InvisiYouth Charity Shop Opens with first limited edition bracelets
November 30, 2021
After months of preparation, InvisiYouth launches the INVISIYOUTH CHARITY SHOP, featured on Etsy!
Welcome to the INVISIYOUTH CHARITY SHOP, featured on our Etsy store! A place where all the merch donates 100% of sales to InvisiYouth’s programs/resources AND you’re getting items that fuel our #subtleactivism vibe so you can raise awareness in a chic, minimalist way.
Buy yourself or someone you adore an InvisiYouth’s Subtle Activist Color Block Bracelet! These handmade bracelets are affordable, minimalist in style with our color-block yellow-grey style, gender neutral, adjustable and a great addition to any outfit!
Every bracelet is $4 and FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE with 100% of sales being donated to InvisiYouth’s program and resources that we provide for FREE year-round. So when you buy a bracelet, you’re essentially making a donation and getting a gift in return!
PLUS: EVERY bracelet is made and packaged by young adults living with chronic illness and disability in our community, so you’re supporting our nonprofit and supporting these hardworking volunteers!
And until January 31st, we’re matching our donations with bracelet giveaways! So if you donate any amount over $5 on our website (WWW.INVISIYOUTHCHARITY.COM/DONATE ), our team will give away one of our limited edition bracelets to a young person living with chronic illness/disability. So you can buy a bracelet…or a few…or make a donation so a bracelet can be donated to a deserving young person!
We want to SELL OUT of our limited edition subtle activist color-block bracelets, because every bracelet can be added to your collection and get the curiosity of others moving so you can raise awareness on the young adult chronic illness/disability community! One of our volunteers part of the shop team stated:
"For those introverts and ally supporters, buying a bracelet is a great way to support the community of young people living with chronic illnesses like me without making a large statement!"
Buy at www.etsy.com/shop/invisiyouthcharity and make sure to share our shop so more people can place their orders too! We thank you for your generosity, your support, and all your love for helping us raise awareness, raise funds, and provide more opportunities to the young adult chronic illness/disability community!
Please show some InvisiYouth love the InvisiYouth Charity Shop and buy our bracelet TODAY so you can make a direct impact supporting our small nonprofit and the young adults living with chronic illnesses and disabilities around the world that thrive when utilizing our free programs and resources!
InvisiYouth Announces Its Partnership with new Streetwear Brand, Nice Genes
February 2, 2021
The InvisiYouth Charity team is excited to announce its
partnership with the new streetwear brand, Nice Genes, as one of our new charitable sponsors. What is unique about this apparel brand is its focus to connect since with youth culture so this next generation can become science advocates. Nice Genes has a goal to support the diverse community that is bringing awareness and aid to those of the rare disease community, and that creates a culture of next generation advocates positively impacting our world.
Founder and creator of Nice Genes, Jason Hong has made philanthropy an integral part of the apparel and merchandise he creates. They partner with other organizations like National Organization for Rare Disorders, so we are grateful to join the Nice Genes community.
“Nice Genes is dedicated to making a positive impact for all by donating all of our profits to nonprofit organizations in need. …Customers have the option of choosing any nonprofit organization to donate to. If section is not filled, donations will be made to National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) and InvisiYouth.”
When you purchase any of their merchandise, you get to donate 100% of their profits to InvisiYouth by simply typing in our name during your shopping selection. And if the section isn't filled in, donations are divided between InvisiYouth and NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders), so all products donated to organizations in need!
It is beyond exciting to get to mutually support this rare disease community by working with Nice Genes, and we love their apparel, so we know that you will also enjoy buying their merchandise to add to your collection, from their hoodies and sweatshirts, to t-shirts and hats. Their hoodies and sweatshirts have great streetwear designs that you’ll love to wear, and their t-shirts and hats give you a variety of color options at great prices so you will be able to find something immediately to add to your wardrobe!
“InvisiYouth prides itself on charitable sponsorship with brands that want to support our programs and resources aiding young adults in the chronic illness and disability community, and that is why we are honored to have Nice Genes partnering with InvisiYouth,” Dominique Viel, founder and executive director of InvisiYouth Charity states.
“We are thankful for the continuous financial support that our partnership with Nice Genes will bring, and we are excited to begin mutually supporting one another’s project and collaborate even more in the future as their brands grows.”
Please show some InvisiYouth love to Nice Genes and buy their products today and choose InvisiYouth as the nonprofit organization to donate to in your shopping experience because when you get a cool product from Nice Genes, you are financially supporting InvisiYouth!
Help Save InvisiYouth's Free Program and Resources by Supporting the Nonprofit's Donation Campaign this Month
December 1, 2020
After a challenging year for the world with the COVID19 pandemic and its impact on the nonprofit community, InvisiYouth needs your help to keep our programs and resources FREE next year. And we have created our second donation campaign this year specifically to recognize the challenges many are facing financially that still want to give back. It is our campaign we call #GiveBackGrid, which is essentially our version of donation bingo going on all month long.
But InvisiYouth is upping the joy here because every single donor is AUTOMATICALLY entered to be one of two randomly selected winners of InvisiYouth gifts. That's right, when you donate any amount, ONE TIME only, you are automatically in the running to win a giveaway. All our programs, resources and platforms are FREE for the hundreds of young adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities in over eight countries. But we cannot continue providing these programs without DONATIONS this month.
Founder and Executive Director of InvisiYouth Charity, Dominique Viel, states:
"Our annual leadership programs, virtual resources, and global interactive campaigns cannot continue being provided for free each month without your donations. And these programs have positively impacted the lives of thousands of teens and young adults living with chronic illnesses/disabilities so they have resources to create their own successful, fun and fulfilled lives."
If you can't afford to donate, PLEASE share this post with family, friends, your social media followers, and please ask them to donate to celebrate you this month. Pull together a group of friends, family or followers to make a GROUP donation. Here is how you do it:
1. Check out the #GiveBackGrid in our IG Story and pick any box with the donation amount of your choice.
2. Donate on our website, www.invisiyouthcharity.com/donate (type in that USD$ equivalent of your currency's donation choice. It's a Google search, and you can round out that donation amount. Quick and no fuss!)
3. You are automatically entered to win one of our TWO InvisiYouth treat bags.
4. We'll cross off a box AND give you a special shout out thank you.
Truly, we need your donations to keep our annual programs going next year. Please, help us continue providing empowering programs for young adults with chronic illness/disability so they can thrive in life. Please donate any amount you can, even £3 or $5 is great, and share with your family, friends and followers to also give back and donate to support you too! We thank you lots for your donations and support this last month of 2020 because truly, all of your support has been such a shining light in a year of hardships and challenges.
Season of Giving Back BIG as our Charitable Partner, I'm 4 Love, Donates 100% of Profits during December to InvisiYouth
November 30, 2020
We are proud to announce that our charitable partner, beauty brand, I'm 4 Love, has made the immensely kind decision to donate profits to InvisiYouth Charity for sales on a product ALL DECEMBER LONG!
By using our promo code, INVISILOVE, you will get a 20% discount on their amazing product, the True Lips Moisturizing Stick, AND 100% of purchase price is donated to InvisiYouth! That's like donating and getting a present for yourself or someone else in return! WIN-WIN!
Honored this vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand that's all about diverse beauty, and founded by the fiecely passionate Lydia Smith is giving back BIG to InvisiYouth when 2020 has been an immensely challenging time for nonprofits like ours.
I'm 4 Love is donating ALL profits from the sales of their True Lips Moisturizing Stick ALL MONTH. Please buy this amazing moisturizing stick with promo code INVISILOVE and you'll get 20% off your purchase! It'll keep your lips silky smooth, with a vanilla shine that works for these winter months, underneath those face masks, and all year around.
Buy the gift that'll give back BIG this holiday season! And watch founder Lydia Smith's video message about the campaign on their Instagram. Promo Code lasts for 2020 only!
Founder Dominique's Blog Presents a New Guest Series titled Podcast Master Class Miniseries for this Autumn
September 8, 2020
InvisiYouth’s founder and executive director, Dominique Viel, wanted to release a new miniseries this autumn that highlighted a virtual program that’s a source of great entertainment, education and community within the world, it’s podcasts! All September long, founder Dominique’s Blog will release the Podcast Master Class Miniseries.
This seven part miniseries will feature five incredible podcast series and their stellar hosts. Also, it will feature two InvisiYouth team parts, one focusing on some of the InvisiYouth team’s favorite moments on our video podcast series, InvisiYouth Chat Sessions, and some of our favorite podcast series that we listen to!
The five podcast series being highlighted are:
Uninvisible Podcast, hosted by Lauren Freedman
Headcase Podcast, hosted by Stephanie Hoffmann
The Women Wave, hosted by Sterling Cates and Tricia Cleppe
Visibility Today, hosted by Laura Elliott
Made Visible Podcast, hosted by Harper Spero
We wanted to give our community advice and tips to get into podcasting, some life lessons these hosts have gain from their guests, and give you an opportunity to learn more!
We are so excited to share these five incredible podcast series and their wonderful hosts! Plus, at the end, we also going to give you some of the most memorable moments from the InvisiYouth team as we look back on all our episodes of InvisiYouth Chat Sessions.
Please give a listen to all these podcasts, and make sure to subscribe to them because their shows are so much fun! AND SUBSCRIBE to our video podcast series InvisiYouth Chat Sessions on all these platforms:
InvisiYouth's Popular Leadership Program Returns for its Third Year
August 31, 2020
We are proud to announce that we are entering our third annual #GlobalBrandLeaders Program with the class of 2020-2021!
InvisiYouth's adores this creative leadership program because it is a way to not only work with such talented and passionate young adults around the world, but also our way to showcase the varieties of ways young people can thrive in life with any chronic illness or disability.
Specializing in activism, virtual advocacy, fundraising and motivation, all of our Global Brand Leaders are the epitome of what InvisiYouth Charity stands for, and why we're a nonprofit supporting the “medically adult-ish™” to have access to virtual programs, resources and fun events that'll guide them to keep thriving in life with any health struggles.
From Paralympians, YouTubers, dancers, models, wellness gurus, entrepreneurs, cooks, social media marketers, podcasters, writers, photographers, university students, teachers, public speakers, high school scholars, singers, actors, and political activists, our GBL group is diverse, unique and filled with warriors.
Our new class of game-changers will bring together some familiar faces and many new faces. With the popularity of InvisiYouth’s Global Brand Leaders Program growing immensely this year, research within the InvisiYouth team began in January, and founder Dominique made the executive decision to divide our GBL Program into three levels, or the three tiers. Our most elite tier, the #GBLApprentices who are returning GBLs from previous years and will be taking a full year long internship-style role with InvisiYouth’s leadership. Our familiar faces will be found in tier two with the #GBLAllStars who are going to be just has involved in all the fun of the GBL Program but take on that special mentorship role in the community since they have been selected to return and show off their amazing advocacy skills they’ve learned. And you have tier three, our #GBLAmbassadors which are all of the new game-changers that are taking their first steps into our GBL Program and learning all we have about community-building, advocacy, fundraising and marketing.
This year, InvisiYouth is also growing our leadership program into a new country with GBLs coming from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom including England, Scotland and Wales, Australia and our newest addition... New Zealand!
That is SEVEN countries with InvisiYouth Global Brand Leaders!
Over the past two months, our social media platforms have been introducing our elite GBL Apprentices, our returning GBL All Stars, and our new GBL Ambassadors. On our newly renovated webpages in the “InvisiYouth Community” you will see separate pages for each of our groups, so please click on their names above to learn more.
You'll be seeing all the waves of change we can bring when united in our invincible InvisiYouth community! We are about to kick some serious ass with this group of badass women because it's time to shatter the stigmas of what chronic illness, mental health and disability are 'supposed' to look and be like. It’s the 3rd Annual InvisiYouth’s Global Brand Leaders Program!
InvisiYouth Announces Its Partnership with New Beauty Brand, I'm 4 Love
June 1, 2020
The InvisiYouth Charity team is proud and excited to announce its partnership with the new beauty brand, I’M 4 LOVE. A line of makeup that will not only hold its ingredients in high regard but also their belief that beauty and love are synonymous and need to be celebrated in all its diversity and uniqueness.
Created by the owner Lydia Smith, someone with backgrounds in nursing and a love of makeup, this beauty brand will be filled with products that make you look and feel as beautiful as your soul.
Their first product is True Lips Moisturizing Stick--a sheer glossy formula that shines, conditions and plumps your lips. Plus, you can wear it alone or with your favorite lip color, so this moisturizing stick is something you will want to add to your daily routine! And more lip colors will be coming, so get started with True Lips Moisturizing Stick and a portion of sales will be donated to support InvisiYouth.
When the partnership was announced, Smith stated:
“Our long-term goal is to start the I’M 4 LOVE Foundation, but in the meantime through our sales, we support women-run organizations with a message of love. We are honored to partner with InvisiYouth Charity, founded by the radiant Dominique Viel."
InvisiYouth prides itself on gaining charitable sponsorship with brands that want to support our platform and programs aiding young adults in the chronic illness and disability community. To have the blessing of financial support from brands that believe in helping our mission for these deserving young people to have tools, programs and empowerment to thrive in the present with any health struggles is our ultimate goal.
And I’M 4 LOVE is a brand that is really utilizing their reach of the beauty consumers to let them buy products that will have a ripple effect of positive great good.
Please show some InvisiYouth love to I’M 4 LOVE and buy their products because each of your purchases will be able financially support InvisiYouth.
And by supporting both InvisiYouth and I'M 4 LOVE, you will be assisting both our brands to have a greater impact on women in the world. A major thank you to our new brand partnership, I'M 4 LOVE!
InvisiYouth Responds to COVID19 Outbreak with New Miniseries on Instagram Live
April 7, 2020
In response to the global COVID19 Pandemic, many of InvisiYouth's young adults have needed weeks of quarantine and self-isolation to preserve their health and safety. And our virtual program, InvisiYouth Chat Sessions, is on temporary hiatus due to NYC's shutdown. To keep supporting our community's need for enlightenment and life management, InvisiYouth has created a miniseries, InvisiYouth's Quarantine Coffee Break, available on Instagram Live.
It has been weeks for many of us living in this era of social distancing and quarantining, so it’s no surprise that for the chronic illness and disability community have needed to juggle a lot lately. Everywhere we look, there’s news about the COVID19 Pandemic, whether it’s updates on cases, symptoms to watch, or the severity of the virus. Hearing all of this can bring some worries, anxiety and restlessness.
So, it was vital for InvisiYouth to provide a virtual program that would bring some lightness, laughs and empowering ideas into your days at home. And since our video podcast series, InvisiYouth Chat Sessions—which films in NYC—needed to go on temporary hiatus, we had to get creative.
Thus, the creation of our new mini-series, InvisiYouth’s Quarantine Coffee Break, only available on our Instagram!!
Our team did not want to add to the stressors you’re feeling, and we are adamant that your medical advice should be coming from your health professional. As a result, our mini-series will ONLY be brightening up your days in the style of our podcast show, but in a jam-packed 20-minute chat show. You deserve to laugh, smile and feel motivated while staying safe and staying home, and InvisiYouth is providing you that!
Hosted by our wonderful founder, Dominique Viel, from her home in New Jersey, she’ll be virtually hanging out with some of her mega-talented friends as different special guests for each episode. So why not take a break, drink your favorite beverage, and enjoy new episodes EVERY WEEK!
They’ll be INSTAGRAM LIVE episodes that we’re hopefully saving to be IGTV videos too. Our first episode will drop Friday, April 10th at 1pm EST, with British Lifestyle, Chronic Illness and Fitness blogger, Ali Hemsley, and we’ll keep you updated to catch each episode!
InvisiYouth to be Featured in the documentary, The Dark Horse, and Hosted an Even in London
February 8, 2020
This time last weekend, we were hearing all about the incredible success of our InvisiYouth event in London, hosted by our founder Dominique! And it wasn't like any other event we've hosted before...because this was being filmed to be part of The Dark Horse film, directed by Ashleigh Harley. This film encompasses such an important focal point of InvisiYouth's mission: to showcase how young adults can thrive in life with chronic illness or disability, and never 'wait for a cure' to live to its fullest.
The Dark Horse has a wonderful premise. On Ashleigh Harley’s website, you can see the pre-trailer for the film, she describes the film.
“When a young girl is diagnosed with an incurable illness nobody can see, she fights against the perceptions of disability to get her sport recognized at the World Paralympic Games. Often struggling to walk, surviving on a liquid diet and crippled by excruciating pain, she finds freedom on the back of a very special horse.”
We know how much founder Dominique loves England, so having her go to London to host our event at the gorgeous private event space by fellow nonprofit CentrePoint, was a no brainer. They are a UK nonprofit that aids young adults dealing with homelessness, so the opportunity to use their event space for our event meant so much to InvisiYouth’s team.
Old and new faces, friends, Global Brand Leaders, supporters and even Dominique's sister, all made appearances for this event.
While Dominique gave a motivating speech to the group and shared how her own chronic illness journey led to creating InvisiYouth almost five years ago, she was also joined by our two stellar guest speakers. We had a friend to InvisiYouth, Polly Maton, Paralympic long jumper and sprinter for Team Great Britain in the 2016 Rio Paralympics (and hopefully in #Tokyo2020 this summer too) who spoke to everyone about the power of disability sport in her life.
And we were fortunate to have a personal trainer, Ultra Endurance Athlete and cystic fibrosis warrior, Sophie Grace Holmes, motivating our group about striving for your goals in the face of any adversity...and sharing how she'll be completing her first Iron Man Triathlon this summer!
When Dominique gave her speech, she reminded the group of an InvisiYouth mantra: "You are always invincible, never invisible. So adapt, dream big, find your supporters and believe in yourself." We cannot wait for all of you to get to see this film when it's released later this year!
Director Ashleigh Harley explained so well in her Instagram post about how filming InvisiYouth’s event will have such an impact in her film: “What a beautiful and eye-opening day we all had working with the incredible InvisiYouth Charity event hosted by Dominique Viel as part of The Dark Horse Film. The day truly showed that no matter your adversity in life or the type of pain you suffer there is always something incredible you can achieve. A big thank you to Dominique who traveled all the way from the US to contribute her amazing work into the film.”
As more details about The Dark Horse, and features showing InvisiYouth Charity come forward, we will be sharing those details on our social media platforms. So check with InvisiYouth on Instagram to keep up to date and learn more!