Category Archives: Charitable Giving

Prescott Horses Need Your Help

ActiveForever-logoFor those of you who may not know, a vicious wildfire has burned through more than 7,000 acres near Prescott over the past few days according to the Prescott National Forest. The ‘Doce’ Fire has led to the evacuation of about 200 homes northwest of Prescott near the Granite Mountain Wilderness area.

Hundreds of evacuees have left their horses at the “Prescott Frontier Days” fairgrounds until they are able to return to their homes, which won’t be any time soon. The horses are currently without basic provisions and are in serious need of water receptacles, hay and alfalfa.

ActiveForever’s Patricka Fletcher has graciously donated 5 bails of alfalfa, which she purchased from Olsen’s Grain. Right now Olsen’s is not charging a delivery fee for those who would like to donate to the displaced horses of Prescott.

According to Patricka, (who grew up in Prescott,) alfalfa is the cheapest and the most nutritious option.

People who would like to donate can also call the American Red Cross. Every bit helps!

Prescott, the horses and ActiveForever Thanks you!!

Happy OT Month!

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April is the month for Occupational Therapy!

In honor of OT Month, ActiveForever has chosen The Fund to Promote Awareness of Occupational Therapy as their Check-out Charity for the month of April.

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Don’t forget to give a donation to the AOTA upon check-out!


What Is Occupational Therapy?

In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across their lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing supports for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes. Occupational therapy services typically include:

  • an individualized evaluation, during which the client/family and occupational therapist determine the person’s goals,
  • customized intervention to improve the person’s ability to perform daily activities and reach the goals, and
  • an outcomes evaluation to ensure that the goals are being met and/or make changes to the intervention plan.

Source: AOTA 

February’s Charity Checkout: Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center!

Hi all! It’s February 1st and we all know what that means, right?

That’s right! It’s time to move on to February’s Charity Check-out recipient. ActiveForever is so excited to partner up with the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in an effort to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other movement disorders.

So be sure to make a purchase and give what you can upon check-out. It’s for a wonderful cause that affects as many as one million American men and women today. Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year, and this number does not reflect the thousands of cases that go undetected.

The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center (MAPC) and Movement Disorders Clinic is a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence, and a wonderful resource for people with Parkinson’s and their families. The Center was established in 1997 by Muhammad Ali, Jimmy Walker, a Phoenix philanthropist, and Dr. Abraham Lieberman.

National Wear Red Day!

It’s National Wear Red Day! Not because it’s such a beautiful color, but rather because it’s a way to show support for the women who are taking action to protect their hearts and by extension, their lives!

They do this by reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol. They maintain a healthy weight by getting regular exercise and they do not smoke. All of these actions taken together go a long way toward decreasing the risk of developing heart disease.

Are you at risk of developing heart disease? The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute helps you find out.

Together we are powerful. Let's unite and get to the heart of good health.

ActiveForever’s December Donation to Charity

cropped-cropped-icon.jpgAt ActiveForever we feel fortunate that we are able to give back to the people of our community—who we love and appreciate.

That’s why we were so excited last weekend when our own Patricka Fletcher presented Katie Wade, of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), with a check.

“The ceremony was very patriotic and jam packed full of AMAZING ladies,” Patricka said. “One elderly woman in particular talked about how she just went sky diving. Her only regret was forgetting to yell “Geronimo!” as she jumped from the airplane.”

L to R: Patricka Fletcher presenting Davette Bulloch of DAR, with a check.

L to R: ActiveForever’s Patricka Fletcher presenting Katie Wade of DAR, with a check.

The DAR is a lineage society that is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) charitable organization dedicated to historic preservation, education and patriotism.

Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

DAR members volunteer more than 250,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for under-served children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally.

Proceeds for the donation were collected through ActiveForever’s “Charity Check-out.” Each month, ActiveForever selects a new charity or nonprofit as the  program’s recipient.

The way it works is pretty simple: After making a product selection on the ActiveForever website, customers are informed about that month’s charity and invited to add a donation to their shopping cart total. ActiveForever presents the proceeds to the charity at the end of the month.

ActiveForever, founded in 1993, is the world’s first, and the nation’s top online resource for fitness, safety and medical supplies and innovations. Their prime objective is to improve the lives of their customers through their carefully selected, very affordable product lines.

Their Charity Check-out is part of their growing efforts to make a positive impact in the community.

ActiveForever is currently accepting donations throughout the month of January on behalf of United Blood Services.

ActiveForever’s Charity Check-out Success!

aflogo-96x96ActiveForever would like to thank everyone who donated and helped make the inaugural month of our Charity Check-out such a wonderful success.

ActiveForever selected Daughters of the American Revolution, (DAR) as the recipient of their Charity Check-out for the month of November. As part of this effort, shoppers were given the option to add a donation to their purchase total. The proceeds went to benefit DAR’s Project Patriot program.

This project helps fulfill the holiday “wish-lists” of overseas servicemen and women. These lists include everyday items such as Top Ramen, peanut butter, Campbell’s Soup, Slim Jims, “Extra” gum, Pop Tarts, etc., They are purchased directly for the troops with 100 percent of the donations received and shipped in time for the holidays.

On January 4, 2013, ActiveForever will present DAR with a check along with a supply of ActiveForever catalogs. The meeting-luncheon will be held at McCormick Golf Club in Scottsdale.

ActiveForever was so thrilled with the outcome of the Charitable Check-out that they’ve decided to keep it going. The charity for December is Honor House — a transitional home for wounded veterans which helps them heal and reintegrate back into society.

We hope you join us in supporting this worthy cause.

ActiveForever and CMTA

Did you know that Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) currently affects roughly 115,000 Americans of all ages?

The hereditary, neurological disorder first diagnosed in 1886, is not life-threatening and almost never affects the brain. It does however, cause damage to the peripheral nerves. These nerves connect the brain and spinal cord to the muscles and sensory organs in our bodies. This neuropathy (nerve damage) causes muscles to become weak and deteriorate as well as a loss of sensation in the extremities.

The genetic causes of CMT were unknown as recently as 1991. As of now, scientists and physicians have helped to concretely identify 10 different genes linked to CMT. In all, there are a total of 30 genes in which abnormalities are thought to lead to CMT.

As part of their growing arsenal of partnerships, ActiveForever has joined forces with the Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association (CMTA). Together we advocate for the support, education and pursuit of a cure for those afflicted with CMT.

We invite you to learn more about this cause and find out ways in which you can become involved!

ActiveForever supports “Project Patriot” with our “Charitable Check-out.”

‘Tis the season for charitable giving. And it’s no wonder. It’s a time-tested truism that people tend to hit their philanthropic peaks when they are at their happiest.

Yes, you are busy and yes, you are frazzled with a to-do list twice the size of  Santa’s. But you are talking to your beloveds more frequently, and everyday exchanging cards and gifts with friends.

Your hideous Christmas sweaters are now in style and what is normally a dismal block of pavement is adorned in twinkling garland and bows. Hot cocoa and candy are a dietary staple and once bitter kids are well-behaved. So naturally we can shell-out a dollar or two for the storefront Santa.

We have a lot of people to thank for these happy times, starting with the troops; especially those overseas.

In honor of these brave men and women, ActiveForever has joined with Daughters of the American Revolution to support “Project Patriot.”

This project makes the holidays a little brighter for our overseas servicemen and women by fulfilling their holiday “wish-lists.” These lists include everyday items such as Top Ramen, peanut butter, Campbell’s Soup, Slim Jims, “Extra” gum, Pop Tarts, etc.,

They are purchased directly for the troops with 100 percent of the donations received. D.A.R. packages and ships them in time for the holidays.

ActiveForever is thrilled about this wonderful cause and we thought you might be too, so we created our “Charitable Check-Out.” This makes donating to Project Patriot very easy and fast.

After you have made your selection and pressed the check-out button, you will be given the option to make a donation. The amount you choose will be added to your purchase total. That’s it!

This is just our way of remembering some very important people at this special time of year.

There are so many great ways to give this holiday season and this is just one of them. We know that no matter how you choose to be charitable, you will be making someone’s season very bright.

Happy  Holidays!