Maggie's believes in supporting the people and projects that are important to us as a company. See what's on our list!
Catholic Relief Services (CRS)
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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.
Help Save the Bees!
Bee populations are declining rapidly worldwide. We depend on bees and other pollinators for 1 in 3 bites of food. Learn how you can help at www.foe.org
20% of the sales of every pair of The Bee Keeper Socks will be donated to the Friends of the Earth Bee Action program.
September 2017 Bee Keeper Sock Update:
We just sent our second check to the Friends of the Earth Bee Action Committee for $3900! We are so happy to be supporting such a great cause and that the Bee Keeper Socks have been so popular!
June 15, 2017 Bee Keeper Sock Update:
Thank you committed customers! Sales of our beloved Bee Keeper Socks are off to a great start! Thanks to you, we just wrote our first check to Friends of the Earth Bee Action Committee for nearly $3500! We hope this is the first of many.
Help us by spreading the word...and wearing our socks!
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