Many of Chicago’s underserved young mothers have dropped out of high school and, overwhelmed by the constant struggle to provide for their families, are reduced to living on the streets in extreme poverty. Four times more likely to be abused, abandoned, or neglected, and three times more likely to be incarcerated, their children languish in the cycle of poverty. Creating paths toward stable futures, Bright Endeavors bolsters at-risk young mothers (ages 16–25) and their children (birth–age 5) with essential life services, including career-readiness, life skills and parenting classes, and job training.
Through the manufacture of its Dreambean home- and bath-product line, Bright Endeavors provides young mothers with jobs handcrafting and packaging eco-friendly vegetable-wax candles in recycled glass containers, as well as calming bath products fashioned from natural botanicals. Participating in Bright Endeavors’ manufacturing and marketing program helps young women transition into economic self-sufficiency by building a store of personal and professional achievements that will translate into job skills in future careers. Additionally, all proceeds from Dreambean products go to support job training, mentoring, and permanent job placement with local employers for the young mothers who create them.
Join G-Team and donate $15 to help young mothers attain job skills for more stable futures, with donations matched by an anonymous donor. If G-Team members raise $750, Bright Endeavors will be able to sponsor participants in its job training program, placing young women in paid internships and permanent positions. Each additional $15 raised will fund essential services for young mothers. An anonymous donor will match each Groupon by donating $30 to Bright Endeavors. G-Team members who donate can also redeem their Groupons for $30 worth of Dreambean products made by Bright Endeavors program participants.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.