Our passion for doing good is rooted inside our walls here in Maine. We stick together and take care of each other! We're not just a team, we're family. Ensuring health and happiness at home is the only way to begin helping people live well in communities across the country. 23 health and wellness benefits we offer ourselves (and the planet) are a good start. Popular ones include:
In 2014, we rolled up our sleeves to help restore the natural beauty of iconic Cape Elizabeth, removing invasive weeds from the landscape, revitalizing hiking paths and maintaining this vibrant recreational area. Itâs one small way we come together to recognize that weâre part of an ecosystem that is larger than ourselves.
Connecting with our neighbors and local non-profits through volunteerism is a favorite benefit for Tom's of Maine employees. Each year we get 5% of work time off (12 days for full-time employees) to volunteer. From helping at a local school to working to preserve the Maine landscape, everyone at Tom's of Maine is encouraged to follow their heart.
95% of employees volunteered in our communities in 2014. Ultimately, we're hoping to achieve 100% goodness — everyone following in the footsteps of these volunteer veterans:
Leaving the planet better for future generations is motivating to us. With your help, we donate 10% of our profits to organizations that support human and environmental goodness. Your product purchases create those profits, but you also help decide which organizations receive our donations.
Through our 50 States for Good program, we invite you to nominate inspiring non-profits. In 2014, we increased our funding to $500,000 for this program, shared among 51 organizations focused on people, animals and the planet.
Last year, our employees chose 22 additional organizations to fund around the country, including important work in Maine like land preservation, heating assistance for rural families and dental clinic funding.
In 2014 we were proud to partner with Oral Health America and provide children in need with access to preventive dental care and products. As well, a free downloadable "Brushing Fun" coloring book reminds kids of the importance of healthy habits but also is a fun way to explore ingredients from nature and the importance of taking care of the outdoors. Now in its 12th year, the Tom's of Maine Dental Health for All program aims to create greater access to oral care with a focus on prevention. The program has donated over $1 million and helped make more than 200,000 additional patient visits possible.
In 2014, for the first time, we awarded more than $500,000 to support a grassroots organization in every state on the front lines of making communities stronger. From life-changing work supporting childrenâs literacy to urban agriculture to veteran reintegration, the dedicated organizations share a mutual passion for improving lives in their communities with heart and sweat equity. To date, our 50 States for Good community giving program, which allows the public to nominate their favorite nonprofits, has benefited more than five million people and hundreds of communities across the nation.Meet our 2014 recipients