Sissy Yates Designs gives back. We believe that by helping people in need, we amplify our connection to humanity, the earth and one another. We proudly support charities by donating a percentage of proceeds from private trunk shows, specially created charity designs and community outreach. To collaborate with Sissy Yates Designs on a fundraiser or charity event, please contact us. We are eager to help raise funds and awareness for non-profit organizations.
The groups we support include Refugees International, Save The Children, Children’s Law Center and Breast Cancer Awareness, as well as:
Village Health Works (in Burundi) is building a 150 bed state-of-the-art teaching hospital on a mountain that just ten years ago was war-ravaged and barren. The Kigutu Hospital, Women’s Health Pavilion will provide essential and emergency obstetrics and surgical care, with a special focus on the health needs of women and children. The story of how they transformed an empty mountain into a bustling campus where hundreds of people receive clinical care, academic instruction, tools for income generation, and cultural reinforcement is truly unbelievable and still being written. Sissy Yates Designs is committed to helping in this effort! 100% of proceeds from the sale of the Village Health Charm will be donated to Village Health Works!
Women For Women International
Women For Women International provides services, tools and resources for survivors of war, civil strife and other conflict. For this essential organization, Sissy Yates Designs created the Mina necklace. A percentage of each necklace sale benefits women in need.
Kara Kennedy Fund
The Kara Kennedy Fund was established in 2014 by her friends and family. The Fund’s goal is to create an endowment to support programs at selected nonprofits that embody Kara’s commitment to public service, literacy, children and, most especially, her love of swimming.
Autism Speaks is an organization close to Sissy’s heart. For the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, she created a “Wear It Blue” bracelet sold at charity fashion shows to support the organization. Children and adults around the country wear this tribute on behalf of Autism Speaks. A portion of sales from selected trunk shows also goes to this indispensible organization, which advocates for individuals and families in need, and to fund research into autism’s causes, treatments for the condition, and we hope in time, a cure.
Sissy Yates serves on the board of BabyLove DC, which collects and distributes gently used baby gear, clothing and supplies to families in need in the nation’s capital. Besides donating a portion of trunk show proceeds to this cause, we also created a custom bracelet featuring Liberty of London prints and a special silver heart charm. The bracelet we created helps to raise awareness of this crucial organization.