Readers, I want to share something truly awesome with you. Heard of the company The Giving Keys? Its got an incredible story. Founder, actress, and singer/songwriter, Caitlin Crosby began engraving old hotel room keys with inspirational words. But Crosby desired to blend her creativity with charity. One day she met Rob and Cera, a homeless couple living on the streets of Hollywood California. Crosby invited the two to dinner and discovered Cera made jewelry. (Serendipitous, no?) That night, she asked the two to partner with her and the very next day, the company was born. Today, The Giving Keys is “on a mission to help those affected by homelessness.”
And boy, are they working hard at it.
In 2013, the company partnered with Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization Changing Lives Through Jobs, to hire employees looking for a second chance. “Chrysalis is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing resources and support needed to find and retain employment,” writes The Giving Keys’ website. This is just one of many organizations that Crosby’s company partners with to make a difference. Others include LIFT, and Downtown Women’s Center.
And it all started with a hotel key.
Today, The Giving Keys is made up of SO. MANY. AMAZING. PRODUCTS. All of them include a key with an inspirational word engraved into it. There are necklaces with keys; bracelets with keys; key charms; even locks on chains. Words include love, believe, brave, faith, fearless, hope, you name it. Or? Create your own.
One more element that makes this company even more amazing is the Pass it On initiative. When you purchase your key, it’ll have on it your special word. Something with significance. Something to work on. An adjective to develop. Etc. The Giving Keys then encourages you to pass the key on to someone you meet, who is seeking to live out that same special word.
I could wax poetic about this company, or you could see for yourself. Awesomely, The Giving Keys products are sold in multiple stores in Pasadena, including Lula Mae, Lincoln, and Atelier Femme. Or shop online at http://www.thegivingkeys.com.
Lula Mae 100 N Fair Oaks Ave. | Pasadena 91103 626-304-9996
Lincoln 1992 Lincoln Ave. | Pasadena 91103 626-765-6746
Atelier Femme 1033 E Green St. | Pasadena 91106 626-793-1200
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