Postcards tagged: Giving Back
How to help the victims of yesterday's devastating tornado in Oaklahoma.
ST. CROIX, U.S.V.I. – Living off the land in a manner that makes the place better is not only possible, it breeds inspiration and healing. And on top of that, people will pay for it.
If we want to fight poverty, we have to empower people through farming. Fair trade. Vodka is grain and water. We connected the dots, and our contribution to the world is built inside our products.
AMAZON RAIN FOREST – Our host family explained that they thoroughly enjoy housing guests from various countries since they aren't financially able to travel to these places.
GUATEMALA – I was hellbent on delivering this beast to domesticated safety in Seattle. My boyfriend expected coffee. I brought home a feral street dog from a developing country.
What's your advice for entrepreneurs who want to give back? Do not to presume to know how to help.
MOROCCO – A woman teaches me their shrieking technique, and I realize why I do things for Nest, why I came to Morocco to meet these women. We are part of something phenomenal.
HAITI – M Z Wallace co-founder Monica Zwirner went to Haiti and wanted to help. In a marriage of fashion and giving, the Artists for Haiti tote was born.
That contrast is never more apparent than when you open your purse to buy water and realize your beautiful, stupid purse cost more than the person selling the water will see in a year.
QATAR – One minute I am bouncing in a van in Mbita and the next I am at this pleasant, vaguely institutional hotel staring at a crappy poolside menu.