Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Love Your Melon, a One for One giving program started by two college students, is dedicated to improving the lives of kids battling cancer...





The Love Your Melon Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to improving the lives of children battling cancer through therapeutic treatments.  Through its Buy One – Give One program, Love Your Melon provides comfy hats to give them something to wear during this difficult time. Our hats do more than keep them warm, they restore confidence. Love Your Melon’s gifts create smiles on the faces of children battling cancer and make them feel comfortable after losing their hair due to chemotherapy treatment. For every product purchased, another of equal value is given to a child battling cancer.

Love Your Melon was founded on October 22nd, 2012 at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN by Zachary Quinn and Brian Keller.  Zachary is from Afton, MN.  He attended Mounds Park Academy and is currently pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas.  Brian is from Andover, MN and attended Andover High School.  He is currently pursuing a degree in Finance at the University of St. Thomas.


Love Your Melon was founded in an entrepreneurship class at the University of St. Thomas. Since its founding on October 22nd, 2012, Love Your Melon has been able to give and sell over 5,000 hats. It was founded on the simple principle of giving and has continued to evolve into the non-profit it is today. On December 23rd, 2013, it received 501(c)(3) status and is now a fully established non-profit. The Love Your Melon Foundation has big plans for the future.


The Love Your Melon bus returned to St. Thomas on Friday, Feb. 7, after a monthlong trip across the United States. Founders and UST entrepreneurship students Brian Keller and Zachary Quinn, along with their documentary crew, traveled 5,000 miles to bring their organization’s mission to a national audience.
The culmination of the Smile Tour prompted producers of NBC’s Today Show to visit St. Thomas during the organization’s homecoming celebration on John P. Monahan Plaza.
Watch the Love Your Melon appearance on the Today Show (See Above)