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[BOULDER, CO] NOVEMBER 15, 2023 — Today, Open to All® released its Fifth Annual Holiday Gift Guide. For the past five years, Open to All’s Holiday Gift Guide has uplifted small businesses and iconic brands alike that understand the importance of crafting a culture of belonging this holiday season and year-round.
With items available in a wide price range from an array of inclusive retailers, the Holiday Gift Guide connects consumers with brands that value Open to All’s core principle of ensuring every customer feels safe and welcome—regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, immigration status, religion, or disability.
“This work is more important than ever. This summer, the United States Supreme Court issued
two harmful decisions: the affirmative action decision and 303 Creative v. Elenis, a case where a
business sought a license to discriminate, threatening nondiscrimination protections,” said Calla Devlin Rongerude, managing director of Open to All. “Every business, from small businesses on Main Street to large retail stores anchoring malls across America, should take these decisions as an urgent call to action, declaring their doors open for business—and closed to the misguided notion that free speech can or should nullify civil rights in America.”
The Open to All Holiday Gift Guide features companies that invest in customers and their communities. These brands include Bath & Body Works, Coach, Levi Strauss & Company, Michaels, Petco, Sephora, and many more. Over the past five years, we’ve brought together over 200 nonprofit organizations, 80 corporate partners, and nearly 700,000 businesses dedicated to sounding a loud and clear message: We will not return to a time when customers are told, “We don’t serve your kind here.”
This holiday season, Open to All is asking consumers to support the businesses that are working in partnership with us to create an authentic culture of belonging. The products in our gift guide include Hanukkah gifts, stocking stuffers, and office gifts. Consumers will also shop with the confidence that all these products come from small businesses and companies that are invested in their employees, customers, and communities.
Businesses around the country have already taken the pledge to maintain welcoming and safe environments for all employees, visitors, customers, vendors, and clients. You can find Open to All decals and placards in storefronts in cities and towns across the country. If you are looking to support Open to All businesses in your city, visit opentoall.com to search for businesses near you. From local restaurants to small businesses to mall stores, we have a wide range of inclusive businesses ready to welcome you. Businesses that wish to join Open to All can learn more and sign the pledge at http://www.opentoall.com/business-members/#business-pledge.
You can view the Open to All Holiday Gift Guide.
ABOUT OPEN TO ALL: Open to All is a nondiscrimination program based around the idea that everyone should be welcomed, valued, and respected. Open to All is a growing coalition of more than 200 non-profits, including civil rights and racial justice organizations, disability groups, LGBTQ groups, faith organizations, and more. Open to All also unites thousands of large and small businesses across the country to defend the bedrock principle that when businesses open their doors to the public, they should be Open to All.