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10 Holiday Gifts For Under $12!

The holiday season is right around the corner. Come Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hannakuh, Christmas, Kwanza and every holiday in between will pass in the blink of an eye. Gifting your employees and clients should not have you feeling stressed or even break the bank for that matter. That is why we have compiled a list of “10 Gifts For Under $12!“. Take a look, and if you have ANY questions please contact us TODAY for more information!

1. Wine Bottle Saver: So every bottle of holiday wine is safe from spoiling!

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2. Wireless speaker: Because what’s a holiday party without a little music?

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3.Water Bottle Holder: Everyone drinks water, how can you not love this?

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4. USB Oil Diffuser: Traveling around the holidays can be stressful, give the gift of aromatherapy this holiday season!

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5. Air Vent Phone Holder: Because this makes navigating the roads on your iPhone around the holiday’s a lot safer.

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6. 2 Piece Wine Kit: Fine design, don’t forget the wine!

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7. Technology Holder: iPads, iPhones and Tablets will work with this oh my!

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8. Portable Suitcase Scale: For the traveler in your company, a thoughtful gift to save someone from the additional weight fee.

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9. Insulated Tumbler: A gift with no limits. Hot or cold beverages. Summer or Fall. Lid or no lid. This tumbler can be used by all!

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10. Cozy Blanket: Who doesn’t love a nice blanket to bundle up in?

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Just Do Good Campaign: Students 4 Students (Bruin Shelter)

The Just Do Good campaign highlights businesses, student groups, and private enterprises for various #JustDoGood service acts. Groups are encouraged to submit their stories on our submission page (FOUND HERE)then we select from the stories that showcase people making this world a better place! This week, we’re sharing Louis Tse’s #JustDoGood work with Students 4 Students at UCLA.

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“College homelessness is an emerging issue that is only recently gaining awareness. The California State University system found that 10{2204c5d06a2333403476cf9e3e7e547d79f3545ee5a4cb715bc6c3341feceb9f} of its students experience homelessness across its 23 campuses.  The LA Community College system, nine campuses across LA, found that 1 in 5 of its students experienced homelessness. These students are caught in the undertow of a perfect storm of two measurable forces, each of them massive in their own right: the lack of affordable education, and the lack of affordable housing.
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In 2016, two UCLA students founded Students 4 Students (previously Bruin Shelter), a student-founded shelter that serves homeless college students in Los Angeles. Our space is open every day, including weekends, to provide these young people with a home and the basic needs to thrive in school. What makes our shelter special is that we are a shelter run for students, by students. Because we are students ourselves, we understand first-hand the thousands of opportunities in a lifetime that are at stake between gaining a diploma or falling just short.”

Thank you to Students 4 Students for providing a safe place for your peers. Your #JustDoGood initiative surely makes a positive difference on campus Keep it up!

To have your story published, click our submission page Just Do Good Submission Page.

Just Do Good Campaign: UCLA Men’s Rowing

The Just Do Good campaign was launched in September 2017 with the goal of highlighting businesses, student groups, and private enterprises for various #JustDoGood service acts. Groups are encouraged to submit their stories on our submission page (FOUND HERE)then we select from the stories that showcase people making this world a better place! ucla mens rowing 1This week, we’re highlighting the work that the UCLA Men’s Rowing team has done at their local food bank. Keep reading to hear more about the teams #JustDoGood work

Earlier this month, the UCLA Men’s Rowing team volunteered several hours at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, helping sort and package over 50,000 lbs of food to distribute to the ucla mens rowing 2hungry and homeless throughout the LA community.  Not only did the team help thousands of people in need, but according to one member, Chase Bakkeby, he says, “the guys thought that this was a fun way to bond as a team outside of our regular schedule/comfort zone, and really special opportunity to gain a more appreciative perspective as we gave back to the city that has meant so much to us here in school”. According the Bakkeby, the entire Rowing team is eagerly awaiting their upcoming service events. Future events include a creek cleanup and habitat restoration project in Ballona Creek, where they will row, by Marina del Rey.
Thank you to the entire UCLA Men’s Rowing team for being leader in and outside of your school. Your #JustDoGood initiative will surely make a positive difference within your community. Keep it up!

To have your story published, click our submission page Just Do Good Submission Page.

Just Do Good Campaign: IMPACT 22

Last month, we launched the Just Do Good Campaign. The campaign was created with the goal of highlighting businesses, student groups, and private enterprises for various #JustDoGood service acts. Groups submit their stories on our submission page (FOUND HERE)then we select from the stories that showcase people making this world a better place! This week, we’re sharing Deborah Watson’s story. Deborah is the Executive Director of IMPACT 22. Keep reading to hear more about Deborah’s #JustDoGood work.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder does not need to be the end of a soldier’s story. I made a comment to IMPACT 22’s website designer, “Won’t it be great when we’re able to play a small part in helping drive down the suicide rate among our nation’s veterans from 22 to less than 1?”  The next day I woke up to find the logo he made that read, IMPACT 22 – Your burden is our burden.impact22-2

Immediately we began a t-shirt campaign and within a year have seen our campaign reach 26 states and 2 countries. The people that wear our shirts do so on the 22nd of every month (although many have been doing it more often) as a show of solidarity for our nation’s veterans. This next year we are going to start traveling from Branson, MO, into Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia, and any other place we are invited to come and spread awareness. We began encouraging other people to learn about PTSD, what it is and is not and how to help support those who suffer from it. It affects 50{2204c5d06a2333403476cf9e3e7e547d79f3545ee5a4cb715bc6c3341feceb9f} of the world’s population!  It seemed like such an overwhelming task that I knew in my heart of hearts the only way to achieve such a goal was through education, empowerment and time.

Starting January 1st- we’re challenging each state to have a representative that will oversee their state in the 22-pushup challenge for 22 days. Then next spring, we’re going to have a challenge to see which state can have the largest collective gathering of people doing 22 pushups together in one venue!  We will then PUSH throughout 2018 and drive down the suicide rate among our veterans by empowering them to reach out to the civilians and fight for them because while the suicide rate among our veterans has dropped from 22 a day to 20 a day, the suicide among our nation has risen by 24{2204c5d06a2333403476cf9e3e7e547d79f3545ee5a4cb715bc6c3341feceb9f}!

I have watched our team connect with people in everyday life by meeting them where they are. Our goal is to let parents know they don’t have to worry about their son or daughter if they are getting help from trained professionals and let those that have buried wounds know that it’s okay to talk to someone about it because healing will come and that they are not alone. We believe that their inner struggles can come to an end this year and that identifying their personal triggers and learning how to cope with them can empower them to live life again!

-Deborah Watson

Executive Director IMPACT 22

To have your story published, click our submission page Just Do Good Submission Page.

What is the “Just Do Good Campaign” ?

What is the Just Do Good Campaign? Gorilla Marketing CEO and UCLA Alum, Chris Arranaga created the Just Do Good Campaign in September of 2017. An avid volunteer within his community, Chris felt it was important to highlight the various student groups, organizations, and companies that #JustDoGood.handshake-2009195_1920

The goal of this campaign is to recognize, support, and reward student groups, businesses, and private enterprises who serve their communities in one way or another. Winners of this campaign will receive a FREE Swag Pack consisting of 100 shirts, 100 water bottles, 100 lanyards, and 100 cinch backpacks with their company or organization’s logo.

Have a story with a #JustDoGood focus? Share it with us for the chance to be featured on our blog and social media.  All submissions will be entered into our drawing and two organizations will be selected to win the swag package. The deadline for submissions is 11/22/17.

CLICK HERE to submit your story and tag us socially when you’re doing good using #JustDoGood.

Stay tuned for more #JustDoGood stories on the Gorilla Blog.