What Giving Means to 5 Pound Apparel
As many of you already know, 5 Pound Apparel donates five pounds of food to regional food pantry Ozarks Food Harvest for each t-shirt purchased in our stores and online. Some may think we continue to do this because of our company name- but for us it’s so much more than loyalty to the brand’s original mission. We truly believe in the life-changing power of giving back. It’s important to us as a company to help those less fortunate, not just locally but also globally.
Have you ever had the opportunity to help someone out of the pure kindness of your heart? If so, you know how amazing that can feel. Sometimes we help out a person or organization because it’s “the right thing to do,” a gut feeling we act upon in the moment. Giving back doesn’t have to be a grand gesture. It could be letting that busy mom in front of you at the grocery store, paying for someone’s coffee behind you in line at the coffee shop, volunteering your time somewhere, or donating old clothes to a clothing drive. The reality is, it doesn’t matter how you give. If you can’t give monetarily, your time is more than sufficient. And when it comes to giving your time, it can often have the greatest impact on an individual or community.
At 5 Pound Apparel, we carry a variety of brands that give back to many different causes, both locally and internationally. Every purchase truly does benefit someone somewhere. When every purchase you make in life impacts the world- for better or worse- we want to give you better options. As our company changes and grows, we want our customers to know that we will ALWAYS give back. Some people may think that when companies grow, they lose their heart for caring about others. But we want to be different. We believe that when a company grows, their giving power grows with them- and that’s truly awesome!
A big decision we’ve made as a business this year is to focus on volunteering our time at the Ozarks Food Harvest. Beginning this April, our staff will be volunteering our time helping to fill backpacks for their amazing Backpack Program. Follow us on Instagram and Snapchat to see us volunteering our time locally- we hope you’ll be inspired to get involved!
A quote that inspires us:
“IT’S NOT HOW MUCH WE GIVE, BUT HOW MUCH LOVE WE PUT INTO GIVING.” – MOTHER TERESA