Clothed in Strength: Support for Women in Rural Guatemala

A story written by Meagan Ephraim de Rios. “Women in Guatemala carry a great responsibility within the social dynamic of their family. While living in harsh conditions that oftentimes include no electricity and dirt floors, the mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and daughters, women, work and sacrifice to maintain their households and families. I learned this…

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Must Love Dogs and Comedy…and T-shirts!

Must Love Dogs and Comedy is an NYC-based company that produces dog-friendly comedy shows that raise money for charity. It was founded by Jolie Dudley (she/her) and Nicolas Polanco (he/him). Here is their story, written by Must Love Dogs and Comedy co-founder, Jolie Dudley. “Must Love Dogs and Comedy is a female and minority-owned small…

A New Leash on Life for Older Rescue Pugs at Vintage Pug Senior Sanctuary

Vintage Pug Senior Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the rescue, retirement, and hospice care of unwanted or abandoned senior pugs. Here is their story, written by Vintage Pug Senior Sanctuary co-founder, Melissa McCartney. “We run a hospice sanctuary for unwanted or abandoned senior pugs and pug mixes. Oftentimes these sweet seniors come to…

The Cloth Option: A Sustainable Alternative

This is a story written by Kaitlyn Japikse.  Kaitlyn is a board member and distribution advocate who has been with The Cloth Option since it was started. “Matt flips through the last few diapers left until next payday: “one, two, three, four, five, six.” With just over a week left until that check comes, he…

Friends of Tonga: Rebuilding Classrooms and Communities

A story written by Michael Hassett, the President of Friends of Tonga. “We met in the Kingdom of Tonga, when we served as Peace Corps Volunteers from 2012-2014. We lived on different island groups: I was on the main island of Tongatapu and Chiara was on the outer island of ‘Eua. In 2018, Cyclone Gita battered the…

Raising Ralph Foundation: Being a Voice for Those Who Can’t

Tiffany Simon was writing a blog post about raising a son on the autism spectrum and decided she wanted to do more for her community. She created an online merch store on Bonfire to advocate for autism awareness and acceptance while donating the profits to public school autism programs that support their mission. Tiffany says,…

The Momlife Mindset

Erin Trier is a mom of four, a wellness coach, and a woman who is super passionate about supporting other moms and giving back to the motherhood community. Erin decided to create The Momlife Mindset, a brand that is centered around creating products that help moms prioritize their self-care and protect their peace. “I want…

Shining a Light in Darkness

A story written by Jordan Combs. “I am the director of a nonprofit organization in South Dakota called Light of Mine Ranch. We help support foster families and children in foster care. Our ultimate goal is to build homes for foster families centralized on a ranch property. Instead of a group home, we want to…

A Passion Project Turned Into a Community Fundraiser

Flea Market Love Letters is a passion project that Liz Maguire started in 2017. Their mission is to digitally archive and preserve found, vintage ephemera (letters, postcards, photos, etc.) often found at flea markets. So far they’ve been able to collect over 400 letters. Liz always aspired that eventually, this project could give back to…

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

A story written by Lydia Gilbert. “Bed-Stuy Strong is a neighborhood mutual aid network formed at the beginning of COVID to provide groceries and supplies to vulnerable community members. In the past year, it has grown wildly into a radical hub for a variety of projects such as clothing drives, POC-owned business support, trash clean-ups,…

A Fuzzy Heart Shaped Nose

Lori is a special education teacher in Floral City, Florida. One day, she was leaving a student’s house when she saw a tiny, dirty kitten wandering the streets. The kitty followed her to her car and Lori knew she needed to do something. Lori brought this tiny kitten to the veterinarian. She was 5 weeks…

A Big Step for a Small Business

Sarah Eckett is the 28-year-old woman behind Daisy Natives, a small business filled with vintage treasures and all things homemade. The work of Daisy Natives is empowering, while also being silly and charming. There is also a large focus on mental health and social issues. After 5+ years in business, Sarah made the incredibly difficult…