Maryvale Project


As part of Dogeared’s social responsibility, we are always looking to involve our staff in our giving efforts. This year, we had a wonderful opportunity with the Maryvale Orphanage to create gifts for the kids to open at their holiday party!

Our staff was really excited to be involved in each step of the process, so we followed the different departments as we all worked together to create something really special for the Maryvale kids.

Step 1: Pull Castings

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Step 2: Create Product

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Step 3: Check for accuracy


Step 4:  Pull cards for product

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Step 5: Card product

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Step 6: Package with love!

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Established in 1856 by the Daughters of Charity as the first orphanage in Los Angeles, Maryvale has operated continuously for more than 157 years. As the first child-welfare organization in Los Angeles, Maryvale has a long history of caring for orphaned, abused or neglected children. Over the years, Maryvale has evolved from an orphanage to an agency providing care for foster youth. To learn more, visit


be… Inspired


Dogeared founder and creative director, Marcia Maizel-Clarke, shares some of her favorite things to give this holiday season…

“What do the holidays mean to me?  Celebration, friends and family, yummy food and great wine.  It’s also a time to stay grounded.  There’s always lots of music, singing and dancing, and I LOVE picking out ornaments, lighting the candles and decorating the tree!  Then there’s fondue on Christmas Eve with many, many people at our house, and lasagna on Christmas Day (thanks to Merlin’s Italian roots!).  Above all, it’s a time for being grateful and giving back.  I love the holidays!!!”

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Holiday Mail for Heroes


Dogeared teamed up with The American Red Cross “Holiday Mail for Heroes” program. Today, our staff sent lots of love and gratitude to active service members around the world. This year, American Red Cross is doing something really cool by expanding their program to social media users, creating a easy way to participate:

“This year, we’re expanding the ways you can participate in this terrific program. If you’re an InstagramVine, or general Twitter user, you can tag photos or video messages with the #HolidayMail hashtag and we will be able to display these on our blog so service members across the country and around the world will be able to see your cheery holiday message!”

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Bring Your Kids To Work Day

It’s Bring your kids to work Day! This year, Dogeared invited all the kiddies and tots to join us in the office and we were thoroughly entertained to say the least! Here are a few snap shots of our day with the toddlers where we celebrated with cupcakes, art and games!

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