One World Today Changing Lives

Access to education can transform lives, communities, nations and ultimately the world.  Today, 126 million children are denied access to primary and lower secondary schooling. Of the 126 million children, 65 million are young girls.  In Sub-Saharan Africa alone, nearly four out of five poor rural girls are not afforded the opportunity to complete primary school.

The One World Today (OWT) organization understands these chilling facts and are working hard to change the educational habits that exist in Africa. OWT has made it their mission to connect young Ugandan girls who are being denied the right to an education with supporters who recognize the value of educating women of the world.

On June 12th, the One World Today team travelled back to Uganda to visit with the girls and to check in with their teachers. With the help of sponsors, they were able to purchase much-needed supplies to support the girls while they continue on their educational journey.

The Cruvie Clothing Co. partnered with OWT to create special Tight-Knit designed t-shirts to take to Uganda. The ‘One World Today’ t-shirts were specifically designed to be bold and to display all the love associated with the OWT organization. 

To aid OWT with their cause, Cruvie Clothing Co. has made the special ‘One World Today T-shirt’ available to the public.  For every ‘One World Today’ t-shirt sold, Cruvie Clothing Co. will donate $5 to the OWT organization.  Click here to purchase the ‘One World Today’ t-shirt and play your part in helping these young girls gain access to the education they deserve.  

The One World Today Team on their way to Uganda - L to R: Roxanne Turner, Jerome Touchstone, Brittany Burnside

The One World Today Team on their way to Uganda - L to R: Roxanne Turner, Jerome Touchstone, Brittany Burnside

OWT's secondary school girls along with the deputy head mistress and OWT employee.

OWT's secondary school girls along with the deputy head mistress and OWT employee.

Jerome hanging out with the Ugandan kids in the area.

Jerome hanging out with the Ugandan kids in the area.

Deputy head mistress and her former student (now a proud OWT employee).

Deputy head mistress and her former student (now a proud OWT employee).

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Roxanne and Brittany visiting a local shopkeeper who is a recipient of Silver Upholders, a micofinance company that provides small loans to women.

Roxanne and Brittany visiting a local shopkeeper who is a recipient of Silver Upholders, a micofinance company that provides small loans to women.

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Project UPLIFT: "Still Standing" Campaign

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We Are Still Standing.

With a growing number of homeless individuals, Atlanta is a city in need. The Cruvie Clothing Company has found a way to give a little bit of hope to those sleeping in the streets of Atlanta.

This "Still Standing" campaign is the first charitable movement by the new clothing company. The campaign is focused on increasing the unity of the southern city by showing to the most down trodden that optimism can go a long way in the face of despair. The Cruvie crew went to the streets of Atlanta to begin this campaign by handing out simple, uplifting signs to some of the city’s many homeless people.

One side of the sign says "Still Standing" and the other simply says "Thankful". Optimism is hard in the best of times; it’s almost impossible in the worst.  Being thankful when faced with despair can be possible with simple acts of hope. Tony Cruver, the creator of the new clothing company, began this campaign because he hopes to inspire his generation "to join in and develop more creative ideas that will help fuel positivity into our future generations." The smiles on the faces of the homeless that experienced the first leg of the "Still Standing" campaign prove that the efforts of the Cruvie Clothing company are already making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

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The simple two-word phrase "Still Standing" resonates with strength and inspiration and gives those holding the signs as well as those driving by, just a little bit of hope. Sometimes that's all a person needs in order to see how blessed they are to still be alive despite how desperate life may seem. Cruvie Clothing company focused on this powerful saying because it shows there can be love for life even while enduring the worst of it.

If you’d like to help contribute to the "Still Standing" campaign and spread positivity around the streets of Atlanta or in your city, email tony@cruvie.com to learn more and/or click below to donate!

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All photos taken by Khayla R. Williams, freshman photography/fashion student at SCAD Atlanta.