Giving Back

Paper Thistle has committed since day 1 of the very first sale (July 31, 2020!) to donate 10% of all profits to others.

This commitment is rooted in two reasons.

First, faith has deeply rooted who I am for a long time. Serving someone else by giving with a happy heart is one of the things I believe I am called to do. Second, my husband introduced me to the quote, “if I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Paper Thistle only exists because of the love and support of people like YOU. Because of all of the support given to me, I believe that giving back to others is a responsibility of Paper Thistle.


Paper Thistle donations support these organizations.

Note: I am frequently reviewing and evaluating which organizations to support. Please contact me with questions or recommendations.



Girls on the Run.

Being a middle schooler can be some of the toughest years! They can form what we say about ourselves and what we believe for decades to come.

Girls on the Run is focused on building self-confident women and inspiring girls to become young adults that care and have compassion for themselves and others.

Paper Thistle Stationery Giving Back Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project.

The Wounded Warrior Project is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of providing services to veterans that are harmed while serving.

Paper Thistle Stationery Giving Back Girls Who Code

Girls Who Code.

(Kate’s side story: I am not an artist by training! I have an engineering undergraduate degree. Before starting college, my grandfather told me that ‘women are not engineers.’ So by darn, I was going to be top of my class and prove him wrong! I did not need to prove him wrong, of course - he was just flat out wrong. But to this day, the fury stirred by his words still burns at times. I am passionate about empowering young people to see beyond how others define them and become what they dream they can do.)

Girls Who Code is a non-profit organization with the mission to support young women in pursuit of their passions in computer science and technology.