Improving the world and your health, at least a little, shouldn’t take a lot of effort, so at Clearly Kombucha we brew booch that does both by donating 1% of the retail price of every bottle we sell to the International Rescue Committee (IRC). We believe in better everything like making better booch, becoming better people, and creating a better world both locally and globally. Our partnership with the IRC helps us do that. The IRC helps refugees and displaced people around the world survive, recover and reclaim control of their future when forces beyond their control force them from home.
Why partner with the IRC? At Clearly Kombucha we wanted to create a booch that everyone could benefit from and enjoy drinking. We wanted to create a drink that invigorated people to think and do better and bigger. For that reason we teamed up with the IRC. Each batch of booch we brew can support programming that helps refugees and other vulnerable populations heal from their experiences and improve their emotional and mental wellbeing, promoting good vibes all around!
About the IRCThe International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives have been shattered by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 24 U.S. cities, helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future, and strengthen their communities.
Health and WellnessThe IRC and Clearly Kombucha understand that being healthy isn’t only about an individual’s physical wellbeing, but also about their mental and emotional wellbeing. IRC’s programs are designed to achieve meaningful change in people’s health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and ability to understand their rights and make informed decisions about their future.
During humanitarian crises, the number of people suffering from mental health disorders can double, and that is why the IRC is dedicated to helping people affected by conflict access mental health and psychosocial support. We believe that individuals should feel healthy on the inside and outside, mentally and physically, so the IRC works to ensure that people can receive care and manage treatment for themselves and their families, from the earliest stages of crisis through recovery.
In addition to making services available for those who need it the most, the IRC works to create enabling environments for mental wellbeing and healing. This includes demystifying beliefs that perpetuate stigma and finding leaders in communities to identify culturally appropriate solutions. The IRC also provides community members with the information they need to support the mental health and wellbeing of others.
Meet Ambiya, a Rohingyan woman who was forced to flee her home after the Burmese government revoked her citizenship, seized her property and denied her services and education. When Ambiya finally arrived in the United States with her family, she came to the IRC in Atlanta to receive behavioral and mental health services.
After meeting with her case worker Ambiya began attending group therapy sessions and classes at Positive Growth Intervention and Education Center, a community-based behavioral and mental health agency that provides services for refugee families. Now Ambiya not only feels confident and empowered but hopeful for the future as she continues to receive the services she needs through the IRC in Atlanta. “I don’t need to stay at home. I meet people, exchange culture, take care of my stress, and know how to deal with emergencies.” Thank you.”
Rohingyan Woman finds Safety and Growth in Atlanta