Growing up, my parents urged me to help the community through service. As a youth we would volunteer at the church we attended to provide shelter for homeless families. We would also spend time with them, and give love and support. Many times there were kids my age there and I got to experince walks of life that I otherwise might not have. I also did many service projects with the Boy Scouts and for 12 years volunteered with Appalachia Service Project (ASP), helping to rehab homes for impoverished families.
In the spirit of that sense of service, I'm trying to create a business that is not only self supporting, but a bastion of support for the community. This is not only through monetary donations. I believe that the best way to build and grow yourself in a positive manner and in the light of love is through service. In America today, where time is above all the most important thing, I try to make sure I volunteer my time and interact with the community that I live in and want to lift up.
With this idea in mind, Custom Peace donates a percentage (10 - 25%) of gross sales to local and national outreach groups, and donates time by volunteering.
The Mission Of Community Support
The OSU Star House serves youth between the ages of 14 to 24 who lack a fixed, regular, and nighttime residence
They intervene with youth who are engaged in the streets and who most often do not have the option of returning to a family's home and who do not feel comfortable using shelters or other service programs.
The Intertribal Childerns Powow is a yearly event hel by the Miami 8 Tribes Nation. It is a celebration of Native American culture and helps children learn about, participate in, and honor that culture.
Abe’s Kitchen seeks to alleviate food insecurity through the use of a food truck serving a Healthy, Economical, Accessible, and Tasty (H.E.A.T.) menu in Food Deserts in Columbus.