LivingZoe

About Living Zoe

Our Mission

Our goal is to transform the everyday habits and rhythm of peoples’ lives into funds to help worthy causes. Living Zoe aims to become the first place people go to shop and learn about needs locally and globally and how they can become part of the solution without having to donate funds.

Our Story

Every year, 2,102, 400 more children become orphans, in Africa alone. Every day 5, 760 more children become orphans. Every 15 seconds, another child becomes an AIDS orphan in Africa.

It is common that seconds, days, years pass us by without significance. But every second, every minute of every day, there is a chance to live. And with that life, we have a chance to make a difference in the world.

Zoe, the Greek word for life, means ‘to live’, ‘to have life.’ After a cancer diagnosis in early 2011, Living Zoe founder, Andy Blough, was given a new appreciation for what it means to live and to have life. Andy’s fight with cancer inspired him to create a practical way to fight for the lives of individuals that are unable to fight for themselves.

Prior to cancer however, Andy had already realized his heart for serving others. Through visiting an AIDS orphanage in Uganda in 2001 and later working for YWAM in Sri Lanka, Andy began to look for a way to make a difference on a larger scale. After a moving conversation with a friend and fellow cancer survivor, Andy decided to take action.

The creation of Living Zoe was the practical realization of a desire to instigate change in the world. The tragic diagnosis of cancer became the inspiration to make a difference in others’ lives.

Thanks for joining in my journey, it’s a journey focused on appreciating life, seeking to give life to other, and realizing the changes we can each make as individuals.

Andy Blough
Founder of Living Zone

Among all the devastating stories and staggering statistics, one thing has remained constant for Living Zoe—the pursuit has always been about the kids. Children sold into the sex trade, forced to work in extreme conditions, molested, used as tiny soldiers, orphaned or simply abandoned by parents who couldn’t afford them any longer. And the reminder—that as we look at our own healthy, thriving children, that all children are meant to be appreciated, loved and fought for.

The answer came in the form of Living Zoe: seeking to turn your shopping power into humanitarian aid. The development of the Living Zoe Platform over several years, allowed us to utilize technology, relationships and everyday shopping to create lasting sustainable aid for those in need. In addition, Living Zoe enables us to partner with others, help to develop funds for their causes and create essential humanitarian aid, all in the same process.

Causes We Support

Living Zoe is dedicated to 4 main areas of social change: helping orphans, animals, the environment and fighting cancer. Your shopping will equally benefit these crucial areas to make the planet a better place.

Orphaned and Abandoned Kids

Uniting and mobilizing individuals and communities to drive a gospel-centered movement focused on providing physical and spiritual support, love, and hope that transforms the lives of orphans.

Farm Sanctuary

Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization. We have rescued thousands of animals and cared for them at our sanctuaries in Watkins Glen, New York; Northern California (Orland); and the Los Angeles area.

Sierra Club

Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters.

American Cancer Society

For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer.

The Impact

Living Zoe is about transforming users into online shoppers with a purpose—
supporting a worthy cause. If a person can change their lifestyle so that online shopping becomes the avenue in which to buy all of your every day items, they can change the world. From cleaning supplies and household items to daily groceries or even purchasing items for store pick-ups. Small adjustments to your lifestyle can make a profound difference in the lives of people around the world.

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