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Bold Contributions

Because at Bold we care.

We donate directly to select charitable causes. Your socks can make a statement, but can also make a difference!

Previous Donations
October 2014 - Susan G Komen Organization -
In support of national breast cancer awarness month, has contributed to the work of the Susan G Komen Organization in research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

October 2014 - 20 Liters -

October 2014 - Degage Ministires -

July 2014
Treehouse Youth -
HQ - Homeless Youth Drop-In Center (Opening 2014) -

With this bold contribution, we wanted to support organizations helping at-risk youth in our team's collective hometowns of Grand Rapids, MI and Minneapolis, MN.

April 2014 - Compassion International - Child Sponsor -
The team has sponsored Mfizi, a young boy from Rwanda. The sponsorship allows the staff of Nyarusange Student Center to provide each sponsored child with Bible teaching, medical care, nutritious meals, health education, recreational activities, tuition and scholastic materials.

April 2014 - 20 Liters -
Corporate sponsorship of 20 Liters annual 'Walk for Water' event.

January 2014 - Manasseh Project -
Wedgwood’s Manasseh Project is an outreach ministry of Wedgwood Christian Services dedicated to ending the sexual exploitation of young men and young women in West Michigan. Through community education and collaboration, and Wedgwood's Manasseh Project Trauma Recovery Center, Wedgwood’s Manasseh Project provides support and specialized residential treatment services for victims of human trafficking and empowers the people of West Michigan to end modern day slavery.

January 2014 - Heartside Ministry -
Heartside Ministry of Grand Rapids Michigan seeks to transform lives and their community by establishing relationships with underserved neighbors so that they may experience long-term, life-altering success through their advocacy department (social workers), referral services, support groups, therapeutic art, education, and pastoral care. They provide a safe environment for people to enrich their lives and grow through worship & spirituality, GED classes, an online computer center, a gallery showcasing neighbor artists’ works, and studios for painting, drawing, pottery, wood work, and fabric arts.

November 2013 - The Empowerment Plan -
Winter in Detroit is COLD! The Empowerment Plan is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless community. They hire homeless women from local shelters to become full time seamstresses. These women manufacture a coat that transforms into a sleeping bag, which is then given out to homeless individuals living on the streets at no cost to them.

September 2013 - Operation Smile -
In October of 2012, one of our founder's son was born with a cleft palate. We are very fortunate in our country to have access to the necessary medical care that such a birth defect requires. However, around the world many do not and that is where Operation Smile comes in. They are a mobilized force of medical professionals and caring hearts who provide safe, effective reconstructive surgery and related medical care for children born with facial deformities such as cleft lip and cleft palate.

August 2013 - Degage Ministries -
We were excited to add Degage to our list of Bold Contributions, as one of our owners volunteers serving coffee here weekly. Degage serves 400-500 individuals daily in Grand Rapids, MI by offering help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in the community. Their programs include immediate and long-term needs, such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities.

June 2013 - Kid's Food Basket -
Kids’ Food Basket a non profit organization, is a force for "Attacking Childhood Hunger in greater Grand Rapids." Their mission is to ensure children in the community do not go to bed hungry. They serve nearly 5,000 kids each day.

March 2013 - Kiva Micro-finance Loans -
We chose to use Kiva as a means of donating funds for micro-finance loans. If you aren't familiar with micro-finance or Kiva, checkout their website to learn more. We picked 4 different entrepreneurs from different parts of the world who were also in the apparel business.

February 2013 - 20 Liters -

January 2013 - Healing with Hope and Happiness -
Healing with Hope and Happiness is a charitable organization that supports pediatric patients undergoing long-term medical care. Their focus is on providing gifts and items to entertain during treatment, distract during procedures or to simply bring some joy into sick children’s lives.

January 2013 - MI Special Olympics (via Muskegon Polar Plunge) -
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes are given continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness and athletic skill, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

September 2012 - Wounded Warrior Project -
The purpose of the Wounded Warrior Project is to raise awareness and enlist the public's aid for the needs of injured service members. They provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of our injured heroes.

April 2012 - 20 Liters -
20 Liters began as the water initiative of Mars Hill Bible Church. After 5 years of focusing on providing clean water in Rwanda, the project and demand grew to bigger than one group could contain. The need is great so the ability to get should be likewise. 20 Liters was created to expand awareness and involvement with water issues to the global arena. People are in need of the most basic parts of life, water. 20 Liters is simply a demonstration that we are serious about caring for people in effective and sustainable ways and we’re inviting others to join us in expanding this work in Rwanda and elsewhere.

Jan 2012 - Soles 4 Souls -
Soles4Souls® is a shoe charity that collects gently worn shoes and monies to provide shoes to those in need. The donation of shoes gives someone the hope for a better tomorrow. Donating shoes to Soles4Souls shoe charity is a great way to recycle shoes.

Jan 2012 - Clothes 4 Souls -
"Clothes4Souls® is a charity that collects gently worn clothing and monies to provide clothing to those in need. The donation of clothing gives someone the hope for a better tomorrow. Donating clothes to Clothes4Souls charity is a great way to recycle clothing"

Sept 2011 - Shoes for Orphans Souls -
"Shoes for Orphan Souls, a ministry of Buckner International, has distributed more than 2.0 million pairs of new shoes to vulnerable children in the United States and to orphans in 69 countries around the world. While our program has made a difference in many lives, there are still millions of children we can reach – all through a pair of shoes. We are seeking donations of new shoes, socks and shoelaces from individuals, corporations, churches and civic groups. "