Maggie's believes in supporting the people and projects that are important to us as a company. See what's on our list!
Help to feed the hungry with the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
In this extraordinary year, we are once again humbled by the support of our customers, and by their willingness to always help us give back. For Maggie’s December ’20 giving program, we are thrilled to have found an organization near our warehouse that helps so many of our neighbors in need.
Serving families in need since 1981, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan has grown to provide 30 million pounds of food, nearly half of which are fresh foods such as produce, dairy, and protein. Working through a network of more than 700 Hunger Relief Partners, including local food pantries, soup kitchens, and schools, the Food Bank impacts more than 331,000 people who struggle with hunger throughout 22 eastern Michigan counties. Thanks to their relationships with food suppliers, FBEM is able to provide 6 meals for every $1 we donate.
Now through December 20th, we’re giving 10% off Variety Paks, plus $10 bonus cash for each Variety Pak you buy. We’ll also donate 18 meals for each 3-pair Variety Pak you buy or 24 meals for each 4-pair Variety Pak you buy.
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Eco-Friendly Shipping with Grow Ahead
Carbon Responsible Shipping: For $1 you are planting a tree and balancing the carbon footprint of shipping to your doorstep.
We have partnered with Grow Ahead, a non-profit that partners with local farmer-run cooperatives, to plant trees in community-led reforestation projects that benefit people and the planet.
Maggie’s Organics gives you the option to plant a tree and take responsibility for the carbon footprint of shipping to your doorstep. Planting a tree is the gift that keeps on giving, leaving the planet better than you found it.
By selecting Carbon Responsible Shipping for $1.00 you are planting a tree to balance the carbon emissions of shipping your order.
Grow Ahead is a non-profit that connects people directly to small-scale farmer organizations to support them as they combat climate change in their communities. Grow Ahead partners with local farmer-run cooperatives to support community-led reforestation projects that benefit people and the planet.
Climate change is one of the biggest issues the world is facing and it is clear that we cannot go on with business as usual. Deforestation for agricultural expansion causes 15-18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Agroforestry is a solution working for farmers and the planet. Agroforestry is a way of planting trees, cash crops (like coffee and cocoa) and food together in a food-forest system. This allows farmers to restore water and nutrients to their soil, increasing production of food and pulling carbon out of the atmosphere. By planting trees in agroforestry systems, farmers can meet the needs of their communities, while protecting the climate.
Get One. Give One.
During our Get One, Give One event, for every pair of socks purchased on our website, we sent an identical pair free.
We asked that the extra pair(s) were given to others, to make a difference in each customers’ communities. Our customers responded with amazing support. In fact, this was our most successful website program ever. Many shared pictures and descriptions of their donation and of the front-line faces that receive their gifts. Below are a few. Needless to say, they brought a tear to our eyes and lump to out throats.
Help Endangered Species.
Maggie’s is proud to partner with the Center for Biological Diversity. The Center works to secure a future for all species on the brink of extinction using science, law and creative media.
10% of your purchase of Organic Cotton Biodiversity Footie Socks helps protect lands, waters and climate that endangered species need to survive so that those who come after us inherit a world which supports animal and plant diversity.
Help Save the Bees!
Feel good about wearing Maggie's Bee Keeper Socks for more than just their style and comfort.
10% of our sales from every pair of the Bee Keeper Socks will be donated to the Pollinator Partnership Bigger than Bees Program.
More than 200,000 species of pollinators are critical to the growth of our food supply. Without them, we would go hungry as they bring us 1 out of every 3 bites of food. Learn more about how you can help at www.pollinator.org
Helping the Fight Against Plastic Pollution in Our Oceans!
For 27+ years, Maggie's has been committed to making accessories, and clothing from organic fibers ethically and sustainably. We approach our business with an honest effort to minimize our exploitation of resources, reducing our carbon footprint … protecting our people, our planet, and our oceans.
This Earth Month, we’re partnering with stores nationwide with our NEW Give Back Footie Display! This display will be available in select stores on April 1st, 2019 and will showcase our vibrant, cushy, organic cotton footie socks in 8 NEW Limited Edition styles!
We’ve partnered with Clear Blue Sea, who will receive 5% of all proceeds from the Limited Edition footie socks purchased. These donations will directly help fight plastic pollution in our oceans.
Clear Blue Sea is a nonprofit dedicated to cleansing the oceans of plastic pollution. Their innovation is a solar-powered, semi-autonomous marine robot called FRED - the Floating Robot for Eliminating Debris. Their staff is comprised of founder-managers, student interns, volunteers, and senior advisers. They are all collaborating on initiatives to increase awareness of the environmental crisis of ocean plastic pollution and develop fleets of FREDs for ocean cleanup. Learn more at www.clearbluesea.org
Maggie's Gives Socks, 2018!
For Thank you for purchasing socks during our one-for-one sock drive! For every pair of Maggie’s made-in-the-USA socks purchased on our website during December 2018, we donated one pair to organizations working with those in need. Because of our customer's generosity, we were able to donate over 4,000 pairs of socks! As part of our ongoing commitment to responsible and ethical business operations, these donations had a direct and immediate impact on the lives of people in communities near & far.
In Michigan, Maggie’s donated socks to eight local charities: Michigan Vet Foundation, Piquett Square for Veterans, Love a MI Vet, Crates for Vets, Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan, Ypsi Gathering Space, Safe House Center, and Ozone House. The charities selected are a collaborative between local veteran’s outreach centers, women’s shelters, youth initiatives, and advocates for the homeless. Maggie's also donated socks to Soles4Souls, a non-profit social enterprise based in Nashville, Tennessee. Their work creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of socks, shoes, and clothing around the globe.
STAND With Small Family Farmers!
For 27+ years, Maggie's Socks have been the result of all the hands that make them - from the organic family farmers who grow the cotton to the US workers who sew the toe seams. Today small-scale family farmers are under siege, being most vulnerable to unpredictable weather (alternating drought and monsoon rains) brought about by our changing climate.
It's time we took a STAND to help our farmers face these challenges.
20% of the sales of every pair of STAND Socks will be donated to GrowAhead.org to help small-scale family farmers mitigate the effects of climate change. STAND with us . . . together we can make a difference.
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Catholic Relief Services is an international humanitarian organization working to end poverty and promote the well-being of people around the world. Right now, CRS is supporting refugee families forced from their homes by violence and persecution. Through local partners around the world, CRS provides food, shelter, social services—and hope for their journey.
CRS joined the global Share the Journey campaign launched by Pope Francis to inspire communities to build relationships with refugees and migrants, and care for their neighbors in the United States and around the world. You can learn more about how to participate at loveyourneighbor.us
20% of the sales of every pair of Share the Journey Socks will be donated to Catholic Relief Services’ work with refugees and migrants. So, each step you take in these fair trade organic cotton socks is a step toward dignity, safety, and love for refugees and migrants around the world.
Your dollars go directly to Catholic Relief Services's initiatives like this one, which is helping to provide basic needs for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. Read more here: https://www.crs.org/sites/default/files/tools-research/rohingya_refugee_update.pdf
December 2017 Share the Journey Socks Update: Donations to date are just under $5000 and enable Catholic Relief Services to do all the good things they do! Thank you for your support!
Maggie's Gives Socks!
For every pair of socks purchased during the month of December, Maggie's is donating a pair to an organization supporting the homeless in our community. So far, Maggie's has donated 500 pair to missiona2.org to Ann Arbor, Michigan. By the end of the month, we hope to donate an additional 1500 pair to noahprojectdetroit.org.
Peruvian Organic Cotton farmers
Climate change is impacting small farmers all over the world. After losing an entire group of organic growers in Nicaragua, Maggie's organic cotton farmers in the Chincha valley of Peru are now in crisis. Drought left many of the fields damaged and usable. Then the rains came too heavy and too fast. To help deal with this unprecedented calamity, Maggie's is donating $3 from the sale of a select assortment of garments from our Spring and Fall Apparel collection.
On average, each small family farmer needs $270 worth of water during planting season to produce 1500 pounds of our Organic Cotton yarn. Small scale organic farmers do not normally irrigate, but rely on historically natural rainy seasons. These seasons are now unreliable. Maggie's donation will go towards helping our Peruvian Organic Cotton farmers securing water for next years planting season.
September 2017, Peruvian Farmer Update: Maggie's is happy to report that thanks to our committed customers, we were able to write our first check to our Peruvian farmer partners. We recently issued a $1400 gift to assist them in buying seed for next season. We hope this is the first of many!
Fair Trade in Fashion Contest
Recently, Maggie's donated 300 t-shirts to a Cincinnati-area Fair Trade in Fashion Contest designed for students to help educate their fellow students about the importance of Real Fair Trade. The winners are inspiring! There is hope for our future when you hear what these contest winners have to say about Real Fair Trade: https://vimeo.com/album/4721351