At Alden, we are especially thankful to those that have sacrificed so that we can do what we love.

As such, we are devoted to supporting the earth and American Veterans. Today, both are in great need.

Climate change is well documented and addressing it is an urgent matter. "1% for the Planet" is an organization that requires members to donate 1% of annual revenue to pre-vetted environmental non-profits. For us, joining was an honor.

As for Veterans, the statistics around mental health are startling. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have produced more deaths from suicide than from combat. So as we look to promote mental wellness in our own lives, we're launching another initiative, "1% for Veterans" to look out for those who may need it the most.

We hope to make a real impact as we grow Alden and so appreciate your support.