Cause Corner

August 2017 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your August 2017 awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in August 2017.

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July 2017 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your July 2017 awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in July 2017.

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June 2017 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your June 2017 awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in June 2017.

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April 2017 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your April 2017 awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in April 2017.

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March 2017 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your March 2017 awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in March 2017.

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February 2017 Cause Awareness Schedule

Plan your February 2017 awareness events with help with SupportStore.com. Here is a list of causes that are making their awarenesses the focus in February 2017.

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Congratulations! It’s an Army Veteran!

Today is Veterans Day, the day set aside for us to say thank you to all the military men and women who serve our country.  This year, I have a very special story to share with all of you.  Stay with me on this because, at first, it may not seem like a Veterans Day story, but it is.

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A little history about the Blue Star Service Banner

A couple weeks ago, there was a little hullabaloo on Twitter about Senator Tim Kaine’s Blue Star Service Banner lapel pin that he wore during the Democratic National Convention. He wears it in honor of his son, First Lt. Nathaniel Kaine, who is a Marine infantry officer. It was mistaken for a different country’s flag by the North Carolina Republican Party who has since apologized for their remarks on Twitter. A response tweet from WNYT reporter Ben Amey setting the record straight went viral explaining that what the lapel pin was (you can find more about the exchange in this ABC 11 article).

This situation brought up a good point. What is the etiquette regarding this special banner? Here’s what I’ve learned about how the Blue Service Star Banner came to be and how it should be displayed or worn by families with members serving in our military.

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Animals Need Your Voice

Everyone here at SupportStore has a cause or two that we hold close to our hearts. For our Jessica Chipkin, it’s animal welfare. We asked her to take a moment to share her passion for this cause as we introduce our new I Buy Cruelty-Free Animal Abuse Purple Wristband.

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Prince Purple

Purple PrinceI live in Minneapolis St. Paul area, home of Prince and Paisley Park. I have been trying to figure out why it seems the whole world lit up in purple to honor this musician from Minnesota.

His musical talents and life’s work clearly earned him deserved accolades. But I think his early death happened at just a time when the nation, and the world, desperately seek something in common to rally around. There is divisiveness and polarization on so many issues.  Celebrating the life of a super talented musician with a body of work that touches lives all around the world is something that fills that need, right now.

Thus the purple lights in Paris, Australia, London, New York, Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco and so many other places.  Thus pictures of Prince on the front page of almost every major newspaper in the USA. Thus the ongoing coverage of his life and friends and charity work and music.  And the personal connection so many feel to Prince and his music.

I’ve been listening to Prince all weekend on the XM streaming channel 50. I own an album or two, but didn’t count myself as a big fan. But seeing the impact of his life I can’t help but be in awe.

It is an inspiration and reminder to follow your dreams, use your God given talents to their fullest, and to create and contribute what you can to the world while you are here. This, we can agree on. – Ron