Stein Mart Cares

We are a family of friendly and social minded associates who treat each other fairly and with respect. At the top of our list of core values are hospitality and caring. We look for ways to make you feel special and are concerned for the well-being of every person. Our associates express these values by supporting the following organizations with time and donations. You can count on us!

CAUSES WE SUPPORT: National, Local and Our Family

American Heart Association

SAVING lives is a beautiful thing! Did you know that heart disease and stroke are the two leading causes of death in the world? The mission of the American Heart Association (AHA) is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Stein Mart is proud to support AHA in their quest to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

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Rethreaded

Located in our hometown of Jacksonville, Rethreaded is changing the lives of human trafficking survivors by providing career opportunities in its business which makes unique scarves, suede jewelry and handcrafted home goods in a safe and uplifting environment. Proceeds from product sales and donations provide survivors with case management, mental health counseling, crisis counseling, therapeutic groups and career development.

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Stein Mart Family Support Foundation

The Stein Mart Family Support Foundation (SMFSF) is a 501(c)(3) public charity established for the sole purpose of giving aid and financial assistance to Stein Mart employees and their families, nationwide, who suffer hardships or financial setbacks due to events that disrupt their lives.

To learn more about SMFSF contact Stein Mart's Human Resources department.


American Heart Association
Stein Mart associates and customers participate in two annual events to support AHA

How we give:

Stein Mart associates and customers participate in two annual events to support AHA. In February, American Heart Month is a great time to remind our associates and customers to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. We promote this event in all our stores, nationwide; take donations at the registers and, of course, “go red” on National Wear Red Day! Additionally, in the fall, hundreds of associates from our corporate offices and Jacksonville area stores raise awareness and funds for AHA by participating in the First Coast Heart Walk. In 2018, Stein Mart raised nearly $325,000 and became the leading company in fundraising in the 25-year history of the event.

American Heart Association Poster of Mother and Daughter

Why we give: life is why

Stein Mart associates are inspired by their CEO Hunt Hawkins’ personal story. Hawkins was born with a birth defect that resulted in him getting a valve replacement in 2009. But it was in 2013, when dental work created an infection in his heart that almost cost him his life.


“In 2013 I developed a very serious case of endocarditis following some dental work. The long and short of that event was 13 weeks out of work, and emergency heart surgery to replace an artificial aortic valve that was destroyed by the infection. The work of the American Heart Association and their research is what led to the development of the artificial valves that allow thousands of people like me affected with either a congenital or diseased valve disorder to live long healthy lives. This continued research is leading to valve replacement through a catheter inserted through a vein in the leg, eliminating the serious surgery now required. Should I ever need that valve replaced, it might be a much simpler and less risky procedure thanks to the American Heart Association’s continued efforts.” Hunt Hawkins
Rethreaded
Rethreaded merchandise

How we give:

Leaders from our merchandising organization work with Rethreaded in an advisory capacity to help with their retail operations. We provide industry expertise on product development, assortment, design and marketing. We also carry their merchandise on steinmart.com. Associates support Rethreaded by holding T-shirt drives to donate raw materials and buying product at pop-up stores hosted at our corporate office and company events.

Why we give:

“It’s important to support those in your community and it doesn’t always have to be financial. Everyone has time and talents they can invest in others. We are deeply moved by the work that Rethreaded is doing locally and globally through business.”
Gail Patterson, Vice President/Group Planning Manager
Stein Mart Family Support Foundation
Helping Hands

How we give:

Stein Mart associates, vendors and other friends from outside the company make contributions to the Foundation through various fundraising efforts primarily done by our corporate office and in stores. Associate contributions are frequently matched by Stein Mart.

Why we give:

We care about our active and retired Stein Mart associates and their families. Since 2006, the Stein Mart Family Support Foundation has helped hundreds of families who have suffered losses due to natural disaster, injury and illness with economic assistance totaling $1.5 million. The Stein Mart Family Support Foundation is here to help associates rebuild their lives.