Making an Impact
Shop with a purpose...
These three local businesses each have a unique mission to make a difference!
6 South 2nd Street | Hamilton, Ohio
The vision is expressed perfectly in their name; this boutique advocates that love and education can change the world. Made to Love offers a variety of Haitian artisan-goods, and 100% of the profits are donated to creating educational and career opportunities in Haiti. Since 2010, Made to Love has also worked alongside Charye Village Leader, Estime Odilon, to build a school for 300+ kids.
Their mission goes full circle, helping to foster sustainable change and generational-growth. Be a part of the change at made-to-love.org!
140 High Street | Hamilton, Ohio
Happiness surrounds this contemporary art studio where bright smiles are contagious. InsideOut produces truly unique art daily, created by artists with developmental disabilities. The studio also provides each artist with opportunities to market and receive an income from their work. Over 100 talented artists have found a supportive studio environment where they can create, express themselves, and earn an income—which helps to cultivate independence too.
Visitors can shop one-of-a-kind pieces at InsideOut's retail space, or place orders for custom work at insideoutstudioart.com!
604 High Street | Hamilton, Ohio
From the outside looking in, it's a cool local coffeeshop... but The Fringe Coffee House offers more than great lattes. It also serves as a holistic re-entry program for citizens recently released from prison. Prioritizing art as forms of therapy, the building also doubles as a street-art gallery and music venue. Their mission is rooted in spreading love, empathy, and sharing perspectives.
The Fringe actively works to build compassion and offers community services like free recovery meetings, school tutoring, tattoo removal, mentorship, and much more. Learn more about their mission and programs at thefringecoffeehouse.com!