Mountain Avenue began, as many great things do, with a group of close friends sitting around a fireplace sharing dreams and ideas. The fireplace was located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Northern Colorado. The friends were a diverse group. Two had founded their own Non-Profits and had helped many others along the way. The other two owned a family business that had been around for over 125 years. All of the friends were searching for a better way to make a difference in the world. That night, this circle of friends decided to form a company that would give back worldwide - one gift at a time. And so, Mountain Avenue and "The Circle Of Giving" were born.
Mountain Avenue was created with a passion for helping others. Our mission is to bring about positive change with every aspect of our business practice, from design to delivery.
Circle Of Giving
Responsible Buying - Mountain Avenue purchases the majority of our products from fair trade certified organizations and individuals. This means those groups are committed to the following practices: Fair wages, good working conditions, respect for children and the environment, and support for their community. For more information please visit www. fairtradefederation.org.
Unique and Affordable Gifts - When buying a gift from Mountain Avenue you are choosing a product that has been purchased, in most cases, direct from the producer with as few middlemen as possible, allowing us to give you a unique, hand-crafted item at an affordable price.
Eco-Friendly - Mountain Avenue strives to be green. We work to minimize packaging and utilize recycled and ecologically sensitive materials whenever possible. We choose our product line carefully to offer you a broad selection of organic, non-toxic, recycled and repurposed items taking into account the processes by which they are produced in an effort to reduce our impact on the environment.
Choosing a Charity - Every time you purchase from Mountain Avenue a large portion of that purchase is donated to one of our Non-Profit Partners. We offer you the opportunity to choose which of our Partners that donation goes to. In having this responsibility you become part of the circle of giving on a personal level.
Donation to Non- Profit Partners - Mountain Avenue will donate 5% of retail to our Non-Profit Partners.
Foundation - If you cannot decide which Non-Profit Partner you would like to receive your donation, you may choose to select the Mountain Avenue Foundation. Recipients of the Foundation include local charities and national and international organizations.
Mountain Avenue is a work in progress. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to make a difference. Feel free to give us your comments and advice. In shopping with us you become a member of the "Circle of Giving". Please contact us by clicking on the Contact Us tab and filling in the comment box. We look forward to hearing from you.