We're gearing up for Chive Fest Dallas, and to celebrate the final stop on our tour, we've teamed up with the Texas Chive Chapters for the next Chive Nation tee!
It's been a long time coming for this one. A portion of proceeds will go towards Waves of Impact, a non-profit that introduces individuals facing exceptional challenges in their lives to the thrill of being in the ocean and riding waves.
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It was a little over a year ago when Chive Chapters began popping up all over the world. A bunch of awesome folks coming together to raise a glass, share a laugh and make a difference in their community. Since then, Chive Nation has grown into a global phenomenon with millions of members coming together to support a local cause. And we're doing the exact same thing today. Each state KCCO benefits a local charity chosen by their Chive Chapter.
If you pick up a KCCO Michigan, you're helping the Miracle League, an organization that provides children with disabilities an opportunity to play baseball as a team member in an organized league. If you score a brand-new Oklahoma KCCO, you'll be helping the Special Olympics of Oklahoma, which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Score a tee and help a local charity. Simple as that.
There is a very limited amount of shirts available and this will be the last time some of these design run.
Find your tee HERE:
What started as an entertainment blog has turned into a global movement. With 200 Chive Chapters around the world, $2.2 million in donations and millions of followers, Chive Nation has changed lives and communities for the better.
So it’s getting late here and I’m going through theCHIVE submission box. Whenever we launch The Originals, there’s always an uptick of emails from Chivers who wanted to RAK their friends in the Armed Forces an Original but didn't get to their computers in time or simply can't afford it. Many of those soldiers and sailors are in a whole other time zone themselves with no fixed address.
So let's do something about this. I’m going to RAK a healthy number of KCCO’s and BFM’s to our service men and women - like, a really healthy number (my accountant called me “a financially irresponsible boy scout. I like it.”. It was a real moment.
If you know an active service member or veteran, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org on his/her behalf and we’ll email you a backlink to the free ‘Originals’. Feel free to include their story. We are assuming all costs except for shipping. You must receive an email back confirming the order. If you don’t know the RAK recipient's address, send the package to yourself and please be sure you get it to them. This is the internet honor system. It's flawless!
We’ve done this before with the Military KCCO’s but this is a whole other enchilada, I have no idea what’s about to happen so please understand we do have a sorta' limited amount of shirts to give away and I'm half drunk at the moment. I'll update this page when the shirts are gone.
RAK away. I'm sure your friends will more than appreciate it. It's the small things after all...
John n' Leo
UPDATE: Thanks so much for all the heart warming emails. I gotta' close this awesome little science experiment down now. If you're one of the service men or women who gets a package, you've got some good friends out there looking after you.
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.
Last October Danny Nickerson was diagnosed with a tumor that is traditionally one of the most chemotherapy-resistant. From November to December, Danny endured 33 radiation treatments and dropped out of kindergarden. Danny became lonely without other children around to play with. But then on Easter he received some cards, wishing him well. Danny's mother said, "For some reason Danny LOVED seeing his name on the packages."
But the packages tapered off after Easter and finally stopped all together.
The tiny clip from the Plainville News has been swirling around theCHIVE since early this morning. Danny Nickerson is about to turn 6 years-old and his one wish is to have people send him a birthday card, that's all.
You'll also notice on the clip that, so far, Danny has received 40 packages. It's RAKit week and I had this vision in my head that if I brought this to the Chivers... maybe that tiny P.O. box in Foxboro, Massachusetts might suddenly become an postal avalanche of birthday cards and well-wishes. And I believe that's just what we're about to do.
Danny's birthday is in two days, and I really don't think it's of any consequence if some cards arrive a little late. Danny's address is below. If you feel like doing a little more I'm told Danny loves Legos and Super Mario toys. I like him already.
P.O. Box 212
Foxboro, MA, 02035