Just Because is an example of a community of willing, kind people being kind and serving-Just Because. The passion for people is what keeps Just Because “doing”. We will keep loving and we’d love everyone to follow suit-Just Because. Just Because is a non-profit organization that focuses on under-resourced communities in the DFW area. “Our values are pretty simple at Just Because, Inc. Serve-we serve under-resourced People, organizations and causes-wholeheartedly. Kindness-we share it without judgement. Focus-we identify problems and then focus on a solution.” as stated on their website About Just Because. “To see all, as they are. To touch hearts, without an agenda. To share kindness, Just Because.” was the mission for Just-Because and I love it! We chose this organization because their mission was so simple but the purpose and impact they have on communities is major. The company is a smaller company but you just need a few powerful dedicated people and your company is as big as the next major company!
We spoke with the Creator of Kindness Krissy Sarine-Van Brunt just to get some insights from her. “My ‘enough’ button was pushed one a hot day last August and I decided-enough. Enough with children going to school without underwear. Enough with our seniors being forgotten. Enough with our military not properly being appreciated. Enough with our homeless community eating out of buckets under bridges in 110 degree heat. Enough. SO much enough. We all have the option to do nothing, thankfully, we don’t speak ‘do nothing’ at Just Because,” she expressed. “I’d love to ask the 2,000 children in DFW receiving new socks and undies for the 2019-2020 school year how their confidence has increased knowing complete strangers are rooting for them. Or perhaps the 300 senior citizens how much love they felt during Easter basket delivery in April. I’m sure we impacted the waistlines of the 32 Fire and Police Stations we cookie’d during Thin Mint Season-Just Because. Over 450 homeless in DFW received individual, insulated coolers last month in an effort to keep what little food they have, cool for the summer. Greatest impact? Ask the two teenagers that we took shopping after their family lost everything in the tornado in June. One told me, ‘people aren’t nice anymore, but you help people.’ It’s true, our organization is 100% run by our Just Because community FOR the community. By coming together as a community, we extend our kindness and love into the community. It’s magic really. Having Ruthie’s validate that the work we do matters fuels our hearts. Ruthie’s also collected several pairs of socks, shoes and undies for our Just BeKids program.”
Ruthie’s and Just Because are both small companies making big differences in the community. Two strong women that created a business for the greater good of the people. Ruthie’s has shed spread light on Just Because by trying to collect as many donations as possible, and also letting social media know about the great doings of Just Because so that they can give a well deserved contribution to the organization!
We weren’t able to feed the Just Because crew all at once but our Chief of Cheesy Kindness Amber was able to catch up with Tim Stone the Director of Dreams and got to serve him a grilled cheese. “He was so excited about his cheesy encouragement that he paid to enter a Food Truck Palooza at Temple Shalom just to make it happen! We gave him an extra sandwich for his friend as well but unfortunately he was not able to wear his grilled cheese bikini to the Temple!”
Our very own Kelly Bennett gave us some of her own insight on how she felt about Just Because personally and how does working for a company that gives back to the community impact her life,”I love serving the Just Because nonprofit because it is a very small nonprofit run 100% by volunteers making a BIG impact in our community! They serve anyone and everyone in need....whether it's clothing, food, toiletries....they provide it all at no cost, also I think we all need to have and feel a sense of purpose. Working at Ruthie's Rolling Cafe is a blessing and allows all of us who work here the opportunity to serve!”
If you want to help support Just Because you could always log on to Just Because and contribute to their Amazon wish list, make a donation, or just volunteer your time! A special thanks to Just Because for being another angelic organization for our community. Also a special thanks to Ruthie’s Rolling Cafe for making it all happen!