We are always impressed when people get off their tails and make good things happen. A little idea turns into action and voila–magic! Every good thing starts as a spark of “what if?”. Every now and then, when we learn about something that makes our hearts flutter a little bit, we’ll share with our Salty friends here so you’ll go give them some link love.
Today, RAIN Magazine and Sevenly.
RAIN Magazine‘s publisher is a Hope Giver. She’s not afraid to speak her mind and stand up for things she believes in–protecting kids, sharing her views on what’s right, advocating for marginalized populations, and bringing hope to her readers. She gets in the arena to make things happen. I love her grit and I applaud her for her strength and authenticity. She says “…if you’re going to be a Hope Giver in this world, you’re going to have to put yourself in close proximity with people who need it.” Think about that for a little bit–close proximity to people who need it. Can you handle it? $1.00 of each magazine sold through the year (4 issues) will go to the following causes:
- The City Impact Center in Las Vegas, Nevada – The people who work with the CIC are revitalizing the inner city of Las Vegas by providing free medical care for kids, after school programs, pre-school, senior housing, a community garden, food for the homeless, and a pay-it-forward program that is bringing the neighborhood together.
- Treasures of Africa Children’s Home – The abandoned children in Moshi, Tanzania, Africa have hope for the future because of the love and dedication of some amazing people. This AIDS orphanage provides protection, quality health care, and a solid education to the precious treasures in their care.
Sevenly says they believe people matter and prove it by putting their money where their mouth is, so to speak. Every week they team up with a charity, helping to raise funds and awareness. Brilliant! They sell a wide assortment of hip clothing (men/women/boys/girls), accessories, and prints. $7 of every purchase goes to the week’s selected charity. Here’s how their model works:
Our overall goal is to activate intentional generosity and love for others, but it’s a process. Our model is a funnel. There are millions of people who have never supported a charity before, so asking for a monetary donation might be weird :/ So we thought, let’s encourage people to donate their social influence first. Next, let’s allow people to purchase a product that gives money to a cause they support, and last, let’s encourage these donors to connect deeper with these charities.
I learned about Sevenly through a family advocating for adoption–something I could wrap my head around. When I visited Sevenly’s site, though, I was blown away by the list of powerful campaigns I had no idea about. I’m in love!
We encourage you to support the great organizations listed here through RAIN Magazine and Sevenly. Let us know if you have a favorite cause that started as a spark of “what if” and turned into something good.