Fair Trade Giveaway – Threads Worldwide


I was recently contacted by a fair trade organization, Threads Worldwide, and asked if I wanted to check out their products and possibly host a giveaway on Do A Little Good. Um….YES PLEASE!   Threads was created by a group of three friends, … as a way to provide a market and income to skilled artisans who would otherwise be limited in their potential. We source

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One Million Thumbprints – Climb for Peace


Sometimes “doing a little good” looks very normal and everyday, as it should. Buying fair trade coffee. Choosing to buy used rather than new. Taking 30 seconds to sign a petition about an issue that is important to me. Calling my senator. Donating to a worthy cause. Sometimes “doing a little good” will take you far outside your comfort zone. Like 20,000 feet above

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LIGHT | Electrify Africa Act of 2015

I am thrilled to be participating with ONE’s #LightforLight blog relay this month highlighting the issue of energy poverty in Africa and ONE’s #electrifyafrica campaign. A brilliant collective of photographers and storytellers are sharing their take and their images on “light.” I am humbled to contribute my own voice, memories and images to the cause.  LIGHT. It means very different things to different people around

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SutiSana – Bags bringing hope and healing to Bolivia.


Last month I photographed some bright and springy clutches for a social enterprise in Bolivia called SutiSana. It is a very special program bringing hope and healing to former prostitute workers in El Alto, Bolivia, through an organization called Word Made Flesh. I have many personal connections with various WMF staff through our time together at John Brown University in Arkansas. I fully believe in the important

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THE FIND | Stories of Hope

You have all probably heard me talking about and promoting JOYN products. They are one of my all time favorite companies producing amazing products and featuring even more amazing stories. I am not the only fan. TOMS carries a JOYN line and has features Mel’s story as well. But it wasn’t until I stumbled on THE FIND by the fabulous team at LGH.TV that

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India 2.0 | What transformation looks like…

Last week, I journeyed back to India. I rarely ever go back to the same place twice. Call it the curse of wanderlust… always yearning for new, different, exciting places to visit/experience. So, being given the opportunity to return to India and specifically to Bangalore, where Daughters of Hope is located, turned out to be an incredibly enriching experience. Last year, I visited my

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month – What can you do?


I have been loving seeing awareness of Human Trafficking skyrocketing this year. January 11 was Human Trafficking Awareness Day, and the whole month of January is dedicated to learning more and doing more to end trafficking and modern slavery. Every day I see posts up by activists, organizations, NGO’s, actors, moms, magazines and businesses advocating various ways to encourage and equip the average person

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When do you feel God’s pleasure? (at AnotherJennifer.com)

Thanks to the amazing #AYASummit experience, I have been able to connect with a fantastic group of women – bloggers, social activists, writers and more. Jennifer Iacovelli invited me to guest post on her site, Another Jennifer today. It’s a very personal and practical post. Head over to Jennifer’s site for the whole post, but here is a taste:    Yesterday, I did my

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#GivingTuesday Gift Guide


Whew… what a weekend of incredible sales and deals. #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday are forces to be reckoned with. Enter #GivingTuesday, a global movement of collective generosity. It’s a day to celebrate giving, to show we can give as well as we can get here in America.  Check out the Giving Tuesday network, or check the trending #GivingTuesday hashtag. So much good is happening today, I

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Ethical Holiday Shopping | The Root Collective


So we have talked about TOMS Marketplace and the newly launched and fabulous TO THE MARKET (TTM). Today, I am going to introduce you to another wonderful company doing a lot of good.   I recently got connected with Bethany, founder and chief designer of The Root Collective. Besides being fabulous, she has a heart of gold. We met in person at The Holiday

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