We believe giving someone a hand-up
is philanthropy at its best.
Earth & Luxe is a California-based, social impact retailer. 50% of all our proceeds are used to provide housing and mentoring for South African university students at risk of homelessness.
WHY IT MATTERS
Tragically, only 3% of 18-29 year-old, indigenous S. Africans are enrolled in college (fewer than half that number graduate). There are many reasons, but a big one is the student-housing crisis.
South African universities only have campus housing for an estimated 2% of students. The rest must be able to afford off-campus spaces in the highly-inflated rental markets around universities.
This disproportionally jeopardizes poverty-plagued indigenous people. Too often, desperate students (even with tuition scholarships) end up sleeping in the streets.
The Earth & Luxe Scholars Residence is a large hostel near the University of Stellenbosch (Cape Town area). Shelter-insecure students are invited to live, study and thrive there. They pay “rent” by providing tutoring and other volunteer services in under-served communities like their own.
Our goal is to increase the number of indigenous students who graduate equipped to transform their own communities.
Your every purchase helps a student succeed—at no extra cost to you.
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Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world. –Nelson Mandela
Beautify your space | Transform their lives