Portland Small Business Supporting Global Health on a Local Scale
Nomad Brush, inventor of the first paintbrush stylus for the iPad and winner of the 2011 Macworld EDDY Award, announces today they are donating $3 for every Nomad Play™ kids paintbrush sold between April 16 and Mother’s Day to Shot@Life, a new United Nations Foundation campaign to expand access to vaccines for children in developing countries.
Nomad Brush will also support Shot@Life, whose goal is save 1.7 million children worldwide from deadly diseases such as measles, pneumonia and polio, by providing product donations to grassroots events happening across the country during Global Immunization Week, which is the week of April 23, to help raise additional funds for the campaign.
Locally in Portland, Nomad will support “Get Social for Shot@Life”, a social media workshop hosted by Big Small Brands, where fellow small businesses will join to advance their social media skills with proceeds benefiting the Shot@Life Campaign. The workshop will be held at the Dennison Capen Group/Re-Max Realty on Tuesday, April 24 from 12-1:15 pm. For more information about the event visit http://getsocialforshotatlife.
“We are honored to support the Shot@Life movement to ensure that children around the world get a shot at a healthy childhood,” said Don Lee, Nomad Brush inventor and CEO. “As a parent and small business owner, I became inspired to step up and do our part with donations from the Nomad Play when we learned that every 20 seconds a child dies of a vaccine-preventable disease.”
About Nomad PlayInitially launched in November 2011 for today’s tech-savvy and on-the-go families, the Nomad Brush Play is a critically acclaimed paintbrush stylus custom-created and scaled to use on the iPad or iPhone to encourage creativity, learning, and self-expression. The Nomad Play is handcrafted from maple, with a soft, rubber ferrule that won’t scratch the screen, and a contoured grip for little hands for easy art creation. It comes in four unique designs and colors engraved with playful graphics inspired by — and for — kids ages 3 to 8 who love to create: Astro (blue), Serengeti (yellow), Fireball (red), and Ivy (green). The Nomad Play is available today for $18 at www.nomadbrush.com.
About Nomad Brush
Founded in 2011 and based in Portland, Ore., Nomad Brush introduced the first paintbrush stylus for digital screens. After Don Lee, an architect by trade, received the first generation iPad as a Father’s Day gift, he immediately found it to be a great digital sketchbook and canvas for creating art. When his search for the perfect tool for painting, drawing and sketching turned up fruitless, Don invented the Nomad Brush. The company is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating artists to create in their daily lives, wherever they are, with brushes for both large and small touchscreen devices, such as the iPad and iPhone. Nomad Brush is active in the art community by hosting, sponsoring and facilitating digital painting and design competitions and workshops. More information on Nomad Brush is online at www.NomadBrush.com, on Twitter at @nomadbrush or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/
Shot@Life educates, connects and empowers Americans to champion vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. A national call to action for this global cause, the campaign rallies the American public, members of Congress, and civil society partners around the fact that together, we can save a child’s life every 20 seconds by expanding access to vaccines. By encouraging Americans to learn about, advocate for, and donate vaccines, the United Nations Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign will decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give children a shot at a healthy life. To learn more, go to ShotAtLife.org.