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Our non-profit of the week, Born Just Right, builds creative solutions that help kids with disabilities live a more enjoyable life. They believe giving kids design knowledge empowers them to create their own solutions.
Born Just Right is focused on three major outcomes:
Born Just Right partners with makers and designers from across the country. They love to ...!-->
Our closest for-profit partner Extrasensory Devices has now become Makers4Good.com, and with that change of name it fully becomes the sales & operations side of Makers4Good. From the newly rebranded Makers4Good.com blog:
Anyone who has visited the site lately has probably noticed that Extrasensory Devices has been increasingly connected with Makers4Good.org. Those connections have reached their full fruition as of late last week, as Extrasensory Devices completed its transition toward becoming the fully-fledged for-profit wing on Makers4Good!
We are excited about this change ...!-->
Makers4Good loves Head Over Heels-a non-profit organization that provides recreational, competitive, and special needs gymnastics and dance training to about 1,500 students locally.
We wanted to help them raise funds to continue their important work, so we set out to do so in the way we know best: by designing consumer products, marketing them to raise profits, and donating 100% of the proceeds to charity—in this case, to the good folks at Head Over Heels.
Makers4Good reached out to Flip & Tumble, makers ...!-->
Our non-profit of the week is Global Brightlight Foundation. GBF provides practical, affordable, solar energy solutions to rural communities in Peru and Guatemala that currently lack access to electricity.
GBF's CEO Ben Bunker explains their mission thusly:
By harnessing the power of the sun, we can provide light and power to those without reliable access to energy. This saves families money, improves their health, safety, and educational outcomes.
Through the funding of our successful HELIO Kickstarter Campaign, Global Brightlight Foundation was able to light ...!-->