Hari Mari Donates to the Nation’s Frontline
Hari Mari, the premium footwear brand known for infusing color & comfort into its distinctive footwear lines, is proud to announce that it will be donating 400 pairs of sandals to two Texas-based hospitals, to thank the brave men and women fighting on our frontlines during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Pairs are being donated to two accredited Texas medical centers: Dallas’ UT Southwestern Medical Center and Houston’s TIRR Memorial Hermann Center, both of which are located in cities with the largest number of reported COVID-19 cases in the state.
In addition to donating pairs to nearby hospitals, Hari Mari has launched their ‘Nominate a Nurse’ program in an attempt to spread the wealth and send free pairs of flip flops to inspiring healthcare workers across the country.
From Hari Mari’s conception in 2012, the brand has valued philanthropic action in their business model. It’s called Flops Fighting Cancer Initiative and the brand donates 1% of all sales to help pay off medical bills and treatment costs for families battling pediatric cancer diagnoses.
“Giving back is a core part of Hari Mari’s mission, so partnering with these incredible hospitals in this time of need just seemed organic for us,” said Flops Fighting Cancer Director, Hannah Sumers. “We’re more grateful than ever for each person working to keep our country moving forward during these times of uncertainty!”
To learn more about Hari Mari or nominate someone for the ‘Nominate a Nurse’ program, please visit here.
ABOUT HARI MARI
Hari Mari was founded in 2012 by Jeremy & Lila Stewart. The beginnings of the brand were born out of the Stewart’s time spent in Indonesia, where each worked on projects related to improving kids’ lives: Jeremy, making a documentary film on helping kids suffering from hunger & malnutrition in Southeast Asia; Lila, working with the American Women’s Association, volunteering for orphanages in and outside of Jakarta.
Moving back to the States and wanting to continue to help children in some capacity, the married couple recognized an unmet need for comfortable & colorful flip flops at a premium level. Paying homage to the origin of their commitment to helping kids and the trace root of the brand, “Hari” (Hahr- ee) meaning “sun” in the Indonesian Language & “Mari” (Mahr- ee) meaning “sea” in Latin, but Lila & Jeremy are more likely to tell you Hari Mari means making a great pair of flip flops supporting incredibly brave children.
Seeing a lot of companies helping children abroad, Hari Mari decided to focus its efforts in the U.S., and was stunned to discover pediatric cancer is the most fatal disease among American children, more fatal than all other childhood diseases combined. It clicked from there. Hari Mari’s commitment now sees 1% of sales going to support kids battling cancer. It’s called Flops Fighting Cancer.
Hari Mari’s footwear is available on HariMari.com, as well as many quality retailers, such as Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and J. Crew. Products range in price from $240 for its full-grain leather ‘Nokona’ Collaboration to, $50 for its rubber ‘Dunes’ line. A full list of retailers can be found on HariMari.com.
ABOUT TIRR MEMORIAL HERMANN
TIRR Memorial Hermann, located in Houston, TX, is a national leader in medical rehabilitation and research. Some of the world’s leading physicians in rehabilitation medicine provide care at TIRR Memorial Hermann. The patient care environment blending a passionate staff, exemplary care and a commitment to overall quality of life, distinguishes TIRR Memorial Hermann. The facility transforms lives and inspires hope in people whose lives have been significantly altered by an illness or injury.
For more information about TIRR Memorial Hermann, visit http://tirr.memorialhermann.org/
ABOUT UT SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER
UT Southwestern, located in Dallas, TX, is one of the premier academic medical centers that integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The faculty is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in about 80 specialties to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 3 million outpatient visits a year.
For more information about UT Southwestern Medical Center, visit https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/about-us/