Holiday Giving: Make a Life by What You Give

“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.” — Winston Churchill

In this amazing holiday season filled with opportunity and activity, it’s a good practice to slow down and consider the work of others around you. In our business we do a lot of work for nonprofits who are trying to impact the world one life at a time. I’m always inspired by the selfless dedication and incredible creativity of the people running these amazing organizations.

I know I am using a lot of adjectives today, but honestly….these guys rock.

I decided to share a few of our favorite charities with you today on the blog. There’s no inbound marketing or video production motivation here: some of these charities are clients and some of them are not. I’m not trying to convince you that we can market nonprofits. We don’t even handle the marketing for most of these organizations. I’m not selling anything today.

Today, I just want to share with you some stories of people who are impacting their world.

HOPE for Freedom

HOPE for Freedom | Christ Fellowship Hope for Freedom is a Christ Fellowship initiative to raise awareness, build partnerships and bring hope and restoration to victims of modern day slavery, both locally and around the world. 27 million people are enslaved worldwide 50% are children, some are sold for as little as $20. Every 30 seconds, another person become a victim of slavery.

Place of Hope Children’s Homes Place of Hope is a state-of-the-art children’s home that specializes in keeping sibling groups together through their journey in foster care. They recently were named one of the top charities by the Charity Guide Navigator and were featured in the Huffington Post. Place of Hope is a unique faith-based, state-licensed child welfare organization providing family-style foster care (emergency and long-term); family outreach and intervention; maternity care; safety for victims of domestic minor sex trafficking; transitional housing and support services; adoption and foster care recruitment and support; hope and healing opportunities for children and families who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect throughout our region.

Restore International We Do | Restore International Restore International’s goal is to try to change a few lives for the better. We fight for freedom and human rights, work to improve educational opportunities, and try to be helpful to those in need of a voice and a friend. Restore was founded in 2003 by Bob Goff, after a trip to India, where he witnessed extreme human rights violations. Restore India started with efforts to free those in bonded labor, sex trafficking, or otherwise exploited. In 2006 we began working in
Uganda in human rights and education. We continue to work in both India and Uganda with a variety of programs.


Arts Empowered Literacy

Lead | Read |Live – Arts Empowered Literacy

Lead | Read | Live – Arts Empowered Literacy Lead | Read | Live promotes Arts Empowered Literacy, a movement to bring musical arts, theater arts, technical arts, the fine arts (painting, drawing, dance) and literature together. This synergy transforms the culture of the classroom into an immersive learning environment, aimed at increasing levels of literacy and igniting student’s love for learning.

Lead Read Live: Arts Empowered Literacy from Visual Creatives on Vimeo.

The Weisberg Family Foundation

Weisberg Family Foundation Impacting Generations with a Legacy of Giving and Hope

Weisberg Family Foundation Impacting Generations with a Legacy of Giving and Hope We are intentional about using our resources to help others achieve stability and significance. We actively seek opportunities to join with others in combining and sharing resources which can impact the lives and futures of others.

Kiva – Loans that change lives.

Kiva – Loans that change lives. Empower people around the world with a $25 loan How it works El Salvador A loan of $1,100 helps Roberto to purchase fruit and vegetables wholesale. Read their story Kenya A portion of Penina’s Group’s $1,125 loan helps a member to purchase hybrid seeds and fertilizer to improve… Read their story Tajikistan A loan of $1,975 helps Nargiza to purchase cattle to start a livestock breeding business.

Bow Down Church – A Disciple Making Ministry

Bow Down Church – A Disciple Making Ministry

Bow Down from Visual Creatives on Vimeo.

Q Ideas | Stay Curious. Think Well. Advance Good.

Q Ideas | Stay Curious. Think Well. Advance Good. Q educates church and cultural leaders on their role and opportunity to embody the Gospel in public life. We believe exposure is the best way to learn and that old ideas have something to offer our modern world. Join with us to explore, learn and consider how the Gospel is being expressed in our cultural context.

We all hope you enjoy investigating some of our favorite world-changers. We’re always inspired to tell insanely great stories in order to create “good” when we get together with the amazing organizations listed above.

That’s it. No call-to-action or offer to download today. I’m sure you’ll know how to get in touch with us if you want us. Have a great weekend!