Philanthropy

Gregory Ventures was born out of a company-wide commitment to invest in the lives and living conditions of impoverished communities and oppressed individuals and pets. As a company, we contribute a minimum of 5% of all sales revenue (Right off the top! Not a percentage of profits!) to support life-saving and life-enhancing non-profit organizations. Rick, Jason and Dan – the owners of Gregory Ventures – have each developed deep and personal connections with a handful of specific non-profits and further contribute individually to these organizations.

When you purchase Helios, you actually join with Rick, Jason and Dan in helping these organizations flourish, because you get to choose which charity receives the contribution portion of your purchase! It’s at the bottom of the checkout page. Whether your passion is pets, people or our planet, there are multiple life-changing and life-giving organizations from which you can choose. Thank you for joining with us in this important work!

Featured Charities

Water For All International (WFA)
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WFA establishes “well clubs,” where people are taught to literally drill their own wells. Utilizing loaned WFA drilling equipment and technology (taught by a certified WFA staffer), for the first 2 or three wells, the people themselves drill each others’ wells!
This is how it works.  Once a WFA location is established, the families organize into a group of 10  Families (now a well club). WFA lends the club a complete “baptist” deep well  drilling outfit and if needed  helps them buy well casing and pump materials.  Once the equipment is procured, the process begins with a WFA staff member teaching them the technology and processes through the first two wells.  From there, the club continues working on their own until every family in the club drills a well and makes a pump. This enables very few WFA drilling trainers to maximize their time and help many more families drill their own wells. The finished products are deep-water wells, properly sealed, insuring the community never has to face a water crisis again.  Because they drilled their own wells and made their own pumps, the families are incredibly proud of their wells – and their ability to maintain and care for them.
These new family wells effect dramatic changes in the lives of these poor rural farmers. Now they can irrigate small gardens give their livestock better care. Their families and animals are healthier, they don’t waste time hauling water, and they can actually begin to flourish.  Many eventually achieve modest prosperity. We’re thrilled to be a part of the WFA story!

 

Limitless HorizonsLimitless Horizons lxil
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Limitless Horizons Ixil’s mission is to create opportunities for the indigenous youth, women, and families of Chajul, Guatemala to develop the academic and professional skills needed to effect change in their lives and community. The organization now supports approximately 65 youth per year, and, through its partnership with Philanthropiece, has launched a number of successful programs to increase learning and career opportunities available to students and their families.

 

Beyond BordersBeyond Borders
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Beyond Borders helps people build movements to liberate themselves from oppression and isolation. In Haiti and the United States, they are bringing people together for just and lasting change. In Haiti Beyond Borders is working to end child slavery, guarantee universal access to education, end violence against women and girls and replace systems that oppress the poor with systems that support dignified work and sustainable livelihoods.

 

ASPCAASPCA
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Founded in 1866, the ASPCA was the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. Our mission, as stated by founder Henry Bergh, is “to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States.” While there are SPCAs and humane societies all over the country, the ASPCA is not directly affiliated with them. However, the ASPCA works nationally to rescue animals from abuse, pass humane laws and share resources with many shelters across the country.