What comes to mind when you hear the words BEST DAY EVER? For us at the home office, it’s a day devoted to giving back to local organizations across Duluth, MN (our headquarters) and New York City, NY (or design office). And this year, we’re excited and proud to say we’ve donated over 600 hours and over $39,000 donated for over 19 nonprofit organizations.
But what really made this day the best day ever? It was seeing and feeling the impact made first hand. Like the hundreds of meals prepared and served to families in need to delivering basic necessities to local organizations where must-haves means toiletries, socks and winter hats.
Some of the organizations helped included the Damiano Center, the Center for Changing Lives, Safe Haven Shelter and Resource Center, Boys and Girls Clubs, and Children of promise. We were especially excited to donate new maurices items to help women look and feel their best for work, school and every day.
For the first time, we included all of the field in our Best Day Ever. We were able to donate $100,000 to classrooms across the country through our partnership with Adopt-A-Classroom, where a classroom in every one of our communities in the US received a check! Additionally, because the rules in Canada are a little different, we provided a monetary donation to the Indigo Love of Reading Program, an organization dedicated to putting books in the hands of Canadian children.