Pay it forward ... or giving back
Updated: Aug 2
We are BIG believers in giving back - or at a minimum, making the effort to contribute in terms of time....or money...or SPIRIT. Here are some of the great causes that the savvy host, and SavvyHostMarket, contribute to either with a portion of our sales - or by giving our time - or with a donation of gifts and products to their fundraising efforts. We believe in the mission of these organizations - and encourage your support as well!
Wish Upon a Wedding - Wish Upon a Wedding is the world’s first nonprofit wish granting organization providing weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering circumstances regardless of sexual orientation. Our organization offers couples a chance to enjoy a very special day, without any thoughts of existing health or other serious issues, while surrounded by their closest family and friends.
Junior League of Chicago - an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
Children's Clinic (Oak Park, IL) - sponsored by the Oak Park River Forest Infant Welfare Society, the clinic has provided health care to children for over 94 years. What began in 1916 as a volunteer based community organization has grown into a thriving clinic that serves thousands of underserved children from 50 Cook County west suburban communities and Chicago. They deliver top quality dental, medical and social services to children from infancy to age 18.
Bright Endeavours - Bright Endeavors is a nonprofit social enterprise committed to helping inner city, homeless and at-risk young women, between the ages of 16 - 25, gain the necessary skills to become self-sufficient, successful adults. Utilizing innovative business enterprise principles, Bright Endeavors assists young women to make positive life changes that lead to a strong sense of:
-- self through leadership development training and career exploration
-- achievement through transitional work experience, work place goals and outcomes and performance reviews
-- independence through financial management skills and financial planning
-- direction through short-term and long-term personal and professional goal setting and permanent job placement
Purple Asparagus - Purple Asparagus is a non-profit dedicated to bringing families back to the table by promoting and enjoying all the things associated with good eating. Purple Asparagus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.