November’s Most Decent Humans

The world is full of Decent Humans. It’s awesome and inspiring to see. Here are the some of the most amazing campaigns going on right now: November’s Most Decent Humans.

Kayla Decent Human CrowdRise

Get Kayla to Boston Children’s Hospital

Kayla is a smart, athletic, beautiful 15-year-old girl and she’s a fighter. Since her first visit to the hospital at 6 weeks old, she has battled Respiratory Syncytial Virus, Type 1 Diabetes, Celiac disease, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteopenia/Osteoporosis and Addison Disease. Kayla receives monthly IV infusions to help her manage her pain. Despite all of these struggles, Kayla is still crushing it – maintaining a GPA of almost 4.0 while playing soccer, helping coach her little sister’s soccer team and also helping with her sister’s Camp Fire and Girl Scout troops. Amazing. Check it out.

Fashion Decent Human CrowdRise

Decent Humans using Fashion for Good

Using fashion and beauty to pamper and empower women. As founder Mary Alice Stephenson says, “After 15 years of working in the fashion and beauty industries, I asked myself if all the magazine covers, celebrities and advertising campaigns I styled had done anything to truly empower women and girls and the answer that came back was NO.” Check out Glam4Good here.

Climate change Decent Human CrowdRise

Decent Humans own their climate impact

Commuting to work, the trips we take, the things we eat, the clothes we wear all adds up to create climate impact. Understanding how your climate impact compares to an easy-to-grasp benchmark is the first step to making a tangible difference. CarboTax’s goal is to incentivize people for digging in and impacting climate change through political, charitable and lifestyle actions.

Music Decent Human CrowdRise

Over 130 new instruments are going to deserving kids

The Music Forward community is CrowdRising to give new instruments to 200 deserving kids in 14 cities across the US. The campaign gives aspiring young musicians a chance to nurture their passion, strengthen their talents, expand their possibilities and pursue their lifetime goals on a brand new instrument they can call their own.

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Join the movement

Decent Humans drop everything to help the homeless; we travel the globe to aid refugees and we understand that helping our friends, neighbors and even strangers is something you just gotta do. When you see someone wearing a Decent Human tee, you know that they’re a part of a special movement that’s relentless about giving back.


Decent Humans – October 2016

The world is full of Decent Humans. It’s an awesome and inspiring reality. And here are some of the most amazing campaigns going on right now on CrowdRise.

24-Hour Impact Project

Decent Humans - Ethan and Lisa Zohn

TV personality, former pro soccer player, two-time cancer survivor, and newly married Ethan Zohn and his wife, Lisa Heywood, skipped their traditional honeymoon. Instead, they decided to change the lives of over 600 children who escaped turbulence back in Syria and are now living in refugee camps in Greece. They raised over $45k in less than 24 hours and just released an amazing impact video showing your donations at work.

Harry Potter Fan Experience

Decent Humans and Fantastic Beasts

Join J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne at Carnegie Hall and see Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them on November 12 – before it comes out in theaters. That’s right, by supporting the critical work of Lumos, you can win a trip for two to New York, see the film early, and go to the post-screening reception with members of the cast. Plus you can win a signed copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling.

What if Halloween was about more than candy?

Decent Humans - Unicef
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF began 66 years ago as a way to help kids affected by World War II. The program is still going strong and you can be a superhero for millions of children in need. This Halloween, you can be a superhero for millions of children who live in countries where poverty, war, or natural disaster make it difficult to get even the basics they need to survive.

“We will ride for her and for all those who have cancer.”

Decent Humans - Mary

Mary is in the 8th grade and her favorite teacher, Mrs. Smith, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Determined to honor her teacher, Mary set out to ride 125 miles and raise $10,000 for a scholarship in Mrs. Smith’s name.

Music Therapy

Decent Humans - music

Following a dream of helping others Kate has always loved music and plays virtually every instrument she can get her hands on. Through a school research project, she discovered a technique where she could use music to help individuals who are developmentally disabled. After 5 years of taking her music to her patients, now she’s getting a space to set up her therapy clinic.

Join the Decent Humans movement

Decent Humans tee

Decent Humans drop everything to help the homeless, we travel the globe to aid refugees and we understand that helping our friends, neighbors and even strangers is something you just gotta do. When you see someone wearing a Decent Human tee, you know that they’re a part of a special movement that’s relentless about giving back. Get yours today.


September 11th: Organizations Making an Impact

As the Tribute in Light has again begun illuminating the skies above where the twin towers once stood, we’re jolted to reflection upon our country – and the world – during the 15 years since the September 11th attacks. And while it’s a solemn reminder of the thousands we lost that day – and the thousands we’ve lost in the ensuing conflicts at home and abroad since – we’re also reminded of the silver linings that have come from this. These silver linings can take many forms, but in this post we’d like to highlight some charities doing amazing work around the issues that resulted from those historic events.

Helping the children of those we lost on 9/11

Tuesday’s Children is a nonprofit that has made a long-term commitment to every individual directly impacted by the events of September 11th. Since 2001, they’ve promoted healing and recovery by strengthening family resilience, providing individual coping and life management skills and creating community. Recently, they’ve expanded their scope to focus on those impacted by terrorist incidents worldwide. Watch this tear-jerking video and you will see how critical their work is.

You can donate or fundraise for Tuesday’s Children here.

Running to remember those we lost

On September 11th, FDNY firefighter Stephen Siller had just finished his shift when he got word over his scanner of the first plane hitting the twin towers. He jumped in his truck and tried to drive to the WTC, but the entrance of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel had already been closed for security purposes. Determined to carry out his duty, Stephen strapped 60 pounds of gear to his back and raced on foot through the tunnel to the towers, where he gave up his life while saving others.

The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation was founded in his memory – and to honor our military and first responders who continue to make the supreme sacrifice for our country. They hold events all across the country, which range from a run that’s the same distance that he ran from the tunnel to the towers that day to a tower climb that honors his heroic last actions. The money they raise goes to programs like Building for America’s Bravest, which constructs specially adapted smart homes for our most seriously injured service members. You can support the foundation here.

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Fighting for those who have served since September 11th

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) is the largest organization for post-9/11 veterans in the country. Founded by a 9/11 first responder and Iraq veteran, the group fights for the New Greatest Generation through on-the-ground community building, amazing online organizing, a robust media presence and an advocacy operation in Washington, DC that has fought for (and won) everything from the New GI Bill to increased funding for the VA to the 9/11 First Responders bill. In the build-up to the 15th anniversary of the attacks, IAVA is also hosting the first-ever Commander-in-Chief Forum in conjunction with NBC News, where both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will be on stage taking questions on national security, military affairs and veterans issues in front of an audience comprised mainly of vets and active service members. You can support IAVA here.

These are just a few of the hundreds, if not thousands, of organizations that have sprung into existence as a direct result of the 9/11 attacks. While we’re sure that most of them would prefer to never have had to exist at all, they are still out here every day, making the best of a bad situation.


Cool Companies We Like: Patagonia

“Your stories mean the world to us.” You may not think that clothing can tell a story, but Patagonia is succeeding in showing just how important the things we wear can be to us. Patagonia’s Reno repair shop has long been the largest garment repair facility in the United States. For over 40 years, they’ve repaired over 30,000 garments annually for their loyal customers – because they know that the items are often more than just a piece of clothing to people. They’re part of their story.
Cool companies - Patagonia and CrowdRise

So that’s why last year, they decided to take this repair operation on the road with the Patagonia Worn Wear Wagon, a biodiesel repair wagon/facility that travels across the country, meeting members of their community, fixing clothing and teaching people how to make repairs on their own. Because as Patagonia says, “Repair is a radical act,” necessary to helping the planet for everyone. Just check out this video:

Bet you didn’t think you’d get emotional over a clothing video, right? But that’s why Patagonia is a company that we’ve long admired. They know they’re not just selling products. They’re selling stories and feelings and memories. And they’re always innovating on how to best tell those stories.

Cool Companies on Tour

The Worn Wear Wagon is currently on tour through mid-September, when they wrap it up for the year in Chicago. See if they’re coming through your town. We bet you’ll become a big fan and make them part of your story.

Cool Companies We Like is a series where we highlight cool things being done by companies that we admire. We’re always looking beyond the online fundraising space to be inspired and learn from other leaders in the tech, startup, retail and larger business communities. And we want to share these stories with you.

 


Amazing Humans – June 2016

So many amazing humans are doing so much good. From Barbra Streisand helping to end women’s heart disease to the Wetzel’s giving up wedding gifts so they can help a little girl realize her dream, the outpouring of good we’re seeing everyday is real and beyond inspiring. Check out the stories below.

Amazing Humans: The best seats to see Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand is using her upcoming tour to raise money to increase research and funding for women’s heart disease. Support Women’s Heart Alliance for a chance to win a pair of Barbra’s personal VIP tickets in the first 5 rows to the show of your choice.

Picture of Barbra Streisand

Amazing Humans: Helping 30 women for her 30th birthday

Mallory raised over $41,000 in 24 hours to help 30 Ethiopian women start their own businesses. Living in an impoverished village, these women will now be offered employment opportunities that will immediately change their lives and help to pull their families out of poverty. Check out her video below. Amazing.

Amazing Humans: Giving up their wedding gifts to make a little girl’s dream come true

Savannah and Josh are getting married and instead of traditional gifts, all they want is to help Kaitlyn go to Walt Disney World. Kaitlyn was born with a heart condition that has left her needing multiple surgeries and a heart transplant. Help make her dream come true.

Picture of Kaitlyn

Amazing Humans: They’re arriving in flip flops sometimes…

Meghan Tucker found herself in Macedonia during the refugee crisis and what started as a fundraiser for warm clothes for displaced people has turned into something much, much bigger. Read more about her story over on Medium.

Picture of Syrian Refugees

Amazing Humans: Give the Fox brothers kidney relief

Thankfully, Aaron Fox is a perfect match to donate his kidney to his brother Morgan, who has been battling a rare kidney disease for 16+ years. Now friends and family are CrowdRising to ensure their recovery is stress-free.

Picture of Morgan and Aaron Amazing

Amazing Humans: Put a hat on it

Caroline has had amazing support during her battle with breast cancer and now she wants to give back to make sure no patient goes untreated because of a lack of resources. She’s so committed she’ll even wear a crazy hat everyday until she reaches her goal…on the subway, on the couch, at the office, at the park, in the chemo chair.

Amazing Caroline

People need direct support from their communities for these and other reasons every day. At CrowdRise, we’re so committed to helping you get all the money you raise to the intended recipient that we’ll guarantee it’s cost-free for your beneficiary.

If you ever feel inspired to help a friend or loved one who is in need, just click here and you’ll be ready to launch in less than two minutes.