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Category Archives: Working Together for Good

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 [...]

50 States for Good judges talk about giving back

Posted on September 12th, 2013

Each year, our 50 States for Good program brings new nonprofit organizations to our attention, from all over the country. Their efforts never fail to impress us. This year, from a pool of nearly 1,000 nominations, finalists were chosen by a judging panel of passionate leaders in the nonprofit community. We took some time to [...]

Share the Harvest from a Backyard Garden

Posted on September 5th, 2013

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger With backyard garden harvest season upon us, you may be searching for ways to use your bumper crop of produce. Vegetables can be worked into large batches of soups or sauces, which—along with fresh berries—will freeze well. Another idea is canning fruits and incorporating them into jams and jellies [...]