Made As Intended was founded on the principle that to truly live the life of your dreams, you must embrace the real you. After all, you are made as intended! We are a conscious company that prioritizes people over profits, and creates products and programs from a pure desire to be the change that we want to see in the world.
Founders Dawn & Ray Sprong share a deep passion for helping animals. So much so, that a few years ago, they co-founded The Dog District, a facility that makes available for adoption up to 10 rescue dogs per month. In 2019, they established The Dawn Center, a not-for-profit animal rescue and sanctuary. Over 75% of the proceeds from our Gemstone Keychains directly support The Dawn Center.
In 2017 & 2018, we partnered with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, making exclusive garnet gemstone bracelets to support their fundraising efforts. To date, we have raised over $8,000 for St. Jude.
In 2016, Dawn created the Mala Project, a division of Made As Intended, which offers free meditation resources to the community, after learning the power of meditation, and the ways in which it allowed her to ultimately live the life of her dreams.
Dawn also co-founded Village Children’s Academy, which today operates two daycare centers in Chicagoland, offers services to at-risk children, and introduces children to the benefits of gratitude, meditation, and mindfulness.
Throughout the life of our business, we have donated to animal rescues, and supported meditation programs for inner-city youth, and private parties who have asked us for help.