If you’re the parent of a tail wagging tot, we’ve spotted you here. If you roll on two wheels, your cruiser has its own parking spot. And if you have a taste for Handlebar Hefe or those glorious garlic fries smothered in steak and ooey-gooey cheesy goodness then everybody here knows your name. Even vegans and vino lovers have dibs on the dishes at OHSO Eatery and Nano-Brewery.
While these delectable details set this patio apart; OHSO’s signature isn’t found on the menu or even in the splash of sunset that hits happy-hour just right. What makes this place OHSO special? The restaurant’s owner, Jon Lane, his wife Carri and the superhero staff of animal lovers who are always serving their community. Ask a server how many animals they have adopted from OHSO or have found a home for. While we can’t keep track of all of the organizations that have benefited from OHSO’s “Give Back” events; we are OHSO grateful that The Greater Purpose Project is one of them! CLICK HERE for the entire photo gallery!
Every month OHSO holds a “Give Back” night that benefits a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization. During these events OHSO donates 20% of its earnings from customers who dine in to support the designated non-profit. Thanks to OHSO we earned nearly $800 to benefit our #GPP School Heroes Program.
We are so thankful for all of our friends, family and fur babies who came out to support our charity that night. Highlights of the evening included an impromptu dance party, tangy tacos, and photo opps with Captain America and Lyndsey Fry (the Olympic Silver Medalist who stars in our #GPP School Heroes Program). We are so excited to grow our #GPP family and hope to see you at OHSO or one of our #GPP events really soon! To experience OHSO's awesomeness CLICK HERE!
a note from gpp founder, lauren burgoyne
Bob Votruba drives the only bus you would ever hope to be stuck behind during rush hour. The bus' exterior is a colorful billboard of inspiring quotes and meaningful messages. The inside of the bus is the home to the founder of One Million Acts of Kindness and his rescue pup, Bogart. After the Virginia Tech massacre, Bob sold his house and all of his belongings to fulfill his Greater Purpose of promoting kindness. Bob and Bogart are touring the country and stopping off at schools across the U.S to fulfill their kindness mission and goal of putting a stop to bullying. I had the honor of meeting, interviewing and becoming buddies with Bob and Bogart while they were traveling through Arizona. Bob is a is a real life Mr. Rogers, just instead of a trolley he has a bike, which he's riding thousands of miles in every city they stop in to promote his goal. Kindness is catching on as Bob's been invited to the White House and most recently London to share his "Greater Purpose." Now he needs our help to keep on pedaling!!! Please read Bob's message below and share!
Hi, my name is Bob Votruba. Motivated by the tragic Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, I sensed the urgent need to help put an end to bullying, violence, and feelings of helplessness that affect so many people (especially children).
Six years ago I decided to sell my house and all of my belongings and take up residence on the Kindness Bus in order to give 100% of my efforts to the goal of spreading One Million Acts of Kindness.
Bogart and I have visited hundreds of schools across the countryteaching about kindness, compassion, respect, and gratitude.
What motivates us to continue is the visible impact we are having on so many people.
Children and adults have thanked us for giving them the confidence and tools to believe in themselves and not be victims or bystanders of bullying.
One Million Acts of Kindness is a goal for each person to individually perform One Million Acts Of Kindness in their lifetime. Think of the huge impact this would have on our world if we all adopted this idea that kindness is the greatest gift we can give to others and to ourselves.
Visit OneMillionActsOfKindness.org for more information and to follow our journey so far. Also, here is a CNN article about our mission.
Fundraising transparency: the goal of $23,859 is to cover the following planned (and unplanned) expenses:
$3,859 for the immediate emergency mechanical work on the Kindness Bus. Without this amount, we will not be able to start our tour for the 2015-2016 school year.
$20,000 is for one school year's expenses: fuel, insurance, licensing, registration, scheduled maintenance, tolls, parking, cell phone, school materials, emergency repairs, continual Kindness Bicycle repairs, Bogart's needs, taxes, accounting, occasional lodging, occasional airfare, illustrating and printing of Bogart's next children's book, and further promotion and outreach so that we can reach out to as many people as possible.
We cannot not do this without your help!
By: Geoffrey Archer
Planning your 21st birthday is a right of passage 20 year olds have been counting down since the 21st Amendment was passed. (How do I know this? I’m 22 years old.) However, while this event is revered as a milestone, ironically there is a large population of folks who don’t remember it. But that’s not always the case, especially for people like Jane Bader, who is not your average 20 year old.
While they weren’t at Ms. Bader’s party, this 21 year old’s celebration benefited the lives of at least 1,000 starving children. She held her unique bash at the non-profit organization, “Feed My Starving Children,” (FMSC) located in Tempe, Arizona.
Ms. Bader turned her birthday into a celebration of life and giving; during her party she and her guests packaged non-perishable food items into bags. Jane’s party bags would then be boxed and shipped to at need countries around the globe. Like any epic party- there was no shortage of music that the party goers danced and grooved to as they worked. It was a wonderful experience that Jane was able to share with some of her closest friends. How do I know? I was there. :)
When asked about why she decided to host her birthday event at FMSC Jane replied “Because I think it’s a really good cause and I just know for me when I try to make something solely about myself I just end up feeling unfulfilled.”
With the help of FMSC Jane gave turned her own party into a selfless celebration. The result: she improved the lives of destitute children and aided their chances of survival.
FMSC is a one of a kind organization that was founded in 1987. With locations all over the U.S. they are able to service more than 70 countries. This organization saves lives every day and every volunteer has the knowledge that their work will directly benefit thousands of people.
Curious? Feed My Starving Children has plenty of opportunities to host your own tailor made event at their locations. For more information visit http://www.fmsc.org/home and make your next milestone mean something!