Purchase Products with Purpose

If you aspire to be more charitable in 2017, try shopping Colorado companies that give back to our community.

sodGet cute kids clothes that you can personalize while contributing to a noble cause by shopping Hi Little One, based in Denver. “When my friends started having babies, I had a hard time finding something that symbolized our relationships,” says Nell Lindquist, who owns and operates the company with her sister, Maggie Allen. The two successfully started a Kickstarter campaign and officially launched the company in 2015, with personalization and generosity in mind.

They wanted a philanthropic business and their choice of causes was a no-brainer. Their father lost three brothers to leukemia, two as children, and Allen and Lindquist’s brother, Sean, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease when he was 13. Because of the amazing medical advances, he has been cancer free for 16 years.


Nell Lindquist (left) and Maggie Allen at the Hi Little One workshop

“For my dad, in that time there wasn’t a ton that they could do; it was a hopeless disease,” Lindquist says. “Now there are so many options and the treatments are getting better and better every day; the facilities for patients and families are really incredible. We just want to contribute to that.”

Ten percent of Hi Little One’s profits go toward organizations that are fighting pediatric cancers. For more information and to buy, call 303-653-9856 or visit hilittleone.com.


Employees at Mile High Workshop get a second chance

Denver-based Mile High Workshop provides employment opportunities for those trying to get back on their feet after suffering addictions, homelessness and incarceration. These employees use their manufacturing skills to create products and offer services to the public.

“We envision a more prosperous city where barriers to employment are eliminated and every member of the community is empowered with dignity through meaningful work,” says Mile High Workshop’s mission statement.

When you retain the services of Mile High Workshop, you can feel good knowing you’re helping someone in our community get a second chance. Call 720-446-8612 or visit milehighworkshop.org to request manufacturing services or to purchase one of its premade products.