At Ragamuffin Co., we put our money where our mouth is. As a clothing brand that is passionate about both the outdoors and spreading the gospel, it was important to us to make a difference beyond just our products. We have partnered with several global charities, and even started one of our own, that we believe help us fulfill our mission.
We do charity a little different here. Most companies that give back will say something along the lines of “10% of the profits from your purchase will go to this”, and while this is a great thing, you never truly know what impact your money is having. Here, we want you to know exactly what effect your purchase has. Read below to learn about each charity:
Give the Gospel
We have partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to help spread the Gospel to children all over the globe. If you choose this selection at your product page, a child who has perhaps never heard of Jesus Christ will receive a booklet explaining the Gospel and who Jesus is. The booklets come in over 70 languages, so their impact can reach all ends of the earth! How awesome is it that your purchase of an insignificant (albeit awesome) t-shirt can impact a life forever?
Plant a Tree
If you choose this option, we fund the planting of a tree to help preserve our planet, feed families, and change lives. The non-profit we have chosen to work with is called Trees for the Future. We were careful not to just pick any non-profit, because many do not actually see the tree plant through. With help from our friends at Trees for the Future, our donations will plant trees with rural communities in the developing world, enabling them to restore their environment, grow more food, and build a more sustainable future.
Sweatshirts for Socks
In 2016, my wife and I went on a month-long mission trip in Nairobi, Kenya. We spent the majority of our time building a new pre-school building at a school and church our missionary friend had started. During that time, we got to spend a lot of time with the kids at the school. While we had many eye-opening experiences on that trip, perhaps the most impactful was seeing the state of the kids’ shoes and socks. We were told that most of the kids only had one pair of socks and the majority of those socks had massive holes in them. This was even more heartbreaking when we heard that many of the kids had to walk upwards of 5 miles to get to school. These poor kids had to walk 5 miles on dirt roads in dirty socks with holes in them every day. I have been wanting to do something for those kids ever since we got back from the trip, and Ragamuffin Co. finally gives me the opportunity to help them:
If you purchase any sweatshirt from us, we will fund a brand-new pair of socks for kids in Nairobi, Kenya. You get a sweatshirt, and they get socks… Seems like a pretty good deal for you, but I bet they would say they got the better end of the bargain!
Goods for Good
Our newest addition to our growing charity partnerships. When we started out, we only had charities attached to bigger purchases (shirts, sweatshirts, etc.), but one of our desires was to make it so that every single person who purchased from us walked away knowing that their order did something GOOD. We've partnered with the U.S. Food Bank to provide a meal for every single smaller "good" that we sell. So now whether you're buying a sticker, pin, or key tag, know that your order provided a meal to someone in need.
A Fresh Start
The idea for "A Fresh Start" was born out of a love for thrift shopping and the ever-growing need of fresh water for much of the world's population. We have a team of individuals constantly on the hunt for vintage tees and classic brands that just need a fresh start to get back to their adventure-loving selves. When you purchase one of our vintage finds, we give a full week's worth of good, clean water to an individual in need. This is made possible through a partnership with Water For Good. To learn more about Water For Good, head here.
Thank you for taking the time to read through these charities that are very near to our hearts. No charity is greater than the other, and each has a lasting impact. If the process is confusing to you, please email us at email@example.com
and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you for making a difference!