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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,…

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…

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,…

Frogs in Space

A story written by Mojca Novak. “My name is Mojca Novak and I’m a freelance illustrator. I’m currently living in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where most of my art is created. My community knows me better by the name Mocculere. The story of Frogs in Space started early in 2020. At that time all I drew were…

The Journey of a Black Queer Creative

Jeremiah is a self-taught artist who expresses his creativity in many ways, one being makeup. As a black queer creative, Jeremiah did not feel as though there was a safe place that he was allowed to be himself. He set a goal to fully love himself, and makeup gave him the power to do so….

Supporting LGBTQ+ in Kenya

“I’m Zoe Stoller, a queer mental health warrior passionate about pride, self-love, and authenticity!” Zoe created her merch to make YOU feel empowered and confident. She wants you to feel worthy of all the good things in the world, and to be proud of who you are. Her two shirt designs say “I AM WORTHY”…

For The Community of Santa Cruz

A story written by Shelby Dunn. “A few months ago, Santa Cruz experienced uncharacteristic summer lightning storms which sparked wildfires throughout the county and displaced thousands of residents from their homes. Not only does Santa Cruz not experience summer lightning storms, but the area also does not usually experience wildfires to this degree and was…

Love Starts With A Full Belly

A story written by Ashley Brooke, a beauty and lifestyle blogger. “Over the holidays, my husband Ryan and I visited our local food bank (Second Harvest, which is under the national Feeding America umbrella) and were absolutely blown away by how they are supporting hundreds of thousands of families in central Florida. The need here…

52 Hike Challenge: Raising Money for their Community & Company

52 Hike Challenge started in 2015, after their founder Karla found transformation and healing through hiking once a week for a year. She knew that others could benefit and heal from making it a habit to be outdoors on a weekly basis. The 52 Hike Challenge helps people to gain the physical, mental, spiritual and…

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…

Reaching Community with Coffee

Kelli Chun has a deep love for coffee and Hawaii is her home. As a way to engage with her community and share her love for coffee, she decided to start a mobile coffee business! She got her start by serving her coffee at her church each Sunday. But her hope is to build out…