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Charity Profile – iMentor

Combs & Co Logo 11-16 (2)Mentorship is very near and dear to our hearts at Combs & Company, that’s why we are supporting iMentor this holiday season.  iMentor builds mentoring relationships that empower first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions.

Looking to give some love?  There’s a lot to love with iMentor!



Charity Profile – Operation Homefront

Combs & Co Logo 11-16 (2)As mentioned earlier this week, Combs & Company is sharing the love with multiple charities this holiday season!  Next up is Operation Homefront!  Operation Homefront’s mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive — not simply struggle to get by — in the communities they have worked so hard to protect.  For over fifteen years, the have provided programs that offer: RELIEF (through Critical Financial Assistance and transitional housing programs), RESILIENCY (through permanent housing and caregiver support services) and RECURRING FAMILY SUPPORT programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road so they don’t become long-term chronic problems.

Looking to spread some holiday cheer?  Consider Operation Homefront!



Charity Profile: Puppies Behind Bars

Combs & Co Logo 11-16 (2)This December, Combs & Company, LLC decided to show some love to different charities that are making a different in our community and in the world.  Our first feature is Puppies Behind Bars. Founded in 1997, Puppies Behind Bars (PBB) trains prison inmates to raise service dogs for wounded war veterans and explosive detection canines for law enforcement.  Puppies enter prison at the age of eight weeks and live with their inmate puppy-raisers for approximately 24 months.  As the puppies mature into well-loved, well-behaved dogs, their raisers learn what it means to contribute to society rather than take from it. PBB programs bring the love and healing of dogs to hundreds of individuals every year.  The dogs bring hope and pride to their raisers, and independence and security to those they serve.

Looking to give some support this holiday season?  Check them out!

 



Happy Holidays from the Combs Crew!

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Feature Friday with BeadforLife!

In lieu of holiday gifts and cards to our clients and colleagues we choose to support charities that have touched one of our Crew Member’s hearts. Please read about our first Holiday Feature Friday where we honor BeadforLife!

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Happy Holidays from Combs & Co!

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This year, in lieu of gifts and cards, Combs & Company is donating to

BeadforLife in our clients’ honor.

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Combs & Co. has been a longtime supporter of BeadforLife – a nonprofit that works with women living in poverty to provide them with skills that enable them to become successful, savvy, and sustainable entrepreneurs. For over ten years, BeadforLife has trained women through their Beads to Business program – an 18-month course that teaches women how to make beaded jewelry out of paper, which they sell to earn capital to start businesses in their local markets. Since BeadforLife began, they have facilitated the creation of nearly 3,000 businesses, helping more than 40,000 people through the women and their families!

With help from supporters like Combs & Co., BeadforLife has already completed a rapid prototyping by training other women’s organizations on how to incorporate the Street Business School (SBS) model into their programs. These organizations provide SBS training to women in their own communities and help them become successful entrepreneurs! To expand globally, and ultimately reach their goal of having one million women trained in the SBS program by 2027, BeadforLife started the Ignite One Million campaign.

In November, Combs and Co. made a significant contribution to this campaign and unlocked a matching gift – making an investment worth $20,000! This money will help BeadforLife train more organizations around the world and evaluate their effectiveness to create the best plan to ignite the potential of one million women!

If you would like to join Combs & Co. in supporting BeadforLife’s efforts, and possibly have your own gift matched, please visit www.beadforlife.org/ignite

For more information about this wonderful organization visit BeadforLife at www.beadforlife.org

 Happy Holidays to you and yours!

The Combs & Company Crew

Susan, Rachel, Jennifer, Colleen, Yahaira, Chris,

Anthony, Carol, Tish, Valerie & Hayley

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