The I Get To Legacy Project aims to have three areas of impact, and YOU are one of them:
Each piece of jewelry is carefully hand-stamped by someone who is transitioning out of homelessness, incarceration or a recovery program and is working hard to move forward in their lives. Your purchase provides meaningful work, which allows them to earn some income, while working at their own pace, in their own environment, and also contributing back to their community, which provides a deep sense of purpose.
100% of the proceeds support the programs at Whole Way House Society, who provide community building programs, support services and meal delivery for low income seniors, vulnerable veterans and people with disabilities in Vancouver (more info at www.wholewayhouse.ca).
As you begin to renew your mind into a thought life filled with gratitude, we hope that you will not only share the I Get To message with those around, but as you begin to live it out, you will impact your world around you. Let's create a community who lives on purpose and appreciates the things we get to do in the everyday.
(Special thanks to David Karuhije for capturing the heart and soul of our seniors, veterans and stampers in these beautiful photos)
The I Get To Legacy Project is inspired by Ron Konkin, who, in 2009 was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma at the age of 48 and was only given 4-12 months to live. From then on, his perspective changed. Every day after those first four months, he said “I don’t have to, I get to, because I’m still alive!” No matter what the circumstance, sitting in traffic, cleaning the garage, waiting in line, even in cancer treatment, he saw each day as a good day! He carried on teaching, with his wife Tina, and speaking to thousands for the next four years, and when he passed away on December 25, 2013, he had built an incredible legacy of changed lives.
He would ask himself, “Who do I Get To be a Lifeline to today?” Ron’s legacy has carried on and we hope that this message will inspire you to live on purpose to leave your legacy as well. Each chain is hand stamped and provides part time work for a resident who is transitioning out of homelessness. 100% of the proceeds from each Legacy Chain go to help fund the Community Building Programs at Whole Way House (founded by Ron’s kids Jenny and Joshua Konkin)