I love finding cute and comfy workout clothes, especially when the proceeds go to a great cause. Be Kind. Always. Simple, yet such a powerful statement. The D.O.P.E. Foundation was started by siblings Tim and Jessica Griffin after their brother Stephen recently lost his life to depression at the age of 19. Tim and I went to school together, so this foundation and Stephen’s story hits a little closer to home for me personally. I love their idea “Dare to Offer Peace to Everyone” (D.O.P.E) and to be kind, always, because really, you never know what anyone may be battling. They make great workout tanks, t-shirts, sweatshirts and more, for both kids and adults. The following information is from their website, please check out this cause and grab yourself one of these tanks!! They are so comfy, spread a great message and help to support a wonderful cause.
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The Be Kind. Always. by D.O.P.E. (Dare to Offer Peace to Everyone) cause was created by Stephen’s siblings, Timothy and Jessica Griffin. Our message is not only to spread depression awareness, but more importantly, to spread the message of kindness and humility. The purpose of this non-profit organization is to offer a platform for the voices of those who tend to go unheard, and for those who share random acts of kindness on a daily basis without recognition. Our brother, Stephen, spent much of his short life reaching out to those with similar struggles, offering words of support and motivation to help them. His message was to always be kind since you never know what someone is battling internally. We are here to continue this extension of peace, and we in turn dare you to offer peace to everyone.
This campaign will help fund future campaigns and endeavors and help fund the creation of the website www.bekindalways.org.
Our goal is to spread this message and to reach out to those in need through an anonymous help forum via www.bekindalways.org. We also have the hopes of traveling to schools to encourage those in need to speak up, and share Stephen’s message of peace and kindness.
Our final goal is to build a foundation where kid’s can come to express their emotions either artistically, athletically, or through any emotional outlet. Just having a place where teens can feel safe from the world is paramount. Depression does not have to have a stigma attached to it anymore and we aim to change that.
We encourage those who buy this product to inform others of our campaign by sharing our message through social media and using the hashtags:
BEKINDALWAYS #BEKINDFORSTEPHEN #FORSTEPHEN #BEDOPE #DARETOOFFERPEACE #FLYHIGH