As I was browsing through Facebook this week I came across a post about a brand new social impact company called THREADS. They employ at-risk youth in Phoenix to make these amazing bracelets so they can pay their way through college.
“Threads is a cause driven business that changes the future of at risk youth. They come from various backgrounds, but all have one thing in common, they want to break the cycle. By employing them, we instill values of self reliance and hard work. They are paid fair wages for the bracelets they make, and in turn are able to pay their way through school. Many of Threads employees are first generation college students. They dream of becoming nurses, broadcasters, writers and engineers.”
After doing lots research and spending some time on The Shine Project‘s website, I can tell you I have honestly fallen in love with this organization and its mission of spreading hope, positivity and inspiration into the community. Other than these stunning bracelets, one of my favorite things they offer are Pass It Forward cards. For $2.50 you get a pack of ten Pass It Forward cards and each card comes with a personalized ID number. The idea is to do a random act of kindness and add the Pass It Forward card with the act. The person who receives the card will go to www.spreadtheshine.com and enter the ID # to describe the expereince. That person is then supposed to “pass it forward” with another random act of kindness. The new recipient can get on the website and add their story. I can only imagine where these cards will end up and what stories will be connected to each one. What an amazing idea! I don’t know about you, but I’m heading over to The Shine Project to order a bracelet and a packet of cards right now. We are in no way affiliated with The Shine Project, we just think it is doing amazing things for our community and world and we want you all to know about them.