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Welcome to Flaxseeds & Fairytales’ Philanthropy page! I’m so excited that you’re here, so that I can share all the awesome work F&F and some of my favorite charity organizations are doing to help others lead happier and healthier lives.
Finding your healthy, happily ever after isn’t just about improving your own life—it’s also about improving the lives of those around you. In The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, the Dalai Lama says: “Too much self-centered thinking is the source of suffering. A compassionate concern for others’ well-being is the source of happiness”. Later in the same book, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains “we receive when we give”.
“The Book of Joy” is one of my all-time favorite books and the inspiration for the philanthropy section of F&F. When I was suffering from chronic pain, I found that one of the best ways to reduce my suffering was to focus my attention on helping other people. I began volunteering, donating money to reputable organizations, and, just overall, learning to be more compassionate. Even though the chronic pain has passed, I still carry that newfound attitude of compassion and generosity with me in everything I do, including this blog. I feel lucky that I was able to overcome my illness and acheive my dream of starting F&F– this is my small way of giving back and showing my gratitude for all the good fortune I’ve had!
I started F&F in order to help as many people as possible find optimal health and wellness. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to healthy foods or the means for an active lifestyle. F&F’s mission is to help EVERYONE live a healthier life, regardless of background, income, or circumstance.
In order to support this mission, a percentage of the proceeds from this blog will be donated to a reputable charity organization focused on healthy living. Every time you make a purchase through an affiliate link on this blog (Amazon, Bluehost, ACE, etc), a portion of the commissions I receive will be donated to one of the charities listed below.
But which charity will the money go to? As you know, F&F is always, first and foremost, about its readers, so YOU decide where the money goes! Twice a year (June and December), I will send out a poll via social media and email that readers can vote in to decide which organization the money will go to that month. Be sure to follow me on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter) and/or sign up for my email list (blue SUBSCRIBE box in the top right-hand corner of this page) to be notified when the poll is active. Don’t miss out on your chance to make a difference! Thanks for your interest!
Below is a list of reputable charity organizations focused on healthy living. F&F will make a donation to one of the charities below, twice a year, as chosen by readers. I also welcome and encourage you to make your own donation to one of these worthy causes. To learn more about each organization, follow the links below.
The above list is subject to change at any time without notice.
Are there any health or fitness related philanthropy organizations that you love? Feel free to contact me and let me know! I’m always interested in learning about new opportunities to give! 🙂