Are you a GIANT? Brawny supports #GiantsTakeAction


It only takes one person to make a difference!




“Brawny has always stood for strength and resilience, and in the past months, we’ve seen more stories than ever of people rising to the occasion and taking action to help others. These people are our giants, and we’re proud to recognize and support them through The Brawny® Giants Initiative. If you know someone making a difference who we should support, share their story with us” at #GiantsTakeAction

Cavanaugh Bell

Cavanaugh Bell
Founder of Cool & Dope

7-year-old Cavanaugh Bell spent all $600 of his savings to create coronavirus care packages for seniors in his community, proving that you don’t have to be big to be a giant. We noticed he didn’t have any paper towels, so we sent Cavanaugh plenty of rolls to stock his community pantry.

Ray Nell Jones

Ray Nell Jones
Founder of The Allignment Chapter

Knowing first hand the immense challenges single moms face (especially in times of crisis), Ray Nell Jones is taking action to deliver essential goods to moms who need them during this difficult time. We’re proud to support giants like Ray Nell, so we sent her the paper towels she needed for her next round.

Laura Hutchins

Laura Hutchins
Owner of Happy Home Maid Service

While heroes on the frontline are taking care of us, giants like Laura Hutchins are taking care of them, by cleaning their houses free of charge. And now, we’re taking action by supplying her with paper towels and sponsoring more cleanups so she can continue to make a difference.

Blake Rand

Blake Rand
Creator of

To help people struggling to find essential supplies, 17-year-old Blake Rand used his programming skills to create, a website he still updates daily. And now we’re helping this giant by sending him paper towels to share with

Jacqueline Norvell

Jacqueline Norvell
Founder of Brown Bag Lady
Giant Jacqueline Norvell of Brown Bag Lady spends her nights and weekends feeding and distributing supplies to people living on the streets in L.A. During the pandemic alone, she’s already fed over 3,000 people, and now we’re proud to help her keep doing her incredible work.

Nominate A Giant*

In a world full of talk, we believe that strength lies in the action we take, which is why the Brawny® brand celebrates and supports individuals who take matters into their own hands and tackle challenges head-on. These people are our giants.

During the COVID-19 crisis we’ve seen more people than ever rise to the occasion and embody our brand purpose by inspiring others to overcome life’s challenges with strength and resilience. Inspired by these stories, we launched The Brawny® Giants Initiative to recognize and support individuals across the country who are going out of their way to help others.

If you know someone who’s making a difference in their community during the COVID-19 crisis, share their story with us, and we may be able to support their cause.

*Please Note:

  1. Giants recommendations will be accepted between May 18th, 2020 and July 13th, 2020 for legal residents in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Recipients selected at sole discretion of the Brawny® brand team.
  2. The potential giant must be a specific individual or a 501(c)(3) nonprofit led by an individual.
  3. Their activity should not be funded through government or state funding.
  4. Their activity should not be something they get paid to do, but rather something they fund themselves or with the help of donation from others.
  5. Potential giants will be subject to and must consent to a background check.

I also loved their #StrengthHasNoGender project

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a science teacher and an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. She sailed the seven seas by cruise ship for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one and a quarter million views (1,250,000) on her YouTube channel. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries, named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blogs and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and has over 160,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and also ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on her own site, We Said Go Travel. From 2017 to 2020 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won three times and been a finalist fourteen times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards. She was also a finalist for four other categories including online journalist of the year, digital story for activism journalism with Ms. Magazine, educational reporting for Wharton Magazine and a broadcast lifestyle feature for KTLA TV in Los Angeles.    Niver won a 2019 NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award for one of her KTLA TV segments and was a finalist for articles published in both Ms. Magazine and Wharton Magazine. In 2018,  she was a finalist for stories in Smithsonian, PopSugar Fitness and the Saturday Evening Post. Niver won a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal and was a finalist for travel reporting. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, TODAY, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

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