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Ties that bind: Knotty Tie and the Refugee Crisis

Posted on Feb 1, 2017 in Blog | 2 comments

What if U.S. communities embraced the gifts that international refugees have to offer and partnered with them to rebuild our economy through innovative business models?  And what if those business models reinvigorated old industries with fresh ideas and a responsive approach? That is exactly what Knotty Tie, an entrepreneurial and visionary business in...

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Thanksgiving Feast and a Straw Bale Community Center at Standing Rock

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Huffington Post blog by Untours Foundation Director Elizabeth Killough A Wopila feast – Lakota for Thank You – is being prepared for the Protectors at Standing Rock on Thanksgiving Day thanks to the spark and energy of Judy Wicksand 60 of her friends and fans. Judy is a household name in Philadelphia for her White Dog Cafe, which she sold a number of years...

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FOUNDATIONS: PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MISSION IS

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

  Huffington Post Blog by Untours Foundation Director Elizabeth Killough   When the heater gave out at Broad Street Ministry last December at the start of the Philadelphia winter, it should have meant an end to that non-profit’s weekly hospitality to hundreds of people without homes. Non-profits typically don’t have $250,000 in the ready for such...

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BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS FOR RE-BUILT BOOBS

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Huffington Post Blog by Untours Foundation Director Elizabeth Killough     Or are they foobs? Apparently, some breast cancer survivors refer to their reconstructed breasts that way. While you take that in… After her double mastectomy and breast reconstructions five years ago, Dana Donofree was bummed to discover that the only thing the American...

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INCLUSIVE & ARTISTIC COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Posted on Oct 13, 2016 in Blog, Models, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

We invest worldwide in amazing businesses including several in Chester, PA, which is just ten minutes from our offices. Chester holds the tragic distinction of having the highest homicide rate in the US. But help has come from the heart of Chester in the form of several entrepreneurs, who have stepped up to the plate using the arts to transform this town...

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Kitchen Harvest — A Bit of a Love Story

Posted on Jul 25, 2016 in Blog, Investees, Models | 0 comments

By Frances Schwabenland, our photojournalist. If you are lucky enough to spend time with Chris, you will be in the midst of poetry in motion! An artist of nature! It was just after sunrise when I was introduced to the Kitchen Harvest garden. I am not a morning person but the thought of missing that golden light awakening those tender baby strawberries and...

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