Giving Back

As a family-operated company, Thorntons aims to instill family and community values in everything that we do. With that in mind, we aim to give back to the communities we serve.

Our Projects

We strive to make the lives of those in our community better through a variety of community service and fundraising projects. Some of our recent efforts have included:

Request Assistance

If you are part of an organization or community group, we encourage you to fill out our Giving Back application to request a donation for an event.

In addition to the application, please include information about the event and/or its benefiting organization, including any brochures or informational materials.

Submit your completed form and supplemental information to:

Thorntons Inc.
Attn: Giving Back Department
10101 Linn Station Road, Suite 200
Louisville, KY 40223
Download Sponsorships & Donations Form

We encourage community organizations to submit donation requests in writing at least 6-8 weeks prior to the event to allow for proper review.

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January 31, 2017




Breast Cancer Support

As the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women, breast cancer affects the lives of many of our guests and team members.

At Thorntons, we are passionate about building awareness and supporting breast cancer research.

With each bottle of Living Life Water you purchase at Thorntons, a portion of the proceeds benefits the fight against breast cancer. Through this effort by both our team members and our valued customers, more than $740,000 has been raised to help the fight against breast cancer.

Thorntons team members also participate annually in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in cities across the Midwest.

Together, we can make a difference.

Environmental Stewardship

As we design new stores and update our current locations, Thorntons carefully considers opportunities to improve our environment.

Some of our efforts include:

LED Lighting

In all of our currently remodeled stores as well as all future renovations, we have installed (or will install) LED cooler lights. We also have selected Beta LED exterior lighting for 39 of our stores and will continue to use them for all future renovations and new stores.

Harvesting Daylight

In an effort to reduce our energy consumption, we make strong use of natural lighting. We use window shades to help keep our stores naturally cooler and use natural lighting to reduce our usage of electric fixtures.


We have two dumpsters on most of our premises, one for miscellaneous waste and one for cardboard recycling.

Efficient Appliances

We use Energy Star appliances in all of our locations.

Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

Our stores are cleaned internally and externally with cleaners that are environmentally safe and friendly.


Many Thorntons locations offer both E85 and Biodiesel for energy-efficient automobiles and trucks.

Core Purpose: To be people’s favorite place to stop when they are on the go