Live Love By Design: Give Back to Teens Project
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The Live Love by Design Teens Project raises awareness around the issues young women face because of teen pregnancy. Times have changed. The issues haven't. Help spread the wisdom, heart and advice Karen wishes was available to her. Let's change lives.

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Our Project

Live Love by Design: Give Back to Teens Project is a fundraising campaign that will fund the creation of a Docubranding film unveiling the true life story of Karen Chaston, Curious Teen to CFO to CEO; a story of overcoming the pain of making the hard decision to become a teen mother and put her child up for adoption while going to school and growing a career. The fundraising campaign will also fund scholarships for young women who face, have faced or will face the decisions required when unplanned pregnancy becomes a reality in life.  

Every brand, including Karen's, has an amazing story to tell about the founder and the purpose of their business. A docubranding film uncovers the story and tells it in an unique and interesting way. Karen's story reveals her heart and the reason for her being here, transforming lives the way she does.

For Karen Chaston, this work is very personal. After a couple of major life changing events, Karen began to wake from what she likes to call her Ground Hog Day Daze.  

Her newfound awareness assisted her to realise that her CFO life and the life of most of her peers, was diseased. She woke up to see it was a dog-eat-dog world where all were in survival mode and it truly was survival of the fittest, though physically they were not fit at all. 

Through, knowing that surely there must be another way, an easier way to succeed at such a high level, the Live Love by Design brand was born. Yet, there was more to this awakening that brought Karen to the point of taking the lead to address some of the issues that still remained unchanged for her, young women she encounters and that are devastating to so many individuals and families.

Watch this short video to hear Karen express why she is so passionate about this campaign and the work it will allow her to do.

The Live Love By Design (LLBD) docubranding film highlights how the key events in Karen Chaston’s life, were all stepping stones leading to creating the Live Love By Design programs. The  LLBD platform that is a tool, elevating the conversation of awareness and change.

Here are a few things that Karen grew through that changed life for her:

  • 1973: A pregnant 16-year-old teen who made a tough decision to adopt her daughter out
  • 1978: Marrying young and eventually raising three sons with her husband of 40+ years
  • 1996 - 2001: Studyied for her Masters of Accounting from Bond University, Gold Coast. Australia and CPA at age 41
  • 2008: Became the CFO of a publicly listed company
  • 2011: The unexpected devastating passing of her youngest son, Dan that opened so much new understanding
  • 2012: Choosing redundancy from her CFO role when two companies merged
  • 2012 – present: Waking from her ground-hog day daze and living in Life’s university to become more of who she was designed to be, living the life she's created by design 

Today, as an author, speaker, trainer, coach, and mentor who has undergone much soul searching about ways that her professional life, and the lives of her peers, could have been easier, Karen feels compelled to share her story, her programs, her passion, and her mission to help other women, especially teen girls at a high risk of pregnancy, and pregnant teens ...

... and all healing leads to Live Love By Design.

Fundraising Goal

The initial fundraising campaign is set up to raise $50,000. That goal includes a budget to create the docubranding film, the pilot series of a weekly tv show, with a modest production and marketing budget, as well as administer the delivery of digital and live programming to those who contribute.

As you can see, the film is a large part of the project. If you know anything about film, it is expensive, however, Karen has crafted a budget that is doable and allows her to get the film completed, as well as begin the tv show, all which will focus on the issues of teen and unplanned pregnancy, motherhood, moving out of victimhood, and living life by design.

Fundraising Budget

  $  30,000       Docubranding TV Show Creation, Production & Marketing

  $  10,000       Production Fees for an additional 3 to 4 shows

  $    5,000       Administrative, Rewards, Recognition, and Product Shipping Fees

  $    5,000       Show Promotional Advertising and Marketing Fees

  $  50,000       TOTAL FUNDRAISING GOAL

The Docubranding Film

The Live Love By Design docubranding film will be utilised in three ways:

Firstly, to fulfill Karen's heart’s desire and passion by raising awareness around the issues young women face because of teen pregnancy. Utilising the Live Love by Design programs (on and off line), events and book, providing scholarships for as many young women as possible to have access to this on-line program will be made possible.

The Program:   Live Love: Keys to a Young Woman’s Success.

This program contains all the wisdom that Karen wished had been available to her, not only as a teenager, though also in her 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.

Karen believes that life would have been so much easier. She believes life would have flowed and she would not have had to struggle so much with her life changing decisions. She would have understood that life is All About You. All About Your Relationships. All About Your Expertise and All About Your Wealth-Creation. And more importantly, that you can create balance when you Live and Love by Design.

Karen has purposed that every young woman possible will have this program and the support to complete it. With direct interaction with Kared and her team, women will be empowered with the knowledge and wisdom to create a more fulfilling, struggle free life.

Secondly, the campaign funds will be utilised to implement a marketing strategy to approach producers about turning Karen’s book Teenagers Playing Grown-Ups into a 4-week mini-series. A story that takes four women from pregnant teen to middle age. They all choose a different solution to their unplanned pregnancy ~ Marriage, Abortion, Motherhood (single) and Adoption. Ironically these choices form the word MAMA.

After living their life on the path that choice put them on and knowing what they now know, the question surfaces ... would they still choose the same solution? The mini-series is designed to educate, empower and assist young women today who are struggling with deciding on one of these choices.

Lastly, this is the precursor to the launch of a powerful ongoing weekly TV show; Live Love By Design TV. The show will be a place where we interview guests, host panel discussions and round tables on topics that explore all areas of a woman’s Live Love Life.

There will be quarterly specials … one where we explore the decisions teens make, single-parenting and a mother’s self-care. In another, we’ll delve into one of Karen’s other books ~ Beyond a Mother’s Worst Nightmare, looking at the loss of a child, the grief of any loss; family member, marriage, job, never achieving your lifelong dream, the impact of traumas, and much more. Our objective is to empower and assist everyone to Live Love from a place of health and intentional design, versus the past and the hurt.

Won’t you please consider making a contribution. In doing so, you'll be:

  • Giving a young lady the chance to Design and Live her Live Love Life bigger and better by getting her own access to this in-depth transformational course and more.
  • Assisting a young mother, to become the best example for her family on how to Live and Love, even after life throws her a curveball (or two).
  • Giving a young woman, a chance to get off the welfare system, to be able to be a valued member of society, one who can and wants to easily provide for her family.

Even if it's not possible for you to contribute financially at this time, it would be great if you liked and shared this amongst your friends, family and community.

Your gesture of love towards these teenagers and young women is very much appreciated. 

Please Contribute, Like and Share Now. 

I thank you, the young women thank you, their children thank you and more importantly, our future generations thank you!

Just imagine the world when more and more young people are raised by more consciously aware young women (and men) who are happy, strong, and a valued member of society.

Thank you! Bless you!

Karen Chaston and  The Live Love By Design Team

P.S.  All Rewards will be distributed within 30 days of receipt of your contribution. You will receive email communications about your rewards and we will keep you updated at least weekly about the campaign and our successes.

P.S.S.  Sponsoring Karen's work would mean the world to us. Please direct all Sponsorship questions and requests to:  team@livelovebydesign.com

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

These Sponsorship opportunities provide a way for you, your company or organization to contribute and receive the reward of giving at a higher level, creating a greater impact in the lives of more young women. Consider the contribution level that best suits you and click the

CLICK HERE TO CONTRIBUTE Button Below.

Download the Sponsorship Package and Agreement and contact us directly with questions or to arrange your contribution.  

As a Sponsor, imagine your name in the DocuBranding film credits, in the press releases and media packages being sent out, on the website, and in the social media messaging as we acknowledge you for your support.

Would you like to be a Sponsor and have Karen as a Keynote Speaker at your upcoming event? She would love that.

Contact us at:  team@livelovebydesign.com  

We will respond in 24-hours or less.

Thank you for your interest and your generous contribution!

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Perks

$10 USD
1st Book Club - Live Love by Design
As a donor at this level, we say "THANK YOU" with a PDF version of the "Live Love by Design" book for your reading pleasure as you start your journey living love.
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$10 USD
2nd Book Club - Teenagers Playing Grownups
As a donor at this level, we say "THANK YOU" with a PDF of the "Teenagers Playing Grownups" book for your reading pleasure as you start your journey living love.
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$10 USD
3rd Book Club - Beyond a Mother’s Worst Nightmare
As a donor at this level, we say "THANK YOU" with a PDF of the "Beyond a Mother’s Worst Nightmare" book for your reading pleasure as you start your journey living love.
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$30 USD
Ultimate Live Love Book Club
At this donor level, you receive a PDF of all three books: Live Love by Design; Teenagers Playing Grownups, and Beyond a Mother’s Worst Nightmare
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$75 USD
Gratitude Journal – Air
Ultimate Live Love Book Club, plus a personally autographed Hard Cover Air Gratitude Journal (includes shipping). Breathe and feel yourself open to a higher level of gratitude for life. With this Journal you will be able to record your journey from a grateful heart. The journal is written in a way that will help you record your thoughts and stay on course.
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$75 USD
Gratitude Journal – Earth
Ultimate Live Love Book Club, plus a personally autographed Hard Cover Earth Gratitude Journal (includes shipping). Feel your feet planted in the nurturing of the earth as you record your journey from a grateful heart. The journal is written in a way that will help you record your thoughts and stay on course.
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$75 USD
Gratitude Journal – Fire
Ultimate Live Love Book Club, plus a personally autographed Hard Cover Fire Gratitude Journal (includes shipping). Mix gratitude with fire and life begins to change. Using this Journal you will be able to record your journey from a grateful heart. The journal is written in a way that will help you record your thoughts and stay on course.
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$75 USD
Gratitude Journal – Water
Ultimate Live Love Book Club, plus a personally autographed Hard Cover Water Gratitude Journal (includes shipping). Change in life begins with each of us. With this Journal you will be able to record your journey from a grateful heart. The journal is written in a way that will help you record your thoughts and stay on course.
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$100 USD
Gift Giver
Sponsors 1 young woman in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, receive a Certificate of Gift (Value $397) and the Ultimate Live Love Book Club books package (3 books in pdf).
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$150 USD
Gratitude Gift Giver – Air Journal
Sponsors 1 young woman in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, receive a Certificate of Gift (Value $397), the Ultimate Live Love Book Club books package (3 books in pdf), and the personally autographed Air Gratitude Journal (includes shipping).
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$150 USD
Gratitude Gift Giver – Earth Journal
Sponsors 1 young woman in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, receive a Certificate of Gift (Value $397), the Ultimate Live Love Book Club books package (3 books in pdf), and the personally autographed Earth Gratitude Journal (includes shipping).
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$150 USD
Gratitude Gift Giver – Fire Journal
Sponsors 1 young woman in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, receive a Certificate of Gift (Value $397), the Ultimate Live Love Book Club books package (3 books in pdf), and the personally autographed Fire Gratitude Journal (includes shipping).
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$150 USD
Gratitude Gift Giver – Water Journal
Sponsors 1 young woman in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, receive a Certificate of Gift (Value $397), the Ultimate Live Love Book Club books package (3 books in pdf), and the personally autographed Water Gratitude Journal (includes shipping).
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$250 USD
Gift Giver Plus
Sponsors 2 young woman in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, receive a Certificate of Gift (Value $397) and the Ultimate Live Love Book Club 3 books package (in pdf)
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$250 USD
The Elements Gratitude Collection
4 personally autographed Hard Cover Gratitude Journals (includes shipping) Keep all four or give them away as gifts. The pictures alone make them beautiful gems for a beautiful gem.
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$400 USD
Success Keys Gift Giver
Receive the program for yourself, Live Love Keys to Your Success Online Program AND Sponsor 1 young woman in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, with a Certificate of Gift (Value $397), and the Live Love by Design Book (in pdf)
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$750 USD
Success Keys Wisdom Giver
Along with the Success Keys Gift Giver package, receive 3-months access to the “Live Love Open Forum” online weekly group.
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$1,000 USD
Success Keys Ultimate Wisdom Giver
Along with the Success Keys Wisdom Giver package, you sponsor 3 young women in the Live Love Keys to a Young Woman’s Success Online Program, with a Certificate of Gift
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$1,000 USD
Win at Any Sponsor Level - $1,000 - $100,000
When you become a Sponsor, you become our Partner in changing the world, one woman at a time. You’ve downloaded your Sponsor Package, now put in the Sponsor Contribution amount that aligns with your heart, and complete the transaction right here. Or, contact us and we'll help you complete the transaction via check or other means of payment.
Email us at: Team@LiveLoveByDesign.com
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