Lending a Hand
As you’ll discover in the book, I believe that one of the easiest ways to Begin with Yes is to help others. In that spirit, 10% of the author’s royalties will be donated to a few nonprofits working in a Begin with Yes way, one step at a time, to change the world.
These partner organizations include the following:
Moore Center Services
A New Hampshire nonprofit agency whose mission is to empower and support individuals with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders, thereby enriching the lives of everyone in the New Hampshire community and beyond. In addition, the agency has branched out to assist seniors who need special assistance to remain independent through its Moore Options for Seniors program. One initiative of this program is Life in the Years, a new national health care initiative to develop innovative community-based care options for our nation’s elderly. The goal is to encourage nationwide sharing of creative models that enable seniors to remain happily and productively engaged in their community. Please check out www.moorecenter.org and www.lifeintheyears.org to learn more, and join me in supporting this close-to-my-heart organization.
Make It Right Foundation New Orleans
A catalyst for redevelopment of the Lower 9th Ward by building a neighborhood of safe and healthy homes with an emphasis on high quality design that celebrates the spirit of the community. The Make it Right core team assembled by Brad Pitt is working in tandem with leaders of a local, neighborhood led coalition of not-for-profits to ensure that the focus on -- and commitment to -- the Lower 9th Ward is demonstrably diverse and reflective of Brad Pitt's dedication to giving this critical neighborhood access to the best expertise available. Please check them out at www.makeitrightnola.org and lend a hand.
Dedicated to food justice, economic justice, and to building a local and sustainable food system. They give urban residents the skills, inspiration, and paid opportunities to transform their schools, backyards, empty lots, and churches into productive and beautiful edible landscapes. By combining urban food production and ecological education with a grassroots community organizing model and a focus on green jobs, they are demonstrating how to create jobs that improve access to healthy and affordable food. Help Gavin Raders and Haleh Vandi plant a few more seeds of justice by supporting this wonderful, life-changing organization. For more information visit: www.plantingjustice.org.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA)
One of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised over $160 million for critically needed services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States. Alice
Ripley and I urge you to check out this site and join us in supporting their important work. For more information visit: www.BroadwayCares.org .
Musicians for a Cause
Founded to harness the power of music to inspire compassion and support for worthy causes. They foster active involvement by the music community to create social awareness by teaming songwriters and musicians with nonprofit organizations to write songs that bring life to the causes they support. If you have a song in your heart, share it by supporting this innovative, grassroots effort at www.m4ac.org.
And please check out and consider joining our Begin with Yes Kiva team. Kiva allows lenders to make small business loans to low income entrepreneurs all over the world. Visit us at: http://www.kiva.org/team/begin_with_yes.