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You have the power to help!

The devastation we’ve seen from the hurricanes is overwhelming. Mother Nature has hit to such an alarming degree that it’s hard to know where to start to help, especially if you are individual living hundreds of miles away. In addition to the most visible organizations such as the Salvation Army, Red Cross and Global Giving, here are some other organizations that need our… Read more →

Can you imagine your child going hungry for even one day this summer?

Summer barbecues, picnics, and dinners on the back porch with family and friends will be enjoyed by millions in America. Feeding people we love often means cooking way more than we need….we’ve all done that! The intentions are so good but with these celebrations will come millions of pounds of leftovers headed for the trash. Why is food waste a… Read more →

Chris Cornell honors refugees in final powerful music video

Losing Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave a month ago was a blow to the music community and to his millions of fans worldwide. His musical genius is well documented, and now we are learning more about his philanthropic life. Today, the official music video “The Promise” was released purposely timed with World Refugee Day. Focusing on the refugee crisis,… Read more →

Recording artist Sia supports #endHIV

Performing artists have the power to channel proceeds from song sales, concert tickets, and merchandise to targeted issues. The amazing Sia has taken advantage of this unique opportunity by releasing the song and video “Free Me” featuring the incredibly talented Zoe Saldana. Julianne Moore contributes by narrating the beginning of the story, where Saldana’s pregnant character learns she has HIV, that… Read more →

When Luisa incorporated a love of animals into her life, dogs in shelters gained a new champion.

When grief over the loss of a beloved pet needs to be channeled and your love of animals runs deep, you get forces of nature like Luisa Paucchi starting a foster based dog rescue in Alexandria, VA. Since taking this on in 2015 Luisa and her devoted team of volunteers have saved at least a couple hundred dogs (some quite sick… Read more →

Britney Spears and Donna Milani Luther

What happens when two creative forces come together to establish a summer program, which doesn’t cost a penny, for kids from low-income families? With no egos in sight, powerful results happen. In 1999, performing artist Britney Spears teamed up with nationally recognized educator Donna Milani Luther to start the Britney Spears Camp for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit devoted to providing economically disadvantaged… Read more →

Independent homewares stores Didriks and Local Root support Furnishing Hope

Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts is a Cambridge, MA based nonprofit that was founded in 2012 to help Boston area families transitioning out of homelessness. They provide furniture, home goods, and moving services to these families. To date, Furnishing Hope has provided home essentials to over 160 Boston area families. For four years, through their annual Switch Up campaign in October,… Read more →

Start a Group!

Feeling mobilized to gather like-minded people who share your vision and values? Want to share ways you are making an impact? Devote is the perfect place to do this! Groups can range from geographic, issues, politics, whatever will make you feel connected and constantly learning about what others are doing who are not in your own neighborhood. Broaden your reach… Read more →

Spanx founder Sara Blakely creates The Belly Art Project

Spanx founder Sara Blakely created The Belly Art Project. As Sara describes it, this is part book, part movement. Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, will receive 100% of the proceeds! This is just one project of the Sara Blakely Foundation. To learn more click on the picture. Read more →