Reno is actively participating in product philanthropy thanks to the work of the Good Supply Co. By getting retail goods that would otherwise go to waste into the hands of those in need, Good Supply Co. is helping local non-profits serve their communities while protecting the environment.
Have you heard of product philanthropy?
Did you ever notice how something as simple as reading someone’s positive post on social media, or just passing by a happy person on the street, can make you immediately joyful? That’s the reasoning behind this crowdsourced story, in which we’ve summarized ways that locals create their own happiness.
Here’s Part 2 of our 2-part series — because we got too many responses to make it just one story (and we LOVE that!).
When Mariah Erickson’s then 10-year-old daughter started summer break a couple of years ago, the Double Diamond first-grade teacher knew she wanted to promote healthy habits for her. They decided they would run together every day for 1,000 days.
The rules? The runs had to be outside and they had to be at least a mile. That’s every day. For 1,000 days. Rain, sleet, snow or shine. No matter where they happened to be, how they felt, or if their running clothes were clean.
Melissa Gilbert teaches at Encompass Academy, a charter school in the Washoe County School District. In 2018, she decided to integrate gardening into her class Home Arts, where she also teaches sewing and cooking. She took over a garden project started by the school’s history teacher Edna Meza who started it in the fall of 2017. In a school where 83 percent of the students are considered at-risk, Melissa is not simply offering a fun elective — she’s providing students with relevant life skills they can use today and take with them as they develop into adults.