We’ve been blown away by the examples of generosity and kindness that are at the heart of so many brands in the community. We asked some of the most giving entrepreneurs and leaders we know to tell us about how they think about the practice of donating a percentage of sales.
At a young age I learned the importance of giving back, whether it be giving my time or in the form of a donation. My parents were very involved in our community and I saw the importance of helping those in need and the impact one can have on another’s life. Last spring I sold May Baskets to raise funds for a memorial scholarship fund set up in my sister’s name at the high school she and I both attended. My sister, Emily, was killed May 1st (May Day), 1999 by a drunk driver the night of her senior prom. Read more>>
I arrived here from Brazil at the age of seven, and within a year, I learned how to read well . However, I didn’t own any books until the Christmas I turned nine, when someone gave me a children’s novel. I had only been taken to the picture book section of the libraries, and until then, I had never read an entire novel. It was the beginning of a love affair with reading, which eventually became my career. I taught English Composition and Creative Writing as a full professor at Miami Dade College. Read more>>
As an author and public health advocate, I love giving back and providing service and resources to animals, children and families across the globe that need it. That is why I created Off the Grid Missions, the mission is to provide educational resources, services and other needed items to help better ones life. All of the products that I sell on my website give back, 25% of the purchases get donated to Off the Grid Missions. Last year, I went to Dominican Republic to donate to the village there and to provide fluoride treatments to the people. It was so eye opening and rewarding experience that I will never forget. Read more>>