Recently I heard about an interesting project, Project 7. This was started by a local man out of his compassion and love for others and the world. He, his wife and their children live in a burb that borders our burbs, so I thought I would take a moment to introduce you to him and his cause.
…having a consumer goods background and a heart to see real change come about, this company was created. I believe like most of you, that if we spent more time helping others, we can in fact, Change the Score.
Enter Project 7, a consumer goods company passionate about social change and dedicated to addressing the seven most critical areas of need in the world today, as determined by Project 7 ”Build the Future, Feed the Hungry, Heal the Sick, Help those in Need, Hope for Peace, House the Homeless, and Save the Planet. No matter people's political affiliations or background, these seven issues strike a chord in the very fiber of mankind.
Send us your stories, tell us what you are doing as this is a community of change. Together we can change the score.
-Tyler Merrick, Founder
This year, Tyler and Project 7 will take more than 50 percent of profits from its products to create a community piggy-bank. Throughout the year, the company will accept applications from nonprofits that benefit one of the seven causes, eventually selecting three finalists for each. Project 7 will then invite consumers to vote online for the organization within each area that will receive proceeds collected from consumer purchases throughout the year. In total, Project 7 will support seven different charities, each representing one of the seven areas of need in our world.
Regardless of sales during its first year, Project 7 has committed to donating $15,000 to nonprofits supporting each of the seven areas of critical need, totaling a minimum donation of $105,000 in 2009.
How can you get involved?
You can register online to become a volunteer, you can purchase Project 7 product, and you can submit your own story and tell your friends to also! I believe Tyler is spot on in believing that if we spent more time helping others, we could in fact change the score. So now the question is: what team are you going to play on?