We always aspired to build our business to be a force for good in our communities. But, it wasn’t until our crazy family members started running the Marathon in giant burger suits that we realized we actually had the power to make a real impact. (Incredibly, over 82 running burgers have raised more than $146,000 for charities over the last 8 years.)
Inspired by what we’ve accomplished with those passionate customers, we decided to start a foundation based on the principles they personify. So, this is funded by the grass-roots and innovative efforts that we undertake together with our customers. And it’s designed so that the people who raise the money decide who gets the money.
We’re only in year #5. So, like everything else we’ve done, this will evolve and improve. But, our purpose won’t change. We raise money together and give it to people in our community who use it to do good for others.
Grant #20: Whitney - Camp Casco 5/2/16 http://www.campcasco.org/ In October 2014, the founding team at Camp Casco realized that Massachusetts was missing something many other states had: a camp specifically for pediatric cancer patients and survivors. The team had...read more
Grant #19: Pam, Ellie & Nancy - Nourishing the North Shore 1/8/2016 www.nourishingthenorthshore.org Nourishing the North Shore's mission is to ensure equal access to healthy food for all members of the greater Newburyport community. This spring, Nourishing the...read more
Grant #18: Doug, Kayleigh, Ryan & Kristin - Gaining Ground Farm Apprenticeship Program 1/8/2016 www.gainingground.org Gaining Ground is a community, volunteer based farm that donates 100% of all the produce they grow to hunger-relief agencies in in the Greater...read more
Grant #17: Andrea & Emily - REACH (Resources and Education for Adolescents and their children) 1/8/2016 Learn more about REACH REACH is a Service learning group that connects volunteers from The BU School of Medicine with five Boston-area shelters to provide twice...read more
Grant #16: Sarah - Fab Lab Hub 1/8/2016 www.fablabhub.org Fab Lab Hub works with volunteers to use 3D-printers to create prosthetic hands to be given away to children and adults otherwise unable to afford them. Even the simplest prosthetic hands can cost tens of...read more
Grant #15: Christa, Saheed, and Jair - B4 Records 10/8/2015 Listen to their music & learn more here Our 15th grant went to support local teen leaders like Christa, Saheed, and Jair, who work for B4 Records writing, producing, and recording socially conscious and...read more
Grant #14: Kelly - Sea Change Yoga (Formerly, One Posture at a Time) 10/01/2015 www.seachangeyoga.org Kelly is a Portland resident and recovered heroin addict for whom yoga was and is a critical part of her recovery. Now an instructor herself, she is passionate about...read more
Grant #13: Adnan - Doctor Be Dancing 8/28/2015 www.doctorbedancing.com www.servings.org www.cradlestocrayons.org Adnan embodies what we mean by "inspired individual". At his day job he puts his medical skills to work in the community as a resident anesthesiologist at...read more
Grant #12: Lonsdale - Science Club for Girls 8/10/2015 www.scienceclubforgirls.org Lonsdale runs Science Club for Girls. She's on a mission to empower young women, particularly from underrepresented communities, to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology,...read more
Grant #11: David - Resilient Coders 7/12/2015 www.resilientcoders.org David founded Resilient Coders to teach underserved and at-risk young people how to code, that is, how to build websites and other software. His goal? To connect high performers to stable careers...read more