How Chiro1Source Gives Back BUY A T-SHIRT, CHANGE THE WORLD
In 2015, the United Nations designated Sept. 5 as the International Day of Charity to remind us all that global poverty is the greatest challenge humanity
own businesses. It also runs a school in Leon; offers a radio broadcast focused on human rights, income and gender equality, environmental stewardship, and community action; and helps refugees from neighboring countries find a home in Nicaraguan society. CEPAD’s mission is close to my heart because I’ve been lucky enough to see its work up close. In 2016, I joined a group from my church on a mission trip to Nicaragua to work with CEPAD. During the week we were there, we built dozens of water filters for people in Nicagagua’s El Mango community and treated 250 patients at a pop-up health clinic. The water filters we build cost just $40 each, and we bought and assembled all of the parts on-site in Nicaragua. With just $5 of maintenance per year, they offer clean water to whole neighborhoods.
faces and that sustainable development won’t happen until we fight it and win. Here at Chiro1Source, we’re determined to do our part to help — one T-shirt at a time.
For every chiropractic-themed T-shirt we sell or give away, $1 is donated to a rotating charity. This quarter, those funds are going to CEPAD, a group helping people in rural Nicaragua break free from toxic cycles of hunger and poverty.”
While our main business is supplying chiropractors with
the equipment and supplies they need for their clinics, we started a brand, All 4 Chiropractic, that carries Chiropractic Apparel. It’s a new venture we’ve designed specifically to promote
chiropractic and give back. For every chiropractic-themed T-shirt we sell or give away, $1 is donated to a rotating charity. This quarter, those funds are going to CEPAD, a group helping people in rural Nicaragua break free from toxic cycles of hunger and poverty.
One memory in particular from my trip has stuck with me through the years. After we’d finished working one day, delivering 40 water filters for a single community, a young mother came up to me. She said, “You have no idea what it means to me to know that my children won’t get sick from drinking the water.” I’ll never forget the pride I felt at that moment. Even then, I knew the trip and what I saw in Nicaragua would have a major impact on my life. When I visited El Mango, it was in its fourth year out of five working with CEPAD, and the community had improved dramatically since year one. Because I saw that vitalization first-hand and love CEPAD’s “teach a man to fish” system of giving, I’m thrilled to be sending funds its way through our All 4 Chiropractic T-shirt campaign. Though I haven’t been back to Nicaragua since that first visit, I’d love to make a return trip with my wife, Marah, who’s just as passionate as I am about giving back. She’s done mission trips to Belize and Romania in the past and joined me to help out with hurricane relief here locally. If you would like to help the cause, please consider visiting Chiro1Source.com or All4Chiropractic.com and pick out a T-shirt this month in honor of the International Day of Charity. If we can provide even one more water filter to mothers and children in need, I’ll consider the campaign a success.
CEPAD moves from region to region in Nicaragua every five years, helping with food production by teaching sustainable agriculture, bringing resources and fresh water to remote villages, encouraging leadership development, facilitating partnerships with organizations from across the globe, and offering microloans to women and children to help them train for trades or open their
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