Imagine having to swim through dangerous waters just to get to school – to get to a place where you can learn. That’s how it is for many kids in the thousands of islands that comprise the Philippines.
“In an age of iEverything, when people incessantly tap electronic devices and dwell in various forms of virtual reality, national parks offer a singular and natural counterpoint….” And the National Parks Foundation is trying to help preserve our parks and help manage and support the demands we are making on them.
CNN Video Inspires New Design for Sevenly
In the midst of disheartening news, we sometimes have to look for the hopeful and heartening stories. Here is a video from CNN that inspired a conversation, which in turn resulted in a commissioning of new Sevenly art. It communicates a timeless truth that inspired Sevenly’s founding.
It has never more timely for us to remember it then now. As the rhetoric rises about who matters, we need to make the statement, together, that PEOPLE MATTER. Simply put. If we all embrace that principle and live it out, our communities will all be better.
And that is a worthy goal.
GIVE YOUR LIFE AWAY was commissioned by Sevenly and created by an amazingly talented artist. About 6’ x 6’ in size, the framed original has hung in the Sevenly home office for years, inspiring all those who saw it to take on the bold challenge of giving our lives away, in service to God and in service to others. It’s an example of the best of the Cause Art movement that Sevenly began. People who saw it entered into conversations about what it means, and why it matters.
Danielle Gletow and One Simple Wish, the epic non-profit she helped create, helps all of us at Sevenly to REMEMBER WHY WE STARTED. One Simple Wish has granted a wish and helped brighten the lives of more than 35,000 foster kids to date, And they are just getting started. Our new design, featuring the REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED slogan that has inspired us again at Sevenly, was created to honor and help life the work of social entrepreneurs like her. 7% of all sales are paid weekly to non-profits that carry this spirit every day.
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While participating in an epic coast-to-coast run, ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle highlights PTSD in context, and highlights why we need to “break the ice” and start conversations about the estimated 22 American military veterans who take their life each day. The Sevenly team feels privileged to be providing the runners (and you!) with great designs to help bring funding and awareness to this important challenge for our nation. Check out this week’s campaign for Hope for the Warriors, as well as our special Ice Breaker Run Collection.
People Matter. Two very simple words in front of a very audacious mission: To encourage a generation toward generosity.
Unconditional love, companionship, service: These are the qualities that have inspired many to refer to dogs as “man’s best friend.” In 1975, Canine Companions for Independence saw the potential for lives to be changed through this unique partnership, and it became the foundation for an incredible organization.
Many of you know someone who has served our country-- A father, brother, sister, or friend. Each one has sacrificed something valuable for the sake of defending our safety and deep-rooted values. To those of who you have served: For your determination and courage, we honor you. For your commitment to this country and the people who live here, we thank you.
Take a moment to sit back and think about what your life was like as a fifteen year old. I remember spending countless hours at Starbucks chatting with friends, working on homework, and just trying to survive high school. Most of us have similar stories, but not Marissa Hacker. At age fifteen, Marissa was inspired by her autistic twin brother, Matthew, to start her very own nonprofit. She called the organization, “Fantastic Friends.”