May 20, 2019
Mud Pie encourages volunteerism with new VTO Policy

Mud Pie has introduced a paid Volunteer Time Off (VTO) policy that allows associates to donate their time to the causes that are closest to their hearts.

“As a family-owned company, we recognize the many priorities our associates are juggling on a daily basis,” said Zander Brekke, general counsel and vice president of HR for Mud Pie.  “They have their own families, commitments and passions.  One way we can help them achieve a better work-life balance is to give them the freedom to pursue what is most important to them.  Whether they volunteer in their child’s classroom, serve meals at a local homeless shelter, or participate in a community workday, Mud Pie will support their efforts.”

Mud Pie has established a culture of giving back, donating over $1 million through their two signature programs with the American Cancer Society and the March of Dimes.  The new VTO program provides two paid days off per calendar year for full-time office employees who choose to participate.

Mud Pie is a lifestyle brand that creates gifts to inspire all of life’s moments. The company began in 1988 with 10 living items and has since grown into an award-winning manufacturer of baby and kids apparel, fashion and accessories, and home décor pieces. Mud Pie is based out of Stone Mountain, Georgia and is available in over 16,000 specialty retailers and department stores worldwide. For more about Mud Pie, visit

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