Impact Where It Matters
When we decided to create the Scotch Porter Impact Fund, we asked ourselves a few questions; how can we live up to our mission to provide men with the tools needed to live their best, most fulfilled lives? How can we make the greatest impact on the communities we serve? And last but definitely not least - how can our Scotch Porter fam get involved? Every purchase you make with Scotch Porter, gives back to communities across the country.SHOP THE COLLECTION
THE SCOTCH PORTER IMPACT FUND
We pledge to contribute up to 1% of total sales to empower communities.
When we decided to create the Scotch Porter Impact Fund, we asked ourselves a few questions; how can we live up to our mission to provide men with the tools needed to live their best, most fulfilled lives? How can we make the greatest impact on the communities we serve? And last but definitely not least — how can our Scotch Porter fam get involved? As always when taking on a project of this magnitude, we started with the data and the numbers were sobering — so we knew it was time to act. Here’s just a fraction of what we discovered.
Black and Hispanic graduates generally have attended institutions that have less money to spend on offering a quality education.
As of 2019, workers of color were still 50% less likely to hold good jobs.
Just 2.4% of U.S. businesses have Black owners, even though Black people represent 12.8% of the U.S. population.
Black and brown men in the U.S. are incarcerated at more than 5 times the rate of their white counterparts.
Changing Lives DailyOrganization Spotlight
A non-profit preparing the next generation of technology leaders with high school summer bootcamp programs and an out-of-school time program for high school juniors and seniors focused on immersive intersectional professional development. Upon graduation, students will be eligible for paid internships and job opportunities through the AOT employer partner network and a $1,000 stipend.America on Tech
A non-profit focused on connecting those impacted by foster care, homelessness, and incarceration with job opportunities and provides ongoing life and professional skills for long-term success. At the start of working with Manifest Works, an average of 71% of applicants receive welfare - that number drops to 7% one year after completion of the program. Post-program completion the average salary jumps to $62k annually.Manifest Works
A New Jersey-based packaging company that chooses to hire formerly incarcerated individuals to fight against recidivism. Access to employment drastically reduces the chances of landing back behind bars and only 12% of companies openly hire people with a conviction on their record. MAKE USA’s impact on employee recidivism averages a 99% success rate.Make USA
IT'S TIME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
After months of research, vetting partners, and spirited team discussions where we opened up and shared our diverse personal experiences — our team identified four pillars of social impact; Education, Job Training, Entrepreneurship, and Recidivism. Now that you understand the “why" with your help we’re going to donate to organizations that support financial growth and independence; companies that are committed to empowering our communities now and in the future. When you purchase Scotch Porter products, you’ll be supporting organizations that are making a difference.
“Scotch Porter’s mission extends far beyond the customers we serve. Its essence is what powers our commitment to enable the potential of overlooked communities and arm them with the tools and resources to live their best, most fulfilled lives. Through the Scotch Porter Impact Fund, we can collectively play a part in advancing the economic empowerment and success of underserved, previously excluded groups.”- Calvin Quallis, Founder & CEO