Community

Service to others is the heart of our business, and we practice it daily through our yum-mazing treats and happy hospitality. We also believe in using our blessings to benefit others as we are able. Our Memphis community supports and inspires our work at Muddy’s every single day. We absolutely love giving back through our famous Refilling our Community with Positive Change jar, our volunteer program, and a small number of product donations. Huzzah!

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Our Three Prong Approach to Community Investment

Fundraising: the "Refill Our Community with Positive Change" jar
Since Muddy’s opening day in 2008, we have fundraised for local nonprofits with our "Refilling our Community with Positive Change" jar. How it works: instead of charging for drip coffee refills we invite customers to give the extra change to “the jar”.  All money collected goes straight to that month’s featured nonprofit; anyone can nominate a nonprofit (use the form below!) and each quarter, our team considers all of the nominations and votes to determine upcoming recipients. This initiative typically raises more than $1,000 per month for the featured nonprofit. Thanks to our amazing customers!

Volunteering: Roamin’ Gnomies in Our Community
Our most innovative staff perk, Muddy's staff volunteer program rewards gnomies for volunteerism in the hope of developing lifelong community involvement. This program is successful when participants- both gnomies and those they serve- experience love, gratitude, and connection with others that positively transforms how they show up in community, at work, and in their lives. If you’d like to invite our team to participate in a volunteer opportunity, please fill out the form below.

Giving: Product and Event Donations
Muddy’s has a long history of enthusiastically supporting causes that are dear to our company and our Memphis community. We recognize there are many causes worthy of  support, and sadly cannot fulfill all requests. It is an honor to support Memphis-based charitable organizations committed to making our community a more vibrant place to live, learn, and work. We prioritize organizations setting others up for success through family support, education, and empowerment.


Nominate a Nonprofit or Request a Donation
Due to the high number of donation requests we receive, we are unable to honor each and every one. Requests that explicitly state what type of donation is desired (including information on number and type of items desired), are received at least two weeks in advance, include accurate contact information, and meet our giving priorities in our local Memphis community are most likely to be fulfilled.

Please use the form below to nominate an organization for our Refilling Our Community with Positive Change Jar, request a product donation, or invite our team to a charitable event!

Giving FAQ

What types of organizations does Muddy’s typically support with fundraising/the "refill jar"?

We support a wide variety of nonprofit organizations through our Refilling our Community with Positive Change jar, and the recipients are nominated by you! Fill out the form below, and our gnomies will see the information you submit on our next quarterly ballot. We intentionally focus our giving on Memphis-based charitable organizations committed to making our community a more vibrant place to live, learn and work.

What types of organizations does Muddy’s typically support with donations?

Organizations must be Memphis based and committed to making our community a more vibrant place to live, learn, and work. We prioritize organizations setting others up for success through family support, education, and empowerment.

How do I request a donation, nominate a change jar recipient, or invite gnomies to my volunteer event?

Use the magical form on this page. Please include any relevant details-- clear information is easier to say "yes" to!

I filled out the form... now what?

You will receive an email from a gnomie confirming receipt of your inquiry within two weeks. If you submitted a Refilling our Community with Positive Change jar nomination, the information you shared will be added to the ballot our staff votes on at our quarterly meetings.

Will Muddy’s donate leftover or damaged treats to my event?

We take pride in our food AND stewardship, which means we believe none of our customers deserve less than our best. (also, we aim to minimize leftovers!)
If you’re interested in a product donation, please fill out the form below, and we’ll be glad to consider a donation of our tastiest treats.

Will someone from Muddy's speak at my school’s Career Day, my nonprofit’s leadership event, or some other awesome event?

We love visiting our friends in the community!
To start a conversation, please send relevant details (including date, time, location, etc) to giving(at)muddysbakeshop.com

Eilidh Jenness

Community Investment Coordinator

Eilidh grew up in rural Ohio and while in college at Rhodes, she learned about Memphis through volunteering at Caritas Village, The Bridge, Thistle and Bee, and Let's Innovate Through Education. 

As Community Investment Coordinator, she loves collaborating with gnomies, community partners, and customers to support Memphis through giving, fundraising, and our staff volunteer program. 

She loves learning about bees, baking pies, biking, and hanging with her pup, Merwin!

Get Involved!

nomination form still in the oven... in the meantime, email info to giving(at)muddysbakeshop.com