Sock Karma

Fuel Clothing Company was started by two childhood friends, Shane Levi Gould (Pro Snowboarder) and Buster Halterman (Pro Skateboarder). They started the company with $1200 between the two of them. It began with tees, hats and stickers but has expanded to include many other products that you can shop for here. Continue reading “Sock Karma”

Bikers Against Child Abuse

Chief is a licensed clinical social worker and a registered play therapist. He works primarily with children between the ages of 3-8 who have been abused and hurt in one way or another. During the time of his practice he would make good changes and progress with these children but everything could get undone quickly if a perpetrator drove past the house or had access to the child. His frustration grew and grew so he decided to ask some of his biker friends to help support a child. Continue reading “Bikers Against Child Abuse”

Link of Hearts

According to NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), major depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States.  In fact, an estimated 16 million adults and 2.2 million adolescents had at least one depressive episode in 2012.  The number of patients diagnosed with depression increases by approximately 20% per year.  An estimated 350 million people around the world currently suffer from some form of depression. Continue reading “Link of Hearts”

Repeat Roses

Spread smiles to those in need. That is the philosophy of Repeat Roses and Jennifer Grove is its founder. Jennifer opened a boutique wedding and event design company, Sky Blue Events. Over time, Jennifer grew frustrated with what she saw as misguided misuse. Time, talent and resources were spent designing dazzling centerpieces of beautifully groomed blooms, which were then simply disposed of at the end of the day. When she recognized that this heartbreaking insight was actually an opportunity to shift the paradigm, she founded Repeat Roses. Continue reading “Repeat Roses”

Carry the Future

Living in the United States and other parts of the world that are not directly affected by the Syrian Refugees its easy to turn a blind eye. I hope to shed a little bit of light on what is happening over there. An estimated 9 million Syrians have fled their homes since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, taking refuge in neighboring countries or within Syria itself. Since the Syrian civil war began, 320,000 people have been killed, including nearly 12,000 children. About 1.5 million people have been wounded or permanently disabled (worldvision.org). Continue reading “Carry the Future”

Thrive Causemetics

My sister, Jess (you can read her story here), is currently battling brain cancer. Before finding out about her cancer she loved getting eyelash extensions. She had just gotten her eyelashes done a few days before having her seizure and undergoing brain surgery. In order to operate they had to shave her head. It helped her to feel feminine with a shaved head to have her eyelashes done. Once she started chemotherapy her natural eyelashes started falling out which left nothing for the eyelash extensions to adhere to. Thrive Causemetics is a company that is thinking outside of the box in order to help cancer patients feel beautiful. Continue reading “Thrive Causemetics”

Baden

Make-A-Wish is an incredible organization that consists of tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters. The Make-A-Wish vision is to “grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 37 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.”

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Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep

The best gift you can give is one that cannot be repaid and this organization provides just that. Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep offers remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture. Continue reading “Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep”

Puppies Behind Bars

“At Puppies Behind Bars, we believe that dogs can change lives.  Our dogs can change the lives of prison inmates who have built walls around their emotions in order to survive in prison.  Our dogs can change the lives of law enforcement agents who are looking for hidden explosives and know that the noses on their canine companions are the surest ways to find something, and they can change the lives of wounded war veterans for whom, in many cases, war has come to feel normal while being home has felt very scary.” Continue reading “Puppies Behind Bars”

Amazon Smile

If you do any sort of online shopping you have most likely used Amazon. They are known for their Amazon Prime, and Amazon Mom memberships as well as your regular shopping needs. Did you know that you can help others by shopping at amazon? Amazon has a program called “Amazon Smile” where you can pick which charity you want a percentage of your purchase to be donated to. Continue reading “Amazon Smile”

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app that connects blind people with volunteer helpers from around the world via live video chat.

A person who is blind will request assistance in the Be My Eyes app. The challenge that he/she needs help with can be anything from knowing the expiry date on the milk to navigating new surroundings. Continue reading “Be My Eyes”

Chick-Fil-A

Technology has come a long way! It has helped our lives in numerous ways but there are some negative effects as well. It is impossible to go out to dinner and not see at least one person on their phone. It is becoming even more common to see every member at the dinner table on their phones.

“Your cell phone has already replaced your camera, your calendar, your alarm clock…Don’t let it replace your family” -Author Unknown

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Volunteer Match

This is a great organization that matches people with nonprofit organizations who need volunteers. When you enter the Volunteer Match site you can enter your location and interests. They will provide you with a list of organizations in your area that could use your help. This is a great way to get involved and an easy way to get set up with a volunteer opportunity that will interest you. Continue reading “Volunteer Match”