3 Charities That Saved My Life

A lot of us, including myself, didn’t come from money, we came from struggle and our response to it.

So many people are born into an intense amount of struggle, and we had been very strongly craving some kind of a solution beyond solving our own immediate problems.

Awakened by groups like Youth On Record ( youthonrecord.org ), we found that working on entrepreneurial and charitable projects was a way we could live with some amount of peace, and put energy into a day job as well, without feeling at least some level of meaninglessness.

Those projects motivated good us to care about life in general, to graduate high school, and to do everything else we’ve accomplished, from getting into college on full scholarships to building careers in marketing, physics, performance art, and more.

Preparation and opportunity coming together look a lot like luck. Let’s build as much “luck” as possible for those out there preparing.

Great charities big and small make the world better. We want to support and promote for them all.

We research different organizations constantly to add more to the Charity Index and Project Index. Please let us know if there are any you would like to see us support. Here are just a few examples of the types of charities we love:

1 – Food For Thought Denver

“During the school week, children from low-income families in Denver Public Schools receive free and reduced lunches at school. Often the lunch they receive at school on Friday is the last meal they eat until they arrive back at school on Monday. Teachers and Principals report that many students come to school on Monday mornings hungry, complaining of stomachaches, headaches and unable to focus and learn.

Food For Thought strives to eliminate this problem by providing a PowerSack to each student to take home for the weekend.” – FoodForThoughtDenver.org

Food For Thought Denver is an incredibly inspiring and uplifting collaboration, they are able to bring food to children in families that can’t necessarily provide what they need in order to pay attention and do well in school. Those early years can have a huge impact on the course of someone’s life and long term outlook on the world, and Food For Thought Denver is helping to make that impact a positive one. Food For Thought Denver is a local charity, and I have seen many great projects like it across the world – we encourage supporting your community locally through charities like Food For Thought Denver, and we are always adding to our Charity Index and researching more organizations to make it easier for you to find many great charities doing this and other work around the world, city by city, community by community.

2 – Youth On Record

“With the help of Colorado’s most talented and willing musicians, Youth On Record inspires at-risk youth to see the potential for a better life.” –YouthOnRecord.org

Youth On Record operates a non-profit recording studio in Denver where our students are able to study their craft with the help of experienced artists, record their music, and meet other artists. This is used in increasing engagement at the schools they partner with and teach classes in, ultimately to increase graduation rates and improve quality of life through education and support. If you have love for music or education please check them out at YouthOnRecord.org!

3 – The Growhaus

“Healthy Food Is A Right, Not A Privilege.

The GrowHaus is a nonprofit indoor farm, marketplace and educational center in Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood.  Our vision is a world where all communities have the means to nourish themselves, and our mission is to create a community-driven, neighborhood-based food system by serving as a hub for food distribution, production, education, and economic opportunity.” – TheGrowhaus.org

This organization makes a great impact on the community and is one of the organizations I have long wanted to see grow fast to strengthen communities locally and around the world. There is much more to learn about them at TheGrowhaus.org. This organization is another great example of how we can help improve lives and make great things happen using our attention and money strategically.