common connections foundation
Oil painting by Je Hlobik via Etsy
Making the Connection curates uplifting special events, fundraisers, workshops, community and volunteer projects centered on issues that impact our communities and everyday lives. We strategically connect with public, private, nonprofit organizations, faith based organizations and individuals on focal issues to empower underserved communities for social change and progress. Each event is developed to work directly within our mission.
Health & Wellness
Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease
Trifecta Awareness Ribbon Project
Did you know that Cancer, Diabetes, and Heart Disease share several risk factors? The word "change" is powerful, difficult and often times a frightening concept. Change means to alter, make or become different. We can become empowered when we take control of our lifestyle with healthy eating, exercising, eliminating debilitating vices, proactive screening, prayer and meditation. Don't be afraid of stepping out of your own comfort zone! Make the choice and commitment to create a healthy lifestyle for yourself. Mitigate and break the cycle of the three common and prevalent health diseases that impact our communities and pass on a positive, winning Trifecta legacy today.
Public Safety & Inner Wellness
Tri-Awareness Ribbon Project
Trauma is defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. It is the emotional shock that follows a stressful event or physical injury that can lead to chronic neurosis and behavioral disorders. When exposed to violence directly (and even indirectly), what measures do we take to address our inner wellness? Often times we dismiss our inner wellness with self-coping mechanisms of acceptance and disregard, convincing ourselves that traumatic exposure is normalcy. And sadly, taking action to address our inner wellness is widely viewed as "abnormal" or a weakness. Our strength is in taking the time to explore and address what pains us, acknowledging it and healing from it. Bringing awareness to mental health, domestic violence and gun violence collectively contributes to the vitality of communities. Advocate for "Tri-Awareness" with us!