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Dawn Speaks at TEDxWindyCity Event!

Firebelly Founder Dawn Hancock spoke at the TEDxWindyCity event “Creative Convergence” on February 10, 2010. “Creative Convergence” explored the many ways that designers, artists, engineers and inventors marry creativity and technology and thereby revolutionize our world.

You can view her full speech here.

Reason to Give is on Oprah Radio: The Derrick Ashong Experience

Founder of Firebelly Foundation, Dawn Hancock was interviewed by Derrick Ashong in a fifteen minute spot on Oprah Radio February 6. The focus of the show was about artists that use their work to inspire change in the world around them. Dawn talks about using her own for profit business, Firebelly Design, to make a difference in the Humbodt Park community where the firm is based.

Dawn also discusses why she was compelled to start Firebelly Foundation and how Reason to Give came into existence. It is a great piece on the importance of making giving a part f everyday life and how Reason to Give strives to accomplish this for the residents of Humboldt Park.

To listen to the full interview follow this link. Dawn’s interview starts 26 minutes into the show.

Reason to Give Gets a Spot on Outside the Loop Radio

Dawn Hancock, founder of Firebelly Foundation, was interviewed on Outside the Loop Radio about Reason to Give last December. Host Mike Stephen contacted Dawn after coming across ReasontoGive.com. He was intrigued by the way Reason to Give makes donating simple and personal.

Listen to the full podcast here. Dawn’s interview starts about three-fourths of the way through the show.

ABC 7 Features Reason to Give

What a beautiful day it was when we had our local ABC 7 television crew run around with us for hours. We are so thankful to them and those who made an immediate donation in response to their 2 minute segment. If you missed it or just want to see it again and again, here’s the link.

Reason to Give featured as “Today’s Candy”

Daily Candy Chicago, a fashion and lifestyle daily e-newsletter, recently featured Reason to Give’s work supporting residents of Humboldt Park on January 2nd’s Daily Candy. Thanks to the “Today’s Candy” feature, Reason to Give received a HUGE number of hits and generated several hundred dollars in donations, not to mention people as far away as California were sending us emails of encouragement.