When we asked several give-back brands to join a collaborative project with Sevenly, they didn't hesitate and knew they would love to be a part of it. Why? Because we all love people. We love giving back. We have a vision to change the world. This shared love unites us. The result? A collaboration reaching further than anything before.
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Imagine making daily trips to the hospital to be poked with needles, hooked up to machines, and be given medications left and right. This was the reality for a young girl named Jessie Joy Rees who was diagnosed with two terminal brain tumors all before the age of 12. Jessie struggled with constant sickness, vomiting and exhaustion throughout her treatment, and knew that if she could be feeling that horrible, other children in her shoes must be too. What saddened her even more was that thousands of these children didn’t have the comfort of outpatient treatment, and spent days, weeks, and even years in a hospital room. This lead her to ask her parents: "How can we help them?” From this simple question came a caring revolution that later become known as The Jessie Rees Foundation.
Continuing its mission to lead a generation towards generosity, social enterprise Sevenly announces the launch of their “Spread The Love” Campaign, a collaboration between five social good brands that celebrates love, people, and change. Inspired by the belief that they can do more and give more when they work together, Krochet Kids intl., Sackcloth & Ashes, Sevenly, The Giving Keys and TOMS created a movement in hopes that they could reach farther than any one of them could individually.
Five brands that tell unique stories are coming together during this Valentine’s Day season to spread love and goodwill throughout the world; to support each other and work towards their common goal: impacting lives and helping those in need. The result was a photo shoot in a unique location uniting brands that all offer lifestyle products that give back. Sevenly chose the hashtag #becauseloveunites to accompany this campaign as it answers the question of why these brands decided to collaborate.
“What is the purpose of 'Spread The Love', you ask? To create a presence, to create a combined force, one of equal purpose and strength, united to stand against complacency and say to this generation: we can do more, we can give better,” says Stephanie Czupryk, Director of Marketing at Sevenly. “These five brands have come together to show that we all can come together and unite for one purpose: to change the world we live in.
Southern California-based photographers Sammy and Natalia Cosa from Closer To Love Photography donated their time and skills and captured beautiful imagery that celebrates each brand and what they stand for. The photoshoot took place at a one-of-a-kind location: Salvation Mountain in Niland, California - a fitting backdrop for this special occasion. The result is a Valentine’s Day-themed lookbook featuring apparel, shoes, and accessories from five leading social good brands that will help raise awareness for each brand, introduce them to new audiences, and certainly inspire those looking to discover new ways to give back.
“We believe in these brands and the people behind them. Much of our company's inspiration has come from these other brands and the beautiful work they are doing in the world,” says Bob Dalton, Founder and CEO of Sackcloth & Ashes. “We could not be more honored to participate in this campaign and to share the vision of other like-minded brands that bring joy into people's lives and provide real needs to people around the world.”
At 10am PST on Monday, February 2nd, Sevenly launches the campaign via their website and on all social media channels. World changers from around the world are invited to learn more about this this one-of-a-kind collaboration and join a movement of love, change, and purpose. Share your favorite give-back brands with the world and raise awareness for the causes they support around the globe. #becauseloveunites
Sevenly's campaign for world change began in June 2011 with the goal to raise awareness and funding for the world’s greatest causes. Each week Sevenly launches a new featured campaign introducing charities and promoting cause art inspired by the specific causes with $7 dollars from each item sold being donated to the designated charity. The company is increasing awareness, funding and following for charities that are changing people's lives every day across the globe. In just over three years, Sevenly has given away over $4.2 million and impacted more than 1.3 million lives. To learn more about Sevenly, visit http://www.sevenly.org.
About The Participating Brands
About Krochet Kids
Krochet Kids intl. is a non-profit social capitalism brand that empowers people by creating, selling apparel knit & crochet hats for babies men and women.
About Sackcloth & Ashes
Sackcloth & Ashes is a company that sells high-quality blankets in the United States. With every blanket you purchase, we give a blanket to your local homeless shelters.
Sevenly sells lifestyle products that help fund charity projects across the globe. For every item purchased we give $7 to the designated charity. Because People Matter.
About The Giving Keys
The Giving Keys exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles to make key necklaces and other jewelry out of repurposed keys.
Shop TOMS for shoes, eyewear, sunglasses, coffee, TOMS Marketplace brands and more. Each product purchased helps a person in need. One for One.
Photography by Sammy and Natalia of Closer To Love Photography
If you’re like practically all the girls I know, you’ve probably opened your closet, sifted through countless sweaters, jackets, tanks and tees, only to find yourself thinking, “I have nothing to wear!” It can be hard to see how ridiculous this is, but I want to assure you that there are some simple ways to reinvent your wardrobe and not feel stuck in a style quandary.
When is the last time that you made an effort to brighten another person’s day? As the new year is off to a busy start, I want to challenge you to make 2015 a year of intention. People truly do matter, and it is time to spread this compassion to all who may not feel that they are important or valued. There are so many simple ways to show kindness, and you never know what kind of an impact an effortless act may have on another.
Here are five simple ways to show that People Matter:
1) Send a genuine compliment or “pat on the back” to someone via social media.
Checking our Instagram and Facebook accounts is something that most of us do daily, so to open the app and see some words of encouragement could be a pleasant surprise they weren’t expecting.
2) Collect all your spare change and donate your collection to a charity of your choice.
Speaking from personal experience, I have change more places than I can count. If you really took the time to collect it, or let your spare change from each day build up, you’d be surprised how much you can give! Every little bit counts, and if this is the only way you can give, then you are off to a great start.
3) Offer a homeless person your leftovers from a restaurant.
Let's be real, they will just sit in your fridge for days anyways. Extending this act of kindness to a homeless person who has no clue where their next meal is coming from is not only kind, but life-changing!
4) Send a Thank You note to someone who has impacted your life.
When was the last time you received a thank you card for simply being you? Imagine the impact something so simple can have. Reminding others that they are important and valued is a gift that money cannot buy.
5) Smile at someone passing you on the street, just because.
A warm, genuine smile can legitimately turn someone’s day around. Try it sometime, it’s contagious and you might be the beginning of a brighter day for people all around you.
Don’t stop here! There are thousands of ways to shine light into a world of darkness and hate. Even wearing a Sevenly shirt could start a conversation that inspires others to help those around them.
How are you making a difference in the lives of others? I would love to hear about your ideas for random acts of kindness!
Until next time world changers,
PS: This week's featured campaign is all about showing people that they matter. Click here to learn more and see our newest collection.
Topics: sevenly life
In a world that is quick to judge, it is easy to feel alone, broken, depressed and void of hope. We’ve all hit a low point due to harsh words, whether they were from others, or our inner voices ridiculing our imperfections. Statistics show that bullying is at an all time high, and with the comfort of social media and other distancing platforms to separate bully from victim, more and more people are finding themselves in this cycle of sadness, even young children.
A few weeks ago we introduced a new way of giving: the CAUSEBOX by Sevenly - a subscription box for socially conscious lifestyle goods for women. Many of you signed up for it, and are patiently waiting to see what's inside. Well... we're about to tell you! If you prefer to be surprised, stop reading now.
We’ve all heard the saying, “love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” As a passionate volunteer, lover of all things philanthropic, and someone who is determined to live my purpose in this world, it is safe to say that this is my mantra. Working for a company where I would be able to live out my passion was not only a goal, but a necessity for me. From the day I interviewed, my journey as a Social Media Associate at Sevenly has been a total blast, and I am thankful to be getting the opportunity to write about something I love; my job!
Topics: sevenly life
Before we put on Bing Crosby’s White Christmas, and start hanging tinsel and wreaths, the Sevenly team decided to pause and really do something special to commemorate a day that sometimes gets overshadowed during the holiday season: Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is the day that embodies gratitude and gratitude inspires every decision we make at Sevenly. It is a spirit of gratitude that compels us to give generously.