Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Feature - {Give Generation}

  This post is really near and dear to my heart.  If you have been a reader of my blog you will notice it is not based solely on my photography work.  As stated on the right side of this page "It's a blog of passion for people, art and creativity." That is something I want to stay true to. Something that was instilled in me when I was a little girl is to always give more than you receive. There have been times in my life where I could barely feed myself and I found some way to help someone in need and I have been incredibly blessed with family and friends who have helped me in some of the worst times.

  I have been planning for sometime now to start a project on my blog where I find organizations/businesses to feature. I first discovered a few different businesses a couple years ago that when you purchase one of their products they gave another to a child in need. One of the most popular right now is toms. I am a huge fan of this kind of thing and have since found many more businesses that do this. I cant even tell you how happy it makes my heart. It's just an incredible idea and a beautiful thing to be apart of.

  I have been holding off on the idea of the feature because I just didn't know where to begin or how to start it, I just knew that my heart has this urge to get the word out for these amazing people doing amazing things. A couple of weeks ago I got a new twitter friend and I don't usually go looking into people who are following me but the name was titled "Give Generation" and I knew I had to check this out. It's funny how God places things in your lap when you least expect it. He really knows what he is doing! Give Generation is a site that shares and links up to a lot of these type of businesses! I immediately fell in love with this website and contacted the founder and here is what she shared with me...

  Give Generation was launched in 2013 but the idea first started in 2011 after she had graduated college. Her first job was for an online marketing agency and she quickly realized that the specific job that she was doing was not for her...
"Around the same time I came across a volunteer opportunity at Project 7, a socially conscious startup that helps seven different products like gum and mints.  I immediately fell in love with the company and jumped at the first opportunity that came my way to join their team.  For the next two years I had an incredible and fulfilling experience working at Project 7 and learned a lot about the impact of social entrepreneurship."

"During that time, I also started to connect with other like-minded social entrepreneurs that were running amazing businesses that were built on similar One for One model.  They were helping people in creative and incredible ways locally and across the globe. I was blown away that I never knew about all of these great companies and the great work that they were doing. That's when Give Generation was born. It didn't take long for me to realize that more people could benefit from a platform that featured all the brands and products that give back."

She gathered information and hired someone to create a website...

"A very simple site that features hundreds of fashion-forward products with a short description of how each product gives back to a cause. To date we have added over 150 brands and nearly 400 products that give back to a variety of causes and we're adding new ones every week"

Thank you for taking the time to read and most importantly check out their site and link up on social networks. It's something I plan on keeping my eye on for a while. Thankful for this girl and her big heart! Here are the links:

Future post:
I will be featuring at least two businesses a month that give back and you can find all of those post in the tab on the right side titled "Give Back", really excited to start that project! :)



Midnight Forest Panther said...

You have such a big heart Angel! I am really excited for this resource, I will definitely use it!! Xoxo love you!

Jody said...

Thank you for introducing me to this great organization! I look forward to learning and finding new brands and products. :)

Nate Nathan said...

Great stuff! Thank you for introducing this awesome organization. Very cool story as well. I love their site.