Pictures from the 2012 Stay Classy Charity Awards, San Diego, CA.

| September 23, 2012 | Reply

Thanks to the team at Stay Classy for their incredible work putting together a remarkable show. We had a great time hearing incredible stories from non-profits that are making a difference in the lives of millions of people. Even with all the pain, I’m encouraged by a the good that’s happening in the world!

Some of my favorites:

Girls with Sole: Using free fitness and wellness programs in order to empower the mines, bodies, and souls of girls who are at-risk or have experienced abuse of any kind.

The Trevor Project: Helping end suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources including a 24/7 crisis intervention hotline. Sometimes, the youth just need to hear a voice of understanding on the other end. Helped 350,000 youth last year.

Medical Teams International: Helped 2.1 million people last year by providing medical services to those people affected by disaster, conflict, and poverty.

Raven + Lily: Winner of the Philanthropic Business of the Year. They are a socially responsible brand dedicated to empowering women through design partnerships. They help women learn to make things that can be sold and now employ hundreds of women that would otherwise be ostracized.

The Stay Classy Awards recognize non-profits who have made a significant impact on the lives of people while creating sustainable business models.

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