Giving Back Through Education

Many world problems can be addressed through one solution: education. Why? Because knowing how to read makes people safer, healthier, and more self-sufficient – yet over 750 million people are illiterate and two thirds are women and girls.

Education Equals Change

Growing up in India, I experienced firsthand the positive impact of an education—but I also saw how many young girls were held back from going to school as they were forced instead into labor to support their families. They were part of a cycle, seemingly unbreakable, that still exists today. So throughout my college and working years I’ve always been a part of organizations dedicated to raising awareness around literacy, especially for children.

Our Commitment

When children have access to resources and quality education, they have the chance to become independent, confident, and empowered citizens—and to break the cycle. It’s why we pledged, as a Room to Read sponsor, to donate a portion of our net sales every month to their efforts. We feel strongly that we only rise when we help others rise. And that’s just as much a part of Pirq as the drinks we make.

Room To Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income communities.  Room To Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 16.8 million children across more than 37,000 communities in 16 countries.

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