High Five A Charity Update for your Faces

*Originally written by Tess McIntyre who quit

Yes. Yes. We here at Iron Horse Brewery tend to conduct ourselves with a melange of sass, irreverence, and sarcasm and that’s how we like to present ourselves to the world. And triple Yes, we have indeed launched a campaign to end the hug. Replacing full body contact with the ultra-cool, super fun, way better than hugging high five, which you can learn all about at morehighfive.com. But all of these together doesn’t equal that we don’t care about things. Because actually. we do. things are awesome.

With the launch of our Less Hugging, More High Fiving campaign we have asked you to High Five A Charity. We want to highlight the awesome work of your favorite charity and post it here on the internet to bring more awareness to these organizations and introduce these organizations to a new audience.

Not all of us can say we devote time, energy, or our whole lives to causes close to our hearts or to serve others but we sure as hell want to make sure those that do are recognized and given as many real, in person, air or virtual high fives as possible. We mean that. So do that. High Five the eff out of them.

The top five charities with the most high five nominations will receive a monetary high five from IHB when all is said and done. Which is neat. But here is our chance to highlight and to let you know more about those that have already been nominated. Check out their websites, learn about what they do, go to morehighfive.com and high five them yourself, or go to morehighfive.com and nominate a new charity. We will highlight charities each week!

So without further ado here are our nominated Charities of the week:

THRIVE

Young adults—categorized as ages 18 through 40—face cancer in an entirely different way than children and older adults. Because young adult cancer diagnoses are less common than pediatric or geriatric, the experience can be particularly isolating.
Thrive Through Cancer aims to bring young adults together, provide them with age-appropriate resources and give them a place to share their story.
Diagnoses may disrupt life, but we are here to help young adults Thrive Through Cancer.
http://www.thrivethroughcancer.org/

HOPESOURCE

HopeSource moves people to self-sufficiency by providing access to education, employment, economic development and vital services. To live and serve with these values:
CASTLE—Courage, Authenticity, Service, Truth, Love and Effectiveness
http://www.hopesource.us/

GALLERY ONE

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, the facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide: High-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits, educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts, studios for a diverse group of resident artists, networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts, and meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation.
http://www.gallery-one.org/

EVERGREEN MOUNTAIN BIKE ALLIANCE

Evergreen creates and protects sustainable mountain biking opportunities in Washington. Evergreen is Washington State’s largest mountain bike advocacy and trail building group. Created in 1989 as a grassroots solution to local trail networks closing to riders, Evergreen (formerly BBTC) became a viable force in the trail building and advocacy community. Due to the progression and growth of the sport, the past decade has lent itself to the expansion of the organization. http://evergreenmtb.org/

DISABILITY RIGHTS WASHINGTON

Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Our mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. We work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights. We provide free services to people with disabilities. http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/

Let the internet world know about High Five A Charity. Use hashtags #morehighfive #forcharity #highfiveacharity

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