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
2600 James Thornton Way
Louisville, KY 40245

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




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