looking back to look ahead
Merlin Clarke, Owner and Head of Happenings at Dogeared, and his daughter, Grace, recently took a give-back trip to Cambodia to spend time at Hope for Justice, an organization dedicated to ending human trafficking and slavery among young women around the world.
This year, Dogeared is honored to support Bright Pink, the only national non-profit focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
So imagine boarding a big yellow school bus with 30 of your coworkers knowing you’re headed to a volunteer day but have no idea where! That’s one of the many reasons why we love working with the Do Good Bus. They provide a fun and exciting way to bring communities together to give back.
“At Dogeared, we feel the responsibility to do good and give back is just as important for our business as it is on a personal level. Working with the Do Good Bus allows us to give something back as a team to our local communities, while honoring our commitment to social and environmental change. Our team is able to bond and connect, have fun and grow and learn on new levels while contributing to the greater good.” – Merlin Clarke, Dogeared Co-Founder
We were dropped off at the Best Friends Animal Society in Mission Hills. An incredible No Kill facility and non-profit that operates the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals and provides adoption, spay/neuter and educational programs. We spent the day lending lots of helping hands wherever needed. It was a great day using business as a force for good!
As we head into the 4th of July weekend, we’re feeling excitement, patriotism and we’re ready to celebrate! We’ve been rooting on Team USA in the World Cup and we’re definitely feeling the USA love around Dogeared these days. But, it’s YOUR love has kept our dreams alive! Because of you, our commitment as a certified B Corporation to create a beautiful community and meaningful handcrafted designs in the USA has never been stronger.
At Dogeared, a large part of our corporate culture is shaped by supporting our community and giving back – through volunteering, partnerships and financial support. For the past two years, Dogeared has enjoyed an incredible partnership with Step Up, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to inspiring girls to fulfill their potential. Step Up offers after-school and weekend programs to empower teen girls from under-resourced communities to be confident, college-bound and career-ready. Many of these teens face challenging life circumstances and Step Up ensures that they stay in school, helping guide their futures to break the cycle of poverty frequently helping them be the first in their family to attend college. Step Up recruits an extensive network of professional women to invest in the future success of these girls through mentorship and financial support. Step Up projects that for a fifth straight school year, 100% of seniors will graduate high school and be accepted to college!
Dogeared was so honored to once again be a sponsor at the 11th Annual Inspiration Awards hosted by Step Up Women’s Network. The day brought together a room of nearly 900 amazing women to celebrate inspiring young girls who have worked so hard to overcome, grow and step into a new chapter in their life. Their stories are heartfelt, their obstacles and challenges monumental and their success inspiring. These young women provide so much to all of us who have had the honor to see them grow and to share in their journey. Dogeared is so grateful to partner with Step Up and help foster their vision… inspiring women to inspire girls.
It was exciting to see so many noteworthy attendees dripping in Dogeared walking the red carpet on Friday!
Ashley Jones: 1. always beautiful moroccan earrings 2. pearls of… necklace 2. 100 good wishes necklaces 3. karma sparkle rings, set of 3 4. happy gem turquoise ring. Amy Davidson: 1. it’s the little things anchor earrings 2. you are mighty pyramid necklace 3. healing gem red aventurine necklace 4. i am grateful teak wood bracelet
Sarah Morris & Katherine McNamera: the circle necklace
Zoe Saldana & Kaley Cuoco both attended the event with their sisters.
Kimberly Brown: healing gem briolette rock crystal necklace. Katherine Castro: 1. pearls of… thorn bead cup pearl stud earring, rose gold 2. pearls of… thorn bead cup pearl necklace, rose gold
Actress Julie Bowen presents Teen Honoree Tamia with a box of Dogeared goodies on stage to take to college with her in the fall.
Constance Zimmer keeps the crowd laughing while shining in her Dogeared layers.
SUWN CEO Jenni Luke looks on proudly as this year’s graduates share with the audience where they are attending college next year.
One of this year’s Honorees, Actress Zoe Saldana shares her childhood struggles and the gratitude she carries with her everyday for the village that helped raise her and her sisters.
Dogeared Founders Marcia & Merlin Clarke pose proudly with SUWN CEO Jenni Luke and this year’s Teen Honoree, Tamia.
Marcia enjoys a few minutes poolside with our red carpet beauties, all in Dogeared.
Ashley Jones: 1. always beautiful moroccan earrings 2. pearls of… necklace 2. 100 good wishes necklaces 3. karma sparkle rings, set of 3 4. happy gem turquoise ring. Molly Tarlov: 1. dogeared crown chakra 2. 100 good wishes necklaces
Amy Davidson: i am… happy ring
Dogeared Founder, Marcia, gives the necklaces off of her own neck to share the love with Melissa Peterman and Lacey Chabert.
Dogeared was proud to be a corporate sponsor of the first annual Elephants In My Backyard cocktail reception benefiting orphaned elephants through the U.S. Friends of David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Born from one family’s passion for Kenya and its wilderness, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is today the most successful orphan-elephant rescue and rehabilitation program in the world and one of the pioneering conservation organisations for wildlife and habitat protection in East Africa.
The event was hosted at the W Hotel in Hollywood and included a fun night of raffles, prize giveaways and thousands of dollars raised for the charity. To date the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust has successfully hand-raised over 150 orphaned infant elephants in East Africa. Dogeared is thrilled to have had the opportunity to contribute to such a great cause.
Meet the elephants, see their precious photos and stay connected on Facebook!
The Dogeared.com team was so honored to volunteer Wednesday afternoon at the LA Regional Food Bank – the hub for food distribution that has provided over 1 billion pounds of food since its founding 40 years ago. The team sorted and packed incoming donations of food from everyone from distributors, growers, food manufacturers and personal donations, providing shelters, soup kitchens, school programs, food pantries and senior centers with necessary food for families in need.