We stand behind & support the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Illume, as a boutique that aims to spread light to the darkness, has been thinking of ways to make a difference in racial injustice.
We are going to start with the “Be Kind” tee & tank collection. With any Be Kind Collection purchase 100% of the profits will be donated to Equal Justice Initiative. The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the US, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Please visit their website at eji.org to learn more! Black lives are valuable, worthy & meaningful & we will help fight for them.
Also, since IllumeBoutique.com opened we have given customers an option to donate to 1 of 3 charities at checkout. We have just updated all 3 charities to support the education of African American culture and injustice. The 3 charities are:
1) National Museum of African American History & Culture - Washington, DC's national museum solely dedicated to African American culture, life & history. Check out the museum's website here.
2) Equal Justice Initiative - fighting mass incarceration, racial injustice and those wrongly accused by the justice system. Check out EJI's website here.
3) TGi Movement - Chicago-based community building initiative that targets black and brown teens to turn Dream Deserts into Oasis through tranquility, gratitude and innovation. Check out their website here.
We are so thankful for these organizations for doing the work to support change & education. Shop IllumeBoutique.com knowing that you are making a difference.