The Season For Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving has become a time for food and family, for football and shopping. But first, it’s a time for showing gratitude. (It’s right there in the name.) One of the best ways to do this is giving to others. This time of year especially, there is no shortage of organizations in need of money, time and items such as food and clothing.

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Did you know that, according to a 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy study, low- and middle-income Americans donate a larger percentage of their income to charity than the wealthiest Americans?

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Thanks to our wonderful and loyal customers, the Medicine Mama’s team is able to give back to customers, communities, non-profit organizations and even some for-profit entities we believe do good work. Our giving takes three forms:

  1. Product/sample donations
  2. Monetary donations
  3. Donation of staff time in promoting worthy and relevant causes

Medicine Mama’s donates product to entities that can use it for healing, as well as to those who use it for fundraising as giveaways, raffle prizes or auction baskets. Since the founding day of our company, Medicine Mama’s has donated approximately 50,000 samples of product to support:

Burn Centers in the Southern California region 
Dermatological Practices around the nation
Refuge Houses and Shelters for Women
Pelvic Pain Institute
Cancer Rehabilitation sites
Animal Shelters
Homeless Shelters
National conferences of nurses and doctors
Individuals who request a sample or product for a friend or loved one in need

 

Our team members love to participate at events by giving away product while bringing awareness to the causes that are important to us: the skin health of humans and animals, and the health of the bees who are vital to the creation of the ingredients in our formulas. We have actively supported worthy causes that promote the sustainability and protection of the honey bee and bee research efforts around the globe with money, cross-marketing efforts and information dissemination.

If you would like to make a donation request, please contact us at info@sweetbeemagic.com. Medicine Mama's has a Director of Philanthropy on staff to field requests and inquiries and who seeks opportunities for the company to extend its mission to do good works when possible. 

If you would like to share in Medicine Mama’s joy of giving, please consider making a donation to one of these organizations near and dear to our hearts:

Spikenard Farm|Honeybee Sanctuary - Floyd, Virginia. spikenardfarm.org

The largest Honey Bee Sanctuary in the Northern Hemisphere. The folks at Spikenard Farm are true Honey Bee Angels! We donate to them every quarter and have run fund drives with them through Whole Foods and NPR/KPFK public radio.

The Bee Girl – Ashland, Oregon. www.beegirl.org

A nonprofit organization founded by Sarah Red-Laird which aims to conserve our bees by educating the public on their importance and through the Farming for Bees initiative, empowering and recognizing land managers who provide habitat for our bees.

Animal Shelters

We give our creams to animal shelters in L.A., for pets that have been abused, tortured, abandoned (tossed out of cars).

Siskiyou School (Waldorf Education), Ashland, Oregon www.siskiyouschool.org
We support education programs including Beeznuss Math, Honey Bee education, and sustainable business practice education.

 

Thank you for sharing in the spirit of the season with us.

 

Be Natural. Be Healthy. Be Beautiful.

Donna Steinmann, Founder of Medicine Mama’s Apothecary

Posted by Donna Steinmann on 19 November, 2015 0 comments
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