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Making Wellness Inclusive

Our charity programs:

  • reduce common barriers to well-being

  • inspire positive community action

  • advance the physical, mental, and financial health of all people

​We are a GuideStar Platinum 501 (c) 3 community benefit nonprofit.

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Our mission: To support the greater social good by promoting community wellness with strategic programming designed to improve physical, mental, and financial health while fostering equity, inclusion, and innovation.​

Our values:  

Community: We bring people with shared interests and common goals together to amplify achievement, magnify positive impact and improve health outcomes.

Wellness: We understand that physical, mental and financial health are a critical foundation for societal well-being. 

Equity & Inclusion: We sincerely believe that in community every person should be valued and given an equal chance to thrive. 

Urgency: We are committed to developing innovative high impact programs that quickly help the people who need support the most. 

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Helping Now. Innovating for the Future.

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Community Impact Initiative

At Start Giving Local, we are dedicated to improving community wellness. Our inclusive training & development programs help reduce economic stratification, foster career development, support local business, encourage entrepreneurship, & increase opportunity for underrepresented community members. Ask us how you can get involved as a volunteer or participate in an upcoming workshop or program.

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Charity Athlete Initiative

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find fun ways to connect community, increase wellness & make a positive impact. Our Volunteer athlete initiative is a great example of our inclusive programming. Empowering individuals to participate in endurance events, fundraise for charity causes & support local businesses meets our win win win excellence goal. Contact us to learn more about joining our team.

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Social Impact Initiative

With this initiative, our goal is focused on solving the big problems that will impact communities of the future. We bring together community members with diverse talents & skills to think about & respond to the big global obstacles that we collectively face: hunger, disease, environmentalism & many others. We believe that with access to the right resources, opportunity & technology people can make a difference. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."

Coretta Scott King

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About the Challenge: Covid 19 has resulted in countless cancelled races, gym closures and even "shelter in place" guidance that has many of us confined to home. We know that it can be hard to stay motivated when you don't have a clear goal in mind. We designed this challenge to keep you moving and keep you connected while your "sheltering in place" This is a social fitness challenge. We want to see how much fun you can have while participating. Get creative and Get started today. Challenge Goals: Maintain (or better yet) Improve your fitness while stuck at home. Stay connected with your community- event if it is through a digital "high five" Give back to a charity cause that is meaningful to you. (We would love for that to be us but support you giving to any impact organization) How It Works: (We aren't rigid-can't stand running, ride instead... bikes bore you...bounce it out on a trampoline- get creative...) This is a social fitness challenge. Participate with family, friends, co-workers, classmates- your community. Decide on your challenge goals: 5k, 5 miles, 5 days of consecutive running at any pace for any distance... Choose 5 people to challenge Run your challenge and be sure to have someone snap a pic or take video. Selfie it up if you are alone in quarantine. Post to social and call out those people you've decided to challenge. Be sure to name the charity cause you've chosen to support and add a social donate link if they have one. (We do. :)) Make a donation: 5 hours of volunteer effort, $5, 5 tens, 5 hundreds. The donation type and amount is up to you. Tag us for a chance to earn an SGL feature and free charity merchandise. (Yes you are eligible even if you didn't pick us as your favorite charity.) Have Fun. Seriously. Fitness is FUN. Do you prefer rules and want structure for this challenge? We've got you covered. Pair this challenge with our virtual Resilience, Run, Ride, Move event. Register today: virtual event begins Monday 4/13/2020. Challenge your friends on social! Download our app and connect to your favorite fitness tracker: Strava or Fitbit anyone? Set your goals. Start logging activity to earn bragging rights and a chance for cool charity gear.
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