Published: 9:51am - October 22, 2011
Vice-President Michael Flanigan speaks about the underlying mission and focus behind the Expressionary— and how you can be a part of the journey.
Expressionary is a company and a community that is passionate about helping you express yourself while also giving back to a world rife with need. We are enthusiastic about helping those less fortunate and providing an opportunity for them to thrive. Our vision is to include everyone who interacts with the Expressionary community in this mission. We commit a minimum of 10% of all profits to a charity that truly helps the disenfranchised. And when you purchase your Expressionary, you get to pick the charity. With Expressionary we aren’t just telling people how we feel – together, we’re helping others.
Bert’s Big Adventure
Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501©(3) non-profit organization that provides a spectacular five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with a chronic and/or terminal illness and their families. Bert’s Big Adventure serves children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, who live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area (All the Hits Q100, 99.7 FM) in metro Atlanta, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta
Founded in 1960, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta (BBBSMA) is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. The Mission of BBBS is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. In 2010, BBBSMA served more than 3,200 children ages 6-18, in a 12-county service area, making it one of the largest affiliated agencies in the United States. For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta or to sign up as a volunteer adult mentor, please visit www.bbbsatl.org or call (404) 601-7000.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 16 neighborhood locations, Children’s is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children’s has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.
CURE International – More than 80 million disabled children in the developing world can be cured through surgery, and right now, you can change life forever for a specific child by partnering with CURE International at cure.org/curekids. CURE operates hospitals and programs in 20 countries around the world providing life-changing surgery for thousands of children and families that need it most. Learn more at cure.org and follow the story of a specific child at cure.org/curekids.
Kick-It is a grassroots program that raises money for children’s cancer research by inspiring people across the country to play kickball. Just like a walk or 5k race, participants ask family and friends to sponsor them to play. Kick-It was founded in 2009 by a 10-year old with cancer and has already raised over half a million dollars! Donations directly help children in your community. Funds raised benefit CureSearch for Children’s Cancer, a national non-profit organization which funds the Children’s Oncology Group. The Children’s Oncology Group treats 90% of children with cancer at over 180 hospitals in the United States. Join our fight against childhood cancer!
Warrior & Family Support Center
The Warrior and Family Support Center (W&FSC) was founded in 2003 after Brooks Army Medical Center (BAMC) physicians noticed a need for family members to be intimately involved in the rehabilitation of their sons, daughters, or spouses (Wounded Warriors). Due to the seriousness of injuries, time at BAMC for Wounded Warriors can exceed 12 months, thus a vital part of their recovery is to have a “safe” environment away from the hospital. The Warrior and Family Support Center provides a comfortable, welcoming, and friendly environment for Wounded Warriors and their Families to relax, have fun, participate in activities, and find support as they transition to their new normal. The W&FSC is supported by the donations of businesses, organizations, and the community. Learn more at http://www.returningheroeshome.org/.
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