Mark Dunn started United Notions in 1975 with the slogan, "The Company that Cares". Originally it was specific to caring about our customers, but has since grown to our whole world. Mr. Dunn and his family will continue donating yearly to help those in need.
As a company, and as individuals, we believe in giving back to our industry and community by using our resources to educate young people, eliminate inequality, help people in need, and to raise money for charitable organizations.
Dakota Textiles proudly sponsors contests and exhibits involving children, contributing funds and fabric. Royalties from each of Howard Marcus’ twenty-four Collections for A Cause have been donated to a specific charity, as have those from the Dakota All-Star books.
We also donate fabrics and supplies to groups sewing for various charities. When communities are destroyed by natural distasters, both finished quilts and supplies are quickly sent to help those in need.
Here is a list of the charities we donate to:
American Autoimmue Related Disease
International Quilt Study Center
The following charities are donated to by our designers:
Jen Kingwell, Brigitte Heitland, Janet Clare, Lisa Bongean, Corey Yoder, Laurie Simpson, Sherri McConnell
Carrie Nelson, Lissa Alexander, Lisa Bongean, Sherri McConnell, Corey Yoder, Susan Ache and Lisa Calle
Ruby Star Society
Brigitte Heitland, Janet Clare, Betsy Chuchian, Lisa Bongean, Corey Yoder, Laurie Simpson, Sherri McConnell
Lisa Calle, Laurie Simpson, Corey Yoder, Janet Clare, Jen Kingwell, Betsy Chutchian, Joanna Figeroa, Lissa Alexander
Vanessa Goertzen, Brigtitte Heitland, Janet Clare, Lisa Bongean, Cory Yoder, Laurie Simpson, Sherri McConnell
Janet Clare, Joanna Figueroa, Stacy Iest Hsu, Betsy Chutchian
Pat Sloan, Carrie Nelson, Brigitte Heitland, Camille Roskelley, Me and My Sister Designs, Sherri McConnell, Sandy Gervais, Edyta Sitar, Lynne Hagmeier, Vanessa Christenson, Anne Sutton, Laurie Simpson, Jen Kingwell, Lisa Bongean, and Betsy Chutchian
Sherri McConnell, Joanna Figueroa, Betsy Chutchian, Lisa Bongean