A Truly Inspiring Day
This year, Dogeared made Step Up Women’s Network our non-profit partner…donating time and funds to incredible young girls and women. Step Up Women’s Network is a truly inspiring organization, fulfilling underserved girls’ in local communities to reach their full potential through education, mentoring and confidence building. Each year, SUWN hosts their annual Inspiration Awards Event at The Beverly HIlton Hotel here in Los Angeles. The Dogeared team was ecstatic to be invited to celebrate the successes of the graduating class of 2013 and honorees.
In an effort to raise money for disaster relief, we donated $5 for every State of Mind purchase made during a week in May, to a foundation of your choice: The One Fund Boston American Red Cross & the West Texas Volunteer Fire Department
This week, Dogeared sponsored 40 girls in the Step Up program to visit a number of college campuses in California. For many of these teens, they have never seen or visited a college campus and will often be the first ever in their family to attend college. Many of them are facing difficult family situations and Step Up provides tools and resources to aid the development and potential of these young women to ignite them to their full potential. http://www.suwn.org
On Valentine’s Day, five members of Team Dogeared gave something even better than flowers and candy—they volunteered their time at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Gardena! The ReStore sells new and used home furnishings and building materials to the public at great discounts. As volunteers, our team organized and moved merchandise to the sales floor and assisted customers. A big thank you to Francine, Irene, Deanna, Jackie & Markeesa for participating!
Stand Up 2 Cancer, one of Dogeared’s newest non-profit partners, is “a movement created to raise funds to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives.”