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Join us this afternoon for BBQ RAK’s at theCHIVE!

Today when I arrived at theCHIVE, the famous food philanthropists, Triple G Relief, were cooking up breakfast for the entire Chive office. Then they set up a mimosa bar and we got after it. So now we're all full and drunk and we're just getting warmed up today.

Many of you remember Seth Ringley and Blake Giles. The BBQ gurus who created Triple G Relief dropped everything and to spend two months helping to feed victims of the F5 tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City last year.

Today at 2pm in Austin we're joining forces once again with the Triple G Relief boys for a special happening outside the new Chive HQ and we're inviting all of you to join us for a free BBQ lunch at theCHIVE. There will also be some very worthy charities there we'd like you to meet: 

Operation Blue Santa will be there as well as Austin Pets Alive! and all we ask is you give a small donation to help make Christmas a special time for underprivileged kids and maybe help get some cats and dogs some much-needed food.

Austin Pets Alive! is burning thru almost 6,000 lbs. of dog and cat food every month to sustain all the animals at this no-kill shelter. They could use our help and something tells me there will be a big check from us here at theCHIVE waiting for you when you get here tomorrow :)

Operation Blue Santa was the recipient of a $50,000 grant from Chive Charities last year and they are ramping up efforts to go even bigger this Christmas after the Chivers helped Blue Santa bring Christmas to over 4,000 families last year. I mean, it is Half Christmas after all.  

Most importantly - if you don't have $5 to donate, don't sweat it, just come by and experience some great BBQ and meet theCHIVE crew. The BBQ will be in the cul-de-sac next to theCHIVE HQ. Look for the firetrucks and Mac trying to adopt all the cats. 

KCCO,

John n' Leo

Today when I arrived at theCHIVE, the famous food philanthropists, Triple G Relief, were cooking up breakfast for the entire Chive office. Then they set up a mimosa bar and we got after it. So now we're all full and drunk and we're just getting warmed up today.

Many of you remember Seth Ringley and Blake Giles. The BBQ gurus who created Triple G Relief dropped everything and to spend two months helping to feed victims of the F5 tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City last year.

Today at 2pm in Austin we're joining forces once again with the Triple G Relief boys for a special happening outside the new Chive HQ and we're inviting all of you to join us for a free BBQ lunch at theCHIVE. There will also be some very worthy charities there we'd like you to meet:

Operation Blue Santa will be there as well as Austin Pets Alive! and all we ask is you give a small donation to help make Christmas a special time for underprivileged kids and maybe help get some cats and dogs some much-needed food.

Austin Pets Alive! is burning thru almost 6,000 lbs. of dog and cat food every month to sustain all the animals at this no-kill shelter. They could use our help and something tells me there will be a big check from us here at theCHIVE waiting for you when you get here tomorrow :)

Operation Blue Santa was the recipient of a $50,000 grant from Chive Charities last year and they are ramping up efforts to go even bigger this Christmas after the Chivers helped Blue Santa bring Christmas to over 4,000 families last year. I mean, it is Half Christmas after all.

Most importantly - if you don't have $5 to donate, don't sweat it, just come by and experience some great BBQ and meet theCHIVE crew. The BBQ will be in the cul-de-sac next to theCHIVE HQ. Look for the firetrucks and Mac trying to adopt all the cats.

KCCO,

John n' Leo

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Join us tomorrow for BBQ lunch at theCHIVE!

I know it's late but we're going hard this week so there will be a lot of posts beyond the regular hours. 

It's #RAKit week so we're literally RAK'ing racks (of ribs) tomorrow. 

Many of you remember Seth Ringley and Blake Giles. The BBQ gurus who created Triple G Relief dropped everything and to spend two months helping to feed victims of the F5 tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City last year.

Tomorrow we're joining forces once again with the Triple G Relief boys for a special happening outside the new Chive HQ and we're inviting all of you to join us for a free BBQ lunch at theCHIVE. There will also be some very worthy charities there we'd like you to meet: 

Operation Blue Santa will be there as well as Austin Pets Alive! and all we ask is you give a small donation to help make Christmas a special time for underprivileged kids and maybe help get some cats and dogs some much-needed food.

Austin Pets Alive! is burning thru almost 6,000 lbs. of dog and cat food every month to sustain all the animals at this no-kill shelter. They could use our help and something tells me there will be a big check from us here at theCHIVE waiting for you when you get here tomorrow :)

Operation Blue Santa was the recipient of a $50,000 grant from Chive Charities last year and they are ramping up efforts to go even bigger this Christmas after the Chivers helped Blue Santa bring Christmas to over 4,000 families last year. I mean, it's Half Christmas after all.  

Most importantly - if you don't have $5 to donate, don't sweat it, just come by and experience some great BBQ and meet theCHIVE crew. The BBQ will be in the cul-de-sac next to theCHIVE HQ. Look for the firetrucks and Mac trying to adopt all the cats. 

You are all welcome here,

John n' Leo

I know it's late but we're going hard this week so there will be a lot of posts beyond the regular hours.

It's #RAKit week so we're literally RAK'ing racks (of ribs) tomorrow.

Many of you remember Seth Ringley and Blake Giles. The BBQ gurus who created Triple G Relief dropped everything and to spend two months helping to feed victims of the F5 tornado that ripped through Oklahoma City last year.

Tomorrow we're joining forces once again with the Triple G Relief boys for a special happening outside the new Chive HQ and we're inviting all of you to join us for a free BBQ lunch at theCHIVE. There will also be some very worthy charities there we'd like you to meet:

Operation Blue Santa will be there as well as Austin Pets Alive! and all we ask is you give a small donation to help make Christmas a special time for underprivileged kids and maybe help get some cats and dogs some much-needed food.

Austin Pets Alive! is burning thru almost 6,000 lbs. of dog and cat food every month to sustain all the animals at this no-kill shelter. They could use our help and something tells me there will be a big check from us here at theCHIVE waiting for you when you get here tomorrow :)

Operation Blue Santa was the recipient of a $50,000 grant from Chive Charities last year and they are ramping up efforts to go even bigger this Christmas after the Chivers helped Blue Santa bring Christmas to over 4,000 families last year. I mean, it's Half Christmas after all.

Most importantly - if you don't have $5 to donate, don't sweat it, just come by and experience some great BBQ and meet theCHIVE crew. The BBQ will be in the cul-de-sac next to theCHIVE HQ. Look for the firetrucks and Mac trying to adopt all the cats.

You are all welcome here,

John n' Leo

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#RAKit week begins! How to ride the beast…

Today we’re going to embark on a great social experiment, RAKit week. I had written this silly grandiose thing earlier, something about the harmonic vibrations between people, the intangible connections that reverberate through the empty space and affect us all whether we know it or not. Don’t believe it? Set one guitar closely across from another and strum a chord, see how the other guitar reacts - it will vibrate back. I just butchered both Tesla and the Harmonic String Theory there but I’m striving to a point. 

When one random individual connects to another… and then to another, something actually happens. Nobody can prove it exists really, such are theories of non-physical phenomena, but I think it does. And maybe with all the chaos happening across the globe right now some group should try and harness some positive energy by stringing a bunch of Random Acts of Kindness together and, ya know, see what happens. 

So RAKit week begins. We’ll be bringing you heartwarming stories everyday from Chive HQ. We have awesome events planned for the whole spectrum, firefighters to animal shelters. Yes, there will still be cleavage but we’re going to heavy up on the small kindnesses that make a big difference this week, and we’re inviting y’all to get in on it. In fact, we want you in the driver’s seat of this social experiment.

Keep your heads up a little more to the world around you, maybe there’s an old lady who needs her lawn mowed or somebody down on their luck who just needs an ear to listen. Be creative and feel free to share your RAK’s using the hashtag #RAKit on social media . You can also submit them to theCHIVE, or just do it to put a smile on somebody's face, which is the point.

Above all, have FUN with this. You’ll be surprised how these small generosities will reflect back at you in ways you never imagined, so put your fingers on the strings and make some noise this week! 

KCCO,

John n’ Leo

Today we’re going to embark on a great social experiment, RAKit week. I had written this silly grandiose thing earlier, something about the harmonic vibrations between people, the intangible connections that reverberate through the empty space and affect us all whether we know it or not. Don’t believe it? Set one guitar closely across from another and strum a chord, see how the other guitar reacts - it will vibrate back. I just butchered both Tesla and the Harmonic String Theory there but I’m striving to a point.

When one random individual connects to another… and then to another, something actually happens. Nobody can prove it exists really, such are theories of non-physical phenomena, but I think it does. And maybe with all the chaos happening across the globe right now some group should try and harness some positive energy by stringing a bunch of Random Acts of Kindness together and, ya know, see what happens.

So RAKit week begins. We’ll be bringing you heartwarming stories everyday from Chive HQ. We have awesome events planned for the whole spectrum, firefighters to animal shelters. Yes, there will still be cleavage but we’re going to heavy up on the small kindnesses that make a big difference this week, and we’re inviting y’all to get in on it. In fact, we want you in the driver’s seat of this social experiment.

Keep your heads up a little more to the world around you, maybe there’s an old lady who needs her lawn mowed or somebody down on their luck who just needs an ear to listen. Be creative and feel free to share your RAK’s using the hashtag #RAKit on social media . You can also submit them to theCHIVE, or just do it to put a smile on somebody's face, which is the point.

Above all, have FUN with this. You’ll be surprised how these small generosities will reflect back at you in ways you never imagined, so put your fingers on the strings and make some noise this week!

KCCO,

John n’ Leo

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theCHIVERS come to the aid of a beautiful girl with a rare genetic disorder….

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.

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.

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The Chivers put one in the upper deck for a young cancer survivor!

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!

Learn all about Chive Charities RIGHT HERE!

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!

Learn all about Chive Charities RIGHT HERE!

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Tomorrow we need your help to park one in the upper deck…

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.

KCCO,

John n’ Leo

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.

KCCO,

John n’ Leo

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UPDATE: We found an architect! If you are an architect in Los Angeles, Chive Charities needs your help (1 Photo)

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who reached out! We found an architect who is going to help with our next project. Exciting things coming soon!

theCHIVE community continues to be one of the most generous on the planet. We are consistently humbled by Chivers’ eagerness to give. Here at Chive Charities, people are often asking what else they can do to help beyond just donating to the Chive Fund.

Without giving away too much, we have selected the next Chive Charities recipient and you're going to be blown away! Before we can move forward, we need an architect in the Los Angeles area who is willing to help us determine the scope of the project. It's nothing big, just a field trip to the recipient's house to assess the scope of the donation. If you are an architect willing to help us out, please contact us at helpchivecharities@gmail.com.

Thank you for continually inspiring us with your relentless generosity!

KCCO,
Chive Charities Team

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who reached out! We found an architect who is going to help with our next project. Exciting things coming soon!

theCHIVE community continues to be one of the most generous on the planet. We are consistently humbled by Chivers’ eagerness to give. Here at Chive Charities, people are often asking what else they can do to help beyond just donating to the Chive Fund.

Without giving away too much, we have selected the next Chive Charities recipient and you're going to be blown away! Before we can move forward, we need an architect in the Los Angeles area who is willing to help us determine the scope of the project. It's nothing big, just a field trip to the recipient's house to assess the scope of the donation. If you are an architect willing to help us out, please contact us at helpchivecharities@gmail.com.

Thank you for continually inspiring us with your relentless generosity!

KCCO,
Chive Charities Team

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How fast did Chivers take a $37,000 goal to $130,000?

That's us up there, celebrating reaching Billy's $37,000 goal. Little did we know that was only the beginning. 

Yesterday, we posted a story about Billy Wynne, a helicopter paramedic who was the lone survivor of a horrible helicopter crash in Oklahoma City. 

The Chive Fund set the pace by donating $85,000 to build Billy a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool for his intensive rehab. 

We then asked theCHIVE community to donate $37,000 to help buy Billy at Toyota FJ Cruiser. 

This is where things got interesting. 

Within minutes, the Michigan Chivers had already donated the hand controls and donations were starting to roll in. 

It's a fascinating thing, the way the Chivers donate to charity campaigns but the mentality that drives it you'll find nowhere else on earth: The Chivers smashed the goal within minutes and, once the goal was reached, the donations begin to actually accelerate. 

How fast? Let's look at the math. Within only 7 hours you had tripled the goal. That breaks down to $264 every minute with an average donation of $26. That's lightning fast. You've now hit the $130,000 mark and changed a family's life forever. 

You've all once again put yourself on a national stage and delivered when it mattered most.   

Still plenty of time to donate. 

Well done, Chivers, well done.

John n' Leo

That's us up there, celebrating reaching Billy's $37,000 goal. Little did we know that was only the beginning.

Yesterday, we posted a story about Billy Wynne, a helicopter paramedic who was the lone survivor of a horrible helicopter crash in Oklahoma City.

The Chive Fund set the pace by donating $85,000 to build Billy a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool for his intensive rehab.

We then asked theCHIVE community to donate $37,000 to help buy Billy at Toyota FJ Cruiser.

This is where things got interesting.

Within minutes, the Michigan Chivers had already donated the hand controls and donations were starting to roll in.

It's a fascinating thing, the way the Chivers donate to charity campaigns but the mentality that drives it you'll find nowhere else on earth: The Chivers smashed the goal within minutes and, once the goal was reached, the donations begin to actually accelerate.

How fast? Let's look at the math. Within only 7 hours you had tripled the goal. That breaks down to $264 every minute with an average donation of $26. That's lightning fast. You've now hit the $130,000 mark and changed a family's life forever.

You've all once again put yourself on a national stage and delivered when it mattered most.

Still plenty of time to donate.

Well done, Chivers, well done.

John n' Leo

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