Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 |
Giving Back >
Giving back is, perhaps, the strongest driving force behind the business of Sniffle Buddies, LLC. As wonderful as it would feel to successfully take a product from idea to the marketplace, it doesn't complete my vision of success. Giving a percentage of monthly proceeds to others in need brings joy and a fitting completion to the cycle. Each month 10% of proceeds will go to the charities listed in the "Schedule of Giving" below.
Thank you for your Sniffle Buddies purchase and for helping me give back!
With sincere gratitude, Kelly
January - St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - "U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Jude the top children’s cancer hospital in the nation. This recognition is one of several that underscores St. Jude’s unique role in the charitable and health care landscape. In March 2010, St. Jude was the charity ranked highest in trust in the United States, according to a public survey conducted by the international research firm Harris Interactive. In addition, St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute." Visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital website.
February - The Autism Research Institute
"The Autism Research Institute (ARI) is the hub of a worldwide network of parents and professionals concerned with autism. ARI was founded in 1967 to conduct and foster scientific research designed to improve the methods of diagnosing, treating, and preventing autism. ARI also disseminates research findings to parents and others worldwide seeking help. The ARI data bank, the world's largest, contains over 40,000 detailed case histories of autistic children from over 60 countries. ARI publishes the Autism Research Review International, a quarterly newsletter covering biomedical and educational advances in autism research." Visit The Autism Research Institute website.
March - Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation
"Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of our founder and creator, Alexandra “Alex” Scott—a cure for all children with cancer. When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first “Alex’s Lemonade Stand” raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day...In 2004 when Alex passed away at the age of eight—her stand and inspiration had raised over $1 million towards finding a cure for the disease that took her life." Visit Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation website.
April - Easter Seals Disability Services
"Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work and play in our communities. More than a generation ago, Easter Seals was front and center during the polio epidemic, working tirelessly to help children and adults with polio gain the skills they needed to live independently through medical rehabilitation and various therapies. And now, Easter Seals is the country’s leading provider of services for people with autism today." Visit Easter Seals Disability Services website.
May - Global Links
"Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to promoting environmental stewardship and improving health in developing countries. Global Links’ collaborative efforts include: (1) Sharing expertise and technical knowledge with international and domestic partners.(2) Redirecting still useful materials away from U.S. landfills to public health improvement efforts in targeted countries throughout the hemisphere. (3) Educating partners and volunteers on issues of global health and environmental stewardship." Visit Global Links website.
June - Forgotten Harvest
"Forgotten Harvest was formed in 1990 to fight two problems: hunger and waste. Forgotten Harvest rescued 19.4 million pounds of food last year by collecting surplus, prepared and perishable food from a variety of sources such as grocery stores, restaurants, caterers, dairies, farmers, wholesale food distributors, and other Health Department-approved sources. This donated food—that would otherwise go to waste—is delivered free of charge to emergency food providers in the metro Detroit area. The individuals and families served are as diverse as the community’s residents – young and old, from all races and faiths." Visit Forgotten Harvest's website.
July - Give Kids the World Village
"Give Kids The World is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need. 100,000 children have had their dream come true at Give Kids The World. No child in need has ever been turned away – and no child ever will." Visit Give Kids the World Village website.
August - Angel Flight - NE
"Since Angel Flight Northeast's first flight in 1996, our mission coordinators have scheduled more than 45,000 flights and our 1,000+ Volunteer Pilots have flown over 8 million miles providing nearly 60,000 patients and their families free air transportation to medical care. As well, our 200+ Earth Angels are there to greet the patients and their families with open arms and transport them to and from their destinations. All of this would not be possible without the dedication of our Volunteer Pilots and Earth Angels along with the generosity of our donors and supporters." Visit Angel Flight NE website.
September - Action for Healthy Kids
"Action for Healthy Kids is the nation’s leading nonprofit and largest volunteer network fighting childhood obesity and undernourishment by working with schools to improve nutrition and physical activity to help our kids learn to eat right, be active every day and be ready to learn. MISSION: To engage diverse organizations, leaders and volunteers in actions that foster sound nutrition and good physical activity in children, youth and schools." Visit Action for Healthy Kids website.
October - Our Nicholas Foundation
"The Foundation's primary mission is to increase awareness of Autism and to provide support for education, therapies, families, and social programs that enrich the lives of children on the Autism spectrum. Our hope is that this foundation will provide children with Autism and their families the tools they need to thrive." Visit Our Nicholas Foundation's website.
November - Challenged Athletes Foundation
"It is the mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life." Visit Challenged Athletes Foundation website.
December - Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust
"The DAV Charitable Service Trust supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs, meets the special needs of veterans with specific disabilities – such as amputation and blindness – and aids and shelters homeless veterans. The Trust accepts gifts through workplace giving campaigns, including the Combined Federal Campaign and United Way, employee matching gift programs, and similar special giving arrangements, and provides a variety of direct services for America’s disabled veterans." Visit Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust website.
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