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!
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!
What types of organizations does Muddy’s typically support with fundraising/the "refill jar"?
What types of organizations does Muddy’s typically support with donations?
How do I request a donation, nominate a change jar recipient, or invite gnomies to my volunteer event?
I filled out the form... now what?
Will Muddy’s donate leftover or damaged treats to my event?
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?
To start a conversation, please send relevant details (including date, time, location, etc) to giving(at)muddysbakeshop.com
Community Investment Coordinator
Born and raised in Southaven, Kirby has had a love for the Memphis community since childhood, which only deepened during her time studying at Rhodes College. After graduating in 2015, she soon joined the Muddy’s team at the East Memphis shop and has loved getting to know customers. She is so excited to take on the Community Investment Coordinator role to further reach the Memphis community beyond the walls of the shop. She hopes to create bridges between Muddy’s gnomies and the many organizations that are helping make Memphis a happier place!