Sevenly + Not for Sale + why the small stuff matters.


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If you’d asked me several years ago– right when I was getting out of college– I probably would have told you what I thought was the truth at that time: small things don’t make a difference.

Small things. Tiny acts. Glances in the right direction. Little things we carry on throughout a day, some on the to-do list and some not.

I would have told you that the things that actually made a difference were Big. They were Loud. They were Titanical. And they were Movements. I didn’t know back then that movements are stitched and made when many small things + small groups of people band together to shake stuff up.

In the last few years, my boat has been rocked by the little things. By the small things. By short emails. By quick phone calls. By brief exchanges that end up extending themselves into so much more. And by the power of something as small as a tweet or a website link, and how these small things ultimately stack up into movements that change the world we’re living in today.

Today I want you to introduce you to one of those movements that is near and dear to my heart.

Meet Sevenly

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I was approached by the company Sevenly several months ago after partnering up with Save the Children to raise awareness for the children of Syria. Basically, I fell in love. I was practically doodling Sevenly’s name and little hearts all around it in my notebooks (well, not really… but you get the point). Sevenly teams with up a charity every week, helping to raise both funds and awareness for a solid 7 days. Sevenly takes $7 from every purchase and gives it directly to the charity. At over 3 million dollars raised, Sevenly is leading the way for crowd-funding for causes while raising massive amounts of awareness through trendy apparel. You can get all the deets here.

In a nutshell: Sevenly gives generously. They love intentionally. And they produce swag that stands for something. Best of all—every purchase– big & small–  stacks up to make a difference for people. I’ll be teaming up with Sevenly on occasion to highlight some of the causes that resonate with me but there are noble causes every single week. It’s a company I recommend bookmarking so you can devour all their goodness on a weekly basis.

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This week, I’m partnering with Not for Sale + Sevenly to rescue children at risk of being trafficked.  Not For Sale works to fight modern-day slavery. They provide direct services to victims of human trafficking and people vulnerable to exploitation, and attack the root causes through education, skill development and job creation.

I’ve worked with several organizations in the past few years that are tirelessly giving their time and their energy to end human trafficking for good. I admire them with all my heart. It’s gutsy companies like Not for Sale– and the people behind them– that inspire me to advocate and raise awareness. They inspire me to keep in check these feelings that a small thing or a small group can’t actually make a difference. In the words of Margaret Mead, “Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” When I saw Not for Sale as one of the upcoming causes for Sevenly, I couldn’t not get on board.

The small stuff matters, it matters. I hope you’ll support.

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There are several clothing options on the site. Here is the link to the flowy tee pictured above.

I’m always in the mood to learn about cool causes + companies that are out there so please share in the comments below if you’ve been impacted by a brand or a cause.

DISCLAIMER: I am not making any kind of affiliate sales from Sevenly. This post is strictly to raise awareness for the cause at hand. I so appreciate your support of the brand!

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8 responses to “Sevenly + Not for Sale + why the small stuff matters.

  1. I love Sevenly! We love purchasing things from them as the funds actually go to things that matter- not just to line the pockets of corporate greed. I get excited every time I see someone post about them. =)

  2. Thanks for sharing! The shirt is beautiful, and so is the mission.

  3. I agree! Thank you for sharing! I wish there were more ways to help that didn’t involve money. I donate when I can, where I can, but right now that’s not a lot. Unfortunately even volunteering usually involves money.

  4. thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this. i just made my first purchase at sevenly. i’m sure i’ll make many more in the future.

  5. kristinpedemonti

    Small acts = big impact. Always! Thank you for sharing Sevenly with us; awesome mission!

  6. I first discovered Sevenly through one of my favourite organisations – To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA). TWLOHA brings awareness and support about youth mental health (depression, suicide, eating disorders). Their company first started out selling t-shirts to raise funds that would go towards youth mental health support. I was ecstatic when I saw that they had teamed up with Sevenly. It wasn’t too long until I was purchasing one of the Sevenly t-shirts. The following cause that Sevenly teamed up with was Save The Children. I believe deeply in the work they do is changing the lives of children and their families. The current cause ‘Not for Sale’ is a fairly new organisation to me but nonetheless, they are cause worth fighting for.

    People will be grateful for the big things you do for this world, but they will also be grateful for all the little things you do. Sometimes it’s those little things that occupy the biggest part of other people’s hearts.

  7. I’m so thrilled to know about Sevenly — what a powerful concept, and I completely agree about the power of small acts. They are always at the heart of a big movement.

    I’d love to call attention to the power of over 1700 community foundations throughout the world to enable big-hearted folks of any means to make a difference in their community and the world. There are well over 700 community foundations in the United States alone. Here’s more information on community foundations in general: http://www.cfstandards.org/about-community-foundations.

    To find your nearest community foundation, use this locator: http://www.cof.org/community-foundation-locator

    Thank you for inviting us to share organizations going good things.

  8. I absolutely love Sevenly. 2 years ago, I started selling t-shirts to raise money for charity and I had never seen anyone do that before so I felt like had no example to follow. When I discovered Sevenly less than a year ago, it rocked my world! I would have never known the potential for what I was trying to do had it not been for the example set by Dale Partridge and the Sevenly team. Seeing them do their thing has helped me to make my own brand a better giving force and tool for change. I consistently buy their products and love seeing them grow and spread their influence.

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