Hi! It's Marley's mom here.
I just wanted to jump in and say "Thank you!"
If you are on this site, browsing Marley's store, you are contributing to something HUGE!: the empowerment of a little person. Every aspect of this project has been the result of Marley's vision. As we helped her with the technical parts, she was in charge of every decision. She created her logo, designed the pages...and even chose all the fonts! It was her idea to give 20% of her profits to water.org, an organization that we have been following for some time.
Kid's just seem to get it. They tend to posses an innate empathy for others and hope for the future. Researching for 💗 Marley to the Moon, we discovered all kinds of ways that kids are contributing to their communities through ecological efforts and social service. We are inspired to celebrate all the little superheroes who have big vision. Marley and I hope you will be motivated to take action, in your own way, to support a healthy and happy planet.
Are you already doing something amazing? We want to celebrate you! Send Marley a message and let her know what you are doing for the Earth. WHAT ARE YOU UP TO?
Check out these other amazing ideas:
Kids Saving Oceans
"I love everything in the ocean and I don’t want creatures to die,” says Miles. “My mom didn’t think $13 would do much, so we came up with Kids Saving Oceans.”
Miles was only a first-grader when he resolved to come up with a way he could support ocean conservation. He and his mom ended up creating the lifestyle brand to raise money for and awareness through the sale of hats, T-shirts and stickers made from ocean plastics and other recyclables. LEARN MORE.
When she was 10 years old, Sophie Bernstein planted a small backyard garden and donated all of her harvest to a local food bank. She learned about the lack of fresh fruits and vegetables at food pantries and about food deserts; areas without access to affordable nutritious food. She launched Grow Healthy, a nonprofit that has created 28 vegetable gardens at low-income child care centers and has grown and donated nearly 20,000 pounds of produce to local food banks and families in need. Sophie and her team of almost 800 volunteers also lead garden workshops in which they teach community members, especially kids, about plant science, sustainable gardening and the benefits of eating fresh produce. LEARN MORE.
Kids Helping Kids
Based in Stamford, CT, Kids helping kids has a simple but incredibly effective model: They "strive to facilitate opportunities to give back to society while allowing young people to develop their interests and change the world for others. Kids Helping Kids allows students to take their passion and turn it into action to help others. As students plan, initiate, and run projects, they simultaneously develop a multitude of leadership skills such as: collaboration, communication and brain-storming, public speaking, project planning, delegating, problem solving, and developing empathy, and reflecting and implementing change. Over 5,000 kids from 132 local schools are involved with KHK." LEARN MORE
Bags of Books
The nonprofit Bags of Books was established by a 10-year old, Alexa Grabelle. She created the organization to provide books to kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them. Now an 18 year-old, Alexa, has distributed more than 150,000 children's books to schools, homeless shelters and children's hospitals in 15 states and 4 countries!
Project I Am
Project I Am, was created by 8-year-old Jahkil Naeem Jackson. Now 12, Jahkil has "a heartfelt desire to help those in need. After helping his aunt distribute food to the Chicago homeless, he knew that he wanted to do more to make a difference.
It quickly became Jahkil’s mission to build awareness of homelessness and to help the homeless population by offering them what he calls “Blessing Bags,” a giveaway filled with wipes, socks, deodorant, hand sanitizer, granola bars, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bottled water, and more." LEARN MORE