1% Philanthropy Pledge for Quarter 3 – Nailed It!

Here at Candor Threads, we’re always finding ways to live up to our mission and core values. Philanthropy is one of our favorite methods of checking all the boxes.

How We Give:

When a company is trying to ignite connections, strengthen communities, make an impact, and constantly evolve, all while having fun and helping out (PHEW!), one of the most logical solutions is philanthropy! Back in July of 2021, we pledged to give back 1% every quarter. That 1% can be comprised of equity, time, product, or profit. For our third quarter, we pledged to give 1% of our time by volunteering at Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff, Illinois!

Bernie’s Book Bank is a wonderful organization that is truly improving the literacy rate in Chicago. They have provided more than 22 million books to children since they started in 2012! That equates to a whole lot of literacy and we were excited to donate our time to such a worthy organization.

The Philanthropic Task at Hand:

We began this philanthropy journey by providing a bin in the lobby of the Green Exchange (our office building) to round up any gently used children’s books from other companies within our walls. Upon filling our bin with close to 100 books, we threw on our custom shirts, loaded our donations in the car, and off we went to Bernie’s! From the moment we entered the building, we were in awe of this massive operation. The facility is beautifully inviting and its mission is clear with children’s books bursting through the seams!

Our team was escorted to the back of the building where we came upon a number of large boxes, filled to the brim with children’s books. Our mission was simple: collect the designated number of books per box and fill our own rolling carts until full, then top each bin off with plastic totes. Once completed, a lucky group of young readers will receive 6 books to cherish and call their own. By the end of our time at Bernie’s, we had collected/sorted approximately 15,000 books for 2500 kids in Chicagoland!

Working at Bernie's Book Bank and an Usie of Kristine, Monique and Emmi!

Making an Impact:

Philanthropy is so important to us and we felt great knowing that we made an impact on Chicago’s youth. We’re so thankful to Bernie’s Book Bank for allowing us this opportunity. Special thanks as well to our office mates who took the time to help us with this successful endeavor. If you would like to donate your time or dollars to Bernie’s Book Bank we highly recommend them for your next philanthropic project!

Candor Threads is a custom apparel company in Chicago, Illinois. We’ve been producing unique designs on quality apparel since 1982. Contact us today to tell us all about your next fun project! 800-998-8437 or hello@candorthreads.com. #CelebrateYourTeamWithCandor

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