Charities of Choice
Name of Organization: Habitat For Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has helped hundreds of families move into their dream home, years before Ty and the gang came onto the scene.
Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 in Americus Georgia. The program developed from the concept of “partnership housing” where those in need of adequate shelter work side by side with volunteers from all walks of life.
In 1984 Habitat’s most famous volunteer, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, along with his wife, Rosalyn, participated in their first Habitat build project. Their involvement in Habitat brought increased visibility and international recognition to the program.
Habitat for Humanity now spans the globe with 90 offices worldwide and has placed over 225,000 families into safe new homes. With emphasis on the environment Habitat for Humanity has adopted Energy Star and Solar power concepts.
CSP Goal:Spread awareness, raise money and encourage members to make a difference everyday within their own staging businesses.
Why did CSP Choose to Pay it Forward to CSPs are in peoples homes everyday. During the process of everyday work, they have opportunities to help Habitat through educating homesellers and buyers of what Habitat does to make a difference. By giving and buying from restores during staging projects and pledging through the CSP Habitat program CSP Members can connect and make a difference within thier own local community.
How can you help? Donate, volunteer your time and talents, be an advocate!
Name of Organization: Women to Women International
Women for Women International provides women survivors of war, civil strife and other conflicts with the tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency, thereby promoting viable civil societies. They are changing the world one woman at a time.
CSP Goal: Along with sponsoring ….. and helping her to….., CSP’s goal is to educate and encourage others to help other women around the world to impower themselves.
Why did CSP Choose to Pay it Forward? CSP itself is the dream of one women, and everyday the CSP International Academy is an education provider for people following their own passion’s in the home staging industry. “Greater economic and educational opportunity for a woman means her daughters are more likely to go to school, her babies are more likely to survive infancy, and her family is more likely to eat nutritious meals” Womenforwomen.org
How can you help? Volunteer, shop online, run for Conga Women, and most important sponsor a women today!
Name of Organization: One Drop Foundation
ONE DROP™ believes that water access is an fundamental right. The interdependence of nature and humans means water issues are everyone’s issue. Without water, there is no life on Earth. Water sustains our daily lives, however its distribution and accessibility is not equal around the world. It is therefore our responsibility as human beings to ensure that water is made accessible to everyone, in sufficient quantity and quality, today and tomorrow.
How ONE DROP works One Drop’s capacity to back local partners around the world is measured by the invaluable drops of support from people like you who have chosen to mobilize. ONE DROP-inspired by the creativity of Cirque du Soleil and its longstanding commitment to community involvement-uses circus, visual and multimedia arts along with folklore, popular theatre, music and dance to encourage change in communities.
In addition to raising awareness of water-related issues by entertaining and educating, ONE DROP works side by side with local partners to improve living conditions of disadvantaged communities through access and responsible use of natural resources, especially water.
ONE DROP™focuses its efforts on two spectrums:
1.Developing countries facing urgent water access problems;
CSP Goal:To educate and donate as often as they can…
Why did CSP Choose to Pay it Forward? “Every eight seconds, a child dies for lack of drinking water. Isn’t that sufficient reason to take action?” asks Guy Laliberte of One Drop…CSP Agreed!
How can you help? Donate, volunteer, be an advocate!
The Crew of the CSP® April 22nd Toronto Build