Giving Back

Regardless of your quest, we are all here to help make a difference in one way or another. By working together and supporting each other this difference can grow significantly. There are so many ways to give back with your time, money and/or resources. I hope that this page will inspire you to make giving back a part of your life, if you don’t already. Go ahead…get your good karma on & pay it forward. Here are some of my favorite non-profits, charities and support platforms:

Pencils of Promise

Pencils of Promise (POP) is a for-purpose organization that builds schools, trains teachers and funds scholarships. 100% of online donations go to POP programs. Founded in ’08 they are now a global movement that has built more than 100 schools across the world. ‘One child, one pencil at a time.’

Pencils of Promise Link

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”  – Mahatma Gandhi

Grassroots Volunteering

Grassroots Volunteering is a resource empowering travelers to connect to the causes and communities in the places they travel. The site consists of a dual database of organizations all over the world for volunteer opportunities and social enterprises.

Grassroots Volunteering Link

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.”  – Zig Ziglar

Charity: Water

Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Founded in 2006, it has helped fund 6,611 projects in 20 countries, benefiting over 2,545,000 people.

Charity: Water Link

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”  – Albert Einstein

Generation Awakening (For the Greater Good)

Generation Awakening launches creative, focused campaigns in collaboration with other organizations for the greater good of humanity, animals and our earth. With pooled resources and the power of numbers they implement solutions and reach common goals faster and more effectively than working separately.

Generation Awakening Link

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kickstarter

Kickstarter is the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. A home for film, music, art, theater, games, comics, design, photography, and more. It is a great way to fund creative projects without having a ton of cash to invest. By backing these projects you basically become a part of them. Artists supporting artists…small businesses supporting small businesses. I love it!

Kickstarter Link  or get the mobile app here: Kickstarter for iPhone – Kickstarter, Inc.

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”  – Anthony Robbins

And just because I always have music playing in my head…if this page had a theme song it would be Elton John’s ‘Your Song’.* However, with slightly different lyrics that I have rearranged below:

I don’t have much money but boy if I did I’d buy a big house where we both could live give back more for others to truly live.

Don’t see your favorite ‘giving back’ group on my list? Leave me a comment below with more info or contact me directly…I love learning about new teams out there making a difference! Thanks!!  🙂

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