We Got You Covered:
Looptworks Impact Recap
WORKING WITH THE UNEXPECTED IS ALWAYS HOW WE'VE DONE IT
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our goal was to continue doing what we do best: helping people & the planet. What ended up happening was something much, much bigger. After connecting with our neighbors, we collectively set off a deeply moving chain reaction. Over the last several months, we've seen our city and our country come together in ways we could've never imagined.
Here's a quick look at what has been accomplished...
The number of masks & mask kits we've donated thus far in 2020.
Community member donations to our mask efforts.
The number of businesses that have donated time, funding, or materials to the cause.
"I would like to thank our customers, business partners, non-profit partners, the b corp community and our team for coming together during these incredible times of need and showing over and over again, that business can truly be a force for good. This is what community looks like and I could not be more proud of what we are all doing together! Thank you and much love,” - Looptworks founder, Scott Hamlin
PROVING WE ARE ALL CONNECTED
Initially pivoting to meet the overwhelming demand for protective face masks, neighboring organizations reached out, offering even more overwhelming support. Together we spearheaded a campaign that included an army of volunteer seamsters, professional athletes, organizations donating materials, direct monetary support, and businesses offering their goods and services.
Together, we covered communities both locally and nationally, ensuring the most vulnerable of us had the protection they needed. Beneficiaries have included Central City Concern, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro, Oregon Historical Society, and The Wave Foundation.
We also partnered with several businesses to not only keep them covered, but to do so utilizing textile waste from their chains of production. They looked pretty cool too! From Subway bandanas to United Airlines uniforms to glasses cases from Revant Optics.
CJ PUTTING UP SERIOUS NUMBERS
Portland Trail Blazers star, CJ McCollum connected with us to take the mission to another level and enabled us to offer a 1-to-1 donation to Boys and Girls Club of Portland. On top of the already generous monetary donations from individuals and businesses, for every mask purchased, one was given to Portland's at-risk youth.
Together we made short work of the initial 1000 mask donation goal, so we decided to keep it going!
WHERE WE ARE NOW
After just under TEN THOUSAND donated masks/mask kits and $3600 in raised funds solely by our customers, we still have so far to go. But that's the way it has always been and that's the way we like it. Finding new ways to support our global community is why Looptworks came to be. It might not look like what we imagined and we certainly don't know what it'll look like moving forward but that's ok. We'll be tackling it together.
THE REAL MVPs
None of this would have been possible without the support of partners, both within our hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond. The contributions cannot be understated. This is by no means an all-inclusive list but HUGE thanks to:
Pendleton Woolen Mills
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Mr. Nice Guy
Garden First Cannabis
University of Oregon Sports Product Management Program