"Hello Somebody, Is anyone listening?"
Hello Somebody exists to provide sustainable projects and restorative care to improve the lives of children in need.
Why We Exist
We exist to engage people in a movement, that gives an opportunity to help others in need. By offering relevant consumer products like watches and apparel, cause partnerships are able to be supported as we advocate for our partner organizations.
How We Got Started
In the Spring of 2009 one of the original Co-Founders of Hello Somebody, was on a mission trip in Honduras. While feeding people there, he encountered children who preferred food over toys. His host, Jimmy Hughes' tagline when he spoke was "hello somebody," which he used almost as a question for people to become aware of those around them who were in need. This tagline would ring through his dreams, in the voices of the children he had met..."Hello Somebody. Is anyone listening?" His call to action was to feed a million meals in one calendar year. In early 2010, after sharing his dream with many people, he met Manny Martinez Co-Founder of Hello Somebody, who was serving on crisis relief teams to Haiti. Together, they launched the Hello Somebody movement.
Prior to our first event, we contacted recording artist Ryan Edgar, to create a song for Hello Somebody. A month later, we reached out to Bryce Avary, of The Rocket Summer, who was about to embark on a National Tour. Hello Somebody's sponsorship of this tour helped us gain a nationwide presence. Working with designers, artists and countless volunteers, the Hello Somebody brand was born. By providing products with a purpose, we met the initial dream of distributing over a million meals.
What We Do
Today as an organization, Hello Somebody works in 4 main areas to provide care for children. Food, education, hydration and freedom are all a part of our yearly goals in providing care for children. We provide care in these 4 areas through partnerships with trusted organizations. For more information about current and past projects please visit our campaigns page.