Frame USA, an online retailer that specializes in custom and ready-made picture frames, is setting the tone for corporate social responsibility. Frame USA has a “Monthly Charitable Gift Program” in which the company donates a portion of their proceeds towards a “charity of the month.”
$0.75 of every order placed through their website and $1.00 of every custom order placed through their physical store will be given to a charity in need. This month, Frame USA is supporting Fill the Truck.
Fill the Truck is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was launched in December of 2010 by Dan Regenold, CEO of Frame USA. It all started with a dream; Regenold wanted to fill a 54’ semi-truck with charitable donations. The donations included simple, everyday items ranging from shoes to winter coats to bedding and even toilet paper.
To say it was a success is an understatement—by the end of the month, Frame USA ended up needing a second truck because the first one was overfilled by about 7%. In total, there were 833 boxes and more than 30 skids, making for over 22,200 donations!
And that was just the first year…
One year later, in 2011, Fill the Truck partnered with nine other businesses to fill a total of 8 trucks and/or storage units. This year, Fill the Truck has more sponsors and partners than ever before, and the organization is on track for a record-breaking year.
Other charities that Frame USA has supported in the past include:
The American Cancer Society
American Diabetes Association
American Red Cross Louisiana Floods Relief
Foundation for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
The Wild Animal Sanctuary
Wounded Warrior Project
… and many, many more.
Thank you, Frame USA, from all of us here at Philanthropic People. You are setting an excellent example of what a socially responsible business looks like.