Happy Giving New Year!

Happy Giving New Year 2015!

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We are proud to announce our 2015 preferred charitable partners. Visit our Community Commitment for more on these important and inspirational charities.

Every new year – and every new day – is a new chance to spread love, give back and change the world for others.

IMG_3447Below, are fifteen (15) inspirational giving quotes to inspire you to love, to give and to change the world. Celebrate Giving Tuesday + share with others who may need encouragement this week.

“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.” – Khalil Gibran

“Your days are numbered. Use them to throw open the windows of your soul to the sun. If you do not, the sun will soon set, and you with it.” – Marcus Aurelius

“It’s easier to take than to give. It’s nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.” – Joan F. Marques

Girl With Sorrel“If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” – Thomas Edison

“For it is in giving that we receive.” – Francis of Assisi

“Live simply so others may simply live” – Mother Teresa

Hands with Decorations“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” – Charles Dickens

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands:  One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” – Audrey Hepburn

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” – Winston S. Churchill

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“Live like a tree, giving, forgiving and free.”- Debases Mridha

“When you know that everything matters – that every move counts as much as any other – you will begin living a life of permanent purpose.” – Andy Andrews

“Only when you give from the heart does it make the giving whole.” – Stephen Richards

Stocksy_txp88333efbjrG000_Small_292992“I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” – Khalil Gibran

“Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others.” – Brian Tracy

“One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.” – George Eliot

Holding Hands Photo Credits: © PhotoGabi, 2015.

#GivingTuesday

“We have it in our power to change the world over.”

– Thomas Paine

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The Huestudio + Company is proud to support #GivingTuesday!

But, what is #GivingTuesday?

#GivingTuesday is a day for giving thanks and to celebrate our blessings with generosity. #GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. Join us today [and every Tuesday!] and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of giving and generosity!

Throughout 2014, The Huestudio + Company has been honored to support our four (4) preferred charitable partners through special events, monetary donations, in-kind services, etc. We’ve also created unique and colorful gift offerings online through Gifts that Give, where 30% of all proceeds directly support and benefit these worthy and deserving organizations.

DiscoveryArts-logo-blueDiscovery Arts has been a preferred charitable partner of The Huestudio + Company’s for several years and we are honored to support their ongoing Courage Campaign with Louis T. Lion!

Jeff Huges Portrait PhotoshootDiscovery Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment. The “Arts Adventures” of Discovery Arts bring a tremendous amount of joy to the children and their families. Click here to learn more about Discovery Arts and how you can contribute!

DSC_5703Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. Children and adults [and many of The Huestudio + Company’s Clients, friends and family] regularly volunteer their time to hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children.

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DSC_5760A single meal costs only 22 cents to produce + 92 percent of total donations goes directly toward the food program. FMSC ships meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. FMSC has been a preferred charitable partner of The Huestudio + Company for the past two years. Click here to learn more about how you can become involved + make a secure online donation today!

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A new preferred charitable partner for 2014 is One Hundred Pounds of Hope!

Did you know that a 100 pound sack of rice can sustain a family of four for a month?

imageOne Hundred Pounds of Hope is a (501)(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to provide the village of Battambang, an under served community in rural Cambodia, with educational resources and other forms of relief, temporary and long term. Their immediate need is to complete the building of a six (6) room schoolhouse, complete with running water and essential school supplies. This vision will offer Battambang hope for a sustainable future.

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Offered exclusively in limited editions of only one hundred (100) through Gifts that Give, these colorful Circle of Colors handmade boxes are signed, numbered and provide one (1) 100 pound sack of rice to One Hundred Pounds of Hope. Click here to learn more about One Hundred Pounds of Hope!

michaelcourier-huederby-2553-7x5For the past three (3) years, The Huestudio + Company has supported Special Olympics Illinois and The Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby through our corporate team, The Sunshine Paddlers! 

Photography by Maggie Rife | www.maggierife.comSpecial Olympics Illinois provides opportunities for more than 21,000 athletes, 40,000 volunteers and thousands more people statewide through 18 Area programs in all 102 counties of the state.

Special Olympics began in Illinois with the first games at Soldier Field in July 1968 thanks to the efforts of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and her peers. There are now more than 4 million athletes in 170 countries. Special Olympics Illinois does not charge athletes or their families to participate in the program.

IMG_2001Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day around the world. Through programming in sports, health, education and community building, Special Olympics is changing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities solving the global injustice, isolation, intolerance and inactivity they face. Click here to learn more and to give back!

On this #GivingTuesday, please consider giving to our wonderful preferred charitable partners. We think they all are terrific and very special! Today, and every day, we applaud their collective efforts to make a difference in our world!

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill