March 2, 2011

I Heart:

I heart organizations that help change the world we live in. I would like to share a few with you that are among my favorites. The first two, I was extremely fortunate enough to use them in college for a couple of projects creating advertising campaigns.

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit organization based out of Florida. They're goal is to help people through depression, drug addictions, suicide, and life. It started out by friends wanting to help out somebody who was denied treatment at a center because they thought she was too much of a risk with drugs in her system and fresh wounds from self-abusement. Her friends helped her through her detox in order for them to accept her into the program. So TWLOHA was founded to help those in need know that help is out there and they can survive. TWLOHA is very close to my heart and my life.

Project 7 is a for profit organization that uses the profits to aid seven different areas of need in the world. To: Heal the Sick, Save the Earth, House the Homeless, Feed the Hungry, Quench the Thirsty, Teach Them Well, and Hope for Peace. They sell every day things like bottled water, mints, t-shirts, coffee, and gum. At the end of the year, the profits are split into 7th's and a chunk is given to each area of need. They determine which non-profit from the categories gets the money by a vote from the community. This year some of the non-profits that are funded are: A Child's RightBlood: Water MissionPlant with Purpose, and Invisible Children


I posted about The Giving Keys a little while back. (Check that out here.) But I found this video Caitlin Crosby posted yesterday I think that I really wanted to share. The Giving Keys is a non-profit organization where you Pay It Forward by purchasing a key that has a word (of your choice) engraved on it and you pass it along to somebody at some point who you think is in need of that message. I think it's a great way to the faith that things will get better going. 

The One Club

The One Club is a non-profit organization in the world of advertising and design. They work to help educate about the business. It is a organization that also helps seasoned advertisers and designers keep the ideas flowing and encourages them to take risks. This one is still a little new to me and I don't know a whole lot about it yet.

"A picture of something that has had a huge impact on your life recently."

My blog...

I'm not really sure it's had a HUGE impact...But it's an addition to my life. I haven't had anything too life altering happen recently. My job? I think I'm in a lull while the next big thing is still a-brewing. I think one day soon something is going to have an impact, just that day isn't quite here yet. But I'm waiting for it...patiently. 

Now, off to clean, and off to start packing for my trip home. I'm planning on getting some space cluttering stuff out of the apartment (just to make room for more junk I'm sure.) I am also going to make this pie to bring home with me. Pa likes choco creme pie so I think we're going to give this a try. I also want to make these, homemade marshmallows at some point soon. Even more so I want to try my hand at French Macarons, but I'm a bit scared...(yet they look so delicious!)


1 comment:

  1. I loooove charity organizations like this. Great finds!
    -Allison Kaye


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