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 is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. You can find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over 1.3 million views on her YouTube channel. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed an Olympic swimmer and numerous bestselling authors and has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. She was named both a Top 10 Travel Influencer and a Top 50 Female Influencer for 2021 by Afluencer and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. She has been nominated for the inaugural Forbes 50 over 50/Know Your Value list due out in Summer 2021. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best and has more than 150,000 followers across social media. Niver is a judge for the Gracies Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media and has also run 15 travel competitions publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries on We Said Go Travel. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded two Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards. From 2017 to 2021 in the Southern California Journalism Awards and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, she has won four times for her broadcast television segments, print and digital articles. Niver won in 2021 as Book Critic and in 2019 for one of her KTLA TV segments NAEJ (National Arts and Entertainment Journalism) award. Niver won an award for her print magazine article for Hemispheres Magazine for United Airlines in the 2020 Southern California Journalism Awards and a 2017 Southern California Journalism Award for her print story for the Jewish Journal. Niver has written for National Geographic, USA Today 10best, TODAY, Teen Vogue, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave(ish): It's All About Perspective 50 Adventures Before 50,” about her most recent travels and insights. When she's not SCUBA diving or in her art studio making ceramics, she's helping people find their next dream trip.

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