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Pioneering Peace: Celebrating #PeaceDay

Peaceful Tee Freerksen Family

Historically, peace is often memorialized by international and domestic negotiations, compromises, and diplomacy, marked by extensive legal agreements decorated with the autographs of world leaders. However, peace is not always defined by monumental events, rather, it is made of micro-moments… moments of trust, respect, empathy, and compassion.

At the end of the day, peace is much more than a treaty. Peace is about being able to see one another and recognizing that no matter what language we speak, what we look like, or where we come from, we all share more commonalities than differences. It’s celebrating those common threads that weave us all together, allowing us to understand and appreciate each other.

At Tea, we believe in peace for all little citizens of the world! As we travel, whether across the street or around the world, we keep our eyes—and our hearts—wide open. Wherever we are, wherever we go, we strive to be mindful and responsible, to make real connections—and a real difference.

A Letter to a Refugee

Here at Tea, we continuously strive to be mindful and responsible in everything we do. We care so much for the little citizens all over the world, near and far. We want to make real connections—and a real difference. But we can’t effect change everywhere. Although the refugee crisis is happening half a world away from our little office in San Francisco, we continue to support them.

As the Global Citizen organization notes, “Sometimes words alone can make a difference. They can brighten someone’s day, change someone’s mind, and unlock your own emotions.”

That’s why, we’re standing with Global Citizen to say we haven’t forgotten you. We’ve written a letter to the refugee children and we’re asking you to do the same. Head on over to GlobalCitizen.org and write a letter to a refugee man, woman, child group or family and let them know you are supporting them, too. Global Citizen will compile all of the notes into a book to provide to refugee agencies to share your messages with those that need to hear them the most.

Learn more about our giveback efforts supporting The Global Fund for Children’s grantees that work with refugee, migrant and displaced children and youth around the world.

June’s Give Back Grantee: Masoom

Masoom 3_Credit MasoomThis season, Tea is partnering with The Global Fund for Children to give back to their grantees all around the world. This month, we’re featuring Masoom in Mumbai, India. Learn more about this wonderful organization below.

Nepal: One Year Later

Nepal

On April 25th, 2015, Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck mid-day and devastated the lives and communities of millions. In an effort to support those affected by the earthquake that devastated Nepal in April 2015, Tea worked quickly to aid in The Global Fund for Children’s emergency relief efforts. For one week, Tea matched all customer and employee donations and we’re proud to announce that together we raised over $8,900. We were blown away by this community and think it’s important to share the impact your donations have had on the Nepal community.

May’s Give Back Grantee: Kusi Kawsay

Kusi Kawsay Credit Matt Dayka Photography

This season, Tea is partnering with The Global Fund for Children to give back to their grantees all around the world. This month, we’re featuring Asociación Educativa Kusi Kawsay (Happy Life Educational Association) in Pisac, Peru. Learn more about this wonderful organization below.

History of Soccer

Turin soccer tournament

Whether you call it soccer, futbol, or something else entirely… Chances are that this sport plays an important role in your life. According to the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), more than 240 million people play soccer around the world. As the weather gets warmer and your little citizens pull their cleats and jerseys out of hibernation, we started thinking more about this beloved pastime and dove into all the great soccer information out there. So, in the spirit of Citizens FC, Tea’s Buy One, Give One soccer jersey program, we thought we’d take a moment to learn a little more about the history of soccer, a sport that brings people together all over the globe.