Well...2020 has certainly been an interesting year.
In March when COVID hit there was a lot of uncertainty. We were concerned about our family and friends, our team members, and also how this pandemic would affect our business. Thankfully, with the support of all of you and your commitment to #shopsmall and #supportlocal, we’ve come out the other end stronger. We are so grateful for the support we’ve seen this year. Thank you.
But many in our communities haven’t been so fortunate and this pandemic has hit some very hard in different ways. We’ve always believed that to whom much is given, much is expected, which is why we made the commitment early on to give back through our face mask fundraiser. So far, we’ve raised almost $25,000 for our charity partner Union Gospel Mission (UGM).
Thanks to you, those monies raised are making a difference in the lives of those served by UGM. During the pandemic they saw a surge in the number using their services and they rose to the challenge, working to provide basic food, shelter, and necessities to our neighbours requiring a little extra help. The work they’re doing is so important.
With Christmas approaching, many low-income parents are burned out and feeling financially burdened. Although they’re working hard to provide for themselves and their children, the difficulties of this year have been overwhelming. We want to do something to help.
This year, instead of distributing traditional Christmas hampers, UGM has set up a department store shopping experience where, by appointment, these families can shop and choose gifts for their loved ones and curate the items they buy. It’s a much more dignified experience.
We’re excited to announce that 20% of all sales made on Black Friday will be donated to UGM for this project. We’ve also donated $500 worth of Supercrush products to the UGM store inventory.
It’s not a typical Black Friday sale, but it’s one we hope you’re excited to get behind. One more thing…keep an eye on your inbox tomorrow for some extra surprises and exclusive offers ;)
Sending lots of love,
Courtney + Shelby