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 is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 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. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is a speaker at the Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Dallas Travel and Adventure Shows for 2023. Her podcast, “Make Your Own Map,” has been watched in more than 11 countries on 4 continents. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have nearly 2 million views. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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