Sunset Lake CBD Logo on Blue. Text reads "How hemp can help, 2022 Roundup"

Sunset Lake CBD has just completed another successful harvest, marking our fourth year. While our team is still busy hand-trimming this year’s flower, we’ve wrapped up our operations for the season. We’re immensely grateful to our customers for making this possible.

Reflecting on 2022, I wanted to share how our social philanthropy efforts aligned with our mission. We believe in giving back to the community and supporting causes that matter. Our approach to philanthropy is inspired by our commitment to sustainability, social justice, and community well-being.

Feeding Chittenden

Amount Donated: $8,500 or 5,667 meals

As farmers, we understand the importance of addressing food insecurity. Although we don’t produce food, we turned our Black Friday sale into a fundraiser for Feeding Chittenden, Vermont’s largest emergency food shelf. This effort was inspired by Thanksgiving, a holiday centered around food.

Food insecurity has become increasingly prevalent in Vermont, and we wanted to do our part to help. By donating the proceeds from our Black Friday sale, we were able to provide 5,667 meals to those in need. This initiative reflects our belief that everyone should have access to nutritious food, regardless of their circumstances.

Feeding Chittenden plays a crucial role in supporting our local community. They provide not only food but also resources and support to help individuals and families overcome the challenges of food insecurity. We are proud to partner with them and contribute to their mission.

Vermont Public Radio

Amount Donated: $16,400

Access to information is crucial. We support Vermont Public Radio (VPR), which provides excellent local coverage accessible to most Vermonters for free. We’re proud to continue our partnership as an underwriter.

In an age where misinformation is rampant, having a reliable source of news and information is more important than ever. VPR provides comprehensive coverage of local and national events, ensuring that Vermonters stay informed about issues that affect their lives. By supporting VPR, we are helping to maintain the flow of accurate and unbiased information to our community.

Our team at Sunset Lake CBD has a personal connection to VPR. Many of us grew up listening to it, and it has been a constant presence in our lives. Supporting VPR is our way of giving back to an organization that has given so much to us.

Magic Mann’s Global Indigenous Fund

Amount Donated: $1,000

Acknowledging the land’s history is essential for us. Donating to Magic Mann’s Global Indigenous Fund allows us to support indigenous communities and address their needs sustainably.

As farmers making a living off the land, it is important to recognize the history and rights of indigenous peoples. The Global Indigenous Fund partners with indigenous communities to develop strategies that address their needs in a sustainable and respectful manner. By contributing to this fund, we are helping to support initiatives that empower indigenous communities and promote their well-being.

The Global Indigenous Fund’s mission aligns with our values of sustainability and social justice. They focus on creating long-term solutions that benefit both people and the environment. We are honored to support their efforts and encourage others to learn more about their work and consider contributing as well.

Green Mountain Club

Amount Donated: $1,000

Vermont’s natural beauty is central to our identity. The Green Mountain Club works to protect and maintain the Long Trail System, promoting outdoor activities and land stewardship. Supporting this mission aligns with our values at Sunset Lake CBD.

The Green Mountain State offers countless opportunities for outdoor recreation and exploration. The Green Mountain Club’s work ensures that these natural spaces are preserved and accessible for everyone to enjoy. Their efforts include trail maintenance, environmental education, and advocacy for land conservation.

As an avid hiker myself, supporting the Green Mountain Club was a natural choice. Their mission to promote health, wellness, and environmental stewardship resonates with our own goals at Sunset Lake CBD. By contributing to their work, we are helping to preserve Vermont’s natural beauty for future generations.

Planned Parenthood

Amount Donated: $2,500 (matched by The Majority Report for a total of $5,000)

Reproductive rights were a significant issue this year. Collaborating with The Majority Report, we made a donation to Planned Parenthood, one of the largest reproductive healthcare providers in the country.

Planned Parenthood provides essential healthcare services, including reproductive health, education, and advocacy. Their work is vital in ensuring that individuals have access to the care they need, regardless of their circumstances. Our donation, matched by The Majority Report, helps to support their mission and expand their services.

While a donation to Planned Parenthood may not neatly align with our primary mission at Sunset Lake CBD, we felt it was important to contribute to an organization that plays a critical role in healthcare and women’s rights. Their work has a profound impact on the lives of many, and we are proud to support their efforts.

Innocence Project

Amount Donated: $4,000

The cannabis industry’s history of injustice is always on our minds. Our Spring 4/20 sale supported The Innocence Project, an organization dedicated to exonerating the innocent and reforming the justice system.

The Innocence Project works to free individuals who have been wrongfully convicted, prevent wrongful convictions, and create a fair and equitable justice system. Their comprehensive approach includes legal representation, policy reform, and public education. By supporting their work, we are contributing to a more just and compassionate society.

As someone involved in the cannabis industry, I am acutely aware of the injustices that have occurred in the name of drug enforcement. Supporting The Innocence Project is our way of advocating for those who have been unfairly treated and working towards a better future.

Looking Ahead

As we look forward to 2023, we’re excited to continue our philanthropic efforts. For now, we’re settling in for the holidays and cold weather, with gratitude for our amazing customers. Our success would not be possible without your support, and we are committed to giving back to the community that has given us so much.

We have big plans for the coming year, including expanding our charitable initiatives and exploring new ways to support our community. We believe that by working together, we can create a positive impact and build a better future for everyone.

Thank you for being a part of our journey. We look forward to continuing this work with you in the years to come.

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FAQs about Sunset Lake CBD mission

What is Sunset Lake CBD’s mission?

  1. Our mission is to produce high-quality CBD products while supporting social causes and promoting sustainability.

How does Sunset Lake CBD contribute to the community?

  1. We contribute through various philanthropic efforts, including donations to local organizations and national initiatives.

What organizations did Sunset Lake CBD support in 2022?

  1. In 2022, we supported Feeding Chittenden, Vermont Public Radio, Magic Mann’s Global Indigenous Fund, Green Mountain Club, Planned Parenthood, and The Innocence Project.

How does Sunset Lake CBD choose which organizations to support?

  1. We choose organizations that align with our values of sustainability, social justice, and community support.

Can customers get involved in Sunset Lake CBD’s philanthropic efforts?

  1. Yes, customers can support the organizations we partner with by participating in our sales events and directly donating to the causes.