Friday, November 1, 2013

November Brings So Much Beautiful and Celebrating for the NAEHCY

See Beautiful™ is committed to making this world a more beautiful place! All of our products (and our packaging) are either handmade, hand-pressed, organic, recycled and/or fair trade. Additionally, 20% of every sale (not just proceeds, but the WHOLE PURCHASE PRICE) is donated to a non-profit organization also committed to improving our world. This month, our See Beautiful donation will go to NAEHCY!

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When it comes to seeing beautiful, one of the most wonderful parts of what we get to do is raise awareness for, and donate to, wonderful non-profit organizations. This month's (soon to be) non-profit leaves us seeing beautiful and feeling inspired in so many ways! 
Why NAEHCY?
"The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) is the voice and social conscience for the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. NAEHCY accomplishes this in three ways; through 1) advocacy, 2) partnerships, and 3) education" (NAEHCY, 2013). NAEHCY is the thread connecting multiple steakholders (i.e., educators, parents, advocates, researchers, and service providers) who work tirelessly to ensure school enrollment and attendance and overall success for "children and youth whose lives have been disrupted by the lack of safe, permanent, and adequate housing" (NAEHCY, 2013).

Approximately one and half million children and youth experience homelessness in our country. As NAEHCY reports, "children and youth report that school is a home to them - a place where they see the same faces, sit in the same seat, and can put their hearts and minds into pursuits that ease their daily troubles" (NAEHCY, 2013). NAEHCY does the beautiful work of identifying, enrolling, and coordinating services for children and youth experiencing homelessness.

How does NAEHCY see & create more beautiful? While this list is by no means exhaustive, here are a few of the incredible things NAEHCY is doing to empower others. They:
  • Provide scholarship assistance to children and youth who are homeless or have experienced homelessness through their LeTrende Education Fund (learn more here);
  • Serve as a voice in legislative movements to empower children and youth experiencing homelessness;
  • Provide extensive educational resources for educators, parents, advocates, researchers and service provides to assist children and youth experiencing homelessness;
  • Host a yearly national conference to collaborate with stakeholders at various vested levels to make the greatest impact for children and youth experiencing homelessness; and
  • Create "Awareness Videos" in order to generate awareness of educational, legislative, etc. needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness. 

How will See Beautiful support NAEHCY?   Great question! See Beautiful™ will donate 20% of every product SALE (not proceeds, but the ENTIRE SALE) to NAEHCY's LeTendre Education Fund throughout the month!

Connect directly with NAEHCY and learn more about the beautiful work they're doing.
 

4 comments:

  1. Oh you know this touches me and my MOM right in the heart. Thank you SB for all the wonderful ways you help us and other see beautiful.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  2. OK we just had to come back again and say how much we love this. WE LOVE IT!!!!
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. This is awesome....really awesome!! We will go and check it out!

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  4. Christina Adam WilsonNovember 4, 2013 at 8:51 AM

    It was great to see you at the conference. Thank you for caring about children in homeless situations!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts & helping others see beautiful too!