"The day I got back from my deployment I knew I needed to give back. I launched 13 Stars to offer customers hot sauce that not only kick-ass in the flavor but also gives back. To know I’m making it easier for people to give back to veterans & first responders fulfils a lifelong dream."
- Sean Maloney, CEO of 13 Stars Hot Sauce
1. Honor those currently protecting, defending, and supporting our country
2. Support bad-ass nonprofits
3. Make some good ass hot sauce!
“I TAKE PRIDE EVERY DAY THAT I GO INTO WORK KNOWING THAT I AM PROVIDING FOR THOSE THAT HAVE SERVED OUR COUNTRY IN BOTH THE VETERANS WE EMPLOY AND THE CAUSES WE SUPPORT.” - SEAN
THE JOURNEY BEGINS WITH YOU
With every bottle you buy, a portion of your purchase is added to our veteran & first responder project fund and is allocated to the non-profits we are partnered with.
Once we have enough funds to cut a check, we donate to our local charity partners to make sure veterans & first responders are getting the help they need.
WHY WE GIVE BACK
The unspoken truth of the frontline is that half the battle is off the battlefield. In 2020 alone, there was over 173 officers, 119 firefighters, 20 EMTs, 377 active duty service members, and 194 reservists who took their own lives.
This is an unacceptable number. You have served and done your time. We want to make sure that everyone has basic access to get the help they need and deserve.
The good news is that we already know how to change this. By working with the most effective organizations and NGOs in the veteran and first responder community. You can help fund life changing access to services for those who really need it.
Here at 13 Stars’, we believe in a simple idea, ‘Take the heat & give it back’
Funding and access to these services can change everything, and we’re excited to be a part of solving this problem in our lifetime with the support of YOU.
Let’s get that number down to 0.
OUR COMMITMENT TO U.S. VETERANS & FIRST RESPONDERS
Supporting is at the core of EVERYTHING we do (aka this is why we get up in the morning)
TEAM COMPOSITION: 100% of the founding team and 50% of the existing team are veterans, and we are committed to hiring veterans [if you’re interested in working with us, email us at email@example.com]
NGOs CONTRIBUTION: A percentage of our sales are donated to the M.W.R and M.C.C.S, organizations that offer quality-of-life programs dedicated to the well-being of U.S. service members, veterans and their families.
DONATIONS: On top of donations to NGOs we will offer in-kind hot sauce donations to local fire stations, police stations, and military installations. Along with in-kind donations to local hubs for U.S. service members and first responders.
COMMUNITY: We are committed to working with other veteran owned businesses in collaborative efforts. Whether it be new products or just a simple giveaway.
MILITARY DISCOUNT: We provide a 15% discount on all 13 Stars products on our site for all active-duty, veterans, and military family members. Email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how we confirm your service.
Chili-head, fitness enthusiast, and astronomy geek; Sean Maloney has been around hot sauce and the culinary world most of his life. He has been a chili-head before birth with his mother sucking down packets of hot sauce when pregnant with him.
As an Air Force veteran, Sean knows first hand what it means to serve. Being deployed is an adventure that few people experience.
"I've always been a huge fan of Mean Green. Not just because its the first sauce recipe we solidified but the fact that I can go through a bottle in one sitting. "
MEET THE STARS
It all started in a small batch of a 'jalapeno & garlic hot sauce' but turned into so much more. Without the support of people like YOU we would never have been able to grow and give back the First Responder & Veteran community.
Each sauce has its own story.
As with most things in life, our hot sauces are best enjoyed with family and friends. Each of our sauces are proudly made at Hope & Main in Warren, RI.