Hope - Respect - Family - Community
In the US it's been said that EVERY 60 seconds 120,672 thousand pounds of edible food and 950,172 pounds of trash is thrown away; 204 million emails are sent; 250 new babies are born; at least 110 babies are born into poverty; and 6,000 dangerous lightning strikes hit the ground. These are just a few things that impact our lives every 60 seconds. But let’s make it more personal: every 60 seconds many families have to make the decision between rent and bills, health care and medicine, food and gas. Things we all need to survive, but hope we don't have to decide between. And we understand that all these things cost money. More of a reason we look to help create jobs and sustain businesses in our communities. We want to encourage and foster HOPE - RESPECT - FAMILY - COMMUNITY throughout the US and we know that together we can do just that! We believe that all types of HELP in our country and community started with a Vision, that turned into a Movement. Making the right connections to see a brighter future is what excites us, and that's why we launched the
Gimme A Minute Movement.
A FAMILIES FUTURE IS JUST, A TERRIBLE GIFT TO WASTE?
In the US less than 50% of children younger than 18 years of age are living in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage, that’s tens of millions of kids. According to a Pew Research Center analysis recently released by the American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census Data, this is a marked change from 1960 when 73% of children fit this description, and 61% in 1980. Fatherless children have some of the toughest obstacles to overcome and many live a life full of underlying challenges, including but not limited to various types of learning deficits, low self esteem, lack of personal direction, lack of self control, lawlessness, and addictive related behavior. These are not things a parent would want for their child, however these are the very issues causing degradation of our communities and families, and there are people benefiting from the demise of our families, and it’s not America. Not governed by gender or race, according to these statistics every broken person walking around can at best have a broken life. There are key factors most financial institutions and businesses assess before deploying their plans into a community, neighbourhood and region - why not do the same? Why not take action toward a better future?