Words, seemingly so simple, sometimes so short, can carry so much meaning. They can serve as motivation, they can be great reminders, and they can function as conversation starters.
While curating the CAUSEBOX every quarter, we have the unique privilege of working with a handful of companies that are changing the world and investing in different charitable projects.
Special Olympics Global Messenger Caley Versfelt is much more than an athlete. She is a daddy's girl, an actress, a photographer, UCLA fan, and passionate worker. We had the chance to sit down with this world changer and learn all about how this inspiring 23 year old's life has been impacted by the Special Olympics.
I never thought I was going to change the world. Like many of you, I grew up in a small town with typical parents and an ordinary childhood.
This Earth Day, we want to encourage everyone that doing your part for the environment doesn't have to take much effort, and can make a positive impact on people across the globe. Cherishing and protecting our planet ensures that generations to come will have the chance to enjoy all the splendor that we do and conserve the beauty that is surrounding us.
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
Last month for our birthday, we wanted to give back to our customers and bless them for all the support and love they have given us for the last three years.
“In the struggles for finding your place in life, do I just work or do I make the world a better place? I know exactly what I’m supposed to do. I’m supposed to be here on this planet to take out children with autism surfing.” – Izzy Paskowitz