From its inception, Light Gives Heat has offered incomes for widows affected by the war in the northern part of Uganda, for the goods and wares that they handcraft. In turn, Light Gives Heat curates and produces media, products and, ultimately, movements that create a sense of hope for the future and builds an understanding that people all around the planet are using their creativity to make the world a better place.
“So for the past eight years we’ve offered incomes to over 120 families, week in and week out in Uganda. But … my real passion is to tell those stories through the relationships we build and see how they inspire people to live differently in America,” Dave Hansow, Light Gives Heat founder, told blogger Nathan Salley.
From repurposed bags made from saris in India to hand-painted, beaded headbands from Thailand, Light Gives Heat sells an array of wearables made by artisans in the third world.
These Rosettes are handcrafted in Haiti by braiding recycled cotton and coiling into delightfully colorful disks. Each Rosette comes with an alligator clip, allowing you to spice up your life by adding it to shoes, hats, belts, bags, headbands and baskets.
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Sevenly was founded on the simple but impactful notion that “People Matter,” and since 2011 has endeavored to do its part in helping make the world a better, friendlier place.
CEO Dale Partridge explained to Forbes, “The name Sevenly was chosen as a distinct play off the word ‘heavenly,’ which we interpret as ‘a world without need.’ This concept combined with the numeral 7, which Biblically has always represented the number of completion, defines not only our name but upholds our mission as well.”
With each purchase of Sevenly merchandise — which includes exclusive, limited-edition products; campaign-specific shirts and “cause art” prints; and curated items — $7 is donated to a featured charity. To date, Sevenly has raised $4 million and helped 1.3 million people and counting. Literally. You can see a real-time total of how much the organization has raised, as well as a countdown for when a particular campaign ends. Causes the Southern California-company has championed include eradication of world hunger, access to medical care in developing nations, sex trafficking survivors, anti-bullying and more.
While perusing Sevenly’s site, I was immediately drawn to this Be Brave With Giving Flowy Raglan.
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