Intentional Chocolate strives to live up to its title of being an intentional company. A big part of intention is connection to the community and doing well for others. As part of this giveback we connect with other intentional organizations monthly and at times for longer periods to help promote their cause and message by exposing our customers to them. We also donate 15% of our net profits to them during the time we work with them.
HOW WE CHOOSE OUR CAUSES
As there are numerous amazing and intentional causes it is hard to choose just one to giveback to. We instead rotate our time and energy to different causes throughout the year. A lot of what we look at is if our company aligns with the charities focus and that the collaboration makes sense for both. We also want to make sure we have enough resources and ability to promote the organization at hand so as to help them spread the word the best we can.
CURRENT CAUSE: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)
Why DBSA and IC?
DBSA and IC line up with their core value of envisioning wellness within the world. It's a great time to connect over the Valentine's Day holiday, as it's a time of connection through love. Chocolate is a food of love and actually contains the love molecule - PEA. Studies have shown that regular consumption of cocoa has been found to improve cognitive function and mood because cocoa contains polyphenols. Polyphenols can increase the blood flow to the brain and boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and endorphin, all of which contribute to feelings of feeling good. IC adds their special ingredient - intention and the end result is a delicious gourmet bit of well-being.
To help DBSA support groups, on top of donating 15% of net profits, IC is also giving chocolate tasting meditation kits to the support groups.
DBSA envisions wellness for people living with depression and bipolar disorder.
DBSA provides hope, help, support, and education to improve the lives of people who have mood disorders.
Who they are
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is the leading peer-directed national organization focusing on the two most prevalent mental health conditions, depression and bipolar disorder, which affect more than 21 million Americans, account for 90% of the nation's suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.
DBSA's peer-based, wellness-oriented, and empowering services and resources are available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them-online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.
Through more than 700 support groups and nearly 300 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.
What Makes DBSA Unique
DBSA is led by and created for individuals living with a mood disorder, and that experience informs everything that we do.