#ReclaimOurName

$955 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 6 months
There is a crisis that few are discussing.  82% of ALL young adults on the autism spectrum are unemployed.  What a SHAME!  They are gifted, bright and have incredible gifts and talents to offer our communities and their potential employers.  

On Nov. 1, 2017, Starbucks stole our name and launched a global marketing campaign called "Project GiveGood," prominently featuring our mark "GiveGood." They have made it much more difficult for us to address this issue of unemployment. While we are forced to recover and reclaim our brand, we are underdeterred for we have a mission that no one can stop. While Starbucks may be large and intimidating, the young people we seek to serve are larger and more important.

Help us continue our dream. Your gifts will allow us to continue to grow our company and to employ young adults on the spectrum. Your gifs can also help us to encourage Starbucks to support our mission. The damage they have caused taking our name can be repaired. Just think: with Starbucks 14,000 stores in the US selling our products, we can make a substantial impact among this high unemployment rate.  Yes, they stole our name for their international holiday campaign, but we are happy to share the spotlight with them in our efforts to #employ82.

Together, we can be stronger than alone.  As the adage says, "if you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together."  Your contributions will help us go far.

BTW, we would love to have you folow us. Our Instagram is @givegoodco , Facebook is GiveGoodMemphis , Twitter is @GiveGoodMemphis, and our website is www.givegoodco.com .

Join us in our mission to #ReclaimOurName and to provide meaningful employment to the 82%, #employ82.

GIVEGOOD'S GOALS:

·      Raise $100,000 to protect our brand and trademark and encourage Starbucks to #DoTheRightThing and help us employ young adults on the autism spectrrum.  All the funds will go to GiveGood finishing the production of our new toasted oats, fruit, and nuts bar.  The bar can be rolled out nationally. It is healthy and all natural.  A perfect complement to coffee.

·      Seek out like-minded partners to spread the word of GiveGood, so that this crisis will be meaningfully discussed.

·      Hire an additional 25 employees who want to join our movement and change the lives of so many.
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To all you who have donated to us, supported us, but more importantly are sustaining our daunting mission to do something about the incredibly high unemployment among young adults on the autism spectrum, we thank you. We are now beginning to get national attention. While Starbucks is a part of our narrative, they are not our greatest obstacle. 82% unemployment is our challenge. Please help us spread the word.
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Thanks so much for your help beginning our campaign. Check out the article in today's Memphis Business Journal.

https://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/news/2018/01/08/memphis-based-company-mounts-campaign-against.html
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