Mar 02 2016

Charity of the Month: By The Hand

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As we hinted to last week, we have some BIG things in the works over here at MegMade, one of which is launching our new charity program! While our mission is to always create furniture with purpose, we also aim to infuse purpose into all aspects of our business and our lives – including how we give back.

One of the important parts of our business is to share the success of MegMade with organizations that do so much good in our community, so we’re excited to be launching our charity of the month program! Each month, we’ll be selecting and giving back to a chosen charity by donating 10% of the months profits, as well as the first sold furniture piece of the month to give a little extra love back to our favorite organizations. Knowing so many people and organizations that are doing so much good in Chicago and beyond, we’re delighted to help in anyway we can – making our purpose at MegMade bigger than our business alone.

We’re excited to kick off the program this month with a charity we have loved for years (and one Meg worked with for almost 4 years herself!), By The Hand. By The Hand is a Chicago-based charity, helping kids in underserved communities around the area thrive with their various locations around the city. The organization started 15 years ago helping 16 children in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood, and over the years it’s grown to serve over 1,180 children each year  (which adds up to changing quite a few lives very quickly!)

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The mission of By The Hand is to empower children through education, mentorship and counseling to help children’s future be brighter, all while making sure they’re nourished body, mind and soul. We love their holistic approach to caring for children, and their determination to make serious, life-changing differences in the lives of so many kids around the city. We also feel that By The Hand truly takes care of every child as if he or she was their own – not only ensuring that they have their basic needs met, but also raising them to be strong, independent adults. Clearly, we can’t say enough wonderful things about this charity, which is why we’re excited to kick off our program with an organization we hold so close to our hearts!

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So if you’re thinking about refreshing your home with new MegMade beauties, swing by this month to help our friends at By The Hand! Not only will you be beautifying your home, but you’ll also be helping kids in our community – which is always a win-win in our book. We’d also love to know what charities you adore in Chicago – so please leave us a little love note in the comments section below (or share with us on social media!)

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