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How This Social Entrepreneur Helps Fight Homelessness, 1 Inspirational Key (and Story) at a Time

Many entrepreneurs start a business for reasons beyond revenue and profit. Many have at least a partial interest in social entrepreneurship -- the desire to do good, to give back, and to benefit others.

But some entrepreneurs start a business with the sole intention to help others.

Case in point: Caitlin Crosby, the founder of The Giving Keys, the Los Angeles-based organization that has helped 22 people move into permanent housing, employed more than 70 people who have struggled with homelessness, and whose products are sold at approximately 2,000 global retail outlets, and achieved a 50% growth rate and nearly 8 figures in revenue in 2017.

Each Giving Key is engraved with a word of encouragement like "Dream," "Create," and "Inspire." Products are sold under the "Pay it Forward" premise in the hopes that the buyer will someday pass the key, and words of encouragement, to a person who needs it more. 

And it all started with a simple jewelry idea... and Caitlin's chance meeting with a homeless couple.

How do you go from actress and singer/songwriter to social entrepreneur?

I was born and raised in L.A. My mom was on CHiPs. And she shot J.R. (Laughs.) My dad manages actors, he was an agent for a long time, he was the V.P. of casting at ABC... when that's your family, you grew up acting.

I became really passionate about how harmful the media can be to young girls and women, and together with Brie Larson started loveyourflawz.com. We went around the world and took thousands of pictures of people holding up signs saying things like, "My chemo-fried hair is beautiful" and "Cellulite is the new black." And my first album was called Flaws.

I was really into that optic at that time. Everything on my merchandise table said "Love Your Flawz."

So it's not like you suddenly woke up one morning and thought, "I should embrace a cause."

Definitely not. I was pretty serious. (Laughs.)

During a tour I was passing through NYC and I thought the hotel key was really unique and cool, so I put it on a necklace and wore it on tour. Then I was at a locksmith one day and the person ahead of me in line had a number engraved on his key. I asked the locksmith, "Can you engrave 'Love Your Flawz' on my key?"

Then I saw all these old used keys in a bin. I had him engrave words like "hope," "strength," "courage," "fearless," and "let go," on a bunch of keys. I started making necklaces and bracelets that I sold while on tour. I literally used cuticle clippers and tweezers to make them. I should have been practicing my music but I was making these necklaces. They were selling out every night so I had to try to keep up.

People would come to the shows and say, "I'm going through (this), what word should I get on my key?"

I became enthralled with people's stories: What they were going through in their lives, and what they needed.

So at a meet-and-greet people would want to talk about which word they should get on their necklaces?

I also talked about it onstage. I would say, "Get a word you need and want to embrace, but also keep your eyes open to other people who might need the word more than you do -- and pass it on to them."

And over time people started writing me their stories on MySpace -- life changing, intense stories. Like, "I gave my key to someone about to commit suicide." Or, "I gave my key to someone being bulled." Or, "I gave my 'Fight' key to my mother who had cancer, and she passed it on to another woman with cancer..." and the cancer ward contacted me and ordered a dozen 'Fight' keys for the whole floor.

I received all these stories decided to create a website to store them so more people than just my mom and I could read them. We made a website as inexpensively as we could through a friend of a friend and started collecting stories and selling the keys online.

But I knew there was a missing link. I wanted the money to go to a charity or cause.

Couldn't you just have picked one?

Lots of friends have non-profits and I was tempted to do the "10 percent proceeds" model, but that felt it was settling. I waited for that "Aha!" moment.

A year or two later I was walking on Hollywood Boulevard and saw a homeless couple holding a sign that said "Ugly, Broke and Hungry." They were living in a cardboard box in a dumpster. One of them was raised homeless under a bridge in San Diego.

At that moment I wasn't thinking about The Giving Keys at all. It wasn't thinking about strategy or keeping up with the Joneses by having a charitable business model. I just wanted to take this couple to dinner and get them out of the rain.

So I took them to kitchen24 on Cahuenga and we were having a ball. Then I complimented her necklace and she said, "I like making jewelry," and I thought, "You are the missing link. Do you guys want to be my business partners?"

The next day I bought a $300 engraving kit and hammers. I gave them the equipment. I paid them to engrave the keys, make the necklaces, ship them to customers... 

You also started getting the jewelry placed in retail outlets.

I had been a barista at Fred Segal. I kind of knew Karen Meena, the buyer there, because I made her lattes. (Laughs.) One day I walked in wearing 10 keys draped all over me, hoping she would notice. She did, and I told her the story, how I was trying to help a homeless couple get off the streets by selling necklaces at shows, birthday parties, wherever... and she said, "What's your wholesale price? We'll sell them here." 

I said, "I have no idea what my wholesale price is -- whatever you think sounds good to me." She helped me understand the wholesale world, and once we were in Fred Segal, other stores saw us as a legitimate jewelry company.

But you still had to pitch them.

I had the confidence at that time to walk into stores and pitch the buyers and the owners on our story and our mission: The more products you sell, the more money our employees can save to get an apartment.

And soon I realized it was sustainable. It was a real way to help people get off the streets. We could have just given them money and food, which is a beautiful thing but doesn't solve long-term problems.

Our goal is to give them skills and stable jobs. A lot of people can't get jobs because most companies do background checks.

Running a non-profit -- and working with people who are struggling -- means you had to learn an entirely different skill set, though.

It was trial and error. For almost 5 years I was trying do it all myself, and I'm not trained as a social worker or a case manager. There were definitely challenges I didn't know how to deal with. I would try my best... and it was beyond me.

Having professionals partner with us to give our employees the support and educational service they need has been vital. 

Ultimately, the more keys, products, and apparel we sell, the more jobs we can provide.  But the whole mission starts with getting your word, embracing your word, someday passing it on to someone who needs it more than you do... and then telling the story of why you gave it away.

When a business grows -- even one with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship -- the role of the founder naturally changes. How have you dealt with that?

My favorite part about business is the beginning: The grass roots, guerrilla marketing, steep learning curve where you can explore, discover, be creative -- and not fit into a box. I love when the product hasn't been created yet. That's what I thrive on.

We understand the jewelry business now. We have our products in over 1,000 Nordstrom stores around the world. We have an incredible partnership with Starbucks. I still can't believe that happened -- they're one of the biggest companies of my generation, and I'm so grateful.

But now that we've accomplished so much in jewelry, I'm eager to have that feeling I had at the beginning. This year we'll have a new product launching every few months. Wooden meditation beads, candles, journals... we're developing apparel... tomorrow we're going to plan out all of 2019. We're finally getting on a fashion calendar so we can go to trade shows.

I don't know exactly how it will all work, but I'm going to be creative and grass roots and guerilla-style and make it work.

That really is the fun part: To dream without limits. 

What's the hardest part?

I came from a background of pure creativity: Working on scripts, working on songs... and now a lot of my time is emails and meetings and organization. And helping people understand that we are doing something that's pretty groundbreaking and hard. That's why a lot of people don't do it.

So if something isn't going as well as it should... that's okay. That's part of the process.

One thing that often doesn't go well as a company like yours grows is that the core mission can get diluted or even lost.  

I've heard from people I look up to that there can be a shelf life of how long founders can be the CEO, especially if their skills are more on the creative side.

So it's easy to question what that should look like for someone like me: When is the right time to delegate, when is the right time to keep your authority... knowing that this is your baby and you are going make sure the cause and the heart stays at the center and the core of everything we do.

Thankfully we have hired people on our team like Brit Gilmore, our President, who not only has outstanding business and fashion skills but also feels strongly about the issue of homelessness. That's the perfect combination.

We make sure every single person we hire, whether in sales, or social media, or wherever, has a passion for the issue of homeless.

That's the lens every decision needs to be made through.

What advice would you give other entrepreneurs that are interested in embracing a social cause?

If you want to integrate a social cause element, make sure you care about the cause and you're passionate about an injustice you see in your community or world. Have that be the number one motivating factor.

That's why a lot of consumers really embrace our product: They like the story and they know it really is about the cause. It's not just a trend or a way to market something by making it "charitably trendy cool." 

So, challenge yourself. Find an injustice or a cause you can be passionate about, and start small by thinking of ways you can help solve that injustice -- then you can build your business and your events around it.

If you've already started a thriving business, build into your budget donating to a charity or non-profit you and your employees believe in. Make sure it's something you believe, not just something you do.

We're helping people that are trying to transition out of homelessness. But I don't want us to be the only company that does that. We'd love for thousands of companies to do that.

We love our employees, but we want them to someday leave and follow their dreams. We want to be a bridge employer, teaching people not just to make jewelry but to learn computer skills, leadership skips... and then move on to somewhere they can continue to learn and thrive.

Be more open to giving someone struggling to find employment that third, fourth, or even fifth chance. There are so many wonderful, hardworking people that just need a business to take a chance on them... and to put their trust in them.

Источник: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-this-social-entrepreneur-helps-fight-homelessness-1-inspirational-key-and-story-at-a-time.html

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Caitlin Crosby is an artist, activist and founder of innovative fashion brand The Giving Keys. It all started when she had the idea to make custom jewelry from repurposed keys to connect people, share empowering messages and help lift people out of homelessness in Los Angeles. Listen as Cameron talks to her about the growth of The Giving Keys, what she’s learned leading it and the challenges and opportunities of her unique purpose-driven model.

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Tuesday, November 30 is GivingTuesday, a global day of generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 10 years, this idea has grown into a worldwide movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

In York County, we “do good” in many ways and are an extremely generous community. On May 7 of this year, 11,086 of us came together during Give Local York to collectively raise $3.7 million for 302 York County nonprofits.

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Our generosity is still sorely needed. This month, the White Rose Leadership Institute surveyed York County nonprofits for an update on how they’re continuing to weather the pandemic. 84% of our nonprofits are still experiencing moderate to high levels of disruption, 52% percent of our nonprofits have experienced a drop in funding and 40% anticipate a continued drop over the next 12 months.

Without us stepping up to support our neighbors, the life-sustaining and quality-of-life-providing services of these organizations go away. That’s 100,000 fewer families being fed by our food banks; 30,000 fewer local veterans receiving resources and assistance; 35,000 fewer students receiving career-readiness curriculum; 6,658 fewer units of blood collected.

This holiday season, Give Local York is offering GLY eCards to help you give the gift of giving. A GLY eCard can be purchased online at www.givelocalyork.org and emailed to your recipient to use when Give Local York returns on May 6, 2022. Through this new offering, you can share the joy, pride and excitement you feel every year on Give Day with your friends, family, or colleagues by allowing them to easily give back to their favorite causes or initiatives.

GLY ecards can be given to children to help teach our young people about local causes and the importance of giving back, as thank yous to pay kindness forward, and to open resources for new donors and create equity across our community for people of all ages and financial backgrounds. We encourage you to purchase and gift eCards to your friends and family this holiday season to keep the giving spirit going all year round.

As we head into the holidays, and into year five of Give Local York (on May 6, 2022), let us not forget that York is a community that has each other’s backs. This GivingTuesday, be a part of the global generosity movement and celebrate all acts of giving.

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Liza Koshy's New Line Of Necklaces Looks Good And Gives Back

If you're sick of the typical influencer collab, this pairing will be a breath of fresh air. The Giving Keys collaborated with YouTuber Liza Koshy for a collection that looks great and gives back. Talk about a winning pair.

In case you're not familiar, The Giving Key takes repurposed keys and engraves them with a word of empowerment. The company encourages customers to wear the key until they embody that word, and then pass the necklace on to someone else who needs the message.

But the positive impact doesn't stop there. The Giving Keys is staffed by people transitioning out of homelessness, employing them in meaningful, stable work. Add to that a YouTuber who is unapologetically herself, and you get a match made in accessory heaven.

"Liza’s personality is authentic and passionate, just like The Giving Keys," The Giving Keys founder Caitlin Crosby tells Bustle. "Both Liza and The Giving Keys are using our platforms to create a ripple effect of positivity and inspiration throughout the world."

Koshy picked the words "laugh" and "trust" to be featured on four different necklace styles. Each one is meant to inspire the wearer, no matter where they are in the world.

"The Giving Key is an incredible company that has this amazing message behind it, that gives back to the community and provides jobs, education, and healthcare to the homeless people," Koshy tells Bustle. "It's a message that is bigger than the beautiful little product that you see and wear."

All six necklaces are available on The Giving Key website right now. You can also stock up in-stores at the brand's airstream in Downtown LA and at Nordstrom Topanga. Each necklace ranges from $42 and $45.

But like all good collabs, this will only be around for a limited amount of time.

Koshy says she chose two words that had deep meaning to her, but could resonate with her fans as well. She says both words — "trust" and "laughter" —represent things that people need more of in their lives.

"I chose the words 'laugh' and 'trust' because those are the two words that play a huge role in my life — you know, other than food," Koshy says. "My goal has always been to spread happiness and spread some light. Trust is also a big word for me because I have learned to really trust myself and trust my instincts. I have learned to trust who I am."

Koshy also teased that this collab might be the start of merch. Fans have been begging the YouTuber to create her own apparel and accessories, so this is just a taste of how good it could be.

"This collab is one that I have been really excited about," Koshy says. "I don’t have any merchandise or products of my own, and maybe that is to come ... but I was very excited to partner with a company that has an amazing message behind it."

Leave it to Koshy to bring a little happiness everywhere she goes. For her very first global fashion collaboration, she's certainly starting out with a bang.

Источник: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-giving-keys-x-liza-koshy-collab-spreads-positivity-with-every-necklace-79777

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Rarely does a company come into existence with the intent to help people so intensely incorporated into its business model. Just like finding the beauty in used and abandoned keys, Crosby sought to find the beauty in the less fortunate, employing homeless men and women that have become not only her business partners, but her close friends as well. The company is also partnered with United Way and PATH, further aiding those in need from their transition out of homelessness.

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Rusty, clean, scratched- all of the keys are different in shape and in essence. The products range from necklaces to bracelets to rings (anything in the realm of jewelry), and even iPhone cases. Each individual key is then able to be customized with a number of inspirational words, or it can be personalized further by creating one’s own word or phrase to be engraved.

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Giving Back:

The purpose of the keys is not simply fashion, nor is it just to motivate oneself. Crosby asks that every customer pays it forward by giving the keys to another person in need of a little push (hence the name). Whether it be a random person on the street or even the closest of friends, the wearers are meant to reciprocate the encouragement they uncovered from their old pieces of jewelry. There is a section on The Giving Keys’ website entitled “Stories” where people can share how they overcome their personal obstacles.

Watch founder Caitlin Crosby talk about her story here.

Visit The Giving Keys to see more designs and product information.

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How This Social Entrepreneur Helps Fight Homelessness, 1 Inspirational Key (and Story) at a Time

Many entrepreneurs start a business for reasons beyond revenue and profit. Many have at least a partial interest in social entrepreneurship -- the desire to do good, to give back, and to benefit others.

But some entrepreneurs start a business with the sole intention to help others.

Case in point: Caitlin Crosby, the founder of The Giving Keys, the Los Angeles-based organization that has helped 22 people move into permanent housing, employed more than 70 people who have struggled with homelessness, and whose products are sold at approximately 2,000 global retail outlets, and achieved a 50% growth rate and nearly 8 figures in revenue in 2017.

Each Giving Key is engraved with a word of encouragement like "Dream," "Create," and "Inspire." Products are sold the giving keys inc the "Pay it Forward" premise in the hopes that the buyer will someday pass the key, and words of encouragement, to a person who needs it more. 

And it all started with a simple jewelry idea. and Caitlin's chance meeting with a homeless couple.

How do you go from actress and singer/songwriter to social entrepreneur?

I was born and raised in L.A. My mom was on CHiPs. And she shot J.R. (Laughs.) My dad manages actors, he was an agent for a long time, he was the V.P. of casting at ABC. when that's your family, you grew up acting.

I became really passionate about how harmful the media can be to young girls and women, and together with Brie Larson started loveyourflawz.com. We went around the world and took thousands of pictures of people holding up signs saying things like, "My chemo-fried hair is beautiful" and "Cellulite is the new black." And my first album was called Flaws.

I was really into that optic at that time. Everything on my merchandise table said "Love Your Flawz."

So it's not like you suddenly woke up one morning and thought, "I should embrace a cause."

Definitely not. I was pretty serious. (Laughs.)

During a tour I was passing through NYC and I thought the hotel key was really unique and cool, so I put it on a necklace and the giving keys inc it on tour. Then I was at a locksmith one day and the person ahead of me in line had a number engraved on his key. I asked the locksmith, "Can you engrave 'Love Your Flawz' on my key?"

Then I saw all these old used keys in a bin. I had him engrave words like "hope," "strength," "courage," "fearless," and "let go," on a bunch of keys. I started making necklaces and bracelets that I sold while on tour. I literally used cuticle clippers and tweezers to make them. I should have been practicing my music but I was making these necklaces. They were selling out every night so I had to try to keep up.

People would come to the shows and say, "I'm going through (this), what word should I get on my key?"

I became enthralled with people's stories: What they were going through in their lives, and what they needed.

So at a meet-and-greet people would want to talk about which word they should get on their necklaces?

I also talked about it onstage. I would say, "Get a word you need and want to embrace, but also keep your eyes open to other people who might need the word more than you do -- and pass it on to them."

And over time people started writing me their stories on MySpace -- life changing, intense stories. Like, "I gave my key to someone about to commit suicide." Or, "I gave my key to someone being bulled." Or, "I gave my 'Fight' key to my mother who had cancer, and she passed it on to another woman with cancer." and the cancer ward contacted me and ordered a dozen 'Fight' keys for the whole floor.

I received all these stories decided to create a website to store them so more people than just my mom and I could read them. We made a website as inexpensively as we could through a friend of a friend and started collecting stories and selling the keys online.

But I knew there was a missing link. I wanted the money to go to a charity or cause.

Couldn't you just have picked one?

Lots of friends have non-profits and I was tempted to do the "10 percent proceeds" model, but that felt it was settling. I waited for that "Aha!" moment.

A year or two later I was walking on Hollywood Boulevard and saw a homeless couple holding a sign that said "Ugly, Broke and Hungry." They were living in a cardboard box in a dumpster. One of them was raised homeless under a bridge in San Diego.

At that moment I wasn't thinking about The Giving Keys at all. It wasn't thinking about strategy or keeping up with the Joneses by having a charitable business model. I just wanted to take this couple to dinner and get them out of the rain.

So I took them to kitchen24 on Cahuenga and we were having a ball. Then I complimented her necklace and she said, "I like making jewelry," and I thought, "You are the missing link. Do you guys want to be my business partners?"

The next day I bought a $300 engraving kit and hammers. I gave them the equipment. I paid them to engrave the keys, make the necklaces, ship them to customers. 

You also started getting the jewelry placed in retail outlets.

I had been a barista at Fred Segal. I kind of knew Karen Meena, the buyer there, because I made her the giving keys inc. (Laughs.) One day I walked in wearing 10 keys draped all over me, hoping she would notice. She did, and I told her the story, how I was trying to help a homeless couple get off the streets by selling necklaces at shows, birthday parties, wherever. and she said, "What's your wholesale price? We'll sell them here." 

I said, "I have no idea what my wholesale price is -- whatever you think sounds good to me." She helped me understand the wholesale world, and once we were in Fred Segal, other stores saw us as a legitimate jewelry company.

But you still had to pitch them.

I had the confidence at that time to walk into stores and pitch the buyers and the owners on our story and our mission: The more products you sell, the more money our employees can save to get an apartment.

And soon I realized it was sustainable. It was a real way to help people get off the streets. We could have just given them money and food, which is a beautiful thing but doesn't solve long-term problems.

Our goal is to give them skills and stable jobs. A lot of people can't get jobs because most companies do background checks.

Running a non-profit -- and working with people who are struggling -- means you had to learn an entirely different skill set, though.

It was trial and error. For almost 5 years I was trying do it all myself, and I'm not trained as a social worker or a case manager. There were definitely challenges I didn't know how to deal with. I would try my best. and it was the giving keys inc me.

Having professionals partner with us to give our employees the support and educational service they need has been vital. 

Ultimately, the more keys, products, and apparel we sell, the more jobs we can provide.  But the whole mission starts with getting your word, embracing your word, someday passing it on to someone who needs it more than you do. and then telling the story of why you gave it away.

When a business grows -- even one with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship -- the role of the founder naturally changes. How have you dealt with that?

My favorite part about business is the beginning: The grass roots, guerrilla marketing, steep learning curve where you can explore, discover, be creative -- and not fit into a box. I love when the product hasn't been created yet. That's what I thrive on.

We understand the jewelry business now. We have our products in over 1,000 Nordstrom stores around the world. We have an incredible partnership with Starbucks. I still can't believe that happened -- they're one of the biggest companies of my generation, and I'm so grateful.

But now that we've accomplished the reach key west spa much in jewelry, I'm eager to have that feeling I had at the beginning. This year we'll have a new product launching every the giving keys inc months. Wooden meditation beads, candles, journals. we're developing apparel. tomorrow we're going to plan out all of 2019. We're finally getting on a fashion calendar so we can go to trade shows.

I don't know exactly how it will all work, but I'm going to be creative and grass roots and guerilla-style and make it work.

That really is the fun part: To dream without limits. 

What's the hardest part?

I came from a background of pure creativity: Working on scripts, working on songs. and now a lot of my time is emails and meetings and organization. And helping people understand that we are doing something that's pretty groundbreaking and hard. That's why a lot of people don't do it.

So if something isn't going as well as it should. that's okay. That's part of the process.

One thing that often doesn't go well as a company like yours grows is that the core mission can get diluted or even lost.  

I've heard from people I look up to that there can be a shelf life of how long founders can be the CEO, especially if their skills are more on the creative side.

So it's easy to question what that should look like for someone like me: When is the right time to delegate, when is the right time to keep your authority. knowing that this is your baby and you are going make sure the cause and the heart stays at the center and the core of everything we do.

Thankfully we have hired people on our team like Brit Gilmore, our President, who not only has outstanding business and fashion skills but also feels strongly about the issue of homelessness. That's the perfect combination.

We make sure every single the giving keys inc we hire, whether in sales, or social media, or wherever, has a passion for the issue of homeless.

That's the lens every decision needs to be made through.

What advice would you give other entrepreneurs that are interested in embracing a social cause?

If you want to integrate a social cause element, make sure you care about the cause and you're passionate about an injustice you see in your community or world. Have that be the number one motivating factor.

That's why a lot of consumers really embrace our product: They like the story and they know it really is about the cause. It's not just a trend or a way to market something by making it "charitably trendy cool." 

So, challenge yourself. Find an injustice or a cause you can be passionate about, and start small by thinking of ways you can help solve that injustice -- then you can build your business and your events around it.

If you've already started a thriving business, build into your budget donating to a charity or non-profit you and your employees believe in. Make sure it's something you believe, not just something you do.

We're helping people that are trying to transition out of homelessness. But I don't want us to be the only company that does that. We'd love for thousands of companies to do that.

We love our employees, but we want them to someday leave and follow their dreams. We want to be a bridge employer, teaching people not just to make jewelry but to learn computer skills, leadership skips. and then move on to somewhere they can continue to learn and thrive.

Be more open to giving someone struggling to find employment that third, fourth, or even fifth chance. There are so many wonderful, hardworking people that just need a business to take a chance on them. and to put their trust in them.

Источник: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-this-social-entrepreneur-helps-fight-homelessness-1-inspirational-key-and-story-at-a-time.html
The Giving Keys is an LA based social business dedicated to employing people who are looking to transition out of homelessness.

They approached me about a brand revamp to help reposition their company as a mid-to-high end fashion brand, moving away from their small-scale roots. I created a new logo, brand approach and brand guide. The new brand has been incorporated in email marketing campaigns, social media assets, packaging, displays, and a series of ongoing, bi-annual lookbooks.

The lookbooks in particular have been extremely rewarding design projects, weaving together high-level art direction from the TGK team, stunning fashion photography by Travis Schneider, and high quality printing from The Copy Company in Seattle.

It is always an honor and a privilege to contribute to the success of companies like The Giving Keys, who recognize that business can be both profitable and a for positive change in the world.

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Liza Koshy's New Line Of Necklaces Looks Good And Gives Back

If you're sick of the typical influencer collab, this pairing will be a breath of fresh air. The Giving Keys collaborated with YouTuber Liza Koshy for a collection that looks great and gives back. Talk about a winning pair.

In case you're not familiar, The Giving Key takes repurposed keys and engraves them with a word of empowerment. The company encourages customers to wear the key until they embody that word, and then pass the necklace on to someone else who needs the message.

But the positive impact doesn't stop there. The Giving Keys is staffed by people transitioning out of homelessness, employing them in meaningful, stable work. Add to that a YouTuber who is unapologetically herself, and you get a match made in accessory heaven.

"Liza’s personality is authentic and passionate, just like The Giving Keys," The Giving Keys founder Caitlin Crosby tells Bustle. "Both Liza and The Giving Keys are using our platforms to create a ripple effect of positivity and inspiration throughout the world."

Koshy picked the words "laugh" and "trust" to be featured on four different necklace styles. Each one is meant to inspire the wearer, no matter where they are in the world.

"The Giving Key is an incredible company that has this amazing message behind it, that gives back to the giving keys inc community and provides jobs, education, and healthcare to the homeless people," Koshy tells Bustle. "It's a message that is bigger than the beautiful little product that you see and wear."

All six necklaces are available on The Giving Key website right now. You can also stock up in-stores at the brand's airstream in Downtown LA and at Nordstrom Topanga. Each necklace ranges from $42 and $45.

But like all good collabs, this will only be around for a limited amount of time.

Koshy says she chose two words that had deep meaning to her, but could resonate with her fans as well. She says both words — "trust" and "laughter" —represent things that people need more of in their lives.

"I chose the words 'laugh' and 'trust' because those are the two words that play a huge role in my life — you know, other than food," Koshy says. "My goal has always been to spread happiness and spread some light. Trust is also a big word for me because I have learned to really trust myself and trust my instincts. I have learned to trust who I am."

Koshy also teased that this collab might be the start of merch. Fans have been begging the YouTuber to create her own apparel and accessories, so this is just a taste of how good it could be.

"This collab is one that I have been really excited about," Koshy says. "I don’t have any merchandise or products of my own, and maybe that is to come . but I was very excited to partner with a company that has an amazing message behind it."

Leave it to Koshy to bring a little happiness everywhere she goes. For her very first global fashion collaboration, she's certainly starting out with a bang.

Источник: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-giving-keys-x-liza-koshy-collab-spreads-positivity-with-every-necklace-79777

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Caitlin Crosby is an artist, activist and founder of innovative fashion brand The Giving Keys. It all started when she had the idea to make the giving keys inc jewelry from repurposed keys to connect people, share empowering messages and help lift people out of homelessness in Los Angeles. Listen as Cameron talks to her about the growth of The Giving Keys, what she’s learned leading it and the challenges and opportunities of her unique purpose-driven model.

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Savings Tips for the Giving Keys

  • Shop the regularly featured sale section on The Giving Keys website to save money on particular products.
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When do Thegivingkeys.com's Cyber Monday deals start?

We expect to see The Giving Keys promotions on Cyber Monday. You can check back frequently as we will continously refresh the sales and deals.

Is There Free Shipping from the Giving Keys?

Yes, there is free shipping available from The Giving Keys! To take advantage of the free shipping policy, simply place an order valuing $60 or more.

What Is the Return Policy for the Giving Keys?

According to The Giving Keys' returns policy, most items can be returned within 30 days of purchase. Exceptions to the general returns policy include: all sale items, earrings and customized or engraved items. The returns policy also states that any items purchased from a third party must be returned to that retailer, and those items will be subject to that specific retailer's return policy.

How Do I Use a Coupon Code on the Giving Keys?

To redeem a coupon on The Giving Keys website, first navigate to the shopping cart page. Once you have reviewed your cart, click the "Checkout" button. On the checkout page, you will see a textbox on the right-hand side of the page. The box will prompt you to enter a "gift card or discount code." Once you have entered your coupon code, you can hit the "Apply" button to see your reduced total before you complete your order.

How to Contact Customer Support

To contact The Giving Keys' customer support, simply send them an email at: [email protected] If you want to get in touch regarding wholesale opportunities or press coverage, other email addresses are available on the contact page.

About The Giving Keys

The Giving Keys is an innovative jewelry boutique based out of Los Angeles, California, specializing in unique, inspirational upcycled jewelry made from keys. The inspiration for the business came to Caitlin Crosby when she stayed in a hotel that was still using real, physical keys. Wearing her room key around her neck gave her the idea for her unique jewelry line and her business goal to "inspire the world to pay it forward." The Giving Keys offers one-of-a-kind, stamped jewelry made from keys, the profits of which help to transition homeless people back into the workforce.

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How This Social Entrepreneur Helps Fight Homelessness, 1 Inspirational Key (and Story) at a Time

Many entrepreneurs start a business for reasons beyond revenue and profit. Many have at least a partial interest in social entrepreneurship -- the desire to do good, to give back, and to benefit others.

But some entrepreneurs start a business with the sole intention to help others.

Case in point: Caitlin Crosby, the founder of The Giving Keys, the Los Angeles-based organization that has helped 22 people move into permanent housing, employed more than 70 people who have struggled with homelessness, and whose products are sold at approximately 2,000 global retail outlets, and achieved a 50% growth rate and nearly 8 figures in revenue in 2017.

Each Giving Key is engraved with a word of encouragement like "Dream," "Create," and "Inspire." Products are sold under the "Pay it Forward" premise in the hopes that the buyer will someday pass the key, and words of encouragement, to a person who needs it more. 

And it all started with a simple jewelry idea... and Caitlin's chance meeting with a homeless couple.

How do you go from actress and singer/songwriter to social entrepreneur?

I was born and raised in L.A. My mom was on CHiPs. And she shot J.R. (Laughs.) My dad manages actors, he was an agent for a long time, he was the V.P. of casting at ABC... when that's your family, you grew up acting.

I became really passionate about how harmful the media can be to young girls and women, and together with Brie Larson started loveyourflawz.com. We went around the world and took thousands of pictures of people holding up signs saying things like, "My chemo-fried hair is beautiful" and "Cellulite is the new black." And my first album was called Flaws.

I was really into that optic at that time. Everything on my merchandise table said "Love Your Flawz."

So it's not like you suddenly woke up one morning and thought, "I should embrace a cause."

Definitely not. I was pretty serious. (Laughs.)

During a tour I was passing through NYC and I thought the hotel key was really unique and cool, so I put it on a necklace and wore it on tour. Then I was at a locksmith one day and the person ahead of me in line had a number engraved on his key. I asked the locksmith, "Can you engrave 'Love Your Flawz' on my key?"

Then I saw all these old used keys in a bin. I had him engrave words like "hope," "strength," "courage," "fearless," and "let go," on a bunch of keys. I started making necklaces and bracelets that I sold while on tour. I literally used cuticle clippers and tweezers to make them. I should have been practicing my music but I was making these necklaces. They were selling out every night so I had to try to keep up.

People would come to the shows and say, "I'm going through (this), what word should I get on my key?"

I became enthralled with people's stories: What they were going through in their lives, and what they needed.

So at a meet-and-greet people would want to talk about which word they should get on their necklaces?

I also talked about it onstage. I would say, "Get a word you need and want to embrace, but also keep your eyes open to other people who might need the word more than you do -- and pass it on to them."

And over time people started writing me their stories on MySpace -- life changing, intense stories. Like, "I gave my key to someone about to commit suicide." Or, "I gave my key to someone being bulled." Or, "I gave my 'Fight' key to my mother who had cancer, and she passed it on to another woman with cancer..." and the cancer ward contacted me and ordered a dozen 'Fight' keys for the whole floor.

I received all these stories decided to create a website to store them so more people than just my mom and I could read them. We made a website as inexpensively as we could through a friend of a friend and started collecting stories and selling the keys online.

But I knew there was a missing link. I wanted the money to go to a charity or cause.

Couldn't you just have picked one?

Lots of friends have non-profits and I was tempted to do the "10 percent proceeds" model, but that felt it was settling. I waited for that "Aha!" moment.

A year or two later I was walking on Hollywood Boulevard and saw a homeless couple holding a sign that said "Ugly, Broke and Hungry." They were living in a cardboard box in a dumpster. One of them was raised homeless under a bridge in San Diego.

At that moment I wasn't thinking about The Giving Keys at all. It wasn't thinking about strategy or keeping up with the Joneses by having a charitable business model. I just wanted to take this couple to dinner and get them out of the rain.

So I took them to kitchen24 on Cahuenga and we were having a ball. Then I complimented her necklace and she said, "I like making jewelry," and I thought, "You are the missing link. Do you guys want to be my business partners?"

The next day I bought a $300 engraving kit and hammers. I gave them the equipment. I paid them to engrave the keys, make the necklaces, ship them to customers... 

You also started getting the jewelry placed in retail outlets.

I had been a barista at Fred Segal. I kind of knew Karen Meena, the buyer there, because I made her lattes. (Laughs.) One day I walked in wearing 10 keys draped all over me, hoping she would notice. She did, and I told her the story, how I was trying to help a homeless couple get off the streets by selling necklaces at shows, birthday parties, wherever... and she said, "What's your wholesale price? We'll sell them here." 

I said, "I have no idea what my wholesale price is -- whatever you think sounds good to me." She helped me understand the wholesale world, and once we were in Fred Segal, other stores saw us as a legitimate jewelry company.

But you still had to pitch them.

I had the confidence at that time to walk into stores and pitch the buyers and the owners on our story and our mission: The more products you sell, the more money our employees can save to get an apartment.

And soon I realized it was sustainable. It was a real way to help people get off the streets. We could have just given them money and food, which is a beautiful thing but doesn't solve long-term problems.

Our goal is to give them skills and stable jobs. A lot of people can't get jobs because most companies do background checks.

Running a non-profit -- and working with people who are struggling -- means you had to learn an entirely different skill set, though.

It was trial and error. For almost 5 years I was trying do it all myself, and I'm not trained as a social worker or a case manager. There were definitely challenges I didn't know how to deal with. I would try my best... and it was beyond me.

Having professionals partner with us to give our employees the support and educational service they need has been vital. 

Ultimately, the more keys, products, and apparel we sell, the more jobs we can provide.  But the whole mission starts with getting your word, embracing your word, someday passing it on to someone who needs it more than you do... and then telling the story of why you gave it away.

When a business grows -- even one with an emphasis on social entrepreneurship -- the role of the founder naturally changes. How have you dealt with that?

My favorite part about business is the beginning: The grass roots, guerrilla marketing, steep learning curve where you can explore, discover, be creative -- and not fit into a box. I love when the product hasn't been created yet. That's what I thrive on.

We understand the jewelry business now. We have our products in over 1,000 Nordstrom stores around the world. We have an incredible partnership with Starbucks. I still can't believe that happened -- they're one of the biggest companies of my generation, and I'm so grateful.

But now that we've accomplished so much in jewelry, I'm eager to have that feeling I had at the beginning. This year we'll have a new product launching every few months. Wooden meditation beads, candles, journals... we're developing apparel... tomorrow we're going to plan out all of 2019. We're finally getting on a fashion calendar so we can go to trade shows.

I don't know exactly how it will all work, but I'm going to be creative and grass roots and guerilla-style and make it work.

That really is the fun part: To dream without limits. 

What's the hardest part?

I came from a background of pure creativity: Working on scripts, working on songs... and now a lot of my time is emails and meetings and organization. And helping people understand that we are doing something that's pretty groundbreaking and hard. That's why a lot of people don't do it.

So if something isn't going as well as it should... that's okay. That's part of the process.

One thing that often doesn't go well as a company like yours grows is that the core mission can get diluted or even lost.  

I've heard from people I look up to that there can be a shelf life of how long founders can be the CEO, especially if their skills are more on the creative side.

So it's easy to question what that should look like for someone like me: When is the right time to delegate, when is the right time to keep your authority... knowing that this is your baby and you are going make sure the cause and the heart stays at the center and the core of everything we do.

Thankfully we have hired people on our team like Brit Gilmore, our President, who not only has outstanding business and fashion skills but also feels strongly about the issue of homelessness. That's the perfect combination.

We make sure every single person we hire, whether in sales, or social media, or wherever, has a passion for the issue of homeless.

That's the lens every decision needs to be made through.

What advice would you give other entrepreneurs that are interested in embracing a social cause?

If you want to integrate a social cause element, make sure you care about the cause and you're passionate about an injustice you see in your community or world. Have that be the number one motivating factor.

That's why a lot of consumers really embrace our product: They like the story and they know it really is about the cause. It's not just a trend or a way to market something by making it "charitably trendy cool." 

So, challenge yourself. Find an injustice or a cause you can be passionate about, and start small by thinking of ways you can help solve that injustice -- then you can build your business and your events around it.

If you've already started a thriving business, build into your budget donating to a charity or non-profit you and your employees believe in. Make sure it's something you believe, not just something you do.

We're helping people that are trying to transition out of homelessness. But I don't want us to be the only company that does that. We'd love for thousands of companies to do that.

We love our employees, but we want them to someday leave and follow their dreams. We want to be a bridge employer, teaching people not just to make jewelry but to learn computer skills, leadership skips... and then move on to somewhere they can continue to learn and thrive.

Be more open to giving someone struggling to find employment that third, fourth, or even fifth chance. There are so many wonderful, hardworking people that just need a business to take a chance on them... and to put their trust in them.

Источник: https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/how-this-social-entrepreneur-helps-fight-homelessness-1-inspirational-key-and-story-at-a-time.html

Liza Koshy's New Line Of Necklaces Looks Good And Gives Back

If you're sick of the typical influencer collab, this pairing will be a breath of fresh air. The Giving Keys collaborated with YouTuber Liza Koshy for a collection that looks great and gives back. Talk about a winning pair.

In case you're not familiar, The Giving Key takes repurposed keys and engraves them with a word of empowerment. The company encourages customers to wear the key until they embody that word, and then pass the necklace on to someone else who needs the message.

But the positive impact doesn't stop there. The Giving Keys is staffed by people transitioning out of homelessness, employing them in meaningful, stable work. Add to that a YouTuber who is unapologetically herself, and you get a match made in accessory heaven.

"Liza’s personality is authentic and passionate, just like The Giving Keys," The Giving Keys founder Caitlin Crosby tells Bustle. "Both Liza and The Giving Keys are using our platforms to create a ripple effect of positivity and inspiration throughout the world."

Koshy picked the words "laugh" and "trust" to be featured on four different necklace styles. Each one is meant to inspire the wearer, no matter where they are in the world.

"The Giving Key is an incredible company that has this amazing message behind it, that gives back to the community and provides jobs, education, and healthcare to the homeless people," Koshy tells Bustle. "It's a message that is bigger than the beautiful little product that you see and wear."

All six necklaces are available on The Giving Key website right now. You can also stock up in-stores at the brand's airstream in Downtown LA and at Nordstrom Topanga. Each necklace ranges from $42 and $45.

But like all good collabs, this will only be around for a limited amount of time.

Koshy says she chose two words that had deep meaning to her, but could resonate with her fans as well. She says both words — "trust" and "laughter" —represent things that people need more of in their lives.

"I chose the words 'laugh' and 'trust' because those are the two words that play a huge role in my life — you know, other than food," Koshy says. "My goal has always been to spread happiness and spread some light. Trust is also a big word for me because I have learned to really trust myself and trust my instincts. I have learned to trust who I am."

Koshy also teased that this collab might be the start of merch. Fans have been begging the YouTuber to create her own apparel and accessories, so this is just a taste of how good it could be.

"This collab is one that I have been really excited about," Koshy says. "I don’t have any merchandise or products of my own, and maybe that is to come ... but I was very excited to partner with a company that has an amazing message behind it."

Leave it to Koshy to bring a little happiness everywhere she goes. For her very first global fashion collaboration, she's certainly starting out with a bang.

Источник: https://www.bustle.com/p/the-giving-keys-x-liza-koshy-collab-spreads-positivity-with-every-necklace-79777

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Rarely does a company come into existence with the intent to help people so intensely incorporated into its business model. Just like finding the beauty in used and abandoned keys, Crosby sought to find the beauty in the less fortunate, employing homeless men and women that have become not only her business partners, but her close friends as well. The company is also partnered with United Way and PATH, further aiding those in need from their transition out of homelessness.

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The Keys:

Rusty, clean, scratched- all of the keys are different in shape and in essence. The products range from necklaces to bracelets to rings (anything in the realm of jewelry), and even iPhone cases. Each individual key is then able to be customized with a number of inspirational words, or it can be personalized further by creating one’s own word or phrase to be engraved.

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Giving Back:

The purpose of the keys is not simply fashion, nor is it just to motivate oneself. Crosby asks that every customer pays it forward by giving the keys to another person in need of a little push (hence the name). Whether it be a random person on the street or even the closest of friends, the wearers are meant to reciprocate the encouragement they uncovered from their old pieces of jewelry. There is a section on The Giving Keys’ website entitled “Stories” where people can share how they overcome their personal obstacles.

Watch founder Caitlin Crosby talk about her story here.

Visit The Giving Keys to see more designs and product information.

-Zach Boyers for FFW

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Episode 09: The Giving Keys' Caitlin Crosby
Caitlin Crosby is an artist, activist and founder of innovative fashion brand The Giving Keys. It all started when she had the idea to make custom jewelry from repurposed keys to connect people, share empowering messages and help lift people out of homelessness in Los Angeles. Listen as Cameron talks to her about the growth of The Giving Keys, what she’s learned leading it and the challenges and opportunities of her unique purpose-driven model.

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The Giving Keys is an LA based social business dedicated to employing people who are looking to transition out of homelessness.

They approached me about a brand revamp to help reposition their company as a mid-to-high end fashion brand, moving away from their small-scale roots. I created a new logo, brand approach and brand guide. The new brand has been incorporated in email marketing campaigns, social media assets, packaging, displays, and a series of ongoing, bi-annual lookbooks.

The lookbooks in particular have been extremely rewarding design projects, weaving together high-level art direction from the TGK team, stunning fashion photography by Travis Schneider, and high quality printing from The Copy Company in Seattle.

It is always an honor and a privilege to contribute to the success of companies like The Giving Keys, who recognize that business can be both profitable and a for positive change in the world.

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About Us – The Giving Keys

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    The Giving Keys is a pay it forward company and hand-stamps products with inspirational words like Believe, Love, Strength, or a personalized word. You're encouraged to embrace your word then pass it on, "paying it forward" to someone you feel needs the message more than you.

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    Jun 08, 2015 · The Giving Keys HQ is full of all the energy and inspiration famously engraved on their pendants – and is flying around the room faster than the keys and chains beings being packed up for shipment. Most of that energy comes from Caitlin herself as she meets with various members of the team, most of which are entering a new, hopeful phase of life as they begin work with TGK.Reviews: 1

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    Jun 13, 2018 · The Giving Keys is a Pay It Forward company changing lives with inspirational jewelry through their social impact business model. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Giving Keys employs people transitioning out of homelessness to make and assemble their products. Every product is... Mission: We’re a Pay It Forward Company.5/5(17)

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    1801 Century Park E Los Angeles, CA 90067 12121 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025 836 Traction Ave Los Angeles, CA 90013 1920 Adelicia St Nashville, TN 37212. These addresses are known to be associated with The Giving Keys, Inc. however they may be inactive or mailing addresses only. Please verify address for mailing or other purposes.Founded: Mar 01, 2012

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    Today, The Giving Keys are carried in over 1200 stores in the US and internationally including Nordstrom, Fred Segal and Kitson. We are busier than ever making keys for you – our community. Our products are worn proudly and intentionally by individuals from all walks of life who want to be inspired and touch others with their words.

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    The Giving Keys Foundation, Dublin, Pennsylvania. 83 likes. The Giving Keys Foundation is a local Bucks County Christian ministry non-profit. Our core...

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