Sunny Days Ahead For New Sunglass Company That's Helping Feed America
This small business that started in its founder's basement, is now making a big difference!
Founded by Chris Ratterman, Shady Rays makes the business of giving back its mission. The small, American owned sunglass company started 5 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky. Although it's still young, it's making great strides.
With the motto Live Hard. We Got You.™, Shady Rays focuses on making the best and most stylish sunglasses for anytime/anywhere wear and thanks to their high-quality shatterproof lenses and durable construction, they offer a Lifetime Craftsmanship Warranty and Free Replacements for any lost or broken glasses. But that's not the most impressive part about this company!
Every order purchased through Shady Rays secures 11 meals for hungry Americans through the nonprofit program, Feeding America. The ultimate goal - to provide 1 million meals to hungry Americans every year.
Shady Rays is a next generation company, full of action seekers who provide innovative sports gear meant for everything life throws at you. They're building a dynamic team full of Brand Ambassadors and Sponsored Athletes who have a passion for change. Among them is Buffalo Bills running back LeSean "Shady" McCoy who has his own special edition Shady Rays sunglasses line. 25% of all his sales go to his foundation Shades of Greatness, which supports both inner city youth and ALS research.
Now that Shady Rays has a fulfillment center in Lexington, (where it's able to ship its merchandise around the country) and a team of difference-makers on the field working hard for the company, the future is looking bright for this sunglasses company on a mission.Are you ready to make a difference? Visit ShadyRays.com for more information on how to get involved. This HooplaHa original video was produced by Tracy Chevrier, shot by Sandra Garcia, and edited by Kellie Sieban. To see more good news, follow us on Facebook and sign up for our Only Good News Newsletter.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day! In 2013, we created this video to mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most moving and poignant events of the last century -- the delivery of the "I Have a Dream" speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. 55 years later, the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. still inspire millions across the world since the day they were spoken on August 8, 1963.
For the past 7 years, Trumbull High School's We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution Program, under the leadership of Social Studies Teacher Katie Boland, has won the We The People state championship title. With more than 28 million students and 75,000 educators who have participated in the Program since its inception in 1987, that's a tremendous feat. This past year the team also came home from the National Competition with the UNIT 3 AWARD or the award for the best non-finalist team for expertise in each unit of competition (How Changes in the Constitution Have Furthered the Ideas in the Declaration of Independence).
Started as a social experiment in Venice Beach, California, the Community Healing Gardens has grown into so much more. Co-founder Nicole Landers initially wanted to develop a framework for introducing new and long-standing residents of her neighborhood to one another, and her mind made a natural leap.
We've met a lot of amazing organizations and non-profits over the years, especially ones that do amazing things to help shelter dogs, who are close to euthanasia, find love and forever homes. Some of these organizations are small and community based, while others cover a larger regional or national footprint. No matter their size, what they do to support these dogs is nothing short of inspirational.
The Trenton Thunder, a minor league baseball affiliate of the NY Yankees, has an unusual way of getting through the dog days of summer. If you attend their home games, you will find Golden Retrievers serving as the "bat dogs" and mascots for the minor league baseball team.
Air Hollywood is the world's largest aviation-themed entertainment studio, but that's not the only feature that makes it special. Every year, for one night only, Air Hollywood opens its hangar to the public for a special event called Open Sky for Autism.
Do you ever wonder how veterans cope with life once they come home from combat? After being trained to be on high-alert 24/7, what's it like for them to integrate back into everyday society? It raises the question: our military members protect us, but who protects them?