Condoms for a Cause: Buy One, Give One
December 15, 2010
Sir Richard’s Condom Company, based in Boulder, Colorado, gives a whole new meaning to killing two birds with one stone. The company’s slogan is “Doing good never felt better,” and for every condom you buy, Sir Richard’s donates one condom to countries in need. The company believes that safer sex is a basic human right. Now you can protect yourself and give back with one click of a mouse (or a trip to Whole Foods where Sir Richard’s condoms are sold).
Sir Richard’s collaborates with Partners in Health (PIH), an organization that works with poor communities to fight disease and poverty. PIH—through Zanmi Lasante, its largest project—builds community clinics in Haiti, provides free HIV care and distributes around two million condoms a year. This month, Sir Richard’s also sent rape prevention kits to women in Haitian refugee camps through its partnership with Urban Zen Foundation, an organization committed to promoting well-being.
Sir Richard’s condoms use recyclable packaging and include a warning against flushing condoms down the toilet, as it is detrimental to the environment. Environmentally conscious and for a good cause—what more could you ask for in a condom?