At McC’s, we believe it’s possible to “do good, while doing well.”
To that end, we’ve made it our business (aside from the ice cream part, of course) to avoid a "carpet bomb” approach to charitable giving, and to instead spend a considerable amount of time seeking out and partnering with organizations who share our specific interests and concerns.
1% For The Planet
1% For The Planet was founded in 2001 by Craig Mathews, the owner of Blue Ribbon Flies in West Yellowstone, Montana and Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia (McConnell’s “neighbor", just down the coast in Ventura, Ca.) to encourage businesses to donate 1% of their sales to environmental organizations.
You can find out a bunch about 1% For The Planet at:
Milk + Bookies
Founded in 2004 by Los Angeles mom and author, Meredith Alexander, Milk + Bookies combines two essential and worthwhile efforts: literacy promotion and service learning.
Visit Meredith and the rest of the Milk + Bookies crew at:
As much as we would like to honor all donation requests, McConnell's receives far more requests than we can support annually.
In an effort to focus our efforts, McConnell's has identified and partnered with two organizations, 1% For The Planet and Milk & Bookies, whose charters align with our internal, long-tem goals.
At present, we cannot accept additional solicitations for donations.