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Category Archives: Working Together for Good

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 [...]

50 States for Good: One Winning Organization’s Story

Posted on November 27th, 2013

Posted by Dennis Blank, guest blogger I work as a volunteer for Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, the organization I nominated for the Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” program. Being one of the winners will give us $10,000 to revitalize one of our town’s important neighborhoods, which is now blighted by vacant houses and empty [...]

Mentoring Programs Can Change Lives

Posted on October 30th, 2013

Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger Mentoring programs are a wonderful way to contribute to your community. Because of their ability to change lives, I wanted to teach my own family about helping others firsthand. Here’s my story: Tragedy Unfolds Many years ago, a dear friend passed away unexpectedly, leaving behind a 13-year-old daughter. After [...]

Volunteering in America: 50 States for Good

Posted on October 15th, 2013

Posted by Bridget, Community Manager Here at Tom’s, volunteering is highly encouraged among employees. One of our benefits allows us to use 5% of our paid time to help out at a local nonprofit of our choice. This picture of me was taken at one of my own volunteer gigs – I help out with [...]

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 [...]

4 Reasons to Use Cruelty Free Products

Posted on September 16th, 2013

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger As you got ready this morning, were you thinking about the ingredients that went into your toothpaste, deodorant, or soap? Probably not, but you might want to—especially if you care about animals and their welfare. Many companies test products on rabbits, mice, and rats. Here are four reasons why you [...]