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Are You a Chronic Reader?

Megan Klenkle became chronically ill in 2011, and has been living with numerous illnesses ever since. During that time, reading has been a lifeline for her. It has allowed her a break from the fear that filled her reality. It’s been a comfort in dark times and gave her a way to continue living out…

Little Boy Bru Lives His Best Life After Being Rescued

In 2016, Brutus was a stray American Bully found with three gunshot wounds to the head. He was rescued by Second Chance Rescue NYC who funded his life-saving surgery and rehabilitation. He spent 6 months in foster care, where he recuperated from heartworm and malnutrition, in addition to his wounds. Without this rescue and their…

Pay Artists Fair Wages

Ian Stearns started A Production Company because he believes in something different. He says that “for too long producers have lowered the bottom line onto the shoulders of artists.” He believes that a fair wage is central to giving artists the opportunity to succeed and create the next movement in American art. “I want more…

Making Peace and Helping the Homeless

Kaitlyn Merced, of Riverside, California, became inspired when the word “peacemaker” began to pop up in her life again and again as she first started learning about social justice. As she started to learn more about the pervasiveness of all the heartbreaking issues going on in the world, from sex trafficking to homelessness to ocean…

Love, Love, Love

Three years ago Delaina Doshi’s friend, Louise died by suicide. She loved God, others, her friends and family with a love so fierce and pure. To be loved by her was to be fully known and accepted. This year, Delaina decided sell apparel to honor the memory of Louise and to raise money for the…

Wandering Soul

Bri Vieira is a blogger and writer who focuses on mental health and LGBTQ+ communities. She wanted to find a way to give back to her community through a nonprofit that is close to home and touches all the topics she is the most passionate about, including LGBTQ+ support, mental health, and giving back to…

Team Lindee & Lola

Lindee and Lola are identical twin girls with Juvenile Arthritis (JA). They are two years old and have been dealing with JA issues for almost a year now. Although most people hear about people suffering from arthritis at an older age, Juvenile Arthritis is actually very common. Nearly 300,000 children in the US have been…

Love Goes the Distance

The Black Family is in the process of adopting a little boy with Down syndrome from China. Over the last two years, mom, Kelly, has been training to run a 100-mile ultra marathon and over this coming year they plan to us t-shirt fundraising as a way to help bring their son home from China….

Walking to Raise Money & Awareness for Breast Cancer

In September 2018, at the age of 33, Liz McCary was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at Prisma Health’s Breast Center in Columbia, South Carolina. Given her advanced diagnosis, she and her husband Luke sought out the best healthcare team and most promising treatment plan. After numerous discussions with oncologists across the Southeast, they determined…

Determined Like Debbie

On July 1st, 2019, Debbie Perry and her family’s life was shaken when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. When her friends and family heard the news, they reached out to see how they could support Debbie and her family in the midst of her battle. Friends created a Bonfire t-shirt fundraiser to raise…

Cousins Against Kidney Disease

Destiny Schulthe’s little cousin, Ava has kidney disease and may need a transplant soon. She created this campaign because she wanted to spread awareness for this disease and raise money for hospital bills. Ava is a strong and bright little girl fighting a kidney disease is called Nephrotic Syndrome. Nephrotic syndrome is a kidney disorder…

Family Farm Transforms into Bee Sanctuary

Amber R. and Alicia B., of Wild Harvest Honey Farm are working to save the bees any way they can. They’ve been in the process of transforming their family farm into a sanctuary for bees. This farmland has been a part of their family’s story for five generations. Why do Amber and Alicia care about…