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Businesses With a Give-Back Mission Caught in Facebook Ad Ban

“We’re just selling socks and trying to do a good thing,” said Sam Harper, 27, co-founder of Hippy Feet, a company in Minneapolis that employs homeless youth. “We are not trying to advance any particular agenda around homelessness and unemployment.”

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Young Social Impact Heroes: Why and How Sam Harper & Hippy Feet Decided To Change Our World

“We recognize that through no control of their own, some people will be born into circumstances where they have a support system and ample opportunity while others will not. We’re looking to empower a generation of young people who have been affected by homelessness and provide them a support system that may be missing from their lives.”

Cause Consumer – Vote With Your Feet to End Youth Homelessness

KNVC – Becoming a Servant Leader (radio interview)

KARE11 – Communities that KARE: Hippy Feet

The Twin Cities Wellness Collective Podcast – #112: Michael Mader & Sam Harper – Hippy Feet

WCCO CBS Minnesota – ‘Hardships Can Happen to Anybody’: Minneapolis Company Hippy Feet Employs Homeless Youth

MinneInno – Hippy Feet Founders Hope Socks Help Minnesota’s Homelessness

Project Hatch – How We Built a Sock Company that Provides Jobs to Homeless Young People

Promo Marketing Magazine – How One Custom Sock Company is Helping Homeless Teens and Young Adults Find Work – and Much More

AM950 – Ellie 2.0 Radio Interview

Mix108 – Businesses Team Up Using Socks to Help Homeless Youth

Valence Digital – Hippy Feet is on a Mission to Employ Homeless Youth Throughout the Country

Star Central Magazine – Meet the Man Who Started a Company that Provides Jobs to the Homeless Youth

Fox9 – Vulnerable Youth Get Chance at Employment Through Local Non-Profit

Fox21 – Two Minnesota Companies Help Give Employment to Homeless Youth in Duluth

CBS3 Duluth – Sock Company Employs Homeless Youth

EcoEnclose – How Businesses Are Pivoting During COVID-19

CEO Blog Nation – 30 Entrepreneurs Explain Most Important Traits to Be Successful

DataBox – 31 Ways to Improve Add-To-Cart Conversion Rates

St. John’s University – Students Present Experiential Research Project Findings at Mayo Clinic

Hudson Star Observer – Student Travels to Expose ‘Love Your Melon’ Program to Help Young Cancer Victims

The Spokane Spokesman – Love Your Melon Superheroes Give Hats to Sick Children

KHQ Q6 – Spokane Gets a Visit from Love Your Melon’s Tour Bus