Me to We
|Industry||Lifestyle and travel|
|Headquarters||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Key people||Marc Kielburger
Me to We is a for-profit social enterprise founded in 2008 by Canadian brothers Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger that provides socially responsible products and services and donates half of its profits to the charity Free the Children.
Me to We began when brothers Craig and Marc Kielburger of Thornhill, Ontario, travelled to Ecuador in their teens to build a school for a developing community. Inspired by their own volunteer experiences, they founded Me to We, originally called "Leaders Today", to offer leadership training and volunteer trips to developing communities served by their charity, Free the Children. They also wrote the book Me to We, with contributions by Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, Jane Goodall, Desmond Tutu and others, explaining their philosophy of volunteerism, service to others and social involvement.
Mission and structure
Me to We is a socially conscious lifestyle brand, with half of its annual net profits donated to Free the Children and the other half reinvested to keep the social enterprise sustainable. The enterprise has been noted in Canadian media for setting new standards of governance in the social enterprise field.
- Leadership camps and seminars
- Volunteer travel to Kenya, Ghana, Ecuador, Nicaragua, India, Arizona and China, where participants volunteer on Free the Children development projects.
- Canadian-produced, sweatshop-free environmentally friendly clothing (Me to We Style)
- Accessories handmade by artisans in Free The Children communities (Me to We Artisans)
- a bureau of motivational/inspirational speakers
Founder Craig Kielburger appears on Toronto news channel CP24 on regular segments focused on socially responsible lifestyle tips, entitled "Living Me to We". The enterprise also operates a retail store in Toronto that features its products and services.
Me to We Artisans
Me to We Artisans is one of the product line of Me to We that employs more than 800 women in developing communities. They make Rafiki Friend Chains with colorful beaded chains, which will make their way to North America and will be sold for $10 each. The money generated from sales is one year of school supplies given to a child in a community where Me to We's charity partner Free The Children works. The mamas in developing countries are paid a fair wage for their work-allowing them not only to support their families, but empowering them as leaders in their communities.
Me to We Artisans has changed the life of women in these regions. They are given high-quality materials to work with and a guaranteed market for work. These women are now able to build the future for their family with Me to We Artisans earnings 
Me to We works with celebrity figures in designing T-shirts, promoting pieces from the Me to We Artisans collection, and promoting volunteer trips. Past spokespeople have included:
- Shawn Desman
- Nina Dobrev
- Nelly Furtado
- Jessi Cruickshank
- Jesse Giddings
- Dallas Green of City and Colour
- Kardinal Offishall
- Nikki Yanofsky
- Joe Jonas
- The cast of Degrassi: The Next Generation
- Holly Branson
- Down with Webster
- Tim Hawkins
- Me to We
- The Toronto Star, Friday August 26, 2011, Rita Zekas, From Kenya to Me to We to you
- Canadian Living, Christine Langlois, The accidental activists: Craig and Marc Kielburger
- The Globe and Mail, Josh Wingrove, Marc and Craig Kielburger's do-gooding social enterprise
- The StarPhoenix, Megan Harris, November 2, 2013 
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