L.I.V.E.: Lead, Innovate, Volunteer & Empower
L.I.V.E is focused on making a direct impact in our community. In place of being a cause based organization, our entrepreneurial model is to focus on endowing a specific cause every other year. Our motivation stems from the desire to provide funding directly to organizations or causes we are passionate about. L.I.V.E. was formed by a group of young professionals in Miami that wanted to make a direct impact in their community. With decades of combined charitable service experience, the team wanted to raise funds that would immediately be redeployed here at home.
Most charitable organizations focus on a worthy cause such as diabetes, cancer research or homelessness. Our approach is unique in that we choose a worthy charity or two at a time that align with our goals and vision. We then focus our efforts in raising funds for those specific organizations until our commitment is met. This allows us to shift our efforts and resources to causes that our team feels we can impact.
Our first beneficiary, Camp Erin, is a bereavement camp for children whom have lost a loved one. The loss of a family member can be devastating. Camp Erin helps children grieve and connect with others to let them know they are not alone. The weekend camp can be a life changing experience that gives children the strength to overcome the loss of a parent or sibling. Our goal with Camp Erin was to create an endowment that funded at least one extra camp every year in perpetuity. We surpassed our goal and raised over $170,000 ensuring Camp Erin’s will have more than enough finds for an extra camp every year.
Our new Partnership is with Live Like Bella and Sebastian Strong. Our goal is to raise money in our next two events and help both organizations in their fight against childhood cancer. There is not a single human being on Earth who has not been affected by cancer; however, children suffering from cancer are at an even greater disadvantage. The overwhelming majority of drugs given to children are over 20 years old and they are very toxic. Children deserve an equal opportunity at cutting edge research.