After many years of coaching all-star cheerleading, and judging around the country for various competition companies, David and Kristin Owens knew they wanted to expand their love for the sport. In 2007, Rockstar Cheer and Dance Championships was developed with a goal of providing quality, organized and professional competitions. Beyond that, David and Kristin have instilled a responsibility to give back into their cheerleading community.
"If I can make kids realize that helping others is a duty, not a choice, we're that much more on our way to 10% happier. That's what coaching was for me...now I'm just doing it in a different way." - David Owens, Owner & CEO of Rockstar Championships
In March 2021, Chive Charities launched a campaign in partnership with Rockstar to support Aubrey - a little girl with a disease so rare, she was one of just 15 people in the world known to have it when diagnpsed: Smith-Kingsmore Sydrome. As a part of their Gold Rush event in Fort Worth, TX, Rockstar set the goal of raising $10,000, matching the first $5,000 dollar-for-dollar, to fund an adaptive tricycle, home flooring renovation, and a safety monitor for Aubrey.
To date, Rockstar Championships has donated over $16k to make the world ten percent happier!
For every purchase you make at Grill Your Ass Off, you have the opportunity to make a donation to Chive Charities. In 2020 alone, Grill Your Ass Off was the catalyst for $3,000 in donations to support our veterans and first responders in need.
UV’s Salute To Heroes is a cause campaign created to raise awareness and contribute funds to support heroes. Since 2015, UV Vodka has donated over $350,000 to partner organizations combating veteran unemployment. Their donations have helped 24,302 job seekers match with 5,257 employers.
This year, they decided to salute a different kind of hero: First Responders. To do this, they partnered with theCHIVE and Chive Charities.
Together, we chose three first responder families who lost their homes to the devastating Camp Fire in Paradise, CA. We funded grants to get them back on their feet -- totaling $50,000.
STRATACACHE provides scalable customer experiences, empowering retailers to learn deeply about their customers’ shopping preferences and behaviors, allowing for personalized shopper interaction. Our solutions deliver consumer activation at the point-of-decision, generating new sales opportunities and enhanced retail profitability. With 3 million+ software activations globally, we power the biggest digital networks for the world’s largest brands. Across the STRATACACHE family of complementary digital media/ad tech solution companies, we have the technology, expertise and track record to bring retail innovation that delivers results.
STRATACACHE is committed to giving back through their Corporate Social Responsibility program. They have partnered with Chive Charities on several exciting initiatives - totalling $100,000 in impact! In fall 2018, STRATACACHE CEO Chris Riegel donated $50,000 to Chive Charities through their CSR program, a record-breaking donation at our 6th Annual Green Gala. The next year, STRATACACHE extended their support by officially sponsoring a Flash Campaign by matching $25,000 in donations dollar-for-dollar to make sure the campaign was a success. Together we helped a 9-year-old girl from Sidney, OH, named Rozlyn, who is bravely fighting an extremely rare neurological disease. In 2020, STRATACACHE has supported three Chive Charities Grant Recipients with $45,000 in aid: Gracyn, Zack, and Jensen. We are so grateful for their partnership and support!
“I think you have to build an ethos within the company. In tech, we are going for the best and brightest minds. Just taking a paycheck for an 8-5 job doesn’t cut it anymore. If you are trying to get the best and the brightest and maintain, motivate and retain them, you have to show people that the company is more than just the day to day. Building a good CSR platform -becoming involved in communities, charities and things that are important, show that is more than just a job and it’s got be more of a what aligns with what people want to do with their lives.”
– Chris Riegel, CEO STRATACACHE
Omaha Media Group LLC is a multi-award-winning search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM) and web creative management company that designs and developsintuitive web, mobile and SEO friendly website applications. We help companies take advantage of the power in search, social, business collaboration, cloud computing, mobile applications, and next-generation tools for the enterprise businesses.
Did you know that American families are charged $2 billion annually because their loved ones died without a will? The main reason is the perception behind creating them - online wills are tedious and expensive, not to mention tough to navigate. Giving Docs has streamlined the experience, making it pain-free for you and easy to set up in minutes. And the best part? You can now allocate part of your will to your favorite charity (Cough, cough... Chive Charities). Did we mention that it's also FREE!
Chive Charities and Giving Docs have teamed up to offer you this limited-time, free will creation to help your family and your favorite charity. Create your will today!
Ignite the Spirit is a nonprofit supporting the Chicago-area firefighter community, providing financial assistance to fallen or injured firefighters and their families in their hour of need.
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to honoring the lives of our fallen heroes. The Foundation provides support and assistance to the families of Chicago police officers who are killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
Service Dogs for America continues the rich tradition of encouraging and empowering those with special needs through custom trained service dogs. Our goal and mission is to facilitate specialized training, education, and ensure the placement of service dogs to individuals with special needs, without causing financial burdens. We invite you to be a part of our legacy of learning, loving, and changing lives through trained service dogs.
To help those who are unable to afford the cost of a service animal, Service Dogs for America created a guide that breaks down the total costs of obtaining a service dog, and provides a list of several alternative methods for financing these costs.They also included a list of accredited organizations who provide complete or partial financial assistance for several different causes and individuals in need.
You can access the guide here: https://www.bankrate.com/personal-finance/how-to-afford-a-service-dog/
Leave No Veteran Behind (LNVB) is a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that invests in Veterans to build better communities through employment training, transitional jobs, and our veteran educational debt relief scholarship. Leave No Veteran Behind invests in heroes who have served their country honorably and who seek to continue their service as assets in communities across America.
Global Genes is one of the leading rare disease patient advocacy organizations in the world.The non-profit organization promotes the needs of the rare disease community under a unifying symbol of hope – the Blue Denim Genes Ribbon. Their mission: to eliminate the challenges of rare disease. They build awareness, educate the global community, and provide critical connections and resources that equip advocates to become activists for their disease.
We Are The Mighty connects service members, veterans and military families with each other and a thankful American public. Their talented team of veterans and media professionals capture the diverse voice of our audience with quality content, innovative marketing campaigns, unique events, and valuable insights that deliver results for clients and the public alike.
As one of the largest manufacturers of wheelchair-accessible van conversions, VMI takes great pride in building leading-edge mobility products that meet the needs of their customers. With a genuine care for the disabled community as their driving force, they have been constantly innovating and working to improve their products and service throughout their long history.
VMI was created in response to a need. As a pioneer in the mobility vehicle industry, VMI began when its original founders were challenged to build a better wheelchair accessible vehicle for a close family friend. Looking to find a more convenient and simple solution than the traditional mobility lift, their founders took an Oldsmobile Toronado and created easier access by dropping the floor and installing a wheelchair ramp system. This endeavor was so successful, they later applied this innovative technology to a Chrysler minivan, and officially introduced the first wheelchair-accessible minivan in 1987.
Partnering with VMI will allow us to help more recipients in need of ADA accessible vehicles in 2020. Together, we will continue to provide mobility and freedom to those who need and deserve it most. We are thrilled to launch this partnership and eager to see the impact grow in the lives of our future recipients. Welcome to the family, VMI!
H.E.R.O.E.S. Care is an affiliation of program partners working together to provide support to military families in the communities where they live. H.E.R.O.E.S. Care combines the power of national organizations dedicated to providing emergency financial aid, employment opportunities, and mental health care services through a network of specially trained care givers before, during, and after deployment.
The Boot Campaign mission is to promote patriotism for America and our military community, raise awareness of the unique challenges service members face during and post-service; and provide assistance to military personnel, past and present, and their families.