Here at Bogs, we believe in creating the best footwear, each and every day―a journey which we think has no end. We want to support those who feel the same way―who rise with the sun, sleep under the stars and rock the earth every hour in between. We admire the weekend warriors and everyday heroes who take even the smallest steps to make the world a better place, which is why we feel it’s our duty to give back to the community. We're happy to support various outdoor organizations that help communities grow from the ground up.
Outdoor Nature Schools
Bogs recently put boots on the active feet of CedarSong Nature school students. The mission of CedarSong Nature School is to provide opportunities to experience nature directly. Its goal is to create a connection to the natural world and increase awareness, fostering empathy for the earth from a young age.
Urban Farming Collective
Bogs has worked with Alleycat Acres in Seattle and Supa Fresh Farms in Portland, two organizations that understand the importance of hands-on experience when it comes to sustainable farming. With Bogs on their feet, urban farming enthusiasts have managed to create eco-friendly plant habitats across the Northwest and have had a blast doing it.
This past spring, Bogs embarked on a five-city "Bogs Hearts Local Farmers" tour to raise support and awareness for some of the hardest-working men and women in the world: our independent, local farmers. This endeavor opened our eyes to the passion and dedication local farmers bring to their jobs 24/7, 365 days a year. Check out our blog to get to know some of the farmers we've sponsored and be sure to shop your local farmers markets to support your local farmers who work tirelessly to bring fresh, sustainable foods to our communities. Bogs is also proud to support youth farming organizations such as SupaFresh Youth Farm and Schoolyard Farms in our hometown of Portland, Ore.
Marine Mammal Center
We aren’t only concerned with building communities on land; in order to help protect our oceans, underwater mammals, fish and plants, we’ve partnered up with the Marine Mammals Center in Sausalito, Calif. We are proud to help support the MMC’s mission to inspire global conservation as they rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured marine mammals.
Bogs Gives Back Grant Program
At Bogs, we strive to support organizations that choose hard work over short cuts. People who are committed to making a positive impact on their communities and are in true need of footwear that works as hard as they do. That’s why we created the Bogs Gives Back grant program, which awards two organizations in the USA and two in Canada with $2,500 grants. These organizations are chosen by our social media fans whom decide which hard-working non-profit organizations inspire and encourage them to help their communities.
Green Youth Farm – Chicago Botanic Gardens
Stemming from our roots we have always been passionate about helping people grow and cultivate their own food. Green Youth Farm promotes urban farming for youth in the Chicago area. These students not only learn sustainable agriculture, but also job preparedness, financial literacy, healthy nutrition, and a deeper understanding of our global food system. We believe in working harder and playing longer so we are happy to support these students as they work hard for their communities.