Our community outreach efforts help us to be a good neighbor and active contributor in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as in the Chinese medicine community. We make regular donations to our local food banks and support the community programs of our local Police and Firefighters organizations. We support and encourage the excellent education our TCM colleges provide, the leadership of our state and national Chinese medicine associations, and the not-for-profit efforts of many fine practitioners and clinics.
Mayway is strongly committed to contributing positively to the environment. As a company whose products are dependent upon the Earth, we are committed to environmental awareness. We are Green Business certified, and our efforts include using recycled and biodegradable packaging materials, reducing the use of non-digital promotional materials, and minimizing product packaging. We invested in solar technology so that our entire Mayway facility in Oakland runs on solar power, including two clean running electric forklifts to reduce air pollution.
Our concern for the environment extends to the source of our products. In China we work with local growers to encourage the reduction in use of pesticides and preservatives, and promote the sustainable, ecological production of Chinese herbs.
Donation of Goods to Non-Profit Organizations
Mayway donates overstocked and near-expiration product to qualified local, national, and international non-profit organizations and community projects. We also discount products for qualified organizations.
The general guidelines for qualification are a 170(b)(1)(A) tax ID status, serving patients in need with little or no ability to pay for herbs, having acupuncturists, herbalists and/or medical professionals who are volunteer and a budget which does not already include sufficient funds for herbs. Our Donations Committee evaluates requests for donations on a case-by-case basis.
How to Apply for Donations:
Requests must be submitted in writing and must include a general mission statement, description of the program, verification of 170(b)(1)(A) tax ID status and contact information. Once a request is received potential recipients will be informed by phone or email of its status. If approved, we will provide a current list of items available for donation. You are welcome to call to confirm that your request was received and to check on its status.
Send requests to:
Mayway Donations Committee
1338 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, CA 94607
Tel: 510/208-3113 (Monday-Friday, 8am-5:30pm PST)