There are a lot of wonderful things that make Hookah culture unique and admirable. We are an open subculture, always excited to share our passion and experience with new people. We have an understanding that around the hookah, everyone’s opinion matters and everyone is equal. We enjoy conversation and intellectual engagement; we indulge in all the facets of the human experience in a fully conscious way. To a certain extent, we promote peace, equality, and culture through the hookah as it transcends national, gender, and political boundaries.
We have decided to try and take the values that represent hookah and extend them beyond the borders of our own subculture. We enjoy inclusion and acceptance, and as such, we owe it to the greater communities in which we live to share the values we celebrate. We are doing this by choosing a charity that aligns with the best of hookah culture: one that promotes equality and peace. Together, we will raise funds from the hookah community to make a sizable donation. This donation will not come from Social Smoke, though we will donate as well. Instead, this will be a collective effort from everyone who gives. Everyone who donates will be listed, unless otherwise specified, with no priority given to any single donor.
If we are successful, we will continue with actively building the communities we live in and the greater culture in which we are included, and we will take suggestions and votes to see what charity we should give to next.
For our first venture, we have chosen the UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign. UNiTE is an international UN organized charity which advocates against violence towards women. We recognize that violence as a whole is a negative force in the world, but if we cast our nets too wide, we risk losing the overall impact of our donation. We are choosing this initial focus because of the absolute disproportionality of abuse towards women and girls. Because Hookah culture extends beyond East/West cultural boundaries, this is a subject that transcends our nationalities.
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CR Impact Points
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