Guest Blogger

Tyler Merrick

Tyler Merrick

Tyler Merrick is the founder of Project 7, a consumer goods company that donates 50% of their profits to seven areas of need:

  • Build the Future
  • Feed the Hungry
  • Heal the Sick
  • Help those in Need
  • Hope for Peace
  • House the Homeless
  • Save the Earth

Merrick founded Project 7 on the belief that when given a choice, consumers would choose a brand that gave back. And, he was right. Since it’s first appearance in the market place in 2008, Project 7 has garnered the respect of big business and consumers alike. Project 7 products can be found in more than 1,700 stores across the country, including all Caribou Coffee locations. Currently Project 7 manufactures bio-bottled water, gum, mints and eco-t-shirts.

Merrick seeks to do more than sell product. Through Project 7, he looks to motivate and educate consumers on how to make a positive change in our world. Merrick leads by example, with the whole company volunteering at least once a month in the community. He also uses Project7.com and Twitter.com/Project7 to draw attention to the issues.

It is Merrick’s hope that someday their would be no need for a company like Project 7, but until then, he will continue to break down the boundaries between activism and entrepreneurship.

Website:

www.project7.com/

Blog Posts by Tyler Merrick

  • Children’s Health Care – The State of Children’s Health Care in the U.S.

    Children’s Health Care – The State of Children’s Health Care in the U.S.

    More than 9 million children lack health insurance and millions more have inadequate coverage. This means one out of every eight children in the U.S. won’t get the correct healthcare. (2) A child’s health impacts every aspect of their life. A healthy child does better in and misses less school, giving them a better chance […]

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  • Child Trafficking in the United States – Innocence Gone

    Child Trafficking in the United States – Innocence Gone

    It can’t happen here. Those kinds of things happen in third world countries. There is just no way our government would let this happen. We are talking about child trafficking, and there are cases in all 50 states.

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  • Sustainability – Make one small change in your life to make a big difference

    Sustainability – Make one small change in your life to make a big difference

    We all know “being green” and living a sustainable life is a good thing. It helps the earth and ensures that there will be a planet for our children’s children. But, when people hear the word sustainability they think they have to make momentous changes and give up a lot – the big car, the […]

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  • Volunteerism, Pass it on

    Volunteerism, Pass it on

    Just like nutrition and a love for reading, the earlier we introduce our kids to helping others, the more likely they are to continue this good behavior as adults. The benefits of volunteering with your kids are enormous. These generous acts teach children about empathy, compassion, tolerance and social responsibility. It’s fun and easy to […]

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  • Homeless Children - The Real Story

    Homeless Children – The Real Story

    When we think of the homeless, visions of grizzled old men and women sleeping under bridges and pushing shopping carts probably come to mind. But, there is another face to put to homeless – children.

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