At Vibe Creative Marketing, humility and gratitude are two of the six core values by which we act. Giving back to our community is one way we exercise them. This Giving Tuesday, each member of Team Vibe chose a meaningful non-profit organization to spotlight. We hope to spread awareness of these causes close to our heart, especially during these unprecedented times!
Blue Planet Foundation works to power the transition to 100% clean energy in Hawai‘i, leading the way for global change. They find creative ways to remove the obstacles that stand between us and a future, free of fossil fuels. Aaron chose to spotlight Blue Planet Foundation because he appreciates that they drive change at both the policy and community level, by providing education and outreach to empower youth to understand key energy issues.
In Hawai‘i, 1 in 9 people and 1 in 6 children struggled with food insecurity. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, it's increased to 1 in 5. Erica chose to spotlight The Pantry by Feeding Hawaii Together because they address hunger with an innovative mindset, implementing a grocery store-style food distribution center that reduces food waste and encourages self sufficiency. In addition, they are developing a one-of-a-kind app to connect donated food real time to the people who need it.
PAWS of Hawaii is a foster-based animal rescue that works primarily in the homeless areas of O‘ahu. They help to care for, take in and adopt out animals in need. Amanda chose to spotlight PAWS Hawaii because they are committed to promoting awareness and support to animal guardians to ensure the proper treatment, well-being, love, and quality of life for animals.
Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. Chantel chose to spotlight Planned Parenthood because she, too, believes that our health is our future, and accessible health care should be a right for everyone, no matter who you are or where you come from. She appreciates that they provide health care for those with or without insurance and advocate for underrepresented groups.
The Sierra Club of Hawaii works to advance climate solutions, act for justice, get outdoors, and protect Hawai‘i’s lands, water, air, and wildlife. Wyatt is spotlighting Sierra Club of Hawaii because he loves that they use the power of people to advocate for a future where public health is protected, our natural resources thrive, and the local impacts of climate change are mitigated.
The Hawaii Youth Symphony is a part of the Vibe Creative Marketing ‘ohana. With a vision that making music should be a right, not a privilege, they strive to provide access to music education to all keiki in Hawai‘i, regardless of their ability to play or pay.
Pacific Gateway Center is a part of the Vibe Creative Marketing ‘ohana. The mission of Pacific Gateway Center is to empower low-income residents, immigrants, refugees, and other vulnerable populations to achieve self-sufficiency through skill-building and access to opportunities while respecting cultural heritages.
From all of us at Team Vibe, thank you to the hard and dedicated workers at these organizations for all the good you do for our community!