This week, I delivered 2nd Spread Love donation to CAIR-WA (Counsel on American-Islamic Relations). CAIR's mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice & mutual understanding. As noted in the image, they handle approximately 350 civil rights cases annually the cost, on average $600/case and rely on the help of approximately 40 local legal professionals volun
Sarah's (the #UNITER from the last post) friend also sent an image and a note... "This is my youngest daughter with our sign when it arrived. When my family came over, I made it a teaching moment to teach the children / my nieces and nephews about each phrase."
--Martita, Camarillo, CA
In June, a woman from Southern CA asked if it was possible to have 25 signs shipped to Thousand Oaks. Today I received an email from her that I hope may inspire others to follow her lead. "Thanks so much for making it work to get our signs to SoCal! So many happy folks down here. After visiting Seattle I posted in an advocacy group I'm a part of to see if there was interest and boy there sure was! Immediately I had 19 interested folks. I ordered 25 as I figured there would b
Excited to receive news that Kizuri Spokane has sold almost all of the 50 signs received last month. Owner, Kim Harmson chose 3 local nonprofits to support, letting her customers direct their sign purchase to the organization of their choice. Here is where the money raised is heading in Spokane:
$240 to Planned Parenthood
$140 to Refugee Connections
$60 to NAACP
If you are in the area, Kizuri has just a few signs left and help grow those amounts. Hoping we can keep spre
Cindy Richter joined the Spread Love movement this month getting something to wear for every season. Her package just arrived in Lena, Germany and she got right to work being a great #UNITER! Please follow Cindy's lead and join the movement and invite others along! WE ARE STONGER TOGETHER!
Both USA National team/Seattle Reign phenom and Seattle Super Sonic legend, Slick Watts joined the Spread Love movement at the Storm game. It was a great night standing up with Planned Parenthood, cheering on the Storm & creating unity in our community!
Tuesday night Spread Love was honored to be a part of WNBA Seattle Storm's historic event taking a stand for Planned Parenthood. So many Storm fans shared their excitement finding Spread Love signs & more to buy at the game. Spread Love raised $1,000 at the game and will be donating the funds to Planned Parenthood.
One of my favorite parts of this campaign...Spread Love 2017 donations about to head out the door to IRC-Seattle , It Gets Better Project & The Ben & Catherine Ivy Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment. Thanks to Cafe Javasti, #UNITER (s) Sarah Casey who bought 25 signs for her California friends & Linda for getting 10 signs to share on Marrowstone Island.
This brings the #spreadlove2017 donation total to $39,200. WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER!
Last night I watched the Espy's and was inspired by so many individuals who accepted awards. At the top of the list was Tim Shriver, who was accepting an award on behalf of his late mother, Eunice Shriver who founded the Special Olympics and fearlessly, tirelessly and gracefully championed equal rights for the "intellectually disabled". He spoke of the current intellectual disabilities movement and how we need to listen & learn from the athletes of the Special Olympics. His
Spread Love 2017 is excited to join the Seattle Storm to stand with Planned Parenthood at next Tuesday's game (7/18). $5 from each ticket and all profits from Spread Love 2017 will be donated to Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Bring your friends & family to this HISTORIC EVENT!
“We are thrilled about this first-of-its-kind partnership,” said Christine Charbonneau, CEO of PPGNHI. “The Seattle Storm owners made a decision to publicly suppor
BEST way to start the day...out for a mind clearing run at before 1st game at soccer tourney. 3 mins in I see this great guy Paul Aur. He shared that on a recent flight from Dallas all the attendants loved his #spreadlove2017 hoodie & were asking where he got it😍
Paul has done so much to spread love & continue to support & encourage my work. Turned my run into a loop back by my car...he needed some summer Spread Love attire. Grateful for him as a #UNITER and more important
Today marks 6 months since I ordered my 1st 200 signs...I had noplan but HUGE optimism that I could find a home for 199 signs & raise some $$ at the same time. So much has happened, so many amazing people have crossed my path & lifted my spirits in that time.
Today also marks the 4th anniversary of one amazing woman, mother, powerhouse, optimist & friend's passing. Stacey loved life, her family, people & impacted every person she met. I miss her smile, giggle & light in our
On Monday, an order popped into my inbox for 5 signs purchased by a woman in West Seattle. Given that it was a holiday week, shipping would be slowed, I decided to hand deliver the signs to West Seattle. When I walked up to the home, I was surprised to find they had already joined the Spread Love movement with a sign. My heart soared. This is what I hope more and more people will consider doing...buying a sign for yourself if great...buying signs to spread beyond yourself
Following my spin workout today, the instructor's 6 year old daughter, Tabatha, joined her up front and handed out origami fortunes she had made during the hour class. Her mom then shared with her that I was in the class and let me know that she LOVED their sign and had memorized what it said. Tabatha, in front of the entire class, then recited for memory the "In This House" message. It was awesome. I share this because it is something I have heard often from parents--mom
Spread Love joined the Capitol Hill PrideFest. We decorated Cal Anderson Park with our giant "In This City, We Believe..." sign and then headed a few blocks down to set up our booth. It was an incredible day, selling tons of Spread Love product and receiving so many kind words about the work we were doing. Nick, an International Rescue Committee-Seattle introduced himself and let us know how much their organization appreciates the Spread Love message and being a recipient