Do More, Give More

Beginning in 2010, I became more aware that as a person and a business owner, I needed to do more. The more I thought about it, the more I realized it isn’t just a nice idea or a good thing to do – it’s an obligation, a duty. With that, I resolved to do more, give more in 2010 and beyond.

Starting this year, I will be donating 5% of each project to charity. It’s a small thing to do, but it’s a start.

Along with my own donations, I’ll be giving my clients an opportunity to learn more about the causes 276 Design will be involved in and giving them an opportunity to donate to them as well. My hope is that by taking this small step of my own that it might help others do the same. After all, each journey has to start with a first step, right?

Below are some of the organizations I plan to work with this year.


Did you know that now, in a day and age where slavery is outlawed almost everywhere on the planet, that there are actually more people enslaved than ever before? It is estimated that over 27 million people are in slavery around the world today – twice the number during the height of the African slave trade – with most of them being women and children. Estimates have placed the income generated from human trafficking around $32 billion annually, the second most lucrative crime in the world.

Love146 is an international organization dedicated to raising awareness and fighting human trafficking with a focus on prevention and aftercare. Love146 takes a diversified approach in Prevention by working across the globe to reduce the risk for children in high traffic areas, strengthen prevention networks, empower youth, and empower advocates. The Love146 model of Aftercare strives to be holistic and as such, subscribes to the biopsychosocial model of treatment and care. Love146 implements this model both at the grassroots and at the academic levels.  The biopsychosocial model assumes that any form of illness or extremely difficult situation affects the biological, psychological, and social aspects of the person.

There’s a lot more to learn and do, so please visit their website at


Habitat For Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian ministry founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live. They build with people in need regardless of race or religion. They welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds.

Visit their website at