On Cyber Monday, These Causes Remind Us What’s Important

November 24, 2016Posted by Helaina Hovitz

Hang on a sec—are you sure you should you be ordering one for you, one for them, when it comes to every Black Friday or Cyber Monday deal that finds it’s way into your inbox?

Better yet, do you really need to hoard six of the same purse from that expensive designer who just debuted their new collection at that inexpensive store?

Probably not. But hey, go nuts. We’re not here to judge. We’re just here to remind you to take a moment to reflect on what’s really important, and how truly lucky you are. Because, no matter who you are or where you are, you’ve got so much to be grateful for—and we can prove it.

Each of the links below, while presenting a problem, also offers a solution. Click for photos, videos, and stories that will make you smile, cheer, and temporarily give you something else to click on besides that “Complete Order” button.

Hunger is one of the biggest problems we’re facing


and it is all around us. 

26.11.13 Liberia, Mary's Meals. St Raphael School which is in a village only accessable by boat. Victoria, Prince, Sunday Boy and Quinna aged 7 enjoying their food.

So many people don’t have anywhere to live…

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…let alone a home to call their own.


Some children don’t even have backpacks….


….Shoes to protect their feet…..


…..Pajamas, or books….


Or someone to read with….


Even feminine products are an unattainable luxury for many girls overseas…


And right here in the U.S.


We’re grateful for fellow humans who help the voiceless…..

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Animals who need a second chance at life despite their imperfections….


….or their age and circumstance.


Thankful to the Veterans who serve and protect us

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…along with people who are dedicated to helping them with healthcare...

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and their mental health, too.


We’re proud of or our next generation of innovators using tech to improve the lives of others…

Rush RoadHome's Charles Small demonstrates VR

Helping give sight to the blind...


and better tools for communication among the hard of hearing….

Sarah Demoing the App

There are entire populations who lack reliable light sources….


…..and access to clean water….

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Or basic sanitation.


But for every problem….

….there is a solution.

As easy as it is to see what’s wrong with the world, we’re here to help you see what’s right, and what people are doing to make it even better.

As long as we have hope, we’ve all got something to be thankful for.

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