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ABOUT US

OUR STORY

 

As a first-generation Haitian American, the desire to help others has always been second nature to founder, Sandra Thelusmond. Although she is a native New Yorker, her Summer’s growing up were spent in Haiti.

Sandra's parents turned a two-room dispensary in the small town of Milot in Haiti- into a full-fledged hospital - which allowed her mother to become the Director of the hospital, while my father ran the Cardiology department. Sandra's parents never gave up on their desire to bring healthcare to rural communities - and taught Sandra from a very young age that it is our duty to pay it forward and help one another in any way we can.

As a student of yoga for over 10 years, asana and contemplative practices have helped to ground Sandra while working in the Fashion and Beauty industries and especially now as she pours her heart and soul into Vibrate Higher. This company is the manifestation of her desire to help others and continue to build upon the valuable lesson taught by her parents. The Vibrate Higher mission is simple…

Our mantra based clothing and accessories promote our values of mindful and conscious living. We want to help make the world a better place by invoking massive change at a grassroots level.

Once Sandra decided she wanted to do MORE and give back- the next mission was to choose a cause. Her first thought was what the people of Haiti could use the most. What would enrich their lives?

Sadly 63% of Haitians are without access to electricity still TODAY. For these families, having electricity means more than just “light”-  it means increased studying time for a growing child, it means a  safe walk home amidst a world of darkness, it means that health and medical professionals can do what they do best- regardless of the time of day.

Safety also plays a huge role in the absence of electricity. Of the 1.1 billion people living without electricity, most rely on dangerous, toxic, and expensive kerosene as their primary source of light. Did you know that more women are severely burned by kerosene-related accidents each year than are diagnosed with HIV and TB combined? Or that exposure to smoke from kerosene kills nearly 2 million people annually? Access to solar lighting not only lights people's worlds, but it helps to save lives.

For each Vibrate Higher item purchased - we donate a solar powered lamp to a family in Haiti. We want to help LIGHT the world and LIGHT the way for these families in need .We have already given 1000 lights - help us reach our goal of bringing 10,000 lights to Haiti!

We hope that you will join us on our mission to enrich and save lives, by lighting up the world.

 

BRAND MISSION 


Through Vibrate Higher, we support The Vibrate Higher Foundation - a U.S.-based 501c3 non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting mindfulness and conscious living through underprivileged areas of the world. From the U.S. to Haiti - elevating others lives has no boundaries - and that's where we come in.

 

The mission of both Vibrate Higher & the Vibrate Higher Foundation is to promote the welfare and well-being of women, children and minority groups. To not only protect these people, but also our environment, cohabiters and animals alike. Our vision is to work towards creating a world in which individuals live their best lives while elevating one other.

Through dedicated work and an immense passion, these brands:

  • Invest in social programs that help to eradicate homelessness

  • Raise money to bring technology and furthering education to less-fortunate areas

  • Work to bring mindfulness and yoga techniques to the underprivileged

  • Invest in programming to bring clean water to areas in need

  • Raise money to bring better healthcare and education to women, children & minority groups

The Vibrate Higher Foundation does much more than invoke change on a surface level -we dig deep to help people cultivate a positive mindset, healthy life and overall well being.

Get involved by joining in on various campaigns - all dedicated to supporting people all over the world. Help us do good by raising the vibrations and improving the lives of others.

 

GIVE BACK 

 

Help us to change peoples lives - from fresh water, to yoga and mindfulness to helping provide lights for children’s homework - the possibilities are endless when we work together.

 

Join the Campaign - TUITION

Help us to bring one of the most important and powerful tools of all to the underprivileged - EDUCATION.

We are fundraising for Tuition to send 10 children to ISCCH School in Cap Haitian. ISCCH is an academic school where students can attend school from 1st grade to 13th grade (elementary school to high school) and even go to professional/technical school. ISCCH takes pride in executing activities that benefit the students at school and the community as a whole. Some of the activities that the school hosts every year include blood donation, city clean up, reforestation day, educational field trips, and a career fair and more.

 

Join the Campaign - WAVES FOR WATER

In Spring 2019 Vibrate Higher will be partnering with Waves for Water to build a water filtration system at ISCCH School in Cap Haitian. The water will be able to serve over 3,000 Kids + 10,000 more people inclusive of their extended families in the local community.

 

Join the Campaign - WOMEN'S HEALTH DAY

The majority of people in under-privledged areas like Haiti have no access to medical care. This means that women are also unable to receive access and education surrounding feminine hygiene and products. The Vibrate Higher Foundation wants to host two women’s health day’s at The ISSC School in Cap Haitian for their high school students and members of the community. These days will serve as opportunities for the women to visit an OBGYN, receive education surrounding their cycle and contraception options and so much more. 

 

Join the Campaign - YOGA & MINDFULNESS FOR ALL

 

As part of this Yoga & Mindfulness campaign, The Vibrate Higher Foundation is raising money to bring U.S. certified yoga instructors to Haiti. These instructors will train and mentor local individuals who may be interested in wellness, meditation and yoga - to help serve their communities. 

The individuals trained will teach 1-2 classes weekly at schools and community centers to continue spreading yoga and mindfulness. 

 

Join the Campaign - BE THE LIGHT

 

Light not only helps us to SEE - but it helps us to learn, connect, grow and thrive.

Sadly 63% of Haitians are without access to electricity still TODAY. For these families, having electricity means more than just “light”-  it means increased studying time for a growing child, it means a  safe walk home amidst a world of darkness, it means that health and medical professionals can do what they do best- regardless of the time of day.

With the “Be The Light’ Campaign we will be donating solar powered lights to these families in need .

 

LOOKBOOKS

Spring 2019

High Vibration Living 

 

BRAND ASSETS

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER, SANDRA THELUSMOND

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Sandra Thelusmond founded Vibrate Higher in 2016 with the goal and desire to help others. Vibrate Higher encompasses her creativity, marketing background, and passion for yoga and health. Sandra’s travels, including living and vacationing abroadhelped shape her humanitarian view and cosmopolitan interests. In 2018, she founded the Vibrate Higher Foundationa natural extension of the Vibrate Higher brand, with the purpose of bringing light into the world while helping the less fortunate lead better lives. As an adolescent, Sandra volunteered at soup kitchens, tutored at underprivileged schools, and was consistently involved in philanthropic endeavors, both locally and internationally. As a student of yoga and asana for over eleven years, Sandra recently underwent an extensive 200 yoga teacher training to become a certified teacher. She currently teaches events and retreats as well as group and private classes. Sandra earned her BS in Public Relations from St. John’s University in 2012 along with a minor in French. Prior to founding Vibrate Higher, Sandra was employed in Marketing Departments at major apparel and cosmetic brands. When Sandra is not working on the Vibrate Higher brand or Vibrate Higher Foundation, she can be found cruising the streets of NYC in search of the most delicious pizza. 

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