This is horribly cliche, but 2930 Creative was built from a dream. Carly believed that she could create a company that does advertising and marketing better than what was out there and she put her faith in that idea until it became a reality. A few years later and plenty of sweat, tears, and pure determination, 2930 Creative is proving the power of a strong cause, and we’ve never forgotten that humble start: from idea to execution, it’s all about conviction and belief.
It makes sense, then, that we’re all about charity and non-profits. After all, what better embodies the pure idealism and optimism of humanity than non-profits and charities? In a world where so often the first question is “What’s in it for me?” these organizations draw countless individuals to donate their time and money to support causes that are bigger than any one person. Their goals are often lofty: end childhood cancers, cure what once seemed incurable, fight global climate change, stop modern day slavery, give medical care to those who need it most, and more. But talk to these people running these organizations? Nothing will get you more excited about the future.
I’m not a pessimist, but compared to the enthusiastic individuals who donate and volunteer at these organizations I’m a downright grumpy cat. However, their attitude is not saccharine: spend a few minutes with these people and you’ll begin to believe the impossible is possible, that underneath that smiling mantle is a bedrock of grit and determination that is solid down to their core. These people are not afraid to work hard for what they believe in, and that’s refreshing; too often, I’ve met people that when the going gets tough, they get going. But to the people who have found their cause, you cannot divorce their beliefs from their being any more than your lungs could go without air.
Talking to someone who has a cause they believe in is the most invigorating experience imaginable. Find something that inspires you and you become a better person. It’s a lot like falling in love: you didn’t realize you’re incomplete until you find the cause that sparks your fire. Not only is it personally rewarding, but most causes have an altruistic component that improves society for all of us.
2930 Creative has worked with many causes that we’ve believed in. From Children’s Miracle Network to Sky Ball X, we try and give back to our community and empower those that empower all of us. This weekend, I’m going to be streaming as part of Children’s Miracle Network’s Extra Life initiative. This charity aims to improve the quality of life of children fighting against various illnesses and help the hospitals that support our society’s youngest patients and their families. I love this cause and was so excited to work with the Extra Life team last year to create display ads. I hope this year is even more successful than last: to date, Extra Life alone has raised more than $14 million dollars, and every year they’ve raised more and more. If you want to support this cause, I encourage you to tune into my stream on November 7, where I’ll be streaming games for 24 hours to raise money. Drop in, say hello, consider donating, and support a great cause!
We want to know what cause inspires you. Do you support charities? Volunteer for a politician? Foster animals? All of these are great causes, but what’s most important is that you find something that gets you excited!