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Category: Designer Stories

Can we PLEASE phase out some plastic waste?

Stasher bags are a reusable alternative to single-use plastic bags.

Stasher is a patented, award-winning design that is eco-friendly, environmentally safe, and long-lasting. Stasher is the smart alternative to plastic. Founder Kat Nouri: She thinks outside of the bag. As the daughter of a nutritionist and an athlete, Kat Nouri grew up with a healthy upbringing—she obsessively read food labels, and always chose the freshest, […]

The 222 Foundation

The 222 Foundation was started to honor Tasman McKay Grout who spent her 25 short years on the planet inspiring everyone who knew her to live and love better. Everything she did was some variation of this theme: create relentlessly, love fiercely and do quiet, kind things for the underdog. Each year on February 22, […]

Holiday Heroes: Celebrating the holidays with ScentsAbility candles

Creating new and improved futures with love and candles, that's ScentsAbility

Every holiday has its unsung hero, and AOL’s video series “Holiday Heroes” highlights those individuals who are making a difference in their communities. When Bonnie Schmidt’s daughter, Jessica, suffered a permanently debilitating seizure at 6 weeks old, Schmidt and her husband came up with a way to give Jessica and other young adults like her a […]

Music Brings Hope and Joy

Playing For Change Positively Transforms Reality

“Music education can help spark a child’s imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be part of every child’s world of possibility.” – Hillary Clinton […]

You can be one of the many thousand “Points of Light”

You can be a big help

Get Inspired. Get Involved. Transforming Organizations Through Strategic Volunteer Engagement A national change-management approach, the Service Enterprise Initiative helps organizations gain a greater return on volunteer investment to meet their missions by tackling tough questions like: How do we address myths or misconceptions about volunteers among our staff? How can we get more resources for […]