Wednesday, October 31, 2012

What to Give Wednesday (part 4)

The Shine Project is a wonderful organization working to break the cycle of poverty for at risk youth here in the United States.  Go here, read about The Shine Project that take a look at their two shops: Threads and Shine.

When you shop Threads you are wearing change.  Each of these pieces are made by an at risk youth who wants to change their life.  They are paid fair wages for the bracelets they make and this money provides them the opportunity to pay their way through college.  Each purchase directly impacts a student providing them with financial support and the encouragement that someone believes in them.

The Shine Project (TSP) is about inspiring people and inspiring change.  Volunteers in TSP work with inner city and at-risk youth.  Through service projects and education these students are learning leadership skills and gaining knowledge necessary for them to succeed later in life.  Purchases at the Shine project go towards the Shine Scholarship Project.  This scholarship program helps send the youth participating in TSP to college.

TSP shirt - love it!

Pass it forward cards - waht a great idea!

Another favorite 'store' of mine is Sevenly.   "People Matter" and "One week, one cause" are two of the slogans you will always see on Sevenly's homepage.   Every week Sevenly raises money for a different charity  by selling t-shirts specifically designed for that week.   Some of the recent causes they've raised money for are Forward Edge International, Laura's House, Pencils of Promise, Abolition Intl,  All Girls Allowed and HOPE: Global.  Monies are raised from everything to education in 3rd world countries to battling bullying in the US to fighting cancer and raising money for orphans. 

Their t-shirts are soft and comfy, have cute designs and go to a good cause.  What more could you ask for out of a t-shirt? 

Some of their past t-shirts:


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