Friday, August 03, 2012

Eden Gives Back

I've been working on an upcoming post about socially conscious companies and the efforts they support, and thought it might be fun to dedicate this month's EdenFantasys post to their own charitable efforts!

The site has a effort called Eden Gives Back, which raises money for various charitable causes. In 2010, the community raised $2,300 to supply holiday meals for needy families. As someone who had a construction paper Christmas tree when I was working for Disney and couldn't afford real decorations, I think that the effort to make a family's holidays brighter is awesome!

In 2011, there were events including a clothing drive, donations for relief after the tornado in Joplin, MO (another cause that hits close to home for me since I grew up 2 hours from there in Branson!), an event that raised money to send magazine subscriptions to military troops overseas, the "Save the Ta-Tas!" breast cancer event, and a Thanksgiving meal fundraiser that was able to feed not just a few families, but two whole shelters! (You can find more info on 2011's events in this forum post!)

The good works continue in 2012! The most recent project let Eden community members donate their EdenPoints to raise money for Parma Animal Shelter, which had been overwhelmed when animal control raided a house that contained over 300 animals. Thanks to member donations, a total of $868.33 was raised!

They're always open to suggestions for new projects! (Just remember that you have to be 18+ to visit the site.)

Disclosure: I will be provided with a gift card from EdenFantasys in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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