HT Gives Back


The Hot Topic Foundation

Through in-store and online donations, The Hot Topic Foundation helps support music and arts education in schools. Key partnerships with organizations such as The Grammy Foundation, Little Kids Rock, and Notes for Notes have helped The Hot Topic Foundation raise over $9 million dollars since it was founded in 2004. To learn more about The Hot Topic Foundation, click here.

Little Kids Rock Benefit

Volunteer Days

All full-time employees who work at Hot Topic HQ or in one of the two distribution centers are eligible to take one paid volunteer day per quarter. This encourages Hot Topic employees to get out there and support the causes that are closest to their hearts.

Volunteer Day


Throughout the year, Hot Topic HQ participates in various fundraisers,¬†including a Back-to-School backpack drive serving Title I schools and the opportunity to “adopt” a family at Christmastime. Additionally, HQ employees are eligible to participate in sample sales, where they can pick up sample merchandise for $1. All money raised during the sample sales is then donated to the Hot Topic Foundation.