The Legacy of Giving
Giving back is the heart and soul of what makes Dogeared, well, Dogeared! We strongly believe that the more we work together, the more we can achieve. Here are some of the ways we make good things happen:
Do Good Bus
In 2017, Dogeared became the official sponsor of the Do Good Bus, a unique and fun community service experience that takes groups of volunteers on a surprise day-long outing to give back to the community. The Do Good Bus creates friendship, bonding, team-building and doing good, through volunteering with an element of mystery.
What is B-Corp?
In 2011, Dogeared was one of the first companies to become a Certified B-Corporation (B-Corp), a new corporate structure dedicated to redefining the success of business as a force for good. Through purpose-driven practices, we aspire to be the change we seek in the world. Dogeared is in good company with over 2,600 B Corps like Patagonia, Athleta, Method, Ben & Jerry’s and Allbirds.
Dogeared strives to make a positive impact by working with non-profits who share our vision for a better world. Here are some of the groups we partner with:
FAMILIES IN NEED
As major supporters for over 30 years, One Voice LA is very close to Marcia and Merlin’s hearts. One Voice LA has many programs helping families in need, and the Dogeared team comes out in force to volunteer for their 4-day Holiday Program giveaway every December. Marcia serves on the board of this grass-roots non-profit.
Dogeared has also supported the LA Regional Food Bank, Downtown Women’s Center and Maryvale Orphanage.
CANCER AWARENESS AND RESEARCH
As a breast cancer survivor, Marcia has made Breast Cancer Awareness a top priority. Through the sale of special pink products, Dogeared has donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Inc., Lipstick Angels, Bright Pink, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen and the Beauty Bus Foundation.
Dogeared has supported cancer research by donating to Stand Up to Cancer, the American Cancer Society and 46 Mommas: Shave for the Brave.
Volunteering is in Dogeared’s DNA! Team members have 2 paid days a year to volunteer for a cause of their choice, and over the years Dogeared has participated in group volunteer projects for Baby 2 Baby, Heal the Bay, Best Friends, Baby Buggy and others. Dogeared sponsors regular Red Cross blood drives at our offices and invites the local business community to participate. In the past 3 years, team members have volunteered over 2,600 hours.
Dogeared will expand volunteering effort even more via the Do Good Bus. Merlin is the Executive Director of this non-profit.
Dogeared has been an active supporter of groups that support and encourage girl’s education, young entrepreneurs, and anti-bullying. Dogeared team leaders have been event mentors for Step Up Women’s Network, and Merlin has been a regular speaker and mentor at the Environmental Charter School.
One of our most popular items on Dogeared.com is the Love is Love bracelet, with sales supporting the Trevor Project. Dogeared has also supported Girls Learn International and the Kind Campaign.
HUMAN ABUSE AND TRAFFICKING SURVIVORS
Dogeared collaborated with female artisans from Penh Lenh in Cambodia to create exclusive product to support their mission to empower marginalized and at-risk women and girls. In 2017, a group of Dogeared team members went to Cambodia to mentor Penh Lenh artisans.
Additionally, Dogeared has donated to Hope for Justice and Freedom and Fashion.