A Company on a Mission

People using business
as a force for good.™
We like to consider ourselves one of the best international hat companies because of our dedication to quality and philanthropic efforts.

Just as important as why we do business is how we do business. We believe that we can more powerfully change the world for the better when our efforts are combined with those of like-minded companies. In 2013, Wallaroo Hat Company proudly joined a growing global community of 2,100 companies to become a Certified B Corporation®. We invested significant effort in improving our organization to meet nonprofit B Lab’s rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

With our philanthropic mission, hat production can funnel charitable donations to great causes.

Wallaroo Hat Company has donated to many organizations over the years and is pleased to have started a 1% donation program in 2008 specifically targeted to help in the elimination of skin cancer.

Each year, we will donate 1% of our profits to skin cancer
research, education and prevention in the United States.

This year, Wallaroo donated to The Skin Cancer Foundation (read more about them here), which is the only international organization devoted solely to combating melanoma, the world’s most common cancer now occurring at epidemic levels. Through working side-by-side with The Skin Cancer Foundation, we can truly start to emphasize the awareness in our community.

In 2012, 1% of profits were donated to the SHADE Foundation, which provides free, sun-safe indoor activities for children during the summer months. During the past ten years, SHADE foundation has made possible 155 shade structures to schools, community parks, and other non-profit institutions. Together, Wallaroo Hat Company and the SHADE Foundation share the mission to eradicate melanoma through education of children and the community and to promote the detection of skin cancer and sun safety. More than a million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the US every year.

AAI is an organization that provides humanitarian aid to children and families in need and conducts international relief and development to underprivileged communities. Wallaroo donated hundreds of hats to the AAI Boulder Shares humanitarian aid relief trips to El Salvador and Haiti in 2007. Other donated hats were taken to New Orleans and given to families who were victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Carousel of Happiness is a non-profit organization that has restored a 1910 carousel to provide both joy and assistance to those in need in Boulder County. The Carousel of Happiness is a living piece of history that has been restored over a period of 22 years, and the organization intends to distribute any profits to serve underprivileged and aggrieved children.
Wallaroo’s donation to the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation supported a new cancer center that was built several years ago at Boulder Community Foothills Hospital.

Additional donation recipients are listed below:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief
  • Adaptive Sports Center
  • The Breast Cancer Fund
  • Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club
  • Boulder Valley Public Schools
  • Boulder Valley Women’s Health Center
  • Children’s Hospital Denver
  • Colorado Melanoma Foundation
  • Commerce Children’s Center
  • Global Education Fund
  • Hanuman Festival
  • Humane Society of Boulder Valley
  • I Have a Dream Foundation
  • Impact on Education
  • Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Lead with Love Foundation
  • Melanoma Research Foundation
  • MESA, Moving to End Sexual Assault
  • Miles for Melanoma
  • Rocky Mountain Team Survivors
  • Rocky Mountain PBS, Channel 6 Shade Foundation
  • Skin Cancer Foundation
  • Tebo Cancer Center
  • UVA Skin Cancer Screening
  • Dermatology Education
  • The White Isle Foundation
  • Women’s Wilderness Institute