Our latest project include working with orphanages in Taiwan and Myanmar!
What we would like to do is support the immediate needs but also the long-term needs pertaining to sustainability.
The immediate needs of the Orphanage we work in Myanmar is simply just food and basic necessities. They are also completing a safe building for the 30 orphans they currently care for. That building is just a basic foundation and roof for the orphans to safely live in.
The needs in Taiwan are much more complex as basic necessities aren't always the need we see. We find many of the orphans need a more sustainable way of care that involves the mental and psychological aspect of their parents leaving them (often due to inability to care for their child). As such, we're also working with a foundation with social helpers to see how we can best assist in caring for the orphans there.
Lastly, we are working on identifying 2 more causes we can get involved in. By next year, we hope to begin publishing impact reports that detail how our efforts are assisting these orphans.
Latest Project: Partnering with Organizations / Small Business to Impact the World
In 2021, we're looking to partner and work with up to 10 organizations or companies to help make an impact in the lives of people around us.
The offer: Our team will help organize, market, and execute a virtual event across multiple channels that will give your organization exposure to tens of thousands of people. There is no cost for the organization and on top of that, any profits from the event will be shared with the organization.
1/3 of the profits taken from the event will go directly to organizations that assist with orphans around the world. 1/3 will be taken to cover our team's costs. 1/3 will be given to the organization or company.
Requirements: A value-added benefit to the customer/attendee of the event. It can be virtually anything (a service, baked goods, a class, food, etc.) The value-added benefit must be able to be delivered electronically or shipped since the event is not an in-person meetup.
Background / How it Works: Our company has been hosting events since 2014. We have extensive experience in marketing events across multiples channels that bring exposure to whatever we have to offer. We'll host the event, market it, and sell tickets to this virtual event we set up for you. Even if actual tickets sales are not significant, the traffic you get from our marketing efforts will be invaluable for your company. The best part is you won't have to pay for a marketing agency or costly digital ads that may not have a high ROI.
A virtual event can be as something as simple as a class we offer to the participants to teach them about something related to your product. The main draw is the value-added goods you give to the participants. On top of that, we can also add to your offer with other items participants usually look for (such as a shirt or branded apparel). We'll handle all the custom printing, designing, and fulfillment for providing custom branded apparel.
If you'd like to work with us, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to work with you together to help impact someone's life.
In 2011, fresh out of College, I found myself working at a small startup of 3 people. Being that the company was so small, I had to wear a lot of hats -- one of which was marketing. And often times, there wouldn't be a lot of direction in how to utilize my 8 hours a day at work. The interesting tidbit was my desk was right in front of my boss' desk in clear view so I never really got a chance to "slack" at work. It was a challenging couple years fresh out of College but the time was invaluable and instrumental in me learning and exploring the challenges of a startup.
In 2013, the startup I worked for took a huge turn, riding the wave of Groupon and hit over $4 mil in sales. This was when I learned a lot on customer service, working in volumes, social media, PR, and countless other learning experiences. Shortly after, the company I worked for was in debt. It's funny how success and money works sometimes. By 2014, the company I worked for could no longer afford to pay my salary.
In 2014, I contemplated between moving to Taiwan to find a teaching job and be closer with my parents & sister or giving it a shot at my own startup. I ended up choosing the latter. For a year, I slept on my cousin's floor and ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches everyday. I worked from 8:00am-11:00pm each day and had only Sundays off. I flew Spirit airlines wearing all my clothes so I didn't have to pay for a bag. 2 years of focused work out of College was key to helping me with the discipline I needed during this time.
From 2014 - 2018, our company survived. But we just barely scraped by each year. What made things worse was our company was hit with a lawsuit.
In 2018, I decided to move to abroad to be closer with my family. I took a big step of faith in completely changing our business model.
In 2019, the lawsuit was dropped and the company continued to grow at a healthy rate.
In 2020, the pandemic hit and we completely switched gears in our business model. I also decided that our company would be more heavily invested in other avenues of growth.
In 2021, I'm praying the Lord would give me wisdom in how my company can be more generous and invest more in people and ideas that positively impact the world.
There were countless days in my first 7 years out of College where I felt depressed and thought of my friends who seemingly had great success in their careers.
But from every challenge, failure, and difficult times, I took away an invaluable learning experience I could not have achieved on my own. And in between, I learned more about my trade each year.
Thanksgiving, 2020 - 11/27/2020
This Thanksgiving I'm thankful for so many things in my life. I've been shown grace and blessed much more than I deserve. I believe more and more God is drawing my heart towards a new chapter in 2021.
Around College, God placed in my heart a love for orphans and underprivileged people around the world. In the next decade or so, I was given several opportunities to confirm and explore more of my heart's yearnings. Through the little time I got to spend in China, Myanmar, and around East Asia, I was able to see opportunities bigger than myself.
The big question for me is how? And what would that look like? I think it's too big of a question to answer today, but perhaps something I'll learn along the way in my journey of faith, discovering who God is, and letting my life be an outflow of the love He's shown me.
I have no idea where tomorrow will take me. All I know is I want to be faithful, generous, and unconditionally love those around me.
Would you pray the Lord would continue to open my eyes and help me to be faithful each day?