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Category Archives: Giving for Good

Charitable Giving for Winter Needs: Nine Ways to Target Your Donations

Posted on February 21st, 2014

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Your community’s needs vary with the seasons, and this winter has been particularly harsh for those living in poverty. Do you need ideas for winter charitable giving? Here are nine to get you started: 1. Get Crafty for Charity. Do you knit, crochet, or quilt? Put your talent to work [...]

Shining the Spotlight on Good Charities

Posted on January 2nd, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger With so many people doing so much good in the world, don’t you wish there were more ways to give worthy charities the recognition they truly deserve? Although financial donations are always helpful, taking the time to help raise awareness of those who work towards making the world a [...]

Holiday Giving: Simple Ways to Teach Kids about the Meaning of Giving

Posted on November 28th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger During the holidays, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of shopping without stopping to think about what it all means. Teach your children about the true meaning of holiday giving with these simple tips. Make Gifts Together Involving kids in the gift-creation process is [...]

Giving back to the community: 50 States for Good

Posted on October 9th, 2013

Posted by Bridget, Community Manager One thing I like about working for Tom’s of Maine is the strong emphasis the company puts on giving back to the community. This comes in big forms, like our policy of donating 10% of our profits to charitable organizations. It comes in less public forms, like our employee benefit [...]

Should You Donate Natural Products to Shelters and Food Pantries?

Posted on August 31st, 2013

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Imagine that you woke up one morning, and your family had nothing. No shelter, no possessions, no food, and no way to earn income. You’d have to depend on the kindness of strangers to feed, clothe, and bathe your children. Would you be able to maintain a healthy and [...]

Tom’s employees volunteer together at annual Goodness Day

Posted on July 8th, 2013

What better way to demonstrate to the community that Tom’s of Maine employees walk the talk than by getting together to volunteer? Check out this video of our recent Goodness Day: Do you volunteer for a local nonprofit? Nominate the nonprofit where YOU volunteer in our annual 50 States for Good by 5 PM ET [...]

2010 Dental Health for All Winner: Family Health Centers

Posted on March 1st, 2011

Posted by Ibrahim Sawaya D.D.S. Dental Director, Family Health Centers of San Diego Family Health Centers of San Diego faced a difficult situation when California’s budget crisis led to severe cuts for Denti-Cal, leaving many of San Diego’s low-income families without access to basic dental care. One of the largest community health centers in California, [...]

Families First Health and Support Center

Posted on February 10th, 2011

Posted by Margie Wachtel, Communications Director Families First Health & Support Center – Portsmouth, NH Last winter, Families First Health & Support Center, the community health center in Portsmouth, NH, was given the opportunity to compete in an online vote to win a $20,000 Dental Health for All grant from Tom’s of Maine. We hoped [...]

Tom’s of Maine is Giving Away $100,000 with Your Help!

Posted on May 21st, 2010

Is there a nonprofit organization you feel deserves to be rewarded? Encourage them to apply for our 50 States for Good initiative by July 2. It gives non-profit organizations around the country the chance to self nominate and, starting in August, it gives you a chance to vote online for your favorite non-profit organizations — [...]