Squishable Philanthropy

Gallery Picture Fundraisers
Every month we donate a dollar to charity for each picture we receive for our picture gallery! If you'd like to participate, send your pictures to HugMe@squishable.com.

September 2014 Charity of the Month: Adopt-A-Classroom - Giving teachers a hand by providing needed classroom materials so that students can succeed.

Past Charities (alphabetic order)

American Veterinary Medical Foundation - Embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. (August 2014 Picture Drive)

Architecture for Humanity - Supporting reconstruction in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. (April 2011 Picture Drive)

Artists for Humanity - Providing underserved youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in the arts. (Winter 2010 and July 2014 Picture Drives)

Bideawee - The leading pet welfare organization serving metropolitan New York and Long Island. (January 2014 Picture Drive)

The Baton Rouge Area Foundation - Establishing charitable funds to save animals and human livelihoods in the wake of the BP oil spill. (Take Your Squishable to Work Day 2010)

Big Cat Rescue - Rescuing and providing a permanent home for exotic cats who have been abused or saved from slaughter. (November 2013 Picture Drive)

Canine Assistants - Training and providing service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. (May/June 2012 Picture Drive)

Child Aid - Working to improve children's lives in rural villages by helping them learn to read, succeed in school and develop the literacy skills they need to improve their lives. (May 2014 Picture Drive)

Child's Play - Improving the lives of children with toys and games in over 60 hospitals worldwide. (Squishable T-Rex and Design Document Auction 2009, Squishable Android Auction 2010, Squishable Massive Hedgehog and Raccoon Auctions 2012, Squishable Retired Elephant Auction 2013)

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund - Protecting the First Amendment rights of the comics art form and its community of retailers, creators, publishers, librarians, and readers. (August 2008 Picture Drive)

CorgiAid, Inc. - Dedicated to supporting independent rescue of corgis and corgi mixes worldwide. (2012 Squishable Corgi Auction)

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - The world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. (January/February 2012 Picture Drive)

DC Central Kitchen - Building long-term solutions to the interconnected problems of poverty, hunger, and homelessness. (Squishable Octopus Auction 2007, Squishable Panda Auction 2008, Summer 2012 Picture Drive)

Direct Relief International - Funding relief efforts for the victims of tornado disasters in Alabama (Squishable Massive Octopus Auction 2011)

Doctors Without Borders - Working in nearly 70 countries to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. (December 2009 Picture Drive)

Donors Choose - Making it easy for anyone to help students in need. (Buy Nothing Day 2007 Fundraiser)

Dress for Success - Promoting the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and support. (March/April 2010 Picture Drive, Take Your Squishable to Work Day 2011-2014)

Electronic Frontier Foundation - Defending rights in the digital world. (September/October 2008 Picture Drive)

The Esther Honey Foundation - Volunteer veterinary care for South Pacific Island animals. (January-March 2008 Picture Drive)

Feeding America - A mission to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage the country in the fight to end hunger. (December 2011 Picture Drive)

First Candle - Uniting parents, caregivers and researchers nationwide with service groups to advance infant health and survival. (September/October 2011 Picture Drive)

Girlstart - Empowering girls in science, technology, engineering and math. (Summer 2010 Picture Drive)

Global Poverty Project - Increasing the number and effectiveness of people taking action to end extreme poverty. (Spring 2011 Picture Drive)

The Heifer Foundation - Empowering families to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self-reliance and hope. (May 2008 Picture Drive)

The Humane Society of the United States - The U.S.'s largest and most effective animal protection organization. (Summer 2011 Picture Drive)

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) - Responding to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helping people to survive and rebuild their lives. (May 2013 Photo Party)

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - The leading global organization focused on Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. (November 2011 Picture Drive)

K.I.D.S. - Kids In Distressed Situations - Delivering brand new essential products to children impacted by poverty, tragedy, and natural disasters. (Holidays 2012 & 2013 Buy One Give One)

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society - Helping patients with blood cancers live better, longer lives. (September 2011 Picture Drive)

The National Down Syndrome Society - A national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. (March/April 2012 and February 2014 Picture Drives)

NYC Outward Bound - Bring demanding academics, community and character to students in all five boroughs. (February 2010 Picture Drive)

One Acre Fund - Helping East African farmers grow their way out of hunger. (January/February 2009 Picture Drive)

Operation Smile - Healing children's smiles and transforming lives across the globe. (Winter 2007 Picture Drive)

Ovarian Cancer National Alliance - The foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. (Summer/Fall 2013 Picture Drive)

PAWS Chicago - Chicago's largest no-kill humane organization, focused on solutions for homeless pets. (April 2014 Picture Drive)

Plan International USA - A global organization that works side-by-side with communities in 50 developing countries to end the cycle of poverty for children. (March 2014 Picture Drive)

Play Pumps International - Delivering safe water solutions to communities in Africa. (March/April/May 2009 Picture Drive)

Puppies Behind Bars - Training inmates to raise puppies to become service dogs for the disabled and explosive detection canines for law enforcement. (Spring 2011 Picture Drive)

Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy - Helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy. (October 2012 Corgis for Hurricane Relief)

Save the Children - Giving children around the world what every child deserves – a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. (December 2013 Picture Drive)

Sea Turtle Conservancy - The world's oldest sea turtle research and conservation group, helping conserve and recover sea turtle populations through research, education, advocacy and protection of the natural habitats. (June 2014 Picture Drive)

STUDIO in a School - Artists working directly with students, teachers and administrators to establish art as a regular part of the school's curriculum. (Fall 2010 Picture Drive)

TechBridge - Encouraging girls in technology, science and engineering. (January 2010 Picture Drive)

Tipitina's Foundation - Preserving Louisiana's music and culture. (April 2008 Picture Drive)

Water Partners International - Providing safe drinking water and sanitation to people in developing countries. (November/December 2008 Picture Drive)

Wildlife Conservation Network - Protecting endangered species and preserving their natural habitats for people and wildlife to co-exist and thrive. (April 2013 Photo Party)

Wolong Giant Panda Breeding Center - Preserving this endangered species through an ambitious research, conservation, and breeding program. (June 2008 Picture Drive)

The World Wildlife Fund - The leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species. (July 2013 Corgi original art auction)

The YES Fund - Supporting young people to identify business opportunities, prepare their business plans and link-up with finance and markets. (July 2008 Picture Drive)


We're not endorsed or affiliated with these charities, we just like 'em!

 

Take Your Squishy to Work Day 2014
On June 12, 2014, fans took Squishables to their workplace to take photos and raise money for charity! The proceeds went to Dress for Success!

Kiva
Squishable has a Kiva account to provide loans to small businesses in developing countries. Every year all of the proceeds we make on Black Friday go directly to them! Come see what we're sponsoring!

2013 Holiday Buy One Give One
During the 2013 holiday season, for every Mini Baby Dolphin sold, we gave a Mini Squishable to a child in need through our partner, K.I.D.S.! Because everyone deserves something to cuddle.

2012 Holiday Buy One Give One - Mini Penguin Chick

Charity Auctions!
Occasionally we auction off one-of-a-kind Squishables on eBay to benefit Child's Play!

Past Auctions:
Squishable Brown Bigfoot (2014)
Squishable Tie-Dye Rainbow Dragon (2014)
Squishable Retired Elephant (2013)
Squishable Massive Raccoon Auction (2012)
Squishable Massive Hedgehog Auction (2012)
Squishable Android Auction (2010)
Squishable T-Rex Auction (2009)

Prototypes
Unused Squishable design prototypes are donated to the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. Once there, the one-of-a-kind Squishies are given to kids after a long hard day of treatment.

"The team at the Hassenfeld Center just received the Squishables you sent. To quote them directly, 'We gave them to the kids this morning—needless to say—they loved them!'"


Coverage

In 2009 our Fair Trade Red Robot Understudies were covered by the BBC! Best quote:

"When we first saw one we just started laughing," the supervisor Mazimat Poli Begum says. "We had never seen anything like this before in our village, we don't even have a word for it."




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