We’re Back! Giving Back!
We are back and here to stay! A lot has happened since the last time we posted on our blog and we want to catch you up on the amazing things we have been doing. We don’t want to overwhelm you with posts, so over the next couple weeks we will be posting daily posts about our endeavors over the last few months!
Since our main goal is to support charitable organizations, we decided to start by updating you with what we have been doing in our local community! One main way that we give back to our local community is by holding bracelet making classes with our charity partners! We held three classes, the first at Markham Middle School in Watts, CA, the Second at the Mattel Children’s Hospital in UCLA, and third in our office with The New Roads Middle School!
Camp Ubuntu Watts (Markham Middle School – Watts, CA):
This summer camp is absolutely amazing. It is our second year working with this camp and we are always so blown away with the kids at this school. The camp is affiliated with one of our charity partners the Harold Robinson Foundation, and helps youth residing in underserved communities often lack exposure and access to opportunities that promote their positive self-development. We help them provide safe, structured and creative environments allow all youth to engage in positive social interaction, team building and collaborative activities; as well as help to develop problem solving and analytical thinking skills. Our bracelet making classes are one of the activities that the kids choose to do and we are always impressed by how full the classes are and how focused the kids are!
The Young and Brave Foundation (Mattel Children’s Hospital – University of California Los Angeles):
We cannot describe to you how rewarding it feels to work with the Young and Brave at the Mattel Children’s Hospital. The Young and the Brave are dedicated to those that are young, brave and battling cancer or other life threatening diseases. Talking to the children while making bracelets with them was so eye opening. To hear the struggles that they have to go through at such a young age is hard, but at the same time inspiring because they all stay so positive. Huge shout out to everyone that volunteered that day and an even bigger shout out to the children that we worked with that day who are the strongest people we have ever met.
New Roads School (Los Angeles, CA):
WOW! The kids that we worked with from New Roads School must be geniuses! These kids worked with us, made bracelets, but also inspired us. They were all so smart, energetic, full of ideas and have such a bright future ahead of them. We gave them a tour of our office, showed them what we do, and soon got after some bracelet making! It was honestly, one of the best days that we have ever had in our office and I cant thank them enough for coming.