In 2021, sota clothing had the opportunity to partner with Minneapolis-based non-profit Pillsbury United Communities.
For more than 140 years, Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) has been co-creating change towards a more just society where every person has personal, social, and economic power. Their united system of programs, neighborhood centers, social enterprises, and partnerships connects individuals and their families throughout the Twin Cities.
Through co-branded merchandise, our summer warehouse sale, OMNI Brewery's Sota Sippin' craft brew, and the RoundUp at checkout, we were able to raise nearly $19,000 so PUC can continually increase their impact in our community.
With the year ahead, we will continue to strengthen those who've dedicated their lives to serving on the front lines, bringing hope and restoration to our communities. In 2022, we will be doing this through our partnership with St. Paul-based non-profit: Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.
Twin Cities Habitat has been a restorative presence within our community since its establishment in 1985 by a South Minneapolis Lutheran congregation. Their mission is to bring people together to create, preserve, and promote affordable homeownership and advance racial equity in housing. Since their inception, Twin Cities Habitat has partnered with over 1,500 families on affordable homeownership opportunities.
Habitat for Humanity was first imagined in 1942 by Clarence Jordan, who was a farmer and Biblical scholar committed to community and racial equity. His concept was developed further in 1973 into the framework of "partnership housing", which meant people would work side by side to build decent and affordable housing. Today, more than 1,400 communities and 70 countries are impacted by their work.
In the year ahead, we at sota clothing will be fastening on our toolbelts to support Twin Cities Habitat through the sponsorship of three homebuilding and rehabilitation projects within the seven-county metro area. To help keep homes affordable for homebuyers, we have pledged to donate $2,000 to Twin Cities Habitat for each build day we sponsor.
Interested in supporting Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity in 2022 as well? Here are at least three ways to jump in!
1. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has a variety of ways for you to volunteer at any skill level. Checkout volunteer options directly from their website here.
2. When shopping on sotaclothing.com, be sure to round-up your purchase at checkout to donate to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity
3. Swing by OMNI Brewery's taproom this summer and ask for their sota clothing collab beer. One dollar from every pint sold will be donated to Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity.