Our original vision for Tacotarian always consisted of giving back to our community. However, in the beginning we didn’t know exactly how we would accomplish that. Once we participated in the Veganuary dinning month though, it just became a thing.
During the month of January we partnered with Vegans Baby and more than 30 other restaurants and created a special menu with new menu items. It was such a hit we decided every month moving forward we would have a new item and 20% of those proceeds would benefit a charity that we feel passionate about.
So what charities are important to us? Well, a lot! But specifically ones that involve animal welfare, human rights, civil rights and the environment. Since January we’ve partnered with a number charities and donated more than $1,000 dollars to help humans and animals in need. Giving back to our community feels great, and for our customers it’s as easy as trying new menu items.
In addition to our monthly donations to charity partners, we also regulary donate food for events to groups like Rockin’ 4 Rescues, No Dogs Left Behind and others.
We know it’s important to stand for things you believe in and we will continue to so. Here is a list of the donations we’ve made thus far. Keep in mind the amount of the donations is dependent on sales so keep ordering those specials so we can keep donating more and more!
Nevada SPCA – $334
The Nevada SPCA, a nonprofit organization, operates a no-kill animal sanctuary, promotes humane education, makes referrals for lower-cost spay/neuter and vaccination services, and challenges people to be the best possible guardians for the companion animals in their care.
Sun.Risas Venezuela $530
Educating a new generation of volunteers to be the leaders of tomorrow by learning through hands-on experiences; human beings capable of making a positive impact and change the future of those in need.
Forced Trajectory– $100
Forced Trajectory Project (FTP) is a long-term multimedia project that began in 2009 documenting the rippling effects police violence has on communities beginning with the families who have lost their loved ones to police murder. Utilizing moving pictures, stills, and sound, the project’s goal is to paint an intimate and accurate portrait of the “forced trajectory” these family members find themselves on after their loved one is killed.
Raices Texas -$75
Founded in 1986 as the Refugee Aid Project by community activists in South Texas, RAICES has grown to be the largest immigration legal services provider in Texas.
Our August Partnership is with Planting Seeds LV org. Learn more about them and stay tuned to see if we can raise enough money to build their yoga deck. We’re also donating pallets and yoga mats for their cause. Want to know how you can donate to them beyond trying our August Sopes Squared special? Check out their website to donate or volunteer. They’re always looking for an extra hand.
Do you have a favorite charity you’d like us to partner with? Drop it in the comments or send us a DM or Email. We hope that our giving back to the community inspires other restaurants and businesses to do the same.