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Yes ─ Cangles cares about restoring and preserving Earth’s natural resources, providing a cleaner environment for us and our children and grandchildren. We also think it’s just plain smart to reuse and recycle whenever possible. But beyond those ideals, we share your love and concern for our fellow humans who inhabit the earth with us. “Social Responsibility” is a term we hear a lot about, but that suggests a burden or obligation. The donations we make, whether as a percentage of sales or with gifts of jewelry, are something we want to do. As a family, it genuinely gives an added depth of meaning to our work. Please take the time to learn about the following nonprofit groups.
Read about the work of Save the Earth Foundation and Cangles' involvement with them on our Green Links page. The unique "bracelets with a message" we make for them are sold right here on our site! A complete accounting of their enviromental work may be found at www.savetheearth.org.
We’re now offering message bracelets for the good people at A Lasting World, a small but dedicated 501(c)(3). They're available in the Cause Jewelry category. In the following paragraph please read about their Camp H.O.P.E., where children from Appalachia spend a week in a fun-filled atmosphere that fosters environmental awareness. If you believe in what they’re doing, consider supporting them by purchasing a bracelet. We make these specifically to help them. The donation we make on your behalf will be appreciated more than you know. Thank you!
A Lasting World. A Lasting World launched on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2001. ALW's cofounders met because of a shared admiration for an organization with a special environmental mission and focus. ALW is a strong and active grassroots environmental organization that set goals and objectives standing for all that is good, honest and decent about the Earth and for all the Earth's inhabitants. Through Camp H.O.P.E., ALW conducts a very special learning experience every year by bringing 12-15 underprivileged Appalachian kids to an all-expenses paid, week-long summer environmental camp in Kentucky. In addition, (a) they host hands-on environmental activities such as tree plantings, clean-up days, conferences and programs in order to provide its members with effective means of protecting the environment;(b) a holiday giving project for poverty-stricken Appalachian families in Kentucky; (c) environmental education through a monthly online newsletter, environmental lectures, workshops, family hikes, classroom visits, etc; (d) fundraising opportunities that promote the environment and benefit the people of Appalachia, Kentucky. A Lasting World Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit organization.
Autism Speaks™. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend Bernie Marcus donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Wounded Warrior Project. Their Mission: To honor and empower wounded warriors. Their Vision: To foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation's history. Their Purpose: To raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Cass River Pet FriendZ. Providing education on the proper care, handling, and considerate treatment of companion animals; encouraging spay/neuter options to control overpopulation; and developing pathways for the placement of rescued pets into new homes.
Food Bank Council of Michigan. The Food Bank Council of Michigan (FBCM) is a statewide organization that is committed to the alleviation of hunger in our state and in our nation. The FBCM gathers food and funds to help stock Michigan's food banks. The food is then distributed throughout the state-wide food banking network. Millions of pounds of this food is surplus vegetables, fruits and other grocery items which, for one reason or another, cannot be sold.
Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald Houses collect pop tabs instead of entire aluminum cans because it's more hygenic to store tabs than cans, and collection and storage is easier. Cangles donates all tabs from the hundreds of cans we use to Ronald McDonald House Detroit.
House of Hope Community Development Corporation. Located in Warwick, Rhode Island, they are more than just a shelter. They are a permanent solution to homelessness; a home to many and a gateway to the resources needed to turn a life around. They go beyond providing affordable housing solutions. They bring hope back into people’s lives and build a sense of community by providing supportive services to keep individuals housed. They restore their sense of dignity by providing opportunities for employment, training and civic involvement.
HEROES IN ACTION. Military Support Outreach is based out of Toledo, Ohio. They are committed to supporting our service members and their families. The marines, soldiers, airmen, sailors, and coast guard have a mission - to PROTECT our country, our families, and our children. Freedom is not free. They also have a mission - to SUPPORT, communicate, send care packages overseas, and to encourage the families here at home. We want every man and woman serving our country to know they are not forgotten, that they are loved, and that there are people who care.
Bike4BreastCancer. Through cycling events, Bike4BreastCancer, Inc. reaches into the hearts and minds of Americans to promote breast cancer awareness and education. Bike4BreastCancer, Inc. developed a unique program to simultaneously raise money for breast cancer and increase grassroots awareness of prevention, early detection, and treatment options. Through local Bike4BreastCancer Rides in towns and cities across America, they provide tangible support to the local communities involved. If you live in Northern Michigan, local information is available at Northern Michigan 9th Annual Charlevoix/Emmet County Pink Ribbon Ride.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Their mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Boys & Girls Club Code: I believe in God and the right to worship according to my own faith and religion.
I believe in America and the American way of life…in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
I believe in fair play, honesty and sportsmanship.
I believe in my Boys & Girls Club, which stands for these things. For those of you living in central Florida, please visit their site at Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
Kids Wish Network. Since its inception in 1997, Kids Wish Network has been devoted to improving the well-being and quality of life for sick children nationwide. Each year, thousands of children across the country benefit from our unique programs. In keeping with our mission, we believe in celebrating life and encouraging our wish kids and their families to remain hopeful. Our efforts are made possible through the generosity of caring individuals, corporations and foundations across the United States.