Dogeared is building a better world… one hour at a time! As a certified B-Corp, giving back and brining people together is part of what we do. In 2014, the Dogeared team logged in 897 volunteer hours at some of our favorite organizations…
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!
Putting positive energy out there is the ultimate investment into a better world. Our Dogeared staff and community has long been involved in volunteering and giving back to causes that are near and dear to us and genuinely help others. Today, we are celebrating the success and accomplishments as a team by reaching over 700 hours of community and volunteering services since January! To date, the team has reached 744 hours through our involvement in opportunities including Heal the Bay, Locks of Love, Step Up Women’s Network, the American Cancer Society, Baby 2 Baby and the Do Good Bus.
Each event allows us to be a part of something greater. Our events are accessible and exciting, encouraging our entire team team to get involved and give back! Volunteering opportunities are chosen by our amazing “Karma in Action” team. The Karma in Action group meets once a month to determine events and opportunities for the company to be involved in and how to get employees to participate. The spirit of karma resonates through the program reminding staffers that “we are all connected.”
Since January, our Dogeared team has participated in team outings as well as individuals volunteering on their own time by assisting therapeutic riders at the Shadow Hills Riding Club raising funds for the Children’s Hospital on a monthly basis or mentoring and teaching at educational institutions.
Our program and Karma in Action team continue to inspire and encourage us to involve ourselves in causes that help those in need. We believe that everyone can be the change and help us create a better world!