I made the editorial / business decision a year ago to be sponsored by not-profit companies. I’ve never done this site for cash and I’m not going to start now. But if a few solid organizations could make this site profitable whilst allowing me to do something good, I’m all for it.
Art of Men – ArtofMen.org
Several years ago I began working with an organization called Art of Men. I so loved the founder, Art Gurwitz, and the mission of the organization that I have taken on a leadership role with them. I would spend time here summarizing what the organization does but AoM’s mission statement takes care of that.
THE WORLD IS FALLING APART.
Everybody’s complaining, but no one is doing anything about it.
SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE.
We’re doing it.
WHAT IS ART OF MEN?
We’re guys across the world taking matters into our own hands.
GUYS JOIN ART OF MEN. It’s free.We ask them to tell us what interests them.
What excites them.
What skills they have.
We take that information and pair them with projects that specifically fit who they are.
If a guy is a master carpenter we’ll point him to a senior center roof that needs fixing. And it’s probably two blocks from his home but he didn’t know.
If a guy loves dogs we’ll find 50 projects in his community where dogs (shelters, rescue facilities…etc.) need help.
If a guy tells us he is interested in hunger issues we’ll direct him to a food pantry desperate for someone to help them unload trucks every weekend.
WHAT’S THE END GAME?
10,000 roofs fixed.
100,000 dogs saved.
1,000,000 people fed.
The world working the way it should because this collection of men were called to action AND WE ANSWERED.
We did something.
THAT’S WHY ART OF MEN EXISTS.
Because we have to.
Art of Men is an organization still in its infancy but I am hoping this site will help to generate membership and raise awareness for the many noble projects with which it is involved. If you have a few moments, go to ArtofMen.org and sign up. Take a look and see if there’s anything in your area that interests you. Signing up does not equal any great commitment. It just means you’re interested.
AoM will be spreading its message through this site in various ways.
26Shirts – 26Shirts.com
From their site:
At 26 Shirts, we sell different limited edition sports-themed t-shirts every two weeks. After a shirt’s respective two week run is over, the design is retired and never sold again. We are currently operating in Buffalo and Chicago.
For every shirt sold, $8 is donated directly to a family in need.
Family with needs like…
A daughter who’s barely a year old and fighting leukemia.
Another daughter who has had an eye removed because of a rare pediatric cancer.
A family whose son was hit by a car, and now they have to commute between Buffalo (where they live/work) and Pittsburgh (where he’s being treated).
A foundation that struggles to serve and help people afflicted by an ultimately lethal, yet relatively unknown condition.
Their will be a constantly-updated image of their most recent Chicago items on the right rail of this page.
We are currently working on sponsorship for a weekly audio feature. That should be announced in the weeks to come.