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Literacy Action is a nonprofit that helps undereducated adults learn the literacy, life, and work skills they need to reach their highest potential. Most of the 1,250 students per year that come to learn at Literacy Action have not had much time in their lives to make their education a priority. Many work multiple part time jobs and have families to look after and provide for. Austin Dickson, Literacy Action’s Executive Director, says that learning these skills actually provides a certain amount of freedom to navigate the world that most people take for granted.   Students come to Literacy Action to take classes and advance toward better employment opportunities, citizenship, better wages, and sometimes even technical colleges or universities. There...

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For our third collection, we’re excited to collaborate with Baron Fig. The New York-based company began as a project between two friends, Joey Cofone and Adam Kornfield, who set out to create a notebook that was simple, beautiful, and easy to use. After collecting feedback and suggestions from hundreds of folks around the world (and embarking on a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign), Cofone and Kornfield brought their first creation, a hardcover notebook they call The Confidant, into the world. Over the past several years, they’ve expanded their offerings to include softcover notebooks, rollerball pens, accessories, and even mobile apps, but they’ve never lost sight of their original mission.   To the Baron Fig team, notebooks aren’t just notebooks. They’re a...

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   Last month, we released our second Freddie and Co collection: a series of limited edition enamel pins inspired by some of our favorite artists in the Atlanta rap scene. We’ve already introduced you to Pintrill, the Brooklyn-based company who helped us make these pins a reality. Now, we’d like to introduce you to re:imagine/ATL, our nonprofit partner for the Freddie and Co x Pintrill collection. re:imagine/ATL is an Atlanta-based nonprofit that empowers young people from all walks of life to share their stories through creative technologies. They bridge social, economic, and geographic borders to give Atlanta’s youth an outlet where they can cultivate their creative passions and impact their community through film and music production. We recently spoke with...

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For our second collection, we wanted to work with a company that could help us create a fun, creative product that pays tribute to our hometown of Atlanta. Enter PINTRILL. Based in Brooklyn, the self-described lifestyle accessory brand was founded in 2014 by “pin-president” Jordan Roschwalb, and co-founders Doni Gitlin and Andrew Yung. Equipped only with an interest in fashion and an idea, they set out to develop a “one size fits all” style accessory that could be worn by the masses and add a touch of individuality to any outfit. Pins were the perfect fit.     Collectible pins have seen a resurgence in recent years. And PINTRILL has added to the craze with their collections of pop culture-inspired...

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While everyone can agree that homelessness is a problem, what many people don’t realize is that a large portion of the homeless population is lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth (aged 25 and younger). While LGBTQ youth only make up roughly 7% of the population in the U.S., this same demographic accounts for 20-40% of the homeless youth population. Lost-N-Found Youth is a grassroots organization dedicated to fighting homelessness for LGBTQ youth in Atlanta. We love the work they do, which is why we chose them as our first charitable partner. But L-N-F is also a near and dear cause to me. Before I worked on MailChimp’s deliverability team, I was homeless for a short period of time...

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