Do Good. by Glutenista
DO GOOD. INITIATIVE:
Glutenista believes that an essential part of life is giving back to others. That's why Glutenista Enterprises is a proud member of the Minnesota Keystone Program, recognizing companies that give at least 2% of their pre-tax revenue to charity.
The charitable causes Glutenista supports include Celiac & Gluten-Intolerance research, Glutenista's Gluten-Free Food Bank Initiative and a cause that's always been near & dear to Glutenista's heart: Children's Cancer.
As part of the Glutenista Do Good. Initiative, we are highlighting people and organizations on this page that make a positive difference in the world, gluten-free optional. Please take a look to learn more about these amazing people & organizations and visit their websites to learn more.
Together, the Glutenista Community can make the world a better place, for everyone to live.
FEATURED DO GOOD. IDEA OF THE MONTH:
Operation Beautiful - "transforming the way you see yourself, one post-it at a time"
Participants post uplifting notes in random places, to help brighten other's days.
SO EASY to participate: write a nice post-it, put them everywhere & send photos to email@example.com
Notes have been posted in 6 continents and Caitlin has received over 4,000 letters & e-mails with notes and photos.
Why Glutenista™ Cares.
Glutenista™ is ALL about living, and thinking, fabulously! This is the epitome of the advice we've given to you to hold your head up high, advocate for yourself, BELIEVE that you are fabulous. If Glutenista™ could put a post-it saying "you are fabulous" on each of your mirrors, we would!!!!
From the Founder.
"I began Operation Beautiful because I really believe that “Fat Talk” is detrimental to your personal happiness, you health, and your relationships. It’s a bad habit that we need to stop as society – I don’t want my future daughter to grow up thinking she’s fat just because she doesn’t look like an unattainable ideal in a magazine. I think that by posting notes, we’re spreading positive self-image. Also, I think the posters are really writing the notes to themselves, and it gives them a boost of confidence, too!"
"In June 2009, I was at night class and I was inspired to write "You are beautiful" on a post it and stick it to a mirror in the bathroom. I took a picture and posted it on my personal food and fitness blog, www.HealthyTippingPoint.com. I asked my readers to participate and within a few days, my inbox was flooded with similar pictures. I knew right away I had something special on my hands and launched www.OperationBeautiful.com within two days of posted my first note."
"The Operation Beautiful blog's official book, Operation Beautiful: Transforming the Way You See Yourself One Post-It Note at a Time, is being released on August 3, 2010. The book includes approximately 125 notes from real women of varying ages, races, and lifestyles. These notes—like “You have a great smile—show it off,” “the most beautiful thing a woman could wear is confidence,” etc—are accompanied by relatable, positive stories of encouragement."
The book is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and Indie Bound