Giving Tuesday: The Loveland Foundation
“I first discovered Rachel Cargle and The Loveland Foundation through Instagram when my best friend sent me a story of Rachel wearing our robe during one of her live talks. She looked amazing, but I was also so taken with the work she does with writing, speaking, and running her foundation.
Mental health is so incredibly important, but the cost and stigma often associated with therapy can be such an obstacle. This is why I so deeply appreciate Rachel’s work to make mental health care accessible to Black women and girls.
I am pleased to share that this year, in honor of Giving Tuesday, Printfresh will be contributing 15% of the day’s online sales to The Loveland Foundation so they can continue this important work. I also wanted to take this opportunity to share more about the work The Loveland Foundation is doing, the impact they’ve made, and how you can support their work beyond shopping with us on Giving Tuesday.”
- Printfresh founder, Amy Voloshin
About The Loveland Foundation
The Loveland Foundation was established in 2018 by Rachel Cargle following her widely successful birthday wish fundraiser, Therapy for Black Women and Girls. Her enthusiastic and generous social media community raised over $250,000, which made it possible for the foundation to provide over 600 hours worth of therapy sessions at no cost. Since then, The Loveland Foundation has provided over 20,000 hours of therapy sessions to Black women and girls across the country.
Why focus on therapy for this community?
When it comes to accessing therapy, not only do Black women and girls face financial barriers, but there is still a prevalent and ingrained stigma surrounding mental health in many communities. This is compounded by the fact that the vast majority of therapists in the United States are white. Therapy sessions can run from $60-200 per appointment, even for those with health insurance, making therapy inaccessible for many.
The foundation has formed collaborative partnerships with Therapy for Black Girls, Open Path Collective, National Queer and Trans Therapists of Color Network, and Talkspace, networks and service providers that are all committed to making therapy more affordable and accessible.
How The Loveland Foundation helps
The Loveland Foundation is committed to investing in nationwide healing. In addition to providing the funds for Black women and girls to receive therapy sessions, they also create content and cultivate a community on social media where people can learn more about mental health and feel uplifted. The foundation has recently launched its own podcast, The Unfolding Presented by the Loveland Foundation. They say, “Collectively we can let these women know that we are invested in their healing.”
Supporting The Loveland Foundation’s important mission
There are several ways you can contribute to the incredible work that the Loveland Foundation is doing:
1. Shop with Printfresh on Giving Tuesday - We’ll donate 15% of the day’s sales.
2. Make a donation - Visit the Loveland Foundation's website to make a direct donation.
3. Champion the cause - Become an advocate! Help fundraise through social media. Tell your friends about The Loveland Foundation and encourage them to support the mission as well.
4. Start a giving circle. If you can recruit 6 friends and you each donate, $20 that will cover one therapy session.
5. Leverage your company’s matching gifts - if your employer provides donation matching, double your gift following your organization’s process for having it matched.
If you want to learn more about Rachel Cargle and The Loveland Foundation, as well as ways you can support their mission, we encourage you to visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.