Monday, March 11, 2013

The Giving Keys

As I work my way through school and do research for my classes, I come across some amazing sites and organizations.  One in particular that I really love is called "The Giving Keys".  Caitlin Crosby (an American singer/actress) met a couple who were living on the streets in Hollywood, CA and started paying them to engrave keys with positive one-word messages on them for a kind of PAY IT FORWARD movement to help those in similar homeless situations.

When you buy a key, the money goes to the organization, but here is what I love about it - If you receive the key, you must give it away at some point to someone else you feel needs the message/word that's on it.  The organization also encourages you  to share your story, if you wish, on their website at TheGivingKeys.com.

Custom words for the keys are also available.

Such a great idea!!!


Their Mission: 
 Spreading Hope & Love through fashion... while making someone's day...







12 comments:

  1. That is a nice idea mine would say pizza

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    1. I don't know why it would say pizza? Unless, of course, pizza is a positive one-word message that you could pass along to someone to brighten their day, but in all seriousness... good try at being funny.

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  2. I love this idea!! What would I put on mine.....hhmmm.... I think my word for 2013 would be Resonate. that sounds good. now, how do I get my key?

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    1. Rory - You can purchase a key at TheGivingKeys.com. It's $5 additional for custom words. Thanks for reading.

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  3. sounds like puppies and rainbows...i'd pay extra for a multi-word inscription like: "give up some of your millions you mother-fuckers and donate toward affordable housing for all". maybe that's too positive.

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    1. Maybe you could just have the word "dick" engraved on it. That would cost you a lot less money and really get the point across. Don't you think?

      I guess the web site wasn't as neat as I thought. I was thinking something like this would be a wonderful idea for that rare youth I mentor along the way who would need that little extra push. We all need that once in awhile. Besides that, I loved the organization it funds. I thought for sure you would sort of see the value in at least that knowing how passionate you are about the homeless. Ah well, my bad.

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    2. maybe what you're saying is key.

      "dick" you said, as in richard?

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    3. No, "dick" as in "dickhead". I think that's still one word, so you might be okay.

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    4. wait, are we talking black keys here? i'm in!

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  4. I LOVE this idea, thank you so much for sharing! I saved the website under my favorites so I can go back and buy one!

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    1. You're welcome, Lisa. They are a bit pricey, but I guess that's all for the cause. I certainly wouldn't be able to buy for every kid... It would have to be a very special occasion.

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