Realizing that, in a way, we are all like keys – unique, flawed, scarred, and sometimes discarded by others – Caitlin Crosby, founder and CEO, wanted these keys to have their purpose renewed over and over again. By employing those affected by homelessness to create keys with words of affirmation and empowerment, The Giving Keys has enabled countless men and women to transition out of homelessness while engaging the world in a conversation about community, hope, and innovation. “Today, The Giving Keys are carried in over 1200 stores in the US and internationally.” Be part of the movement. Read more about The Giving Keys here.
In an age of growing independence for women, Dress For Success celebrates the opportunity afforded to women to become economically independent and self-sustaining by “providing support, professional attire and the development tools” to not only encourage, but to enable women to flourish in both a professional and deeply personal way. This goes far beyond the notion to merely survive or get by, but passionately inspires women to create change in the world. Learn more about Dress For Success here.
Built on the fundamental belief that we have the capacity to enact change, Green Canvas has made it their mission to offer comprehensive options to cut waste or find a way to utilize the “leftovers” in any form they may be. From creating zero-waste events by eliminating all waste (even food waste, by immediately supplying leftovers to local homeless shelters), to delivering leftover floral arrangements to hospitalized children with a personalized note from the married couple, Green Canvas’ mission is not limited to just “recycling”, but encompasses compassion, encourages community, and enables those with love for the environment to put their “waste” to good use. Learn more about what they do here.