What is Me to We?
Me to We is an innovative social enterprise that’s built on a way of life: living we means walking softly, traveling lightly and making a difference in all your actions—small or large.
Me to We is about transforming people into world changers, one action and one experience at a time. It’s about taking the best practises of business and the compassion of charity and applying them to better ourselves, our communities and the world.
And it all starts with making better choices.
Me to We provides people with better choices for a better world, including socially conscious and environmentally friendly clothes and accessories, as well as life-changing international volunteer trips, leadership training programs and materials, an inspirational speakers’ bureau, and books that address issues of positive social change.
Me to We is designed to help support the work of our charitable partner Free The Children. Half of its annual profits on an annual basis are given to Free The Children with the other half reinvested to sustain the growth of the enterprise. Through Me to We, our dream is to bring Free The Children’s already low administrative rate down to zero, meaning 100% of all donations to Free The Children will go directly to projects.
Me to We measures the bottom line, not by dollars earned, but by number of lives we change, our contributions to support our charitable partner, and the positive social and environmental impact we make.
Think of it as a triple bottom line: Take a look around to see how Me to We is good for you, good for Free The Children and good for our world.
Our Story: the Evolution of our Revolution
When we started, as now, we wanted Me to We help transform consumers into socially conscious world changers, by seamlessly blending together the best of business practices and charitable impacts.
But how did it all begin?
More than a decade ago, Me to We’s co-founders, Craig and Marc Kielburger, travelled by pack mule up a mountain in Ecuador to build a school for an impoverished community. What they discovered on that trip would eventually change their lives, and the world of business, forever.Learn more
Me to We measures the bottom line by the number of lives we change and the positive social and environmental impacts we make. We are innovative, inspirational and intent on changing the world. And, we value integrity and accountability.
We take tremendous pride in our transparency. Me to We is annually reviewed by Kestenberg Rabinowicz Partners LLP to ensure annual donation amounts are met. Me to We has a legal agreement regarding the relationship to Free The Children and ongoing donation agreements prepared by Torys LLP and agreed to by respective boards of directors. Both boards of directors ensure that Me to We is living up to its mission to help Free The Children achieve its goals.Learn more
We do what we do because we believe in the real impacts we make: From the financial impact we give to Free The Children annually, to the environmental impact we have with our products and clothing, to our social impact of volunteerism and leadership development. Impact is what we do.
We also walk the talk. We carbon offset all international volunteer travel programs through the planning of trees through tree nurseries, planting programs and local environmental initiatives.Learn more
Our staff is young and as diverse as they come. And nowhere will you find a group of people who are more shamelessly idealistic.
All team members in both North America and in all offices in India, Kenya and Ecuador, including local staff, have enhanced medical benefits and insurance.
Me to We keeps its costs as low as possible. All salaries in of Me to We employees in North America are in line with Imagine Canada results of the Canadian charitable sector compensation study as well as that of Charity Navigator in the United States. Get to know each of our stories. Find out how we live me to we.Learn more
Me to We does what Free The Children cannot. Because Free The Children is a global organization, it faces varying restrictions on how it can operate as a registered charity in Canada, the United States and other developed countries. As a result, in some countries, Free The Children is limited in its scope and scale to sell products, provide advocacy or empowerment programs, or offer services like international volunteer travel. Me to We, as a separate and distinct social enterprise, is able to do all of this and more.
Thanks to our diverse, committed and passionate partners, Me to We has been able to spread the message and impact of the social enterprise.Learn more