The beginning of the year is when we take inventory—not just of the world goods in our stores and warehouse, but of our progress and our goals. In all of 2017, nothing gave us as much joy as giving back through our corporate philanthropy program. Mexicali Blues donates a minimum of 1% of sales every single year to support the countries we buy from, the communities we live in and the causes we believe in. So every time you shop the wonderful world goods in our stores, you helpus do a world of good! In 2017, 1% of your purchases donated, sponsored or supported:
14 local schools, youth groups and kids clubs all over Maine
3 community arts organizations, like the Live Edge Music Festival
3 environmental groups, preservation organizations and land trusts
9 community festivals, gatherings, benefits, and concerts, like the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest
International aid providers like Friends of Thai Daughters, dZi Foundation in Nepal, and the Guatemala Housing Alliance
7 organizations working to prevent cancer, Alzheimers, ALS, hunger and more, plus area hospitals like the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
7 nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups and charities like Equality Maine
. . . .and we matched all $25,000 pledged to the dZi Foundation in Nepal! We matched every dollar you donated, until we together raised $50,000–enough money to build a new earthquake-proof school in Rok, Solukhumbu, Nepal!
It’s awesome and it’s amazing, and it’s the way we want to feel all year long. We’re renewing our focus on philanthropy in 2018 by supporting projects that power community development in Thailand, Guatemala and Nepal, by contributing to the fight against cancer, and by continuing to support schools, the arts, health initiatives and environmental action right here at home. So stay tuned for updates on how your shopping sends good vibes where they’re needed most all year long!
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