Why Did We Create Saturday’s Child?
Our founders Judit and Don Tydeman are world travelers and global citizens. It’s how they landed on the idea to bring salt from around the world to our loyal friends and customers at Salt Cellar. And because of their exposure to so many cultures and traditions they have cultivated a deep sense of commitment to humanity and to the planet.
The idea for a charitable giving program was hatched from this commitment. Saturday’s Child is a quarterly giving program whereby a percentage of all sales, during a specified timeframe each quarter, will be donated to a charity of their choosing. We named it Saturday’s Child because our intention is to provide support and funding to organizations who specialize in children and family issues – and when we think of a child on Saturday, words like free, energized, and bright come to mind.
The Saturday’s Child program kicked off — and indeed, was inspired by a desire to help the people of Ukraine who were suffering from the devastation of war there. We launched the program and earmarked the dedicated fund at Unicef to help children and families through the displacement and hardships they were and are experiencing. Thanks to our wonderful customers, we raised $4,620 over a 30-day period from about 300 different transactions.
This summer, our Saturday’s Child recipient will be the Autism Society. So many families, Don and Judit’s included, are impacted by autism. Did you know that autism is one of the most common disorders in the U.S.? And that more than 5 million people in the U.S. have autism spectrum disorder which affects 1 in 44 children? It is our hope that we can raise essential funds to help people connect to the resources they need through education, advocacy, support, information and referral, and community programming.
Thanks for being part of our Salt Cellar family; and thank you for helping us support worthy organizations with our Saturday’s Child giving program.