Category Archives: Philanthropy

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 – G2G Collection

G2GWin/win/win is a goal of our program as well as attempting to help make our world a better place.  When you combine luxury travel destinations with philanthropy, you are on to something.

Please join Maria as she visits with the creator of one such enterprise.  Rob Vaka shares with Maria about an entity that he created with Adam Capes.

It is a luxury destination club targeting individuals with an opportunity to become members of an organization that will save them money and change their lives, as well as our world.

Rob explains how the business works, how one may join, how charities benefit, how it may actually save us money and the luxury properties that are available all over the world.

There are several plans to avail oneself of with locations on the beach, in the world, at ski destinations, yachts, resorts, mountains, city and voluntourism locales.

The G2G Collection’s Giving Plan Foundation gives members’ charity of choice five percent of the nightly rate each time they travel but more importantly, members contribute $7,500 to their favorite charity and receive the tax deduction.

There are more than 100 charity partners.  In a year and a half, G2G Collection has generated more than $1.25 million for these charities and they have a goal of raising $1 Billion for charity every decade! 

As Rob shares in the conversation, “life is short, I’m a 15 year cancer survivor, what we remember most about our lives is our experiences, not things.”

If you own a property that you feel might meet the standards of G2G, you may contact them about the opportunity as well.

It’s not often that we can give and get, so please listen to the conversation so you may learn more about how this is possible in today’s world. 

G2G Collection, travel beyond the destination.

Click here for their website.

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 – Sarah, The Tree & Her Road to Recovery

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Please join Maria as she visits with a mother whose 17 year old daughter suffered a horrific tragedy eight weeks ago.  Mother Nature fell on her daughter as she was walking to high school.  Learn more about this story and what you can do to help this family recover and experience a miracle.

 

You can help Sarah by Clicking This Link to her Fund Me page!   Any donation you can make will get Sarah on the road to recovery.

 

Click the player button below to hear Sarah’s story…

 

World Martini Day is Today!

MartiniGlasses2Today is World Martini Day that is, for you to shake up, or stir your inner Bond and enjoy one of the most iconic cocktails.

The martini is one of history’s most iconic cocktails, from its humble beginnings as a vermouth heavy libation in the 1860s, through the Bond era, into the ‘tini’ madness of the 80s and 90s, and up to present day… where anything goes.

Drinking a martini is a very individual experience, and although the ingredients are few, the possibilities are endless. With that in mind, we are wondering how will you prepare your martini today, World Martini Day, June 19th?

From the 1800s to the Bond era, the martini has persisted as a cultural icon. Whether it’s shaken, stirred or straight up with a garnish of lemon, the possibilities are limitless.

Go on, join the likes of Bond, Bogart, Fitzgerald and FDR, and make this iconic cocktail with your own vodka.

Personally, I’ve been drinking martinis for many years.  I even have a martini glass collection.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 Mental Illness Awareness Month

NAMI Ventura CountyMay is Mental Illness Awareness month.  Please join Maria as she visits with Duane Bentzen.  Duane is the former President of the Ventura County affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), for the past three years and a member of the NAMI Board of Directors for four years.

Duane shares about the national organization, the local organization and his own personal story about his son who was diagnosed with Paranoid Schizophrenia in 2002.  It’s a story about fighting for treatment and in light of the weekend events in Isla Vista, it is a timely story of how mental illness and that fight for treatment is a critical piece in the quest to answer some unanswerable questions.

www.nami.org  www.namiventura.org

To listen to the podcast, click the player below:

Monday, May 5th, 2014 – Pass It Along Day

Pass It Along LAIn the truest sense of giving, please join Maria as she visits with the Director of Marketing & Communications for the California Community Foundation, Valarie De La Garza about their 24 hour campaign that begins tonight at midnight.  Pass It Along LA Day and the national campaign.   Click here for the national link.

Click here for the LA campaign.