“As we work to create light for others, we naturally light our own way.”
― Mary Anne Radmacher
Shane , Lydia and the entire Hurlbut Visuals team make it a priority to give back to filmmakers, our local communities, and others worldwide who may benefit from our time, expertise and financial assistance. Here are some of the causes that we have supported this year. We hope that you will consider supporting them as well.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Hurlbut Visuals makes a donation to this organization every year during the holidays. In 2013, we will be supporting disadvantaged children in the USA. Here in the U.S., 1 in every 5 children lives in poverty. Because our economy is in trouble, more and more children and families are going without. It is our hope to help American families who have been struck by disaster, homelessness or job loss.
To donate to World Vision, please click on the link below:
The Music Bed
One of our sponsors, The Music Bed, is spearheading a campaign to bring Clean Water to Cambodia. They have partnered with charity: water, which is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Seed & Spark
Seed & Spark is building a Fair Trade Filmmaking movement in which audiences and filmmakers are the greatest beneficiaries of the creative process.
#standwithme – StillMotion
Fight Child Slavery
Vivienne Harr is a 9-year-old girl who saw an arresting photograph of two enslaved children in Nepal and decided to take a stand. She set up her lemonade stand for 365 days in a row, asking customers to “pay what’s in your heart,” sending proceeds to organizations that liberate and rehabilitate slaves all over the world. For information on how to stand with this amazing child, please visit: http://vimeo.com/81006438
Fair Trade coffee grown by women farmers
By purchasing their organic coffee, you’re putting food on hardworking people’s tables. They offer a “bright, brown sugar & almond notes with a juicy finish coffee.” Other options are available.
Check it out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vfmIJzn-LoM
Support this worthy venture
In True Fashion
In True Fashion is a competition-based entrepreneurial program that fosters creative, industrious thinking in students from under served communities. Founded on cause, commerce & consciousness, In True Fashion builds self-esteem and work ethic through hands-on participation and promotes the value of products “Made in the USA.” Above all, In True Fashion empowers today’s youth to dream big. Lydia served as a mentor and guest speaker for the In True Fashion class.
Join with us in helping these amazing young people achieve their dreams: http://intruefashion.org/
Lollipop Theater Network
The Lollipop Theater Network brings the magic of movies to children in the hospital with chronic or life-threatening illnesses. They provide a red carpet event and screen movies only available in theaters. We were happy to welcome them to the launch event of our Master Cinema Series to help recruit volunteers for the Lollipop Theater’s efforts.