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One Hour At A Time

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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:

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Step Up: Inspiring women to inspire girls! Step up believes all girls should have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

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Dogeared donated a portion of proceeds from the Three Wishes Collection to the scholarship funds of three high school seniors, helping them achieve their dreams. 

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Dogeared proudly sponsored Step Up’s Teen Honoree and the graduating class of 2014 at this year’s Inspiration Awards. Founders Marcia Maizel-Clarke & Merlin Clarke pose with Teen Honoree, Tamia.

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Volunteers from our team spent a day at Scripps College with 40 Step Up girls at their annual College Connections Conference. Each of the girls was paired with a mentor to tour the school, ask questions & get the inside scoop on college life. Dogeared’s Creative Director, Mimi Kim-Ison, gave the keynote speech – encouraging the room to Dare To… and they all left with Dogeared necklaces! 

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Hope For Justicea global organization to end human trafficking and slavery. Hope for Justice identifies and rescues victims, advocates on their behalf, provides restorative care which rebuilds lives.

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Merlin Clarke, Owner and Head of Happenings at Dogeared, and his daughter, Grace, visited Cambodia in 2014 to spend time at Hope for Justice. 

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70% of Dogeared employees currently support Hope for Justice by providing personal monthly donations that are matched 100% by Dogeared. The efforts of the team have completely funded 2 of the newest girls to the program and provides them full access to therapy, education, medical care and more. In addition, Dogeared funds the school’s Kamir (language) teacher for the school year. 

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Beautify EarthSeeking to engage new artistic voices through education and outreach programs designed to inspire and provide a framework for previously undiscovered talent to flourish and help communities.

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Dogeared worked with thrdPlace & local volunteers to paint the #LincOnLinc mural – helping to beautify the local community in Venice Beach.

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Do Good BusStriving to create awareness for local causes, create community amongst volunteers and prove the power of working together to make a difference.

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The Dogeared Team loves working with the Do Good Bus because we never know where they’re taking us, but it is always such a fun day with the team bringing together communities and giving back. 

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L.A. Food Bank The hub for food distribution that has provided over 1 billion pounds of food since its founding 40 years ago.

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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.

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Best Friends Animal SocietyCommitted to the mission to SAVE THEM ALL. Best Friends operates the nation’s largest sanctuary for homeless animals and provides adoption, spay/neuter and educational programs.

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We spent an incredible afternoon at the no kill shelter in Mission Hills volunteering all around the facility. 

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One Voice A non profit organization helping families living at poverty level within our community.

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Every year, Dogeared co-founders Marcia & Merlin head up one of the giveaway centers for the One Voice Holiday Program in Los Angeles. Many of the staff and family and friends of Dogeared join hundreds of volunteers to participate in this amazing event that provides Christmas food baskets, toys and books to 2,500 families.

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700 Strong


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!

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Heal the Bay

 

 

Dogeared @ Heal the Bay!

Danielle and Tania from Dogeared were lucky gals who attended the Annual Bring Back the Beach Gala held at the Jonathan Beach Club. The Gala is a fundraising event that helps SoCal keep its beaches clean and family friendly. The organizers raised funds by hosting a silent and live auction with products and gifts donated by high end vendors and retailers in the area.

The blue carpet celeb studded event included a live performance by the famed Ziggy Marley on the beach front property. MC’d by Amy Smart, the event began at sunset and went late into the evening with entertainment, good food and drink! Who wouldn’t want to hang out on the beach with great tunes and good people?!The event was able to raise over $1 million for programs that assist in cleaning the beached in the SoCal area. A total success!

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Habitat for Humanity

  

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!

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