As a personal, longtime supporter of many different types of non-profit organizations across the US, I am honored to share with you that Whyte Quartz is giving back to our local community here in Los Angeles through monetary and product donations, volunteering, and board member participation. Below are two very special non-profit organizations that have touched our lives and also help us to connect with people and kitties in need. Share the love: donate directly, volunteer, shop on A portion goes back to these amazing organizations because we love to help people, young women and kitties! ❤🙏🏻😊

YWCA Pasadena - Foothill is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We have long been a pioneering voice in the fight for racial, economic, and gender equality. Established in 1905 to advocate for young women migrating to Pasadena and entering the workforce, the YWCA was soon addressing broader issues, rallying for women’s right to vote, and voicing concerns about California migrant farm workers’ appalling working and housing conditions. We supported child labor laws, established a racial integration plan in the 1910’s, started the nation’s first Big Sister program, and established the area’s first rape hotline in the 1970s. In the Pasadena community today, our mission is carried out through our programs for low-income and minority communities in the area.  have a special emphasis on low-income, minority youth in the Northwest Pasadena/Altadena area.  Our girls’ empowerment programs – TechGyrls, Express Yourself!, Girls’ Empowerment Summer Camp, and our community outreach workshops – provide girls with opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics activities, giving them the tools they need to excel in school and prepare for higher education and careers.  The YWCA also partners with Villa Gardens to offer technology classes for senior citizens, which incorporate everything from introduction to using mobile devices, to learning how to communicate online, internet safety, social media, and online privacy. Our work is broader than just our programs, however. We don’t just want to improve the lives of our program participants. We work to create a community where everyone is respected and empowered. We collaborate with a wide variety of organizations to benefit the entire community including Collaborate PASadena, Planned Parenthood, AAUW, and OneCommunity.  Our various community events reach over 1,000 adults per year. Our annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast in October honors those who are dedicated to equity, diversity, and justice. Our Talking the Talk series focuses on hot-button topics and brings the community together to discuss these issues and come up with solutions.


Kitten Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization devoted to finding loving homes for unwanted, homeless cats and kittens. We rescue cats and kittens from the streets of Los Angeles and from City Shelter euthanasia. Since our start in 1997, we have grown into one of the largest, most well-respected animal welfare groups in LA.

Kitten Rescue volunteers adopt out over 1,000 cats and kittens into homes every year. Since we began, we have rescued and placed over 21,000 cats into loving homes. Thousands more have been helped through our volunteer-fueled education and outreach programs.

We educate the public about responsible pet guardianship, how to care for kittens and cats, and the importance of spaying and neutering. Kitten Rescue makes educational material available via events, print, school presentations and here on our website. We also provide Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) assistance for communities in and around Los Angeles, and teach people how to manage and care for feral cat colonies.