Women’s History Month at BPG – Shop to Support Our Community

February 28th, 2019


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In celebration of Women’s History Month, Berkeley Patients Group is partnering with women-led cannabis brands to support the health, development and achievement of our womxn community members.

Four organizations that offer direct services to womxn in the Bay Area will receive funding and awareness through our campaign. During select dates in March, $2 from every sale of supporting brand partner’s products will be donated to a local nonprofit.

Last month, in just two weeks, we raised over $6,000 for Heart 2 Heart, Kingmakers of Oakland, Black Men Speak and the Rafiki Wellness Coalition in our campaign.

We’re hoping that, with your help, we can raise $15,000 for the Women’s Cancer Resource Center, the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center, Supernova Women and the Women’s Therapy Center.


Read more about the beneficiaries and supporting partners below:

 

March 1-7 – 25% OFF Mary’s Medicinals Supporting Women’s Cancer Resource Center

The Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Berkeley, CA helps women with cancer improve their quality of life through education, supportive services, and practical assistance. Navigating the healthcare system can often be overwhelming, so WCRC helps clients and their families get the appropriate care and treatment needed.

WCRC offers an Information and Referral Helpline to direct clients to services, support groups, counseling, psychotherapy, and in-home support. Clients receive community and language-specific assistance through the Sister to Sister Program and Programa Latino, and, WCRC offers one-time emergency financial assistance through two grant programs.

From March 1-7, Mary’s Medicinals is 25% off at BPG, and $2 from every sale will benefit the WCRC.

Founded by and for women, Mary’s Medicinals provides thoughtful blends of THC, CBD, CBN, and other cannabinoids in topical patches, vape pens, transdermal compounds and tinctures.

 

March 8-14 – 25% OFF Humboldt Apothecary Supporting Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center

The Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center, founded in 1987 in Berkeley, CA, empowers homeless women and families for a brighter future. WDDC provides a safe space, warm meals, counseling, and support to identify housing for any homeless woman and her children during the day, when shelters are closed.

WDDC programs include workshops for moms to help handle their children’s tears and heal hurt with playgroup sessions for kids, support groups and case management to empower women and help overcome domestic violence, and help finding permanent housing, including a transitional home that provides up to six months of free housing for four families.

From March 8-14, Humboldt Apothecary is 25% off at BPG, and $2 from every product sold will be donated to the Women’s Daytime Drop-In Center.

Humboldt Apothecary is a women owned and operated business nestled in the redwoods of Humboldt County, CA, with a commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices and quality ingredients. The founders have over 25 years of experience as herbalists, so their tinctures are carefully crafted based on the most current research available.

 

March 15-21 – 25% OFF Utopia Supporting Women’s Therapy Center

The Women’s Therapy Center is a non-profit organization founded in 1979 in Berkeley, CA to offer in-depth psychodynamic relational therapy training and provide affordable mental health services for adult women, adolescent girls, couples, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area community.

WTC clients of all ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations receive affordable psychotherapy for concerns related to relationship and family, self-acceptance, depression and anxiety, discovering choices that make life more meaningful, mid-life and aging, work and school, gender, sexuality, body image, and recovery from abuse and trauma.

From March 15-21, Utopia is 25% off at BPG, and $2 from every product sold will be donated to the Women’s Therapy Center.

Utopia is an award-winning cannabis company specializing in artisanal flowers, refined extracts and nutritious, organic edibles. All of their products are Envirocann certified and undergo full-spectrum testing to ensure consistency and safety.

 

March 22-31 – 25% OFF Kiva Supporting Supernova Women

Supernova Women, formed by and for Women of Color in 2015 in Oakland, CA, empowers clients to become self sufficient shareholders in the evolving cannabis economy. Their mission is to provide community empowerment through holistic education, advocacy training and skills acquisition. Supernova fosters a safe space for hard conversations, amplifying the messages of their constituents at the local, state, and national level.

Programs include the Shades of Green series which addresses the need for involvement of communities of color in the current and future legislation of cannabis, cannabis business workshops and training, and ex-offender advocacy and education.

From March 22- 31st, KIVA Confections is 25% off at BPG, and $2 from every product sold will be donated to Supernova Women.

KIVA Confections was born out of a need for an edible product that was potent, consistent, and enjoyable to consume. To solve this problem, co-founder Kristi Knoblich began working with expert cannabis cultivators, certified analytics laboratories, and renowned confectioners to create KIVA’s delicious candy bars, chocolate-covered Terra bites, Petra mints and Camino gummies.

 

Thank You, BPG Family

As always, we are deeply thankful for the support from our partners, our members, and our community, who do their part to advance knowledge and inspire action.

If you feel so inclined, please make an additional donation to these deserving organizations in our collection boxes, or directly on their website.

Please help us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. One message can travel a long way!

 

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