Love Your Melon is an apparel brand run by UWEC students across the country on a mission to give a hat to every child battling cancer in America.
Love Your Melon began in 2012 with the simple idea of putting a hat on every child battling cancer in America. In 2014, Love Your Melon embarked on two nationwide tours to spread the mission from coast to coast. After meeting individuals at college campuses all over the country who wanted to get involved, Love Your Melon launched the Campus Crew Program.
The Campus Crew program began in 2015 with the goal of creating a personal approach to improving the lives of children battling cancer. Campus Crew Members visit children and families in hospitals, support facilities and special events to create therapeutic experiences and have a positive impact on their lives during and after treatment. Over the last four years, the Campus Crew Program has seen more than 18,000 students at over 850 colleges and universities join the Love Your Melon Fund mission.
What They Do:
Fifty percent (50%) of net profit from the sale of all Love Your Melon products is given to support charitable programming through the Love Your Melon Fund and the nonprofits we support. Since 2012, we've given $6,214,565 and 173,582 beanies. The Love Your Melon Fund is powered by The Tides Center to maximize impact in the lives of children battling cancer. Tides accelerates the pace of social change, working with innovative partners to solve society’s toughest problems. The nonprofits that we support fight pediatric cancer through research, therapeutic experiences, and programming initiatives for children battling cancer and their families.
The Crew Program continues to grow and evolve, finding innovative and incredible ways to make a difference for children battling cancer. Be a part of making the largest impact we can.
The University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Campus Crew will be selling hats, spreading our mission around our campus, and hosting donation events at the local children's hospital.
To support us, please select the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire Campus Crew in the cart when purchasing a hat through the Love Your Melon online store.