4.4% Donated Towards CASA

At our core, we are more than just a brand that produces exceptional bags. Giving back is woven into the very fabric of our existence. Guided by ethical business principles, we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of children in need.

In 2020, we initiated our Give.One.Back Program, a testament to our unwavering dedication. With this program, we have pledged to donate 4.4% of every sale to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that empowers and gives a voice to children in foster care. This cause is profoundly meaningful to us, and it's the heart of our mission.

We chose the name FourFour Co as a constant reminder to keep our mission at the center of everything we do. Every day, 4.4 children enter the foster care system in the United States. Our goal is to build a future filled with freedom and love, not just for these children but for ourselves and everyone we touch along the way.

Here are some compelling facts about the impact of CASA volunteers on children's lives:

  • Children with CASA volunteers experience high school graduation rates of 92%.
  • They have significantly fewer placements compared to children without a CASA volunteer.
  • They are less likely to re-enter the child welfare system than those without a CASA volunteer.
  • They report significantly higher levels of hope, which is linked to academic success, positive social relationships, and more. 

However, significant challenges persist:

  • In Orange County, over 3,450 children and young adults are under the jurisdiction of the Dependency Court, which is overburdened and underfunded. The Dependency Court handles cases involving abused or neglected minors.
  • One in five former youth in dependency will become homeless within one year of emancipating.
  • Only 58% of youth in dependency will graduate from high school.
  • By the age of 24, more than 50% of former youth in dependency will be unemployed.
  • At any given time, there are over 100 children on the CASA waitlist.

Our mission is to bridge the gap, create change, and ensure that every child in foster care finds a brighter path forward. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of these children and create a future filled with hope, support, and love.