Our hearts are hurting for the local community where our office and U.S. brick and mortar boutique is located. Our city of Midland, MI, and multiple surrounding communities have experienced substantial amounts of flooding. We have volunteers, customers, and friends who have flooded basements, flooded main floors, and homes that are completely gone after washing away in the rushing waters. As the waters recede and our community is left with the aftermath, we wanted to step up and provide a practical way that people near and far can offer a simple gift of comfort and encouragement.
Gift of Hope Boutique in Midland has partnered with our local downtown neighbors to provide a care kit for families who are being impacted by the flood. Together, the "Fab Four" local businesses from Ashman to Main (Espresso Milano, Gift of Hope Boutique, Coyer Candle, and Pizza Sam's) have teamed up to offer our most practical items at low cost, allowing you to purchase affordable care kits to bless friends, neighbors, and even strangers. Each "I Care Kit" includes:
- $25 Gift Card to Pizza Sam's
- $15 Gift Card to Espresso Milano
- 8oz Coyer Candle
- Gift of Hope Market Bag
Also included is a Midland themed postcard that reads:
My Heart Hurts with yours.
The cleanup will drain your energy.
Enjoy some coffee on me.
The days will be long and busy.
enjoy some pizza on me.
Times might seem dark, but you possess a light inside of you that will shine on.
light this candle and remember that with me.
Our Farmer's market flooded to the roof, but one day soon we will be buying fresh, local fruits and veggies there again.
be ready to use this ethically made market bag for your goodies and cling to this hope with me.
If you don't know anyone directly impacted by the flooding but want to help by purchasing a care kit for a family in need, simply checkout using the code "ICARE" to eliminate shipping costs. Our boutique volunteers are ready to hand deliver "I Care Kits" to families living in heavily impacted neighborhoods.
If you know of someone you would like to personally deliver an "I Care Kit" to, please checkout using the code "PICKUP" and we will contact you for a time to stop by the boutique and pick up your kit(s).
If you do not live locally, but know someone impacted by the flood that you would like to purchase an "I Care Kit" for, you can check out normally and we will get it packaged and in the mail to them!
Thank you for stepping up and caring. There is power in unity. The strength and hope for recovery is brighter when we all work together.
*Candles and Market Bags will vary in color
**Each I Care Kit values $81.00. The Espresso Milano, Gift of Hope Boutique, Coyer Candle, and Pizza Sam's have discounted all items to make them available as relief gifts for flood victims.