China Adoption Fundraiser

The Brannon Family just brought home their son, JuJu from China, and they are thrilled to have him home! The Brannons are made of Robin, Stephanie, Gabby, Raven, Vada, Una & JuJu. They started their adoption journey in 2018, and finally were able to bring JuJu home this summer. “Adoption is a beautiful mess of…

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Supporting Widows, Orphans and Victims of Abuse in Kenya

NOW Kenya is a community based organization working in Nakuru, Kenya. In 2018 they opened the Emily Martin Rescue Centre, a shelter for women who are victims of domestic abuse. They provide shelter, counseling, and ministry to victims and their children. Their hope is that this rescue center can be a safe haven while these…

Fundraising for Kids In Need of Defense

Michele Cooper and other designers created a line of t-shirt campaigns on Bonfire to raise money and awareness for immigrants and refugees at our border. They first created these designs for a screen printing event. The shirts were so successful that they decided to make an online t-shirt fundraiser. All the funds raised from both…

Leo’s Pride

At 13 weeks pregnant, Kristine Lovell and her family were given the devastating news that their newest addition, Elliott (Leo) Beau Lovell had a serious heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HLHS is a severe heart defect in which the left side of the heart is underdeveloped and causes the right side of…

Kids Explore Birds in their Bird Shirts

Intermountain Bird Observatory is an academic research unit of Boise State University. Their focus is on impacting human lives and contributing to conservation through research, education, and outreach. Each September, a group of Ketchum, Idaho kids have the opportunity to camp out at the Intermountain Bird Observatory on Lucky Peak Mountain just east of Boise,…

This Family Dreams of their “One Day”

During one of their mission trips to Haiti from 2011-2015, Dan and Jen Keeney learned of the saying that goes ‘Yon jou la jou,’ which translates to, ‘One day will be the day’. Since hearing this saying, it’s stuck with them as a beautiful message of hope, a brighter future, and a longing for something…

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…

Running to Fight Cancer

Christa Van Wieringen is a FABULOUS cancer survivor, raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through their Team in Training program. Her goal is to raise $10,000 to support blood cancer research, clinical trials and provide financial services to patients. She started using “Lymph-homie Society” as a hashtag on Instagram as a way to…

Celebrating over 850 Rescued Animals

Brown Dog Coalition and Rescue, of Hopkinton, MA is a foster-based animal rescue. They work to help find homes and stray animals new forever homes. This year they are celebrating 3 years as a rescue. In that time, they’ve saved and rehomed over 850 animals. This rescue is 100% volunteer run, with no paid staff….

Melissa Monroy’s Journey to Spread More Love

Following the terrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, 2017, Melissa Monroy, of design company Mint And Merit, felt overwhelmed by loss, grief, and sadness. She says, “Everything felt so heavy and I just wanted to scream—PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE MORE LOVE.” A few weeks later, she attended…

Celebrating Over 100 Years of a Family Business in Chinatown

Established in 1891, Quong Yuen Shing was a business and cultural institution of New York City’s Chinatown. It sold everything from restaurant and laundry supplies, to silks and satins, to medicinal and dry goods, even becoming a wholesaler and distributor to the U.S. and overseas. The store also served as a post office for the men who…

Messages Written on Rocks Inspire Kindness

Megan Murphy started The Kindness Rocks Project after her personal hobby of painting inspirational messages on rocks went viral on social media. This hobby quickly turned from a personal project into a community initiative. The belief of The Kindness Rocks Project is that “one message at just the right moment can change someone’s day, outlook,…