National High Five Day is celebrated every year on the third Thursday of April. The day is taken as an opportunity to give a ‘high five’ or appreciate the actions of others. National High Five Day has its humble origins with the University of Virginia. One day, in 2002, a group of students spent the day giving passerby high fives. It’s just a nice way to say that, “Hey! You are doing a great job!”

Shop LC is proud to partner with organizations like Akshaya Patra, No Kid Hungry and Handbags for Hope through the Texas Advocacy Project. The contributions and consistent efforts of these organizations have made a significant change in the world for the better.

 

Akshaya Patra: Unlimited Food for Education 

Akshaya Patra is a non-profit organization that was formed in 2000 with a vision to counter malnutrition while supporting the education of children. The organization runs a Mid-Day Meal Program that focuses on providing fresh and nutritious food to school children every single day. With the help of the government, corporate and individual contributors, Akshaya Patra has been operating successfully across 12 states in India, serving around 1.76 million children!

The organization has its kitchens laced with hi-tech cooking techniques and equipment that prepare fresh and wholesome food every day. With a mission to feed 5 million children by 2015, the organization is making continuous efforts to reach out to the maximum number of children. Shop LC has a close association with Akshaya Patra as their efforts align with our Purpose of Delivering Joy. Akshaya Patra deserves a ‘high five’ for its unmatched initiative.

No Kid Hungry: Help Feed Hungry Kids

No Kid Hungry is a campaign started in 2010 by the non-profit organization ‘Share Our Strength.’ The campaign is dedicated to eradicating childhood hunger in the United States. Comprising of multiple programs like Healthy School Breakfast, Free Summer Meal, Afterschool Meals and Food Skill Education, the initiative makes sure that every kid gets healthy and nutritious food in every meal of the day.

Focusing on children’s nutrition requirements, the program is one of the fastest growing campaigns that counters hunger and poverty in the country. The pathbreaking statistics proves the necessity and success of the campaign. Partnering with such and initiative helps in reaching our goal to serve the communities in which we operate. We give a ‘high five’ to No Kid Hungry for its dedication to uplifting the community.

Texas Advocacy Project: All Texans Should Live Safely in Hope, Not Fear

Handbags for Hope is an integral part of the Texas Advocacy Project that provides necessary help, free legal services and the hope for a new beginning to domestic violence survivors. The campaign collects new and used handbags for distribution through domestic violence shelters. The bags are filled with lifesaving legal information that helps victims take back and rebuild their lives. Since its inception, the project has collected 48,400 bags and given hope to so many lives. For its dedicated efforts for the welfare of humanity, Handbags for Hope deserves a ‘high five.’

These are just a few of the many organizations that strive to make the world a better place.  Who would you like to see Shop LC partner with next? Who do you think needs a ‘high five’ recognition for their hard work and dedication? Tell us in the comments below!

Shop LC employees creating a large heart in from of the Shop LC offices.