• Find Your Wings Foundation: Cynthia Wilson

    Meet our newest Find Your Wings Foundation beneficiary, Cynthia Wilson.  She will be biking across Zambia as part of to Bike Zambia 6: Ending HIV/AIDS and Empowering Women and Girls in Zambia.  She is looking to raise $4,000 for the cause.

    As a young girl, people asked me, “What do you want to do when you grow up?” My response was always, “I want to make a difference.” I am going on a bike ride across Zambia. I will ride my bike for over 300 miles. I will also be creating a multimedia story to give to the organization to help promote the ride in the future.

    Chooda is a non-profit organization that organizes this trip around giving back. It is one thing to ride your bike across a country for the sake of doing it. It is another thing to go into a community and immerse yourself in the poverty, the illness, and the people to make a difference. Continue Reading

  • Finding my Wings : Gabriella Auer

    At the beginning of this year we started sponsoring the Squatch team who has been training for their first Ironman! They related to our Find Your Wings motto and we love supporting people who are out there making life happen.  Gabriella Auer is a team member and this is her story of how she ‘found her wings’. Continue Reading

  • Akinz Find Your Wings Foundation- Rig To Flip

    Rig BumperRig to Flip has set out on a mission to provide a new media for an old west. With their focus on the rivers of the western slope, they aim to shed light on conservation issues that impact us all. The RTF team has recently produced a film about the Dolores River (AKA “The River of Sorrow”) of Southern Colorado and how the effects of the McPhee dam placed on the water, in 1985, has affected the native fish, the farmers and the recreational community of the area. Continue Reading

  • Shaley Scott getting ready to release RADIATE

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    First, if you don’t know about Akinz new Find Your Wings Foundation, here’s the gist from Akinz founder Suzanne Akin:

    “When I started Akinz, the company motto I created, ‘Find Your Wings’ was supposed to be about finding something to motivate you in life, to help you spread your wings and reach for the extraordinary, because life is too short to settle for the ordinary. I’ve tried to use Akinz to inspire others thru our partnerships, charitable outreach and sponsored athletes, but this foundation has been a dream of mine for some time. The biggest dreams take more than inspiration, hard work and planning, they also unfortunately cost money. I hope to be able to provide that money for ordinary people trying to accomplish extraordinary things.” – Suzanne Akin, owner/designer of Akinz –

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    We created a tee from Shaley’s ‘Fly Back Home’ lyrics to raise money for her new album.

    Shaley Scott, the new Foundation’s second beneficiary, is a Fort Collins local with a sound that can be described as piano pop-rock, acoustic, and blues all rolled up into one–with memorable melodies and hooks that are hard to forget. Her use of piano with guitar, paints a melodic picture that is unique, yet recognizable. She likes to call it piano/soul…or, piano FOR the soul.  The goal of her partnership with our foundation was to raise money to produce her new album, “Radiate”.  

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    Shaley, shown here with Dawn Duncan of Sugarfox Records in the Fly Back Home tees.

    Well, this fast-rising electro-pop-rock star from Colorado now has all nine of her original songs in production in L.A. with top producers! The album, “RADIATE,” is sponsored by Akinz and will be released in July of 2016! PLEASE HELP US RELEASE THIS ALBUM! Your support through purchases made on akinz.com help support our partnership and 40% of sales of the Fly Back Home Lyrics shirts both online and in our flagship store go directly to Shaley’s album production costs.

     

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