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National and international events and happenings centered on serving others and making the world a better place :)

We’re Going to the NYC Marathon!!

Greetings!! We’ve had a really busy winter and spring season, so I’ve have very little time to blog. But, I had to share our exciting news — I’ve been chosen by the international organization Water for People to represent them in the 2016 NYC Marathon! On November 6th, I will be running with a team of 10 other athletes helping to bring awareness to the world-wide water crisis. As an avid runner, I’m so excited to be running NYC! Running for Water for People makes it possible for me to run in my dream race while raising funds for a cause I truly care about. I think Water for People is a great organization because over their 25 years, they’ve built water stations, pumps, toilet and sanitation facilities in impoverished communities in 9 countries around the world. I also admire the fact that Water for People has a small hands-on staff and its easy to find their accountability information, which is posted throughout their website and social media links. Check it out when you have the …

Dolls For a Cause: Beautiful Dolls for Children in Need

Greetings! We love to spread the word about the good works of our unheralded brothers and sisters around the world striving to make a difference in their community. Yesterday, I learned about a new mission being launched by my fellow artisan sister La’Tanya Alexander, fittingly called Dolls for a Cause. La’Tanya creates beautiful crocheted dolls and teddy bears for sick children, whether they are suffering from illness or disease, or struggling with life’s challenges. For every special child, La’Tanya customizes each doll, creating different skin colors, clothing, and specific details like glasses and more. She creates these beautiful dolls in exchange for more yarn simply to be able to continue to brighten the lives of children everywhere–this is truly a labor of love! Please contact sister La’Tanya Alexander via email at showmerci1@yahoo.com for more information or to order one of these dolls for that special child in your life. Let’s continue to uplift and support our visionaries and attend to our brothers and sisters in need near and far 🙂 Blessings! Peggy Olivia ❤

Charity of the Month: Girls Gotta Run!

Greetings! Yes, it has been a while since I posted on our blog due to a very looong semester at university. Now that spring semester is over, I am back to sharing information about some of the amazing charities we encounter that are really helping to make a difference. This month, we would like to donate to the Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF), an amazing organization that provides support for young impoverished girls in Ethiopia who aspire to become professional runners. As an avid marathon runner, I was really excited when I learned about GGRF and their mission to provide these beautiful girls with coaching, running shoes, training, food, and other programs and materials to ensure their success as athletes and leaders in their communities. With the help of local and international organizations, GGRF  is enabling young girls to achieve their educational, athletic, and individual goals by providing training, scholarships, and mentor ship programs. This month, proceeds from the sale of our eco-friendly products from our official website, http://www.zoetikmovement.com and our Etsy artisan shop (https://www.etsy.com/shop/Zoetik) will be donated …

Charity of the Month: March Forth Kenya Kids

Greetings 🙂 For the month of November, we would like to donate to an amazing organization called March Forth Kenya Kids, which aims to enrich the lives of impoverished youth across Kenya through music, the arts, and education. The non-profit organization offers wonderful programs in which these beautiful children are taught an array of valuable skills such as jewelry making, painting and knitting, and are given opportunities to learn drumming and percussion and expand their world through photography, poetry and spoken word. These programs were created to give these youth an outlet for dealing with poverty and dire conditions in their community, and may deter them from a negative future. Our brothers and sisters at March Forth Kenya Kids are currently in need of supplies in order to continue in their good works. They are in need of drums and percussive instruments, painting supplies, jewelry making supplies, and more. We would love to contribute to their efforts and we would love for you to join us 🙂 Proceeds from the sale of our merchandise will go …

Charity of the Month: The Liya Kebede Foundation :)

Greetings!! For the past few months, we focused our charitable donations on children and teen charities, and for the month of September, we are continuing our focus on our children by highlighting an organization that is working to ensure that mothers everywhere have a safe and happy childbirth experience 🙂 This month’s charity is the Liya Kebede Foundation, founded by Ethiopian-born supermodel and maternal health advocate, Liya Kebede. This amazing organization strives to reduce the large number of maternal illnesses and newborn deaths across Africa. According to the Foundation’s website, only half of all women in developing countries receive proper health care services and education during and after childbirth, and Liya’s foundation strives to eradicate this issue through advocacy, education, and safe child delivery initiatives.   Click the link for more information about this amazing organization: http://www.lkfound.org Every month we feature a new charity or organization helping to make the world a better place. Proceeds from the sale of our handmade eco-friendly products are donated to these awesome charities. To learn more about The Zoetik Movement …

Charity of the Month: Manifesto Jamaica

With the end of summer fast approaching, its that time of the year when youth across the nation are preparing to go back to school or may be heading off to university for the very first time. What better time to consider donating to alternative programs and activities that may compliment and enhance the educational experience of our youth across the globe. For the month of August, we would like to donate to Manifesto Jamaica. Since 2009, this amazing organization has been working hard to bring about positive change in the community by giving youth a forum to express themselves through  a wide variety of art and cultural activities. Manifesto Jamaica strives to facilitate youth empowerment and development through the performing arts, visual arts, culinary arts, martial arts and more. Check out the official Manifesto Jamaica website for more information and upcoming events: http://www.manifestojamaica.com New month, new charity — every  month we feature a new charity or organization working hard to make a difference in their community and around the world. Visit our official website …

Charity of the Month: The Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund :)

    Yay! Summer is in full swing and the Zoetik Movement is revamping our website, adding new products to our line and looking for more ways to donate to charities all over the world. Every month, we feature a new charity organization here on our blog, our Facebook fan page and our official website 🙂 In celebration of the birth and the extraordinary life of our brother, Mr. Nelson Mandela, our mission for the month of July 2014 is to donate to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. This amazing organization works hard to ensure that children across Africa are provided a safe and secure life in a nurturing environment by working to eradicate issues that greatly effect Africa’s youth such as poverty, homelessness, abuse, and exploitation. For more information about this awesome organization, visit the link below: http://www.nelsonmandelachildrensfund.com Join our movement — like us on Facebook 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/zoetikmovement …And check out our official website for eco-friendly, sustainable products: http://www.zoetikmovement.com