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Donations & Social Responsibility

We wouldn’t be the sailors and ocean-lovers we are if we weren’t invested in giving back to worthy causes. We’re proud to be able to donate a portion of our sales to sailing and maritime charities and nonprofits, hand-selected by our customers. Our devotion to socially responsible jewelry is just one more reason you can feel great about purchasing your handcrafted, sailor-made bracelet!

For our Organizations: If you are a nautical, sailing, or maritime nonprofit organization, you may be eligible to participate in our donation program. Reach out to us via the Contact page and a WaterLine crew member will be in touch. Participating maritime charities and organizations are given a custom code to let your supporters know about our donation program. The WaterLine by Design shopper will then have an opportunity to donate by adding the organization code in the "Order Comments" at checkout. A portion of that sale will then be donated to your organization. WaterLine by Design is always charting a course to give back. We look forward to hearing from you!

For our Shoppers: Read up on the maritime nonprofits we support and the great work they’re doing! If you want to help us support one of the organizations below, simply add their organization code to the Order Comments at checkout. WaterLine by Design will then donate a portion of your sale to that organization.

Help us make sure sailors and maritime charities everywhere experience nothing but fair winds and following seas!


Organization Code: Support Egan Maritime

The Nantucket Ship Wreck & Lifesaving Museum preserves the memory of those islanders who risked their lives to save shipwrecked mariners. These men served in organizations devoted to maritime rescue, such as the Massachusetts Humane Society, United States Life-Saving Service, and the United States Coast Guard.

In the 19th century, hundreds of ships passed by Nantucket Island each day, all navigating without the benefit of modern nautical technology. Unpredictable storms, dense fog, and strong currents often caught even the most experienced sailors off guard. Treacherous shoals and inclement weather led to over 700 shipwrecks in the surrounding waters of Nantucket, causing the area to be dubbed, "a graveyard of the Atlantic." Visit them at http://www.eganmaritime.org

Organization Code: Support Oysterponds

The Oysterponds Historical Society is located on the east end of Long Island, NY in the Southhold Town hamlet of Orient. The Museum's artifacts reflect more than four centuries of North Fork life and culture and its buildings represent significant examples of local architecture. The diverse collection includes 18th, 19th, and 20th century furniture, notable maritime paintings, decorative arts, and local tools.

The mission of the Oysterponds Historical Society is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the Orient and East Marion community and to celebrate its cultures and share its heritage through education, history, and scholarship. Visit them at http://www.oysterpondshistoricalsociety.org

Organization Code: Support Maine Maritime Museum

Maine Maritime Museum is an independent, nonprofit institution dedicated to promoting an understanding and appreciation of Maine's maritime heritage through gallery exhibits, an historic shipyard, educational programs, a research library, and lighthouse and nature cruises. Founded in 1962, the museum is nestled along the Kennebec River in Bath, "The City of Ships" and provides a unique experience to visitors of all ages. Call (207) 443-1316 or visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org for more information.