No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. -Aesop
At the heart of everything we do is the belief that when we act together, we become an awesome force for good that changes the world!
That’s why we are proud to partner with you and give $1 from every Fired Up Naturals candle sold to empower people in the developing world start their own businesses.
Kiva.org – Small loans making big impact!
YOU have given loans to hard working people in Cambodia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Zimbabwe.
YOU have funded a family to buy seeds and tools to increase their farm yield.
YOU have funded a women’s group to buy sewing machines, fabric and notions to make and sell clothing
YOU have helped a widow buy merchandise in her autoparts store so she can buy school uniforms and pay her children’s school fees.
YOU have provided a water filter to families that can now access clean and safe water.
With your help, together- we’ve contributed to over 50 loans in 38 countries to entrepreneurial people who are firing up their economic engines to make a better life f’or themselves, their families, communities and our world!
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Like you and Fired Up, Kiva celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities.
We are crazy pumped to be partnering with the coolest Canadian Olympian (in our expert opinion) Christopher Spring!
Winter Toques and Icy Chutes
Chris has created the most incredible and currently best-selling scent of ‘Just got off the mountain’ awesome-ness. The crisp scent of Alpine forest, pine cones, citrus and sandalwood is the passion of this 3X Olympic bobsled pilot! Makes you feel like….Frosty days on the mountain, cozy fires, good friends & full hearts.
FIVE dollars from every candle goes directly to Chris and his journey to the podium!
FOLLOW Chris on Instagram HERE
Spring earned his first two-man World Cup podium in the 2013-14 season-opener in Calgary. He got his first World Cup victory in January 2016 in the two-man with Lascelles Brown in Whistler. In December 2016, he stood on the podium in both the two-man and four-man events at the World Cup in Lake Placid. Spring finished third in the 2017-18 World Cup two-man standings, with his season highlighted by a victory in Whistler. He also posted two podium finishes in the four-man event.
A little more about Christopher…
Outside Interests: In the past has worked during the summer as a bobsleigh driver for tourists at Canada Olympic Park… Is part way through an education degree but has been unable to attend university since 2006 due to his bobsleigh travel schedule… Enjoys hiking, playing guitar and having beers by the lake in the off-season… Olympic Moments and Memories: Had his Olympic dream sparked by watching the Sydney 2000 Games; was a 100m sprinter at the time and knew he wanted to be an Olympian while watching Maurice Greene win 100m gold… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Springer… Always kisses his helmet on the Canadian flag before putting it on and when taking it off after every run to say thanks for protecting him… Puts temporary tattoos on his calves, one of a Canadian flag or maple leaf and one of an Australian flag… Favourite motto: Wenn schon dann schon (if your’re going to do it, then do it)…
Canadian Athletes Now Fund is a not-for-profit organization devoted solely to raising direct funds and awareness for our Canadian athletes. They have created a vehicle that connects Canadians directly to our athlete’s journey and their success. CAN Fund is the only organization in Canada that with each donation you find out the name of the athlete you have directly supported and receive a tax receipt. We provide our athletes with the opportunity to focus on success instead of focusing on unnecessary financial hurdles. Donations go directly to Canadian athletes to support their training, coaching, nutrition, team fees, travel and basic living expenses.
Alberta Children’s Hospital
We have been so incredibly inspired by the courage and resilience of children and families facing unimaginable challenges. We are thrilled to be able to contribute!
The generosity of our community has supported crucial programs, equipment and research at the hospital that is changing and saving lives every day. Here’s just one example of how our community, through the Radiothon, is helping specialists and, of course, kids and families.
Since its inception in 1985, Indspire has disbursed $79 million through close to 25,000 scholarships and bursaries to Indigenous students, making it the largest funder of Indigenous education outside the federal government. The results confirm that Indspire is thriving, meeting its goals, and helping thousands of Indigenous students complete their high school and post-secondary education and embark on a rewarding career.
Our Programs Are Working
96% of Indigenous students who receive funding from Indspire earn a post-secondary credential, and 42% of them find work. Read more.
Corporation, foundation, and individual donations help Indspire deliver a range of programs to support and motivate thousands of Indigenous youth across Canada each year. These programs are designed to encourage young people to stay in school and obtain the necessary education that will allow them to ultimately find rewarding careers, which will enable them to make a successful contribution to their families, their communities, and to the economic prosperity of Canada.