"It just broke my heart to think that these young kids didn't have one person who was their own person who would do anything for them," says Danielle Gletow, founder of One Simple Wish, a non-profit that enables caring individuals to grant simple wishes to foster children and children in need. Check out the story of this amazing non-profit that has inspired Sevenly’s One Simple Wish Collection, benefiting kids in the foster care community nationwide. MORE >
Sevenly was in attendance for the Nobel Peace Prize festivities in Oslo, Norway this year, by invitation from the Nobel Institute. What an amazing experience it was, as Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos was named the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of the Colombian people who have moved (under the courageous leadership of Santos) to end the 50-year civil war there. We are grateful to be ambassadors for PEACE as we begin 2017, and will call out non-partisan efforts to bring it to be as we see it. Thanks to those of you who viewed and shared our video post to help match funding from #InCircl to #NobelPeaceForum.
Topics: nobel prize
To commemorate Veteran’s Day during this year, Sevenly is proud to pledge funding and support to Hope for the Warriors, and their Warrior’s Wish initiative.
People Matter. Two very simple words in front of a very audacious mission: To encourage a generation toward generosity. That was our founding ideal. And Sevenly has done that, donating millions of dollars to causes we cared about, earning accolades and spreading the word about the incredible work that amazing non-profits do day after day.
But in a past chapter of our story, we failed to uphold our promises. As we shared candidly with you in our blog post on May 20 of this year, troubles began with unplanned turbulence in our social marketing model that resulted in us spending too much on behalf of our charity campaigns, and culminated in an almost fatal management team debacle when an effort to enhance our supply chain and customer fulfillment process broke both systems. During that chapter of Sevenly’s story, which formally ended in June, thousands of customers received late orders (some are still waiting), and some of our non-profit partners received partial or delayed pledge payments. We communicated our deep regret about this failure publicly – by email, through blog posts, and across our social media platforms.
Sevenly gets to work with an eclectic group of very cool people. Chef Billy Parisi is one of them.
At 31 years of age, Billy Parisi has the education and experience of a seasoned chef. By the time he enrolled at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002, Parisi had already graduated from Arizona’s Scottsdale Culinary Institute and logged several years as line cook, sous chef, and executive in some of the Midwest’s finest restaurants.
Feeding children nutritious food opens doors to provide them and their families with education, clean water, job and agricultural training, a sense of hope and much more. Currently, Convoy of Hope feeds more than 145,000 children in the Philippines, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, South Africa and Tanzania. Sevenly is grateful to direct our pledge from this year’s THANKS|giving Collection toward their epic work in the world. #becausepeoplematter
As a professional kayaker, CNN Hero Brad Ludden was transformed by his "first descents." Today, he gives that experience to young adults with cancer through his epic non-profit called by the same name. First Descent, along with many other non-profits, big and small, highlight the importance of The Great Outdoors in the health and wealth of all of us. What a gift! Check out this amazing video from the producers of CNN Heroes. #adventurematters #becausepeoplematter
SHE'S ALREADY GOING PLACES. WITH A BIKE, YOU'RE HELPING HER GO FURTHER.
To mark this year's International Day of the Girl, Sevenly is celebrating the work of Girl Up and their SchoolCycle initiative, which is providing bikes to adolescent girls in Guatemala. Here's why we think it's so important that we created a design to help you tell the story….
You may already know October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Team Sevenly includes many people who have cheered on loved ones who have fought cancer, and breast cancer in particular. So we are proud, and grateful, to curate a collection of some epic advocacy art this week, anchored by the HOPE > Cancer design.
A story about a baby found in a trash bag, and the #Sevenly family who decided to love him as their own. They did it to offer the child a gift, and were surprised to get a much greater gift in return. #familyismorethanblood #familymatters #becausepeoplematter
Topics: foster care