With the dawn of a new decade, we have been putting our minds to work on our own New Year's resolutions for DÔEN - thoughtfully considering how we, as a company, can be better citizens of this world. As a women-owned and -operated brand, it is and always has been our mission to use our platform to shine light on the issues that matter most to us, from climate change and the protection of our planet to women's advancement in the workplace and reproductive rights. We promise to continue to use our reach to be even louder and clearer, and to bring your attention to ways to further our collective efforts to tackle pressing issues of our time.
As an apparel company, we are acutely aware of the impact that our own industry continues to have on this planet - environmentally, socially, and beyond -- but we also believe that many small steps by many small businesses can have a lasting positive impact -- and we want to do our part. See below for a quick overview of our 2020 Resolutions - each and every one shaped by our ongoing company mission. We can't wait to share more as we continue on the path of implementing these changes and initiatives. We are proud to play a role in the fight for a brighter future and a healthier planet.
Our 2020 initiatives include several pathways towards even more progress in this area and a steadfast commitment to improve our efforts with our global partners. Throughout the year, we will be sharing more information on our WRAP Certified factories, our Bureau Veritas Audited factory partners, and our continued efforts to close the gender gap and work with women-owned and -operated factories.
We also strongly believe in closing the gender gap through education, and are proud to support our partner, Room to Read, in their mission to promote literacy and gender equality by working with local governments and communities across Asia and Africa. By developing literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, Room to Read works to support girls as they complete secondary schools, giving them the life skills to succeed in school and beyond. We will continue to donate 100% of the profits of a designated offering of children's styles each season to Room to Read!
In addition to our ongoing partnerships with Room to Read and Planned Parenthood LA, we are committed to arranging bi-annual opportunities for our team to volunteer within the local communities of LA. Just this month, we volunteered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank - an amazing organization that has distributed more than 1.1 billion pounds of food to those in need since their start in 1973. We are also excited to be organizing a drive to collect necessities for asylum seekers who are currently in detention centers at the US/Mexico border (more on this coming soon!) These small, local acts are such powerful ways to gain perspective grounded in something larger than ourselves, all while connecting with our fellow LA residents, giving back to our neighborhoods, and learning about issues that matter immensely to the earth and to those around us.