‘Tis the season for spending quality time with family and friends, covering the house in decorations, celebrating traditions, and of course, holiday shopping for everyone on your list.
Here at Greyston, we recently launched our 2015 holiday gift box collection! We have 9 different boxes and baskets to choose from – ranging from our classic “Best Brownie” gift boxes (which have anywhere from 2 to 12 brownies) to the Sweet Retreat Gift Basket which has 16 brownies plus a jar of caramel and hot cocoa mix. Each brownie you purchase changes lives! But this year, we’re doing something even more special with our gift boxes.
You may already know that Greyston is New York’s first certified Benefit Corporation (or ‘B’ Corp’ for short). Our mission is to provide opportunities for people by hiring them to work in our bakery. We also run a number of other programs designed to help our employees and our community grow and thrive, including an Early Learning Center, a Community Gardens program that enriches our city with healthy, sustainable food and a Workforce Development program. We believe that business can be a force for good and we love to work with other companies that share our vision.
That’s why this year we’re featuring products in our gift boxes made by 2 other remarkable companies: Bright Endeavors and King’s Cupboard.
Bright Endeavors is a Chicago-based company that hires young mothers to make soy candles. Young moms living in poverty often face huge challenges like abuse, neglect, and lack of employment opportunities. Bright Endeavors is working to change that by hiring at-risk mothers craft premium soy candles in a supportive, professional environment. Much like Greyston’s Work Force Development program, Bright Endeavors provides the guidance and skills young moms need to secure quality employment and achieve a lifetime of personal success. This year, we worked with them to create the delicious-smelling Chocolate Fudge Brownie Candle (available in our online store here). We also included these candles in our Bright Future Gift Box, along with 6 of our very own Greyston brownies. Find out more about the impact your Bright Endeavors purchase makes here.
The King’s Cupboard is a chocolate and dessert company based in beautiful Red Lodge, Montana. We at Greyston are combining their delicious creamy caramel and dark chocolate hot cocoa mix with 16 (16!) of our brownies in the Sweet Retreat Gift Basket.
The King’s Cupboard fosters fosters a culture of respect and leadership development within their company, and supports a number of local community organizations, including the food bank, hospital, nature center, Boys and Girls Club, and fire departments. They also strive to minimize their environmental impact by sourcing local agricultural ingredients, supporting a strong recycling program, and conserving energy in their warehouses. Check out The King’s Cupboard’s website to learn more.
This holiday season, you have the power to change lives. Give gifts that light up the faces of your loved ones and support a company that is working to make the world a better place. From all of us at Greyston, we wish you all the best this holiday season!