy Designs was created in response to the building of a nonprofit hospital, Silicon Andhra Sanjivani Hospital, in the rural village of Kuchipudi in India. The village of Kuchipudi is where the dance Kuchipudi had originated, and in order to not only preserve its homeland, but also provide aid to farmers and residents in the village, Empathy Designs partnered with them. The project aims to continue partnering with local and international causes in order to spread empathy and give back.
100% of our donations go to these incredible nonprofit organizations
Silicon Andhra started constructing a self-sustainable 200 bed multi-specialty Sanjivani Hospital, in an under-served area of rural Andhra Pradesh, India. This rural area lacks access to a well-equipped health facility despite the strong prevalence of malaria, typhoid, diabetes and cardiac issues as well as high infant mortality rates. Sanjivani Hospital aims to serve and support this part of rural Indian community by providing quality healthcare in a not-for-profit mode.
Located in Cumming, Georgia, Meals by Grace serves to provide a no cost, delivered meal program available to the children of Forsyth County and their families. These families have been identified as having a special need by the Forsyth County School System Social Workers with limited or unreliable transportation. Through the funding and donations, pantry items, bread, fruit, and other necessities are gathered and organized to be sent to each family in need.
EarthShare Georgia is a branch of EarthShare National based in Georgia. Its primary goal is to provide critical funds to help support non-profit environmental organizations in the area. By connecting business and environmental communities, EarthShare funds environmental member groups and hosts annual Earth Day events to fight climate change and protect our planet. Some of the local environmental nonprofits EarthShare works with are the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Georgia Organics, Trees Atlanta, and the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition.
Color Of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As the nation’s largest racial justice organization driven by 1.7 million members, they move decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people, and all people. They lead campaigns that build real power for Black communities by advancing solutions for racial justice that can transform our world.
The mission of Active Minds promote advocation to peers and networks to learn about, talk about, and seek help for mental health issues just as they would for a physical issue, without shame or silence. Their approach addresses individual needs as well as the overall culture in the community, workplace, or campus in order to build strong and supportive environments where anyone who needs help, seeks help, with confidence. Programs offered include Send Silence Packaging, Active Minds speakers, and the chapter network.
Located in Forsyth County and Gwinnett County in GA, Next Generation Focus focuses on providing underprivileged children in Pre-K – 9th grades the opportunity to participate in educational programs and other life-enrichment activities which they may not otherwise be able to access. NGF partners with schools to identify eligible children; the students are nominated by social workers, counselors, and teachers. Since 2008, NGF has served more than 3,700 students.