It's the holiday season and the Chive Charities team is buzzing. We're committed to doing as much charity work as possible during this holiday season. Since Chive Charities began we've had a running dialogue about burn victims, particularly children with 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

The physical scarring is often surpassed by the emotional scaring the burns cause. Our diligence process led us to a single place, The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Started in 1971, the AARBF was the first to pioneer the now famous technique, 'Stop, drop, and Roll.' AARBF is as committed to preventing burns as they are to treating them. 

AARBF does one very cool thing each year that caught our attention. They invite 130 burn survivors ages 5-16 to a week-long Champ Camp in Wonder Valley, California.

Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors. This crew also includes adult burn survivors and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, and team building activities. It provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and, most importantly, make new friends. 

We've met many burn survivors this year who have asked us to not only donate AARBF but to do so in a way that brings attention to their amazing cause. On behalf of theCHIVE community, Chive Charities would like to announce a $50,000 grant to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. This grant will help send burn survivors to Champ Camp this year. We believe these young children need all the confidence the AARBF can instill in them and we're honored to be able to weigh in so heavily on this amazing cause. 

Read the entire story right here.

This is just the tip of the holiday charity iceberg, Chivers. Some of the most amazing and inspiring stories are right around the corner. We cannot wait to share them with y'all.

KCCO,

John n' Leo

Follow Chive Charities on Twitter.

It's the holiday season and the Chive Charities team is buzzing. We're committed to doing as much charity work as possible during this holiday season. Since Chive Charities began we've had a running dialogue about burn victims, particularly children with 2nd and 3rd degree burns.

The physical scarring is often surpassed by the emotional scaring the burns cause. Our diligence process led us to a single place, The Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Started in 1971, the AARBF was the first to pioneer the now famous technique, 'Stop, drop, and Roll.' AARBF is as committed to preventing burns as they are to treating them.

AARBF does one very cool thing each year that caught our attention. They invite 130 burn survivors ages 5-16 to a week-long Champ Camp in Wonder Valley, California.

Champ Camp is free to all burn survivors and is fully staffed by medical doctors, nurses, program staff, volunteers and counselors. This crew also includes adult burn survivors and firefighters. Activities at the camp include fishing, horseback riding, crafts, canoeing, archery, water slides, and team building activities. It provides a safe environment where burn survivors can play, learn, grow, gain self-esteem, and, most importantly, make new friends. 

We've met many burn survivors this year who have asked us to not only donate AARBF but to do so in a way that brings attention to their amazing cause. On behalf of theCHIVE community, Chive Charities would like to announce a $50,000 grant to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. This grant will help send burn survivors to Champ Camp this year. We believe these young children need all the confidence the AARBF can instill in them and we're honored to be able to weigh in so heavily on this amazing cause.

Read the entire story right here.

This is just the tip of the holiday charity iceberg, Chivers. Some of the most amazing and inspiring stories are right around the corner. We cannot wait to share them with y'all.

KCCO,

John n' Leo

Follow Chive Charities on Twitter.

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On November 2nd, we’ll be throwing the inaugural Chive Charities Green Gala right in the heart of downtown Austin at Speakeasy.  

It's going to be an incredible night and we are giving Chive Nation the chance to join Chive Charities' key contributors, recipients, and some of our favorite Chivettes of the Week at the private soiree.

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.  

Come dressed to impress, as the attire is black or green tie or your favorite super hero costume.  We've tried to tell Mac that Peter Pan isn't a super hero, but he's having none of it. 

There will be plenty of surprises in store, so you won't want to miss this!

Tickets for the inaugural Chive Charities Green Gala are available RIGHT HERE!

On November 2nd, we’ll be throwing the inaugural Chive Charities Green Gala right in the heart of downtown Austin at Speakeasy.

It's going to be an incredible night and we are giving Chive Nation the chance to join Chive Charities' key contributors, recipients, and some of our favorite Chivettes of the Week at the private soiree.

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.

Come dressed to impress, as the attire is black or green tie or your favorite super hero costume. We've tried to tell Mac that Peter Pan isn't a super hero, but he's having none of it.

There will be plenty of surprises in store, so you won't want to miss this!

Tickets for the inaugural Chive Charities Green Gala are available RIGHT HERE!

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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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