FUN 2 Give Back was the DBA for a few years, and the main goal was to find ways to give back in a way that was different and FUN, not only supporting a cause, but also getting something in return (yes, not everyone wants or can donate for the sake of donating, although you can always find ways to donate your time and talents/experience which is invaluable).
There was an online store, and we attended fairs and markets, selling some really cool products from Fred and Friends, Kikkerland, Knock Knock Stuff, and Unemployed Philosopher's Guild, sharing over 100% of our profits with different organizations, which you could pick as a customer/consumer depending on the cause you wanted to support.
To start with, the support went to multiple big organizations, like Movember, Susan G. Komen, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, and the Humane Society.
Realizing that although every organization needs support, we could make a bigger impact supporting local organizations, so we started working with SOS Children's Villages Florida.
In addition, we donated many items to Goodwill and Salvation Army, coordinated donation drives, and started a few initiatives that I'm certain you'll enjoy reading about below, and you can see our results on the helping others section.
Beyond the donations and cool products, we had a good relationship with our customers, which received the products, but also a handwritten note with the explanation of how much they cooperated, a few stickers, and invite to other initiatives, and a reminder to come back and keep supporting.
* Our follow up and online presence could have been a lot better, so we learned a lot and are ready to share and discuss the learning with anyone struggling. *
Unfortunately, the online store was closed late 2020, as again, the day to day didn't allow to properly service our customers, but we will keep supporting great causes and continue with the random acts of kindness, in the meantime, please find below more explanation of a few other things we have done:
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