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Third 8


Welcome to Third 8

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Third 8


Welcome to Third 8

"If each one of us will give just a portion of our third 8 hours, we'll change the world." -Phil Smart Sr.

 

Over the last three decades, together with some great partners, we have created, inspired and supported a number of causes which have made a profound difference in the world, and changed us in the process. Here are a few of the grand causes we have been intimately involved in:

8888 Uprising in Burma

8888 Uprising in Burma

Kobe Earthquake in 1995

Kobe Earthquake in 1995

Tsunami in Japan in 2011

Tsunami in Japan in 2011

Each cause we've been involved with has changed us forever. Along the way, we've grown in our compassion. So many extraordinary people have taught us the invaluable lessons of life.

On February 8, 2013, we informally launched Third 8 in honor of Phil Smart Sr. --Rick Justus's best friend who died at age 93-- to unite people and grand causes to create opportunities for a better world.

Third 8 is committed to making a greater and greater impact across the world and beyond. From supporting projects that we’re passionate about, such as being an advocate for full democracy in Myanmar, to disaster relief, to giving our children a quantified 20-year quantum leap, to using our voice to shine a spotlight on issues that we believe are unacceptable, such as parental child abduction and child sex trafficking.

We are incredibly proud of what Third 8 has achieved. We truly believe that working together we can turn problems into possibilities, allowing us to solve some of the grand causes in the world. We hunger for impact.

It's no accident that the meaning of "Justus" is "not without a cause."

 
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Third 8


Phil Smart spoke often about the “Third 8” for managing the hours in our lives: Eight were for work, eight were for rest, and eight were for helping others. He asked Rick to continue where he left off.

 

Third 8


Phil Smart spoke often about the “Third 8” for managing the hours in our lives: Eight were for work, eight were for rest, and eight were for helping others. He asked Rick to continue where he left off.