"#GoodnessGoesRound"

Posted By Karma Agency on December 21, 2015

They say what goes around comes around. If that’s the case, we’re all for spreading more goodness. It’s this thought that inspired our #GoodnessGoesRound campaign for the holidays.

We started by asking our team about organizations they’re involved with that are doing good in their communities. We were thrilled to see all the diverse, ambitious and heart-warming nominations roll in. So for each of these empowering organizations, we’re making a donation in lieu of the traditional holiday gift to clients. When breaking tradition means doing good, we’re as untraditional as it gets.

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Epilepsy Foundation Eastern PA
“One-third of the people who have epilepsy can't control their seizures with medication. This can have serious impact on the brain and challenge a person with epilepsy to live normally. The Epilepsy Foundation works to find a cure for seizures and raise awareness through education and advocacy and research.”

Green Street Rescue
“We’d like to feature Green Street Rescue, which fosters kitten all year round. Our friend fosters through them, opening her home to multiple furry friends at a time. She uses @foster_the_kittens on Instagram to help each and every one of them find a home as loving as her own.”

Junior League of Philadelphia and Tree House Books
“During my time with the Junior League of Philadelphia, we worked closely with Tree House Books, which does a stellar job of giving underprivileged kids in North Philly an opportunity to discover the writers, readers and thinkers that live within themselves. Visiting their space is heartwarming—every wall is filled with books and there are wonderfully cozy nooks for the kids to curl up and be transported to another place and time.”

Korean Community Development Services Center
“My parents and relatives are all immigrants from Korea, and it makes me proud to see how much they’ve accomplished with what little they had when they came to America. My hope is that the Korean Community Development Services Center will help more people like them to overcome obstacles and find success.”

Lucy Belle’s Rainbow
“My dear friend established this organization after she lost her 13-year-old daughter to brain cancer last year. Lucy loved art, so her mom established this organization to collects art supplies for the kids on the CHOP oncology floor. And because they all have high immunity issues, they need fresh supplies all the time.”

MANNA
“For over 15 years I have volunteered at MANNA, an organization that provides essential nutrition and meals to individuals fighting life-threatening illnesses. It is an organization I have grown to love, not only in seeing how the right food has the power of medicine, but in the collective spirit that brings thousands of volunteers to work in MANNA’s kitchen each year.”

Mighty Writers
“I've volunteered with Mighty Writers for the past two years and am always amazed how excited the kids are to get one-on-one attention. Their approach is friendly, low-key, encouraging and inviting. Like all the best parts of Philly itself.”

Muscular Dystrophy Association Philadelphia
“I've been a part of the MDA Philadelphia organization for the past year. Last year my family and friends raised over $10,000 in memory of my dad for their annual Muscle Walk. It’s a great organization that works to continue research and provide support for families with muscular disease.”

Philabundance
“Philabundance has a simple mission: feed people in need. Hunger is something that affects all of us, and has no regard for race, gender or religion. Philabundance focuses on Philly and the surrounding region, and since I grew up here, it means a lot to have an organization so fiercely dedicated to helping people in the area.”

Summer Search
“Summer Search is an exceptional program that opens the eyes of urban high school students to life's possibilities. They take students on life-changing trips, enable the pursuit of college and offer robust support all the way through earning their degrees.”

The Dr. Bernard S. Kaplan Endowed Lectureship in Nephrology
“My daughter developed a serious, rare and now chronic kidney disease–involving a desperate 33-day hospital stay–that has required curious minds and epic influence to treat and stabilize. We got that care from this wise Dr. Kaplan who has become her champion, advocate and friend. Upon his retirement, CHOP will establish this lectureship to ensure equally bright minds continue to grace the CHOP kidney kids with treatment options unfathomable in other places.”

The Breathing Room Foundation
“My organization recommendation is The Breathing Room Foundation. It is based in Jenkintown and has a mission to provide care and support to local families affected by cancer.”

Women Against Abuse
For 40 years Women Against Abuse has provided a safe place for women and children who have dealt with violence in their homes. The organization treats all who go through it's doors with respect and kindness while providing support. Recognized across the region as a harbor of hope and stability for more than 15,000 women annually, Women Against Abuse is a force within our community that saves and protects the lives of women and children, offers critical educational resources and gives women the confidence they need to take big and small steps toward a life without violence, trauma and emotional terror. In 2013 Women Against Abuse was the recipient of the H. Craig Lewis Good Governance Award recognizing the organization as an excellent non-profit.

May the goodness keep going round and round and round.