Category: Businesses doing great work

Books, rain boots, and dog food!

Some companies you should remember the next time you shop online or are in stores selling these products. Charitable giving is a part of their mission statement and corporate culture. Every time you buy a book through Better World Books, they donate a book to one of several organizations. Make this your online book retailer and promote literacy at the same time.… Read more →

Miss Maria’s School of Dance taps into their talents to give back

Students are devoted to Miss Maria’s School of Dance in Watertown, MA because of the wonderful dance teachers and the instruction is top notch. Another reason to be a part of their community? They think about the world outside of their studio walls. Just two examples among many…last September dancers surprised a lifelong Watertown resident at her 87th birthday party who… Read more →

7True’s core values we should all get behind

Founded by three women, the mission of 7True is to make cosmetics safe for everyone while giving back to women and environmental causes. Who wouldn’t get behind a growing business that has incorporated giving to charities as a part of its mission and business plan? 7True has as its core values honesty, simplicity, safety, contemporary, generosity, confidence, and fun –… Read more →

Larsen & Lund for the Pablove Foundation

The Pablove Foundation fights pediatric cancer by funding cutting-edge pediatric research, as well as teaches kids battling cancer the art of photography to provide a creative outlet. This five week photography program takes place in Los Angeles, Boston, New York, Denver, San Francisco, Austin, and New Orleans. Larsen & Lund makes hand-crafted leather products in Los Angeles. They have made a… Read more →

Holiday Shopping to Benefit Causes

Here are some unique and beautiful gift ideas from companies who have incorporated charitable projects into their business plans. Please add to the list! Chavez for Charity Far and Wide Collective Solo Eyewear Laughing Man Foundation Women’s Beans Project Unicef Market Miir Trades of Hope Find out what Devote individuals and businesses are doing to make the world a better place!… Read more →

Giving within your means

Giving within your means can mean something different depending on your situation. For some, it’s financial parameters, for others it’s time. Often we can put create small groups of people and find a way to do something that may not get done without each other. The Chelsea Community Connections is one of many organizations collecting food to distribute to families… Read more →

Independent homewares stores Didriks and Local Root support Furnishing Hope

Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts is a Cambridge, MA based nonprofit that was founded in 2012 to help Boston area families transitioning out of homelessness. They provide furniture, home goods, and moving services to these families. To date, Furnishing Hope has provided home essentials to over 160 Boston area families. For four years, through their annual Switch Up campaign in October,… Read more →

Spanx founder Sara Blakely creates The Belly Art Project

Spanx founder Sara Blakely created The Belly Art Project. As Sara describes it, this is part book, part movement. Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, will receive 100% of the proceeds! This is just one project of the Sara Blakely Foundation. To learn more click on the picture. Read more →

Greenspace Landscaping

Greenspace Landscaping is a Design/Build and Maintenance firm that was founded in 1994. Located in Bozeman, Montana, owners Bill (who serves as a mentor at Thrive) and Micheline Halpin have built a dynamic team that provides customers with personalized service and the knowledge and experience needed to design, install and maintain landscapes. Greenspace dedicates time, money, and resources to organizations… Read more →