Buy one. Give one. Love Your Melon, a company started by two college kids at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, began with a simple philosophy: a purchased hat by the consumer also donates a hat to a child with cancer. Simple, right? Buy a hat. Give a hat. It’s a win-win situation to make a difference in the world.
The idea that started in a class soon grew into a fully-established nonprofit organization that’s sold more than 85,000 hats, which also means 85,000 children have also received hats.
Warning: These products sell out within hours! If you see something you like, buy it right then or else it will be gone. They also sell t-shirts, baseball caps, beanies, scarves, and more for all tastes and areas around the globe.
I love that this foundation is so close to home. The hats are often delivered in the hospital by superheroes — who are heroes inside and out — and love what they are doing. Their commitment to the kids is wonderful. It’s great to see the kids’s smiling faces from under a Love Your Melon hat.
If you are interested in helping, check out the Ambassadors page where you can find information about helping raise awareness of this program and donations in your area. Check and see if your college or high school is on there!
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¡PSST! Read Love Your Melon’s Mission:
“Love Your Melon is an apparel brand dedicated to giving a hat to every child battling cancer in America as well as supporting nonprofit organizations who lead the fight against pediatric cancer.”
¡PSST! © 2016 Rachel Routier. Repost © 2016 The Black Lion Journal. Images from Lusterville & Lobsters. NOTE: 85,000, is an updated number from 40,000. A Contributor Submission Shared With Permission. Visit The Submissions page to learn about submitting to individual sections or to The Wire’s Dream. P.S. Use the social media links below to share with others.