On November 2nd, we’ll be throwing the 1st Annual Green Gala right in the heart of downtown Austin at Speakeasy.  

It’s going to be an epic event, with hundreds of key contributors to the Chive Fund flying in from all over the world to meet our Chive Charities recipients including Taylor Morris, the Steins, Zoe Lush, Dave Cosner and our latest recipient, Melissa Smith! Many of your favorite Chivettes of the Week will be there as well.

After watching Chive Nation come together last week to raise over $389,000 for Melissa, we’ve decided to open a very limited amount of tickets to this private soiree, Friday, Oct. 18th, at 10 am CT.  

Tickets cost $100 and will include entrance to the party, all the KCCO Black Lager you can drink, hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment featuring the Wheeler Brothers and Ben Kweller.  Limit two tickets per person. 

Green/Black tie formal wear or Superhero attire only. 

Also, we have a few major sponsorship opportunities still available – these sponsorships are for anyone in the country and not just local to Austin. If you want to support Chive Charities, hang with theCHIVE and theBERRY crew, and have access to the Chivette VIP Bowling Lanes (and trust us, you do), contact us at: events@chivecharities.org.

On November 2nd, we’ll be throwing the 1st Annual Green Gala right in the heart of downtown Austin at Speakeasy.

It’s going to be an epic event, with hundreds of key contributors to the Chive Fund flying in from all over the world to meet our Chive Charities recipients including Taylor Morris, the Steins, Zoe Lush, Dave Cosner and our latest recipient, Melissa Smith! Many of your favorite Chivettes of the Week will be there as well.

After watching Chive Nation come together last week to raise over $389,000 for Melissa, we’ve decided to open a very limited amount of tickets to this private soiree, Friday, Oct. 18th, at 10 am CT.

Tickets cost $100 and will include entrance to the party, all the KCCO Black Lager you can drink, hors d'oeuvres and live entertainment featuring the Wheeler Brothers and Ben Kweller. Limit two tickets per person.

Green/Black tie formal wear or Superhero attire only.

Also, we have a few major sponsorship opportunities still available – these sponsorships are for anyone in the country and not just local to Austin. If you want to support Chive Charities, hang with theCHIVE and theBERRY crew, and have access to the Chivette VIP Bowling Lanes (and trust us, you do), contact us at: events@chivecharities.org.

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At every official Chive Meetup it happens. Soldiers drop by to thank me and theCHIVE for keeping them in good humor while they were on deployment. I'll really never understand what theCHIVE means to our soldiers abroad and I always feel like I should be thanking them, not the other way around. Surely I'm not protecting our freedom with memes and cleavage after all.

But I'm glad we can help, it's the small things sometimes. And we try to give back to our sailors and soldiers however we can, whenever we can, From Taylor Morris to letting y'all be the very first to try KCCO Black Lager.

Starting with the very first meetup, I started becoming familiar with a term I hadn't heard before, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). I remember meeting the first Chiver who had it. His name was Steven. I've met hundreds now. You never forget these encounters. Steven looked at me and told me how important it was to make PTSD a national talking point, maybe theCHIVE could help get the word out? This sentiment has resinated with every service man and woman with PTSD I've met. 

Coming back from war and adjusting to the 'new normal' isn't easy. Often, the tiniest things can trigger split second changes in the body. Sometimes, it manifests itself in darker things. The gamut of traumatic incidents our service men and women can be exposed to during war is frighteningly broad. Many bring home the invisible wounds of war.

The stigma we attach to mental disorders in America hasn't helped. Friends and family can have trouble coping with a loved one with PTSD almost as much as the sufferer. Each case is different and the treatments vary. Nobody has pinpointed the exact cause - genes and specific areas of the brain seem to be the culprits.

Over the last couple months we started exploring our options at Chive Charities. We wanted to weigh in on PTSD but we didn't know how. Then our executive director, Brian Mercedes suggested, "We should make a fucking huge donation. Make a statement that we mean business when it comes to helping people with PTSD."

Brian was right, not only does this cause need more recognition but it also meets the 'fucking huge' criteria by which the Chivers give.

Today we're announcing a $40,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Specifically, the Combat Stress Recovery Program for PTSD.

The Wounded Warrior Project approaches PTSD from the warrior's perspective. We're especially excited to be able to help Project Odyssey. Pictured above, the program uses the healing power of nature, along with support from mental health professionals and staff, to help wounded service members gain perspective on life through outdoor activities and retreats.  

All this was made possible by our members at Chive Charities who donate to theCHIVE Fund. You'll always recognize these Chivers at the meetups by their Green Ribbon tees. If you see them in the wild, RAK the shit out of them. Our Green, Silver, and Gold Chive Charities badasses and our soldiers are the heart n' soul of theCHIVE community. It's poetic that they overlap here. We know many Chive Charities members are also veterants. Thanks so much to you all. 

This one's for you, Steven, and all the Chivers with PTSD who have spoken so passionately to Leo and I on the subject.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a very emotional update on our little Zoe. You won't wanna miss it.

Donate to theCHIVE Fund RIGHT HERE.

At every official Chive Meetup it happens. Soldiers drop by to thank me and theCHIVE for keeping them in good humor while they were on deployment. I'll really never understand what theCHIVE means to our soldiers abroad and I always feel like I should be thanking them, not the other way around. Surely I'm not protecting our freedom with memes and cleavage after all.

But I'm glad we can help, it's the small things sometimes. And we try to give back to our sailors and soldiers however we can, whenever we can, From Taylor Morris to letting y'all be the very first to try KCCO Black Lager.

Starting with the very first meetup, I started becoming familiar with a term I hadn't heard before, PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). I remember meeting the first Chiver who had it. His name was Steven. I've met hundreds now. You never forget these encounters. Steven looked at me and told me how important it was to make PTSD a national talking point, maybe theCHIVE could help get the word out? This sentiment has resinated with every service man and woman with PTSD I've met.

Coming back from war and adjusting to the 'new normal' isn't easy. Often, the tiniest things can trigger split second changes in the body. Sometimes, it manifests itself in darker things. The gamut of traumatic incidents our service men and women can be exposed to during war is frighteningly broad. Many bring home the invisible wounds of war.

The stigma we attach to mental disorders in America hasn't helped. Friends and family can have trouble coping with a loved one with PTSD almost as much as the sufferer. Each case is different and the treatments vary. Nobody has pinpointed the exact cause - genes and specific areas of the brain seem to be the culprits.

Over the last couple months we started exploring our options at Chive Charities. We wanted to weigh in on PTSD but we didn't know how. Then our executive director, Brian Mercedes suggested, "We should make a fucking huge donation. Make a statement that we mean business when it comes to helping people with PTSD."

Brian was right, not only does this cause need more recognition but it also meets the 'fucking huge' criteria by which the Chivers give.

Today we're announcing a $40,000 donation to the Wounded Warrior Project. Specifically, the Combat Stress Recovery Program for PTSD.

The Wounded Warrior Project approaches PTSD from the warrior's perspective. We're especially excited to be able to help Project Odyssey. Pictured above, the program uses the healing power of nature, along with support from mental health professionals and staff, to help wounded service members gain perspective on life through outdoor activities and retreats.

All this was made possible by our members at Chive Charities who donate to theCHIVE Fund. You'll always recognize these Chivers at the meetups by their Green Ribbon tees. If you see them in the wild, RAK the shit out of them. Our Green, Silver, and Gold Chive Charities badasses and our soldiers are the heart n' soul of theCHIVE community. It's poetic that they overlap here. We know many Chive Charities members are also veterants. Thanks so much to you all.

This one's for you, Steven, and all the Chivers with PTSD who have spoken so passionately to Leo and I on the subject.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a very emotional update on our little Zoe. You won't wanna miss it.

Donate to theCHIVE Fund RIGHT HERE.

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Last month the Kansas City Royals contacted me with an idea. They wanted to bring Chivers together to raise money for their local charity, the KC Pet Project. The KC Pet Project is a local non-profit organization that strives to facilitate the placement of homeless pets into suitable homes, establish & maintain an animal shelter, promote the health and welfare of pets in care and the reunification of lost pets to their owners. 

As many of you know, we have our Bella Bear here at the office and we're huge pet pet people. We were happy to jump on board for such a great cause.

September 21st is Chive Night at Kauffman Stadium... it's more like afternoon/night because we insisted on having a huge pre-game happy hour at the Hall of Fame Pavillion so we can get sideways with all the Chivers.

Festivities will start at 4pm. We have a massive tent that will feature a live DJ, food and drinks. As always, Mac has not been invited but he'll probably show up anyway.

Then we're taking you out to the ball game. All tickets are on the lower level.  We're also working on an exclusive Kansas City Royals KCCO t-shirt with all proceeds going towards the KC Pet Project.

Only a limited number of seats are available for this event. We'll have more details soon but tickets will be available next Wednesday, of that we're certain.

With your support we will be able to provide new kennels/quarantine trailers for small dogs and puppies needing medical treatment in Kansas City. We can't wait to raise a glass with our KC Chivers!

KCCO,

John n' Leo

Last month the Kansas City Royals contacted me with an idea. They wanted to bring Chivers together to raise money for their local charity, the KC Pet Project. The KC Pet Project is a local non-profit organization that strives to facilitate the placement of homeless pets into suitable homes, establish & maintain an animal shelter, promote the health and welfare of pets in care and the reunification of lost pets to their owners.

As many of you know, we have our Bella Bear here at the office and we're huge pet pet people. We were happy to jump on board for such a great cause.

September 21st is Chive Night at Kauffman Stadium... it's more like afternoon/night because we insisted on having a huge pre-game happy hour at the Hall of Fame Pavillion so we can get sideways with all the Chivers.

Festivities will start at 4pm. We have a massive tent that will feature a live DJ, food and drinks. As always, Mac has not been invited but he'll probably show up anyway.

Then we're taking you out to the ball game. All tickets are on the lower level. We're also working on an exclusive Kansas City Royals KCCO t-shirt with all proceeds going towards the KC Pet Project.

Only a limited number of seats are available for this event. We'll have more details soon but tickets will be available next Wednesday, of that we're certain.

With your support we will be able to provide new kennels/quarantine trailers for small dogs and puppies needing medical treatment in Kansas City. We can't wait to raise a glass with our KC Chivers!

KCCO,

John n' Leo

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One of our Florida Chivers describes meeting Taylor Morris' parents in Pensacola:

Taylor's parents walked up to me in Downtown Pensacola and introduced themselves. They said they just wanted to thank me and the whole Chive community for all the love and support we've shown the whole Morris Family. They even showed me a picture of a a new stair set up Taylor was using to get up and down the steps of their house. They were great people and it was an honor meeting them. 

Taylor Morris is a Navy EOD who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. Less than 3 weeks after the explosion, theCHIVERS raised over $250,000 to help build his dream house. More on that soon!

One of our Florida Chivers describes meeting Taylor Morris' parents in Pensacola:

Taylor's parents walked up to me in Downtown Pensacola and introduced themselves. They said they just wanted to thank me and the whole Chive community for all the love and support we've shown the whole Morris Family. They even showed me a picture of a a new stair set up Taylor was using to get up and down the steps of their house. They were great people and it was an honor meeting them.

Taylor Morris is a Navy EOD who lost all four limbs in an explosion in Afghanistan. Less than 3 weeks after the explosion, theCHIVERS raised over $250,000 to help build his dream house. More on that soon!

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