The 2nd Annual Chive Charities Green Gala will be held in Austin, TX on Saturday, November 15, 2014. Last year’s inaugural event was one of the most inspiring gatherings of misfits ever. It was a magical evening where our Green Members partied with Chive Charities' past recipients, danced, made friends with Chivers from around the world, and shed some tears when we unveiled this Chive Charities video. Oh yeah, and we took a lot of shots.
This year's theme will be a Masquerade Ball. Per tradition, you are welcome to dress in superhero costume. This party is only open to our Eligible Green Members. There's still plenty of time to sign up. Attendees will get the chance to meet some of their favorite Chive Charities' recipients, including Jaiden, Michael Sexton, Melissa Smith, Billy Wynne, and more.
John n' Leo
*As always, this party will be paid for by sponsorships and ticket sales. No money from Chive Charities will be used.View Full Gallery
Imagine you're a single mother with a 6 month-old infant and you're watching your little girl have her 15th seizure of the day. As if being the mother of a healthy child isn't hard enough, this must be heartbreaking.
Shortly after little Judith turned 1 year old, she was finally diagnosed with CDKL5, a rare X-linked genetic disorder that results in seizures, sensory issues, and developmental delays.
Chive Charities and The Chive Fund is stepping up with a $14,200 grant which will go towards therapy equipment, adaptive furniture, a SAMi monitor to alert Kaitlyn, Judith's mother, if Judith is seizing at night, and an iPad with vision therapy apps.
Read the Judith's entire inspirational story RIGHT HERE!
Read all about this amazing thing we call the Chive Fund RIGHT HERE!
Related Note: Next week is #RAKit week on theCHIVE. We're ramping up for the largest global pay-it-forward movement ever. We can't wait to share the details with you later this week but, mainly, it's just going to be a ton of fun.View Full Gallery
I'm told there are a lot of KCCO Flags flying in the small town of Hutto, TX today. The small community has made the national spotlight after the Chivers sandblasted another goal.
A young boy named DJ, three-time cancer survivor at only 4 years-old, had a dream of one day playing his favorite sport, baseball. But there was no field nearby, much less the kind of specialized diamond needed for disabled children.
Chive Charities stepped up first with a $200,000 donation to help build the field - our biggest donation ever.
And then the Chivers tripled a $50,000 goal in 24 hours, raising $150,000 in record time to complete funding on the project... and then some. The total funds raised now stands at $350,000.
Read the story here.
KCCO Ability Field will support more than just baseball. Disabled kids from miles around will also be able to safely play soccer, kickball, and flag football. The community will be able to use it for various fundraisers and outdoor gatherings.
Lastly, DJ's mother, Ashlei, wrote us today and said this:
"What you guys are doing is amazing. I'm not the best with words. I wish I was so I could express just how wonderful and great and appreciative we are of everything.
... There is a little boy in a wheel chair who would play with us but he hated getting his wheelchair wheels dirty. I keep thinking of how happy he will be when he doesn't have to go home and clean his wheels anymore."
Well done again, Chivers.
You can still donate RIGHT HERE!
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Two weeks ago, theCHIVE community made national news after coming to the aid of Billy Wynne, the lone survivor of a catastrophic helicopter crash. The Chivers took a $37,000 goal, trashed it, and raised $150,000 instead - forever changing the Wynne’s lives.
It's time to do it again.
Here at theCHIVE, we used to roll out a charity story once every 2-3 months. We’ve come a long way since then. We’re now launching a new Chive Charity story every single week. This is a massive undertaking, a challenge our amazing staff at Chive Charities embraces.
And, of course, the generosity of the Chive community is what drives it all home.
Tomorrow, Chive Charities will be announcing our largest single donation ever for a project almost a year in the making. A small community has a big dream, and with your help we’re going to grant a very worthy wish. It’s go big or go home time I guess. And as large as this Chive Fund donation is, we’ll need your help to knock it out of the park (literally).
Look for the story to go live around 2pm EST or whenever I get done spell checking this monster.
Thanks ahead of time. I think we’ll all be proud of what we accomplish together tomorrow… again.
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