Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Izzy Roman | DFW Traveling Hairstylist

I started my journey as a hairstylist a few months ago. But in the short period of time I’ve been able to adopt all the changes our community has had to face lately. Before COVID-19 I was making house calls, which means I will go to my clients house and do a full service in the comfort of their own home. After the stay at home order ended and hairstylist were able to service clients again I had a huge influx of people interested in my services. I remember that a lot of people were so apprehensive and scared about leaving their house in general. So having a hairstylist come to them give them a sense of control and comfort. As of right now that how I’m helping my community. However, I hope to find a bigger way to help my community in the future. Read more>>

Lilian Chavira | Founder, Designer, Creative Branding Innovator & Published Author

When we say that “Joy In The Breakroom delivers GRATITUDE, spreads JOY and shares HOPE in the workplace” those words are much more than a “catchy slogan” or brand tagline. I am convinced that our world needs those values to be real and a strong foundation for any company, every household and our entire society. The mission of our company is to invest our time, talents and treasure to transform ordinary interactions in the professional setting into personal, meaningful and memorable experiences. To provide innovative ideas under a smart budget is what ignites our passion and make us to wake every morning committed to move forward with our vision. Our logo is a picture of the sun shining in the darkness, which is a visible reminder that every day is a brand-new day, one more opportunity to make a difference. Read more>>

Abigail Ours | Director of Communications

Treasured Vessels Foundation serves survivors of sex trafficking in North Texas. TVF has a safe home operating as a clinically therapeutic aftercare program for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Women often come to TVF directly from jail, exploitative situations, or court. Many have tried to escape their traffickers before and weren’t successful. They have endured intense sexual and mental abuse, often lack money, have a limited education, and lack supportive friends or family. TVF’s program is a vital resource. Our services focus on developing stability while increasing capacity for autonomy and long-term sustainability in the future. The program is tailored specifically to each woman’s unique needs and lasts anywhere from 18-36 months. Read more>>

Danae Gutierrez Martinez | Co-Founder & Executive Director

The Harvest Project Food Rescue(HP) focuses on reducing food waste by partnering up with produce warehouses and distributing surplus produce to communities. Our partner communities are located in food deserts which means their access to healthy food is extremely limited to non-existent. With the current economic crisis the number of our program participants has more that tripled. Our partnerships are build on a ‘By Us for Us’ mentality, which means our partner communities are the ones leading and running their distributions sites. HP’s job is to support our partners not to ‘save’ them. The goal of HP was never to be the be-all-end-all as a distributor, but for the communities to learn how to form and maintain those foundations themselves, and we have definitely seen that happen. Read more>>

Gracie Loveridge | Director of Public & Donor Relations

Dallas Life Homeless Shelter help homeless men, women, children, families, veterans, senior citizens and the disabled recover fully from their homelessness. We have a 10-month Homeless No More Program that has an over 90% success rate, one of the highest in the nation! We try to help people find the root cause of their homelessness and through classes and counseling, they are able to fully recover and never be homeless again. We work with community leaders, volunteers and donors to help us by financially supporting us as we help those in need. Since our country has a huge need for homeless assistance, Dallas Life meets this need and seeks to positively affect the world. Read more>>

Kristi Denoy | Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

My business was started, as most journeys are, because of a bad personal experience that blossomed into a fierce passion. Prior to becoming pregnant with my second child, I’d gone on a healing journey that showed me how powerful food can be in terms of our health. When I was postpartum, I was plunged into postpartum anxiety (and anxiety had never been a part of my story). I reached out to my OBGYN and my primary care physician…and no one would help me. I felt unheard, abandoned, and then really angry. From there, I decided to become a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner so I could specialize in prenatal and postpartum nutrition, lifestyle, and mindset. Since becoming certified, I’ve helped women in the throes of postpartum turmoil thrive, and that is worth more than I can say. Read more>>