May was a month of collaborations and partnerships in celebration of moms. Our first partnership of the month was with a group of amazing female artisans/makers from Portland. We gave away an amazing prize package in perfect timing for Mother’s Day. After that we participated in giveaways with some wonderful mama influencers on Instagram (@honestlymommy, @kimperry, and @mrsbrittanypride). We were also lucky enough to partner with some local businesses (The Hungry Hero, and Sip City Coffee) and give their customers Mother’s Day gift sets from Que Bella Beauty. The final collaboration in May was with the wonderful Bethany Caruso from Elle and Lu Flowers. Bethany is a local mama, who makes the most beautiful floral arrangements. Please check her out if you’re looking for a bouquet for a special event.
In May we were fortunate to receive a donation of beautiful personalized half bars of “non-scents” soaps from Boring Goats. The soap will be included in both donated and purchased boxes. Twigs Paper sent us gorgeous cards for us to include in boxes. When customers wish to include a personalized message in their gift box, we include a complimentary card a special touch. Twigs cards are made in the United States on recycled materials and printed with nontoxic, soy based inks. We were also very excited to be featured on two separate local news programs. First, Molly Reihl interviewed Maria for KPTV’s More Good Day Oregon, and then Jenny Hansson featured In Kind in her Positive Vibes segment on KOIN. We are so grateful to both ladies for taking the time to meet with Maria, and learn more about In Kind, and who we help. To watch the interviews please go to our media page.
As COVID 19 has kept many of our partner organizations very limited in terms of their services and closed to our deliveries, we still managed to ship items to organizations in need. We participated in the Virtual Baby Shower that Kim Perry hosted for mamas in need in Massachusetts, Stork & Cradle in New York, and more giveaways through local mom groups on Facebook. We are always looking for mamas to help. If you have a suggestion for an organization you feel could benefit from our boxes please email us and let us know!