Desiree Wrigley Vargas and Ethan Austin are reinventing healthcare coverage as co-founders of GiveForward, an online fundraising platform that helps patients handle out-of-pocket medical expenses through crowd funding. Since 2008, the company has helped thousands of people raise millions of dollars online for things like general medical expenses, cancer treatment, transplants, funeral costs and disaster-relief.
A thrifty revolution is starting right here in our own backyard. Your “trash” could soon become someone else’s treasure as thrift, vintage, and consignment stores continue to sprout up around Detroit. THRIFT on the AVE, Eldorado General Store, Savvy Gents, and Detroit Clothing Circles are a few of the most recent. All of them with their own unique take on resale.
Husband and wife team R. Christopher & TaNisha Prater and their business partner Jessica Glen, all started out in different professions before their foray into entrepreneurship. Their backgrounds, ranging from healthcare to hospitality, led to feelings of discontentment as they were ready to embark on something new. Their joint venture THRIFT on the AVE solved that problem, providing them a new, exciting career and offering thrifty Detroiters a nontraditional, upscale resale experience.