Our Giving Partners
When we launched Flower By Edie Parker in the summer of 2019, we also initiated the formation of The Edie Parker Foundation. While our passion and expertise is in designing and creating products that spark joy, we knew it wasn’t enough to be a woman-owned, woman-run cannabis brand.
So we teamed up with the Women’s Prison Association, our primary giving partner. With 175 years under their belt, they have been helping women and their families get back on their feet and reintegrated into life after incarceration. Our Foundation status was just approved in April 2020, but since December 2019, we have been partnering with the WPA through quarterly activations and financial contributions.
In addition to our ongoing partnership with the WPA, we ready our team to react quickly to other social issues, as they arise. We quickly responded to both the COVID-19 crisis and the Black Lives Matter Movement this year. Below, we are highlighting the organizations that have enabled us to get involved and positively impact the lives of the most vulnerable, right now.
As a very small brand, we are aware that our social impact through Foundation is a modest one. In addition to the giving program she's built through Flower By Edie Parker, our founder, Brett Heyman is also a board member of the Beehouse Justice Initiative which was founded with the mission to heal some of the harms caused by disparate enforcement of cannabis prohibition. The Beehouse Justice Initiative executes its mission by partnering with the Tiger Foundation to identify and make grants to social service organizations, including: Avenues for Justice, Bard Prison Initiative, The Fortune Society, Getting Out and Staying Out, Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison and Robin Hood.
We are proud of the work we've done so far, but there is so much more to be done. We are excited to watch The Edie Parker Foundation grow as Edie Parker blossoms.