Stampin' Up!'s mission statement, called its Statement of the Heart, reads: "To love what we do and share what we love, as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments . . . in this we make a difference."
To help fulfill this statement, Stampin' Up! launched its Making a Difference program in 2003. This program facilitates corporate giving and promotes service among demonstrators and employees.
Through the Making a Difference program, Stampin' Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.
Stampin' Up!'s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.
You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year's set, My Hero, and we'll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.
Since 2005, Stampin' Up! has participated in the TODAY Show's Holiday Toy Drive. In 2015, Stampin' Up! donated over $2 million worth of stamping and paper crafting products to the following organizations:• Angelwish.org• Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.• Boys and Girls Clubs of America-National• Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York• Center for Community Outreach• Children’s Toy Closet• Community Partners of Dallas —Rainbow Room• Good360• Harlem Children’s Zone• Help USA• Hispanic Federation• Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. • Kids in Need Foundation• La Maestra Family Clinic, Inc.• National Head Start Association• Operation Homefront• Partnership with Children• Project Sunshine• Puerto Rican Family Institute• Texas Head Start Association• The Christmas Box Intl.• The William Smith Sr. Tri-County Child Development Council, Inc. • Toys of Hope In conjunction with the donation, Stampin' Up!'s Sara Douglass made an appearance on NBC's TODAY Show on December 9, 2015. You can check out her appearance here. We are honored to be part of this annual holiday tradition of giving back and making a difference!