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I {heart} CharitableConnections

Have you checked out CharitableConnections’ new gear yet?  Underground Printing in Iowa City created the awesome design for our tank, T-shirt and sweatshirt and 100% of the proceeds help support Alzheimer’s Association and charity:water.

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Please help support these two amazing organizations!  Click on your favorite CharitableConnections item to pre-order yours now! If you’re looking for a t-shirt for your next event or organization, definitely check out Underground Printing in Iowa City.  They have been super easy to work with and very supportive!

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Make a Change

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Music plays such a large role in my life and I often connect memories to certain songs.  “Don’t Stop Believin'” to my college years, “Ignition (Remix)” by R-Kelly to some of my favorite times with my best friends from high school, and most recently, “Man In The Mirror” by Michael Jackson.  Not only is MJ one of my favorite artists, but there are some awesome messages in many of his songs.

Yesterday I was shuffling through my the music on my iPhone and came across this song.  The lyrics hit me like never before.  Don’t get me wrong, this has been one of my favorite songs since I can remember, but this time was different.  It had so much more to do with the chapter of my life I am in right now.  I want to make a change and a difference in our world.

I’m starting with the man in the mirror

I’m asking him to change his ways

And no message could have been clearer

If you wanna make the world a better place

take a look at yourself and then make a change.

At that point, I realized what I had done by creating CharitableConnections.  I took a good hard look at myself, and decided that I wanted to make a change.  I wanted to connect young professionals to the causes they believe in.  I wanted to challenge other young men and women, just like me, to take a look in the mirror, and change.  There is so much we can do to make the world a better place, but we have to start with ourselves.  We have to make the conscious effort to buy local, to be green, to exercise our right to vote, to support local, national, and international causes, that make the world a better place for others.

This is just an example of how music inspires me everyday.  What inspires you to change?  What causes do you want to fight for?  And, how do you want to fight for them?

My co-founder and I are always looking for suggestions to support our next cause.  What charity or foundation do you want to support?  How do you want to support them?  Do you want to establish a walk/run?  Do you want to throw a concert or party for the cause?  Will you buy an awesome t-shirt where all proceeds go to your cause of choice?

Let us know how you will be willing to support these (and other) causes and we will do our best to get you connected!

Let’s Connect!

No matter who you are, most likely your life has been affected or influenced by someone who is connected to a form of cancer, illness or poverty.  We are so globally connected by social media, international business, increased awareness and war, the world is getting smaller and the causes we fight for are getting bigger.  It’s no longer just about us.  It’s about our family, friends and loved ones affected by disease or illness.  It’s about people in third world countries affected by natural disasters, lack of clean water and education.  There is so much to fight for, how do we begin?

This is where CharitableConnections comes in.  My mission is to connect young professionals with charitable organizations and ways to donate their time, money and energy to those in need.

I will talk about causes that have affected my life, but do not hesitate to help me, help you connect to the causes that are affecting yours.