Gift Hounds is a Utah based, 100% women owned small business. With an emphasis on Utah partnerships and being made-in-the-USA, we are able to support many other small businesses. Giving back is an essential part of our story. With a commitment to responsibility, each year we choose charitable organizations to support with our time and resources.
We are proud to donate our time and resources to Operation Underground Railroad as our corporate charity of choice this year. They utilize a sustainable rescue model of direct intervention to bring freedom and healing to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. We wholeheartedly support their mission in the fight to end sex trafficking and sexual exploitation by assisting in rescuing and supporting thousands of survivors in 30 countries and 50 U.S. states.
We are a proud partner to the Utah Food Bank, who are doing incredible things in our great state. When we learned that 1 in 11 individuals, are at risk of missing a meal today, and even more alarming, that 1 in 9 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal is coming from, we knew we could help. With much support last year, they distributed 67.3 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 56.1 million meals, to people facing hunger across the state.
In addition, we are involved in maintaining a sustainable product life-cycle and proudly contribute to One Tree Planted, a charity engaged in reforestation. We specifically donate to the United States Pacific Northwest region, where we source our lumber for our wooden crates and boxes.
Having been in business since 2000, the organizations we have supported are many. Some of those whom we continue to love and support when possible are below.