Community Involvement

“There’s only any point in becoming an entrepreneur if you’re going to make a difference in people’s lives.”
-Richard Branson

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Publications in Support of Charity

100% of the Picture it & Write Publication profits go to The Girl Effect, a movement “about making girls visible and changing their social and economic dynamics by providing them with specific, powerful and relevant resources.”

Ermilia in the Community

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
-Lao-tzu

It may not look like much now, but it grows. Rather than make excuses about small donations not making a difference, we’ve started that single step and here’s where:

Addison Midday Rotary Club 60 USD
Eliabeth “ran” the 5k in The Hotcake Hustle 2013, finishing the race in 56 mins, improving her time to 46:18 in the 2014 race.

American Cancer Society 595 USD (Team)
Eliabeth was Team Captain for a team that raised 595 USD during Relay for Life 2013.

American Diabetes Association 305 USD (Team)
Team Ermilia raised 110 USD for the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 2011
Eliabeth’s team raised 195 USD for the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes 2012

Autism Speaks 210 USD (Team)
Eliabeth’s team raised 210 USD for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks 2012
1 USD

Bryan’s House
3 hours volunteering
10 USD

Dash for the Beads 40 USD
Eliabeth registered to race in 2015
-Benefits local schools in North Oak Cliff, TX

The Family Place
25 USD: Eliabeth ran in the Too Cold to Hold 5K, finishing the race in 47 mins!

Fido Oak Cliff 25 USD
Eliabeth ran in the 2013 Dash for the Beads with her puppy.

The Folds of Honor Foundation 30 USD
Eliabeth finished the Must-Dash 5K in just under 50 minutes.

The Girl Effect
Blog Campaign posts by Eliabeth, Ermisenda, and guest post by Terri
100% of the Picture it & Write Publication profits go to The Girl Effect
$21 donated toward a scholarship for an Afghan girl

GreaterGood.org
5 USD

Habitat for Humanity
7.75 hours assisting in the ReStore and sponsored events
6 hours helping build a house in Fort Worth.

Head for the Cure
35 USD

Kiva
Ermisenda has 160 AUD in circulating loans

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 30 USD
Eliabeth registered to run in the Too Cold to Hold 5K 2015

Make a Wish Foundation
Raised 55 USD for the Dallas Color in Motion 5K (picture)

MDA-ALS
30 USD

North Texas Cat Rescue 35 USD
Eliabeth ran in the 2013 Melon Dash, finishing in just under 57 mins.

North Texas Food Bank 25 USD
Eliabeth registered to run in the Dash Down Greenville 5K 2015

Oak Cliff Schools 35 USD
Eliabeth ran in the Dash for the Beads 2014

Oceana
35 USD

Operation Kindness 30 USD
Eliabeth registered to run in the Hotcake Hustle 5K 2015

Population Health Department
For 6 months in 2013 Ermisenda volunteered her Tuesdays to work with the Sexual Health team at the Population Health Department in her hometown, Australia.

Samaritan’s Purse
Operation Christmas Child

SOS Children’s Villages
Sponsored child in Haiti

St. Baldrick’s Foundation
20 USD

Susan G. Komen Foundation
5 USD

Twin Towers Orphan Fund
5 USD

Warren Cat Cleanup Day
2 hours picking up trash on the highway (Midland, Texas)

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