THE OYG MISSION

Our world is starving for positive news. And yet if we pause for a moment and look around we’ll see there are positive stories unfolding every day all around us.

OYG (Orange Ya Glad?) is a mantra and positive way of thinking – even in the toughest of times. We’ve developed OYG? to identify and lift up the folks in our communities that are going the extra mile to help those in need around them: the school girl making and distributing homemade hand sanitizer, the food bank workers collecting, preparing and delivering meals to the hungry, the garage-based engineers putting their 3D printers to work making PPE for the brave men and women on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are regular people putting their talents and resources to use, making a meaningful impact in a world that is hurting.

You wanna get involved?  Great - it’s super easy!  Just hit the NOMINATE A HERO button above and tell us about someone you know who is doing something awesome. 

We all know someone who is always going above and beyond – “Orange Ya Glad?” they are?

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4 days ago

OYG?

Juliana Fetherman’s 22-year-old brother has autism and ADHD. He’s been very lonely, due to his lack of friends, especially during the pandemic.

Michael doesn’t have the social skills to meet and engage with new people and it bothered Juliana for a long time, so she made an app to help!

The app, Making Authentic Friendships, can connect people over the age of 13 who have special needs so they can make friends based on age, diagnosis, interest and geographic location.

The app is available for both Android and iOS devices and is now serving communities in all 50 states. What a great sister, and very #OYG!

#OYGHeroes #TeamOYG
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Juliana Fetherman’s 22-year-old brother has autism and ADHD. He’s been very lonely, due to his lack of friends, especially during the pandemic. 

Michael doesn’t have the social skills to meet and engage with new people and it bothered Juliana for a long time, so she made an app to help! 

The app, Making Authentic Friendships, can connect people over the age of 13 who have special needs so they can make friends based on age, diagnosis, interest and geographic location. 

The app is available for both Android and iOS devices and is now serving communities in all 50 states. What a great sister, and very #OYG!

#OYGHeroes #TeamOYG

6 days ago

OYG?

This past summer, 11-year-old Cartier Carey of Hampton, VA set up a lemonade stand leaving a lasting impact on his community. Carey is using his profits to invest back into his community.

His goal? Helping single mothers in need. With all the stress and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, Cartier decided to focus on the basics: diapers and wipes.

“He doesn’t want to spend any of the money on himself,” his mom Brittany Stewart said. “He just wants to continue to keep buying diapers and giving each day.”

The project took began when Carey was visiting his grandmother who lives in the area’s more economically depressed neighborhoods. Carey was shocked by how many people he saw raising their children alone.

“As he’s getting older, he kind of understands,” Stewart said “He just came up and said, ‘Hey can we help some of the moms?’ and we were kind of like, ‘What do you want to buy?’ That’s kind of how it came [about].”

Carey says his greatest joy comes from knowing he’s made a difference and seeing how much his efforts have meant to the people he strives to serve. When one mom who’d been the beneficiary of his good deeds broke down in grateful tears and gave him a big hug, he was truly moved.

This kid is #TeamOYG, all the way! Way to go, Cartier!

#OYGHeroes
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This past summer, 11-year-old Cartier Carey of Hampton, VA set up a lemonade stand leaving a lasting impact on his community. Carey is using his profits to invest back into his community. 

His goal? Helping single mothers in need. With all the stress and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, Cartier decided to focus on the basics: diapers and wipes. 

“He doesn’t want to spend any of the money on himself,” his mom Brittany Stewart said. “He just wants to continue to keep buying diapers and giving each day.”

The project took began when Carey was visiting his grandmother who lives in the area’s more economically depressed neighborhoods. Carey was shocked by how many people he saw raising their children alone. 

“As he’s getting older, he kind of understands,” Stewart said “He just came up and said, ‘Hey can we help some of the moms?’ and we were kind of like, ‘What do you want to buy?’ That’s kind of how it came [about].”

Carey says his greatest joy comes from knowing he’s made a difference and seeing how much his efforts have meant to the people he strives to serve. When one mom who’d been the beneficiary of his good deeds broke down in grateful tears and gave him a big hug, he was truly moved.

This kid is #TeamOYG, all the way!  Way to go, Cartier!

#OYGHeroes

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THE OYG MISSION

Our world is starving for positive news. And yet if we pause for a moment and look around we’ll see there are positive stories unfolding every day all around us.

OYG (Orange Ya Glad?) is a mantra and positive way of thinking – even in the toughest of times. We’ve developed OYG? to identify and lift up the folks in our communities that are going the extra mile to help those in need around them: the school girl making and distributing homemade hand sanitizer, the food bank workers collecting, preparing and delivering meals to the hungry, the garage-based engineers putting their 3D printers to work making PPE for the brave men and women on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. These are regular people putting their talents and resources to use, making a meaningful impact in a world that is hurting.

You wanna get involved?  Great - it’s super easy!  Just hit the NOMINATE A HERO button above and tell us about someone you know who is doing something awesome. 

We all know someone who is always going above and beyond – “Orange Ya Glad?” they are?

FACEBOOK FEED

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4 days ago

OYG?

Juliana Fetherman’s 22-year-old brother has autism and ADHD. He’s been very lonely, due to his lack of friends, especially during the pandemic.

Michael doesn’t have the social skills to meet and engage with new people and it bothered Juliana for a long time, so she made an app to help!

The app, Making Authentic Friendships, can connect people over the age of 13 who have special needs so they can make friends based on age, diagnosis, interest and geographic location.

The app is available for both Android and iOS devices and is now serving communities in all 50 states. What a great sister, and very #OYG!

#OYGHeroes #TeamOYG
...

Juliana Fetherman’s 22-year-old brother has autism and ADHD. He’s been very lonely, due to his lack of friends, especially during the pandemic. 

Michael doesn’t have the social skills to meet and engage with new people and it bothered Juliana for a long time, so she made an app to help! 

The app, Making Authentic Friendships, can connect people over the age of 13 who have special needs so they can make friends based on age, diagnosis, interest and geographic location. 

The app is available for both Android and iOS devices and is now serving communities in all 50 states. What a great sister, and very #OYG!

#OYGHeroes #TeamOYG

6 days ago

OYG?

This past summer, 11-year-old Cartier Carey of Hampton, VA set up a lemonade stand leaving a lasting impact on his community. Carey is using his profits to invest back into his community.

His goal? Helping single mothers in need. With all the stress and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, Cartier decided to focus on the basics: diapers and wipes.

“He doesn’t want to spend any of the money on himself,” his mom Brittany Stewart said. “He just wants to continue to keep buying diapers and giving each day.”

The project took began when Carey was visiting his grandmother who lives in the area’s more economically depressed neighborhoods. Carey was shocked by how many people he saw raising their children alone.

“As he’s getting older, he kind of understands,” Stewart said “He just came up and said, ‘Hey can we help some of the moms?’ and we were kind of like, ‘What do you want to buy?’ That’s kind of how it came [about].”

Carey says his greatest joy comes from knowing he’s made a difference and seeing how much his efforts have meant to the people he strives to serve. When one mom who’d been the beneficiary of his good deeds broke down in grateful tears and gave him a big hug, he was truly moved.

This kid is #TeamOYG, all the way! Way to go, Cartier!

#OYGHeroes
...

This past summer, 11-year-old Cartier Carey of Hampton, VA set up a lemonade stand leaving a lasting impact on his community. Carey is using his profits to invest back into his community. 

His goal? Helping single mothers in need. With all the stress and uncertainty brought on by the pandemic, Cartier decided to focus on the basics: diapers and wipes. 

“He doesn’t want to spend any of the money on himself,” his mom Brittany Stewart said. “He just wants to continue to keep buying diapers and giving each day.”

The project took began when Carey was visiting his grandmother who lives in the area’s more economically depressed neighborhoods. Carey was shocked by how many people he saw raising their children alone. 

“As he’s getting older, he kind of understands,” Stewart said “He just came up and said, ‘Hey can we help some of the moms?’ and we were kind of like, ‘What do you want to buy?’ That’s kind of how it came [about].”

Carey says his greatest joy comes from knowing he’s made a difference and seeing how much his efforts have meant to the people he strives to serve. When one mom who’d been the beneficiary of his good deeds broke down in grateful tears and gave him a big hug, he was truly moved.

This kid is #TeamOYG, all the way!  Way to go, Cartier!

#OYGHeroes

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You are a rock star, Cartier!

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