“Unique Gifts that Give Back”
Paying it forward…
I was finishing my first year of nursing school (2015) when I first talked with my sister about wanting to give back to the community in a larger way. I realized that becoming a nurse was important and a way to give back, but felt compelled to do more. My sister, a pet groomer who helps save rescue dogs, said she felt the same way. We both wanted to do more but our question was how and to whom do we donate to? We began to search for a charity to donate to but there were so many! My mother said, “It’s too bad you can’t give to all of them.” Our goal was to find the best way to best pay if forward.
We began exchanging inspirational text messages such as, “it’s better to give than to receive”, “do the right thing”, and “being good is commendable, but only when it is combined with doing good is it useful.” From this process we created the jewelry brands AdoriusTM, Donare PearlsTM and the market website which translates from Latin to “project donate”.
“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” ~ Mother Teresa
and offer our hand-made AdoriusTM jewelry.
was launched to get the word out about our project, streamline our fundraising and to showcase the causes who benefit. All charities and causes (non-profit and personal) are invited to be listed and to benefit through our Prodo DonareSM fundraising project.
Our main goal is to "pay it forward".
has future plans to offer artists, entrepreneurs, and merchants a place to showcase and offer their products for sale making Prodo DonareSM a complete market to find and purchase “unique gifts that give back”.
“The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others.” ~ Homer
More about and our mission:
We are sometimes asked if the purchase of an item from Prodo DonareSM is tax deductible. It is not. We are not a non-profit organization. We are a for-profit company with a mission to pay it forward. Our goal is to help and donate to as many causes as we can.
Prodo DonareSM offers inspirational and unique jewelry, art, gifts and pearls of which a share of all sales is donated to benefit a charity or cause of your choosing. When you purchase an item from Prodo DonareSM you truly help make a difference to pay it forward and help those in need. When giving a gift purchased from Prodo DonareSM, be it to yourself or to a love one, a gift is given twice.
“If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap.
If you want happiness for a day, go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody” – Chinese Proverb
About our heart symbol.
The heart is a universal symbol for love, caring, and affection.
It dates back to the mid-13th century.
About our name.
Prodo Donare translates from Latin to “project donate”.
About our 12% donation amount.
Our original donation amount was 5.4% (a % multiple of 18).
It symbolizes "giving Chai", giving the gift of "life", luck and good fortune.
In order to make a greater impact we increased our donation amount to 12% of all sales.
The number 12 has its own special meanings, including being a symbol of cosmic order.
“Peace, Love, Adopt”
“Adopt. If you can’t adopt, foster. If you can’t foster, sponsor. If you can’t sponsor, donate. If you can’t donate, educate.”