Support Our Conscious Social Enterprises

Have you ever made a mistake? We all have!
Ex-felons deserve a chance to recreate their lives
and move past their mistakes!

Why is Character Counts! starting businesses?
We believe in second chances and using the creative process to foster it along! After teaching character and ethics to ex-felons, we clearly saw a need to create jobs, so these individuals would have a place to live the principles we were teaching. As we have worked the past year to not only create business plans but curriculums as well, we have learned about our community, about the creative process and most of all compassion. We believe we are creating a sustainable model that will bring the work of Character Counts! to life in a ground breaking way!

How we do it...
The Conscious brands are businesses created to employ ex-felons, so they may be productive members of our community by using their talents. Our employees will learn about running a business and see how their creative minds can be put to meaningful work that creates a livelihood.

What is a social enterprise? 
A social enterprise is an organization that applies business strategies to achieve philanthropic goals. Our social enterprises are structured as a nonprofit, with all profits
going to educate and empower our employees.

Why a recycled products company?
Conscious Threads seeks to educate to the issues ex-felons face as they re-enter society after serving time. We use ugly t-shirts and misprinted or outdated promo items to create fun, smart new ones. Like those objects, many of us have things in our past that are not pretty. Like those materials, their lives are not disposable. With creativity, love & determination all can be made anew and valued!

Why a food business?
We all know the food in jail stinks! Having eaten institutional food for a long time, Conscious Eats is a way for them to not only learn how to be healthy and respect their own bodies, it allows them to get creative and eat well! The food is healthy, delicious and affordable. Food is love, it is about bringing people together to break bread and to create meaningful relationships.

Why a publishing company?
Through Conscious Story, we hope to help the message of creativity and renewal to spread far and wide! Story telling is the natural way of creating a new story in the process of personal transformation. The act of telling story helps us to envision a new one! Healing and creativity is fostered through story, music, and film.

What can you do to support?
Donate Funds
• Donate an item. We need an air conditioner for 2500 sq ft, a commercial stove and refrigerator, a used truck or van.
• Volunteer your time and expertise. We need help with grant writing, data entry and social media. 
Contact Florence Haridan at (904)-612-3934 or

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