Spreading the Love

Nestled in the north side of Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a little street called Matilda Jane Cove. We love seeing this street grow with safe, stable, and sustainable homes for families in need. Over the past 4 years, Matilda Jane Clothing has had the honor of working with Habitat for Humanity to develop this subdivision, and now several families call it home.

Framing, painting, and roofing are just some of the things our MJC team members have tackled over the past couple of years. It is funny how so many people go into a Habitat project thinking they have little to offer, and then come to find out just how much they can accomplish in one day. We love being able to make a difference and really see how much of an impact we can have on a family that is a part of Habitat for Humanity.

However, it is not just the MJC team members who have helped on Matilda Jane’s behalf, but also many of you throughout the years. You’ve helped through building, donating, auctions, and more. We can not thank you enough for that! We were recently able to donate the proceeds from an employee sample sale to Habitat for Humanity. We surprised them with an unrestricted donation of more than $5,000. And it makes us oh-so-happy to spread a little love their way.

“Building real, sustainable community change takes efforts from all stakeholders within that community. Organizations like MJC who are focused on impacting the lives of others where they work and live, are key pieces to building stronger communities. When everyone invests the resources they have, whether it’s time, talents or capital, both those being served and those serving are impacted in a positive way, and that benefits everyone.” Justin Berger (Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity)

Our website says it sooo incredibly well, and it made me fall in love with Matilda Jane Clothing even more when I read it. Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, it is your behavior that does, right?

Our core is our heart. It’s what makes us grow, share, and love. And trust us, giving gives us goosebumps. The success of Matilda Jane Clothing has created the opportunity for us to positively impact communities where we find need, from our own backyards to halfway around the world.

From the very beginning, we wanted this company to make dreams come true. To Spread the Love. And to make the world a little better place, any way we could.

We love being able to give back, help others and try to make a difference in the community both here and far away. This is truly a part of the DNA of what makes Matilda Jane Clothing what it is, and Habitat for Humanity is one of Denise’s and MJC’s favorite organizations. It is so near and dear to our hearts, and we are always so excited when we can help them! Of course we couldn’t do any of this without our incredible MJC Team, Trunk Keepers, and amazing customers, so thank you for believing in what this company stands for and strives to do.

Ciao for now,

Erica S - June 16, 2015 - 12:15 am

This is why I love Matilda Jane. It’s great for my daughter’s self-esteem when she hears compliments on how cute her dresses are, but the conversation it starts is why Matilda Jane won our hearts. It’s not a conversation about dresses. It’s a conversation about fulfilling your dreams and making the world a better place one action at a time. Thank you for that!!

Courtney Jarmon - June 14, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Love the quote. I love habitat for humanity. The company I used to work for participated in a build twice a year. Such a great company that gives back!

Bridgette Lott - June 13, 2015 - 3:22 pm

I thought this was always Kayla’s baby? Are you all doing another auction?

Heather D. - June 13, 2015 - 1:44 pm

Kudos to your company and those individuals involved in these projects over the years! My husband, through his workplace, helps with a Habitat build annually in our local community. I know that you all make a HUGE difference in people’s lives.