Chipotle is celebrating Pride by raising money for national and local LGBTQ organizations with new Pride merch, as well as a one-day fundraiser on June 20.
Chipotle has released limited edition Pride merch, with about 50 percent of proceeds benefitting the Trevor Project, the world’s largest LGBTQ youth suicide prevention organization. Chipotle will donate $10.50 from each shirt and tank top sale (each costing $20) and $7 of each hat sale (which costs $17).
Locally, Chipotle will be raising money for Living Room, an Atlanta-based organization working to ensure stable housing for people living with HIV/AIDS, through a fundraiser on June 20. From 10:45am to 10pm, all Atlanta-area Chipotles will donate 33 percent of sales to the organization.
“Our food is real and so are we,” said Marissa Andrada, Chief People Officer at Chipotle. “We are cultivating a better world by encouraging people to be their full selves and celebrating everyone – basic, extra, and everything in between.”
Chipotle has been a long-time Pride supporter and doesn’t only celebrate equality for their customers, but their employees as well. The Mexican grill was named one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” this year by Forbes.