“15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and we strive to connect with all of them.”loveyourmelon.com
Love Your Melon is a hat and apparel company specializing in American-made beanies as well as caps, clothing and other accessories.
The company’s core mission is to improve the lives of pediatric cancer patients. Their first goal was giving away 45,000 hats to represent the number of children battling cancer in the United States. Love Your Melon has since donated more than 110,000 hats and more than $2.6 million. The company now dedicates 50% of all profits to their nonprofit partners, including Children’s Cancer Research Fund and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Founded in 2012 by college friends taking an entrepreneurship class in Minnesota, the company has grown a following of more than 440,000 people on Instagram, and distributes to all fifty states.