v. to make radically different
n. a fresh set of clothing; money

Change t-shirts 52 times in 2010 to raise awareness and funds for 52 world changers.

What do you change for?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


This post's t-shirt has been replaced with a bar of soap.

Yup, a vanilla scented "Keep it Clean" bar of soap.

Instead of sharing an organization's story with you, I'm spreading the word today for:


As a substance that both sustains scientifically and spiritually, a clean source of water is crucial to survival. While most are aware of the major water crisis in the world (read: almost 1 billion people lack access to clean water), fewer are aware that TODAY is World Water Day.

It’s difficult to raise awareness for something that most of us take for granted. Perhaps it’s even more difficult to comprehend the unbelievable number of individuals that lack access to clean water.

Yet, TODAY, some have given those people a voice—they have given thought to what so many of us take for granted.

Becky and Jodi over at one of the newest and coolest non-profits (The Adventure Project) have inspired over 100 bloggers to give those people without access to clean water a voice through typeTAP (typeTheAdventureProject). This project will fund water projects in India with WaterAid serving as its field partner.

The money donated to this specific campaign will empower local communities: “Instead of drilling more wells, we’re using our charitable gifts for something revolutionary – to train and employ handpump mechanics. The mechanics earn an income, bringing themselves out of poverty, and they save lives – turning water back on for thousands of people each year.” These individuals will now be equipped with the knowledge needed to repair the thousands of wells that have fallen into disrepair over the years.

You too can join the campaign TODAY because when typeTAP raises $10,000 TODAY the generous people at The Prem Rawat Foundation will double that impact (read: $20,000).

Here is my voice.

Where is yours?

Monday, March 7, 2011


Not only has he debuted nationally on the hit TV series “The Bachelor,” but Lt. Commander Andy Baldwin (humanitarian/physician/U.S. Navy Diver) is connecting children who have lost a loved one in war with today’s “corporate executives, politicians, professional athletes, and entertainers […] to learn and be inspired by the most successful leaders of our generation.

Roy Baldwin, President of Got Your Back Network (GYBN), explains that Andy founded GYBN after losing “two of his fellow officers in Afghanistan.” Experiencing such a debilitating personal loss, Andy watched the “adverse effect that their deaths had on their families.”

So he took matters into his own hands.

Andy used his extensive networks “within the entertainment and professional sports industries” to organize special events and mentorship activities to give to those who have suffered from losing a loved one in war.

Whether it be through grief counseling, job training, or educational scholarship opportunities, GYBN is raising people from their darkest days.

On a recent GYBN sponsored first class vacation to Disneyland, one mother told her child “Honey, this is better than winning the lottery." She, however, wasn't necessarily thinking about the rollercoasters she rode that day. Rather, she was referring to the network that GYBN created to unite families suffering from loss.

Such a unique network has allowed families to share their experiences of losing a loved one in war. Sometimes the emotional connections created through the GYBN are a mechanism of healing, in itself.

In an effort to raise funds and to “encourage families of fallen soldiers to participate” in community events, GYBN is proud to partner with the ZOOMA run in Annapolis, MD and Colorado Springs, CO in the summer of 2011.

Join the network: