These individuals embody the Rustic spirit and are making a positive impact near and far. Check out their stories below.
Gaurav Tyagi | Palo Alto, California
Gaurav is a senior at Palo Alto high school and the founder and CEO of Reading Good. Reading Good is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to improve literacy and promote a love for reading in underprivileged elementary school students.
Asavari, Quynh, Chloe, and Heather founded and are successfully running a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Hope Hearted works with shelters, food banks, and free clinics to distribute sanitary and basic medical supplies to unhoused and low-income individuals in the Bay Area, California.
What started as a fundraiser turned into a successful business. Green Garden Bakery is a youth-run operation that uses locally grown produce to bake veggie-based desserts. A portion of profits are donated to community charities selected by the youth leaders.