At Plow & Hearth, we love giving back and doing good. Our team strives to make a positive impact on people, pets and the planet. It’s part of our culture, and important to our community and customers.
Through our People with Heart program, we support a variety of local and national organizations. As our customer, your purchase of “Gifts that Give Back” supports these efforts. Thank you for helping us help others…here’s to a better world for all of us!
Gifts That Give Back - 2023 Campaign
Your purchase of the gifts below helped support four local charitable organizations with a personalized goal of “neighbors helping neighbors.” Thank you for helping us continue this special tradition and share endless joy with gifts that pay the love forward.
Help End Hunger – Shop Peanuts, Feed Families
Madison Emergency Services Association (MESA) Food Pantry
MESA’s mission is to be a resource for our Madison County neighbors in need. The Food Pantry services aim to help wherever there is a need in the town and greater community of Madison County, VA.
With our customers’ support, Plow & Hearth was proud to donate $8,500 to the local food bank to serve those in need of food in our community. MESA’s programs and services are provided by a small, dedicated staff and passionate volunteers, funded exclusively through donations, thrift shop sales and grants.
Learn more > MESA Food Pantry
Pictured: Eleanor Mower (left), Executive Director of MESA accepts the donation from Leslie Newton, Plow & Hearth CEO
Grow America’s Forests – Shop Ornaments, Plant Trees
National Forest Foundation (NFF)
The NFF is the leading organization inspiring personal and meaningful connections to our National Forests, the centerpiece of America’s public lands. The NFF leads forest conservation efforts and promotes responsible recreation.
Plow & Hearth is a proud Corporate Partner of the NFF's Tree Planting Partnership Program which ensures our national forests continue to provide the countless benefits to all who depend on them. These lands, and all they provide, are an American treasure and are vital to the health of our communities.
Learn more > National Forest Foundation
Friends for Good – Shop Body Pillows, Support Kids
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia in Madison
Boys & Girls Clubs focus on making a difference in the community by giving local children a positive place to hang out, grow and learn. The Madison Club serves over 200 members, with average daily attendance of nearly 100 members, ages 6-18. Their core programs have engaged young people in activities with adults and peers, building kids’ self-esteem and helping them reach their full potential.
With our customers’ support, Plow & Hearth was proud to donate $8,500 to the Madison Boys & Girls Club to assist with after schools and summer programs for children and teens with diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth.
Learn more > Boys & Girls Clubs of Central VA in Madison
Pictured: Plow & Hearth CEO Leslie Newton presents the donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Virginia in Madison
A Beacon of Hope – Shop Candles, Give Safety
Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)
SHE is working to end domestic violence in our community. SHE gives peace, hope and safety to those experiencing domestic violence through a combination of residential, community-based outreach services.
With our customers’ support, Plow & Hearth was proud to donate $8,500 to SHE to assist in providing a safe, supportive, confidential and respectful environment in which survivors of domestic violence are empowered with the knowledge of personal and community resources as well as the skills needed to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.
Learn more > Shelter for Help in Emergency
Pictured: Plow & Hearth CEO Leslie Newton presents the donation to Sarah Ellis, Fundraising & Development Coordinator for Shelter for Help in Emergency
Other Great Programs We Support
Advocates For Virginia’s Outside Dogs
Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge
Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge is a 501c3 nonprofit organization located in Charlottesville, VA with the mission to provide a better life for abused and neglected animals by advocating for humane legislation, promoting spaying and neutering, educating families and communities on animal welfare and finding loving families for abandoned and mistreated dogs.
In August 2022, the team at Plow & Hearth raised $3,122 to benefit Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge through an employee-driven overstock sale held at the company’s headquarters in Madison, VA.
Learn more > Dogs Deserve Better Blue Ridge
Pictured left to right: Max, Heather Berry, Leslie Newton (CEO Plow & Hearth), Kimberly Hawk (Founder), Curly
Enriching Lives – Fostering Independence
The BridgeLine, located in Charlottesville, Virginia is a non-profit organization that serves adults with brain injuries, helping them gain personal fulfillment and enrichment, through a variety of therapies, physical rehabilitation, cognitive retraining, volunteer work and recreational outings.
In June 2022, our team raised $2,530 to benefit The BridgeLine through a fun-filled employee-driven sample sale held at the company's headquarters in Madison, Virginia.
Learn more > The BridgeLine
Pictured: BridgeLine Executive Director Daniela Pretzer (left) accepts the donation from Leslie Newton, President Plow & Hearth | Evergreen
Finding cures. Saving children.©
St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway!
Plow & Hearth is proud to be the official outdoor furniture sponsor of the St. Jude Dream Home built in Richmond, Virginia in 2022.
This 4 BR/3 BA home raffled off to help raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Learn more > St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway in Richmond
Pictured: Render of Plow & Hearth sponsored St. Jude Dream Home
Helping Neighbors Facing Hunger
Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Since 2017, we’ve donated $28,500 and over 4,200 lbs. of food to help combat hunger. Donations are directed to BRAFB and our local MESA Food Pantry.With our customers’ support, we were able to donate $24,838 to BRAFB in January 2021 through our 2020 Gifts That Give Back program.
For each can of select Virginia Peanuts sold October-December of 2020, we pledged to donate $1 with a goal of 15,000 cans. We beat our goal by selling 17,338 cans of peanuts. Plus, our peanut supplier, Virginia Diner, generously pledged and donated an additional $7,500.
Learn more > Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
Pictured: Michael McKee, CEO of BRAFB accepts the donation from Leslie Newton, Plow & Hearth CEO
Healthy Animals in Caring Homes
We love our “fur babies!” Since 2018, we’ve donated $11,554 to the life-saving care and shelter of thousands of dogs and cats. Our donations are directed to the Charlottesville-Albemarles SPCA (a No-Kill organization) and the Madison County Animal Shelter.
With our customers’ support, we donated $9,054 to C-A-SPCA in January 2021 through our 2020 Gifts That Give Back program. For each one of our wildly popular Animal Body Hug Pillows sold October-December of 2020, we pledged to donate $1 to C-ASPCA. The average cost of care for one animal per day is $25.
Learn more > Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA
Pictured: Plow & Hearth CEO Leslie Newton presents the check to Angie Gunter, C-ASPCA CEO
What Our Team Does
- Gift Basket Raffles
- Chili & Soup Cook-Offs
- Cookies for a Cause
- February Food Fight
- Super Bowl Tailgate Competition
- Rubber Duckie “Hunt”
- Silent Auctions
- 50/50 Raffles
Who We Help
- Madison-Greene Humane Society
- Madison Boys & Girls Club
- Madison County Department of Social Services
- Madison County Parks and Recreation
- Madison County Public Schools
- Madison Emergency Services Association
- Orange Senior Center
- Salvation Army