Cotton Cuts Cares

Firmly aligned with our Core Values, Cotton Cuts believes in giving back the communities around us and leaving a legacy longer than profit and loss.  To that end, we are proud to announce the start of a monthly giveback program.


Each month, we will select a non profit organization to feature.  We will share their mission, values and ways for our audience to contribute.  Occasionally, we will sponsor challenges - see Cotton Cuts Collective below.


For every NEW Classic, Modern Maker, Java and Chroma Super Pop membership purchased in that month, Cotton Cuts will donate $5.00 to the featured organization.

Each quarter, we will be organizing a group challenge to engage our larger Cotton Cuts community to make changes in our communities, both near and far.  Check out the website to learn more about our current Cotton Cuts Collective challenge.

Dress a Girl Around the World is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and uplifting girls in need by providing them with handmade dresses. The organization operates on a global scale, with a mission to ensure that every girl in the world owns at least one dress. The heart of their work lies in the belief that a simple dress can make a significant impact on a girl's self-esteem and overall well-being. Through the efforts of passionate volunteers, Dress a Girl Around the World has been able to distribute dresses to girls in impoverished communities, orphanages, and refugee camps, fostering a sense of dignity and pride.


Volunteers play a crucial role in the success of Dress a Girl Around the World. Individuals from all walks of life come together to sew dresses, using their skills to create beautiful and culturally appropriate garments for girls in various regions. The organization provides patterns and guidelines to ensure that the dresses meet both practical and cultural standards. This collaborative effort not only provides tangible aid to girls in need but also creates a global community of caring individuals dedicated to making a positive impact.

Beyond the distribution of dresses, Dress a Girl Around the World is committed to promoting awareness about the challenges faced by girls in vulnerable situations. The organization actively engages in advocacy and education to address issues such as poverty, gender inequality, and lack of access to basic necessities. By combining the power of creativity, compassion, and community, Dress a Girl Around the World strives to make a meaningful difference in the lives of girls worldwide, one dress at a time.

In 2008, Danny Mendoza founded Foster Love (formerly Together We Rise) after discovering his 9-year-old cousin, Roger, living in a car. Unable to become a foster parent due to his age, Danny saw the need for alternative support for children in foster care.


Fueled by passion and supported by friends and colleagues, he turned his vision into a nationwide organization, revolutionizing the foster care experience for countless youth.


Foster Love is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. Our passionate team, comprised of adults and former foster youth, works tirelessly to ensure these vulnerable children are not forgotten or neglected. Through collaborations with individuals, companies, and community partners, we provide essential resources and educational opportunities for foster youth.

Join us in making a difference by helping us provide new bicycles, college supplies, and sweet cases to thousands of foster youth across the nation. No child should have to carry their belongings in a trash bag when moving from home to home. Together, we can create a brighter future for these deserving children.


50% of the homeless population in America has spent time in Foster Care.

80% of inmates incarcerated in prison have spent time in Foster Care.

Foster youths are 7x more likely to have depression than non foster youths.


Foster Love supports these children in many unique ways:


Back to School Packs

Free Bikes

College Support

Disney Days

Feeding Families

Foster Love Boxes

Framing Forever Photographs

Holiday Cards and Stockings


Shopping Sprees

Sibling Reunification



Teen Duffle Bags

We exist to educate, employ, and empower people to pursue life in all its fullness. We do that by creating purposeful products that change communities. Things like school uniforms, soap, feminine hygiene pads, and farm fresh food.


Our annual Sew Powerful Purse program enables girls to stay in school. Purses are made and sent to Zambia as gifts. The local seamstresses in Zambia make re-usable hygiene pads and together they are provided to girls as part of health (MHM) training.

In Zambia it’s the common cultural practice in both poor urban and remote village areas that girls stay home when they are on their period. The 7th Grade Exam is a pivotal academic test in Zambia. When we started our program in 2014, the girls failed to pass the exam at more than 10% higher rate than boys. Based on our data, there is a real problem that can be measured. If a student (either girl or boy) doesn’t pass the 7th Grade Exams, they cannot go to Secondary School (what we call High School in the U.S.) and their academic career is over. There is no ‘remedial high school’ or back-up plan. They are done with school forever. 


Our Lusaka based sewing cooperative makes reusable feminine hygiene products (as well as school uniforms and soap). We call these our “Purposeful Products”. These moms, aunties, and grandmas making these items are the heroes of our story. Their work is impacting their community for the better. Through our program they are paid for their work so they do well by doing good.


In addition to sewing the pads and making the soap, they coordinate health class training and purse distributions with local teachers so girls can receive the items they need to manage their period. This is not a one-time dump and run effort, where girls get something and then in the future cannot get more. Our program is a long-term collaboration with the schools.


When girls receive a purse they take The Sew Powerful Pledge – and promise to stay in school all month if they receive a purse filled with supplies. We ask seamstresses around the world to help support the program by making the most amazing and beautiful purses - because the girls deserve the best. The purse is the perfect delivery method for the pads, soap, and underwear. You can also support the program financially and advocate for the program in your social network.


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