On October 15, 2011, the San Diego based non-profit apparel company Live a Life of Love launched with the mission to encourage lives compelled and fundamentally governed by love. And now, just over a year later, their impact continues to grow both in the San Diego community and on an international level as they use 100 percent of apparel profits to fund humanitarian charities worldwide.
One such charity that benefits from the proceeds is GenerateHope, a unique recovery program for women who have endured sex trafficking and sexual exploitation. Current sales of all seven of the Live a Life of Love G.O.T.S Certified Organic, GMO-free American-made original knits go to fund GenerateHope’s endeavors.
The non-profit also accepts direct donations to fund their Tangible Love program whose aim is to tangibly demonstrate love to those in need, whether that be supplying orphanages in Mexico with basic hygienic needs, feeding the homeless, or providing mosquito nets for villages in Africa. Over the course of the the past year, The Live a Life of Love team has created a partnership with St. Innocent Orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico and has visited the children a total of three times. All trips were funded by Tangible Love funds. To read more about each of these individual trips, visit the “News” section on the Live a Life of Love website.
So with the holidays right around the corner, save yourself the time and agony of fighting the malls and shop the Live a Life of Love online store and do your part to help Live a Life of Love grow in their second year. With graphic hoodies, tanks and tees for both men and women, you could outfit your entire Christmas list from the comfort of your living room and feel great knowing that your money funds programs like GenerateHope.
Webster’s defines love as an “unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.” With organizations like Live a Life of Love living out this definition on a local and global level through something as simple as the sale of apparel, it just goes to show that no act of service is too simple to make a lasting impact.
To learn more about Live a Life of Love and their continued efforts of encouraging lives compelled and fundamentally governed by love, and to donate to their cause, please visit their website at livealifeoflove.org.