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Say Hello to Havly

We are firm believers that towels have one mission: to get you dry. But, let’s be honest, we all know that some towels do that better than others.  We take dryness quite seriously and have spent two years designing just one product, the best classic bath towel, ever.  What we set out to do was to create a towel that will delight you because it's not frustrating you.  We looked at all the reasons our towels were the worst and made one that is better.  Simply put, it’s the best towel we could dream up and we are just getting started. 

-Raman & Jessica Kia, Co-Founders of Havly

#HavlyHelps

For every towel sold, Havly will donate $1 to DonorsChoose.org to fund Special Education projects that specifically benefit children with Autism.  

Are you a Special Education Teacher working with kids on the Autism Spectrum? Love someone who is? Love someone who would be lost without them?

We are those people. We know we aren't alone, especially in our home state of New Jersey which has the highest rate of Autism in the country with 1 in 34 kids and the national average 1 in 59.  That's why we donate $1 to DonorsChoose.org for every towel we sell. It’s also why we ask you to kick in another $1 (or $3, $5 or $10) at check-out.  It may seem like a small amount, but we have done our homework and it turns out, you don’t need a lot of money to make a big impact on DonorsChoose.org.

We love DonorsChoose.org for their mission in “connecting the public to public schools” but also for their transparency. We happen to be pretty good with numbers after 20 years of digital marketing experience - let's just say we are Excel enthusiasts - so, we accessed DonorsChoose.org's open API and downloaded years of raw data going back to 2002 (yes, they have that available).  The data showed that out of $838 million dollars raised since 2002, only 5% funded "Special Education" projects, 66% of which mentioned "Autism".  

With the average cost of a funded project around $538, we realized that we can help fund classroom projects with modest amounts of money, we can choose to support Special Education teachers and the impact is quantifiable. 

In our first month, ShopHavly.com funded our first classroom project! We donated $232 and 100 kids in Queens, NY are going to be better off for it. It may not be much, but we think it’s something pretty great.    

We are looking for our next DonorsChoose.org special education classroom project to fund. Have one in mind?

Please tag #HavlyHelps anywhere you share your fundraising so we can find you!  Or you can find us on social media (@shophavly), email (hello@shophavly.com) or you can give us a call (888) 444-2859 - we would be delighted to hear from you!