Support North Texas Social Enterprises
Updated: Mar 19
By: Hannah Rabalais, Program Officer
A lot is uncertain during this time and we know it can be overwhelming to figure out where you can help. The Kleinert Foundation has created this list of social enterprises that support or employ the most vulnerable in our community. If you have the means, please consider buying products or gift cards from these organizations.
*Our list is as complete to the best of our knowledge and apologize in advance to those we missed. Please email Hannah Rabalais at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you have any additional opportunities!
1. Marie Mae Co.
Our online shop is still open for business: Our small, but mighty team is continuing to work on shipping your orders and has the resources and tools they need to do their jobs remotely. We are hustling from home, and we are here to support you with the best-in-class service you’ve come to expect.
Health comes first: We have contacted each of our production vendors, and as of now, everyone is still open for production with no foreseeable supply chain issues. They are staggering shifts, encouraging everyone to wash their hands, socially distancing, and following best practices to protect the health and wellbeing of themselves, their family, and our community at large. If this changes, we will let you know.
Taking care of one another: As a small business owner, quite frankly the current global climate is terrifying. But we will all get through this together, and hopefully all come out stronger on the other side of this. We know that corporate gifting may not be at the top of your list during these challenging times. But if you would like to send gifts of gratitude to your clients or comforting gifts to your now remote employees, I would humbly ask for you to support our team, our company, and our vendors with an order.
2. The Worthy Co.
It is our mission to provide dignified and sustainable employment to women survivors of sexual exploitation. That means we will continue to pay the women we employ even though they are not currently able to work. As many of you may know, hourly workers often have little to no margin for shifts in their pay and it would be a huge detriment to our women to withhold wages at this time.
With that being said, we ask that you would continue to support us when or how you are able. Whether you place an order through our online store or share our business with friends so they can shop, your support means more than you know during such an unknown time.The Net is closely and prayerfully monitoring the situation and will decide if we need to remain closed for additional time, pending changing circumstances.
3. Abi Ferrin
Each purchase at Abi Ferrin supports women employed through Love & Freedom- a nonprofit committed to eliminating recidivism and re-igniting purpose for formerly trafficked and abused women.
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5. Calyan Wax Co.
Calyan is a simple way for you to say "no more" to human trafficking in America. Each candle sold provides vital funding to nonprofits working to give freedom, justice, and empowerment to survivors.
6. GEMS BY THE FOOT®
GEMS BY THE FOOT® supports refugee women and their families resettling in North Texas through the IRC Dallas.
7. Bonton Farms
In an effort to comply with the new Covid-19 guidelines, the Market at Bonton Farms will be open for take out orders only from 7am-2pm. Please call 972.707.0274 if you would like to place an order.
The Farmer's Market will be open from 9am-2pm
The Coffee House will be closed until further notice.
Thank you for supporting Bonton Farms.
8. Hugs Café
As of Tuesday, March 17th Hugs Cafe Inc has made the very difficult decisions to modify our business model and staffing during these uncertain and health conscious times regarding COVID 19.
Our dine in experience will be closed to guests until further notice. Hugs Cafe will offer pick-up orders as well as delivery.
Please consider supporting Hugs Cafe in one of the following ways during this time. -Pickup a delicious meal or have it delivered to you ($25 or more in McKinney is FREE) -Call to purchase gift cards to be used at a later date. (These can be saved at the cafe for you or mailed to you.) -Stock up on Hugs Cafe treats with pimento cheese, tuna salad, chicken salad, and loaves of bread -Purchase Boar’s Head meats and cheeses by the pound
Please call us at 469-301-6900 from 11am-3pm Tuesday-Sunday to place your order.
As always we thank you for your support during this difficult time. We will continue to offer meaningful employment to those we serve in a thoughtful and safe way and we thank you for continuing to support the mission of Hugs Cafe Inc. and other small businesses that are deeply affected at this time.
9. Howdy Homemade Ice cream
My name is Hannah, and I work at Howdy Homemade, an ice cream shop in Dallas that employs people with special needs. Howdy's founder and my boss, Tom Landis found his calling and started Howdy in order to provide meaningful jobs for people with special needs. About eight months ago, Tom gave me my first job at Howdy, and it's meant a great deal to me. Now, because of the coronavirus, Tom has been forced to close entirely for a while due to lack of business. The funds raised by this campaign will be used to replace lost income for the Howdy employees who are out of work while the store is closed, as well as for electricity and rent for the shop while it's closed. As a proud Howdy employee, your support will mean a lot to me (though I won't be taking any of the money myself), as well as to Tom and his other employees who are currently unable to work. I truly appreciate any donation, no matter the size. Additionally, as a thank-you , Howdy will give you a free pint of ice cream for each $25 donated!!
Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/special-needs-restaurant-owner-needs-your-help?pc=fb_co_campmgmtbnr_w&rcid=r01-158455658895-e2f37a4cea0542fb&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_lico%2Bbanner&fbclid=IwAR1B8sGDphq-5TcvwQS8CpN80bvMoqvzrtivugIVyva_QSJC5gGoLVdFVnQ
10. Ruthies Rolling Café Fueled by Café Momentum
You can still enjoy the best grilled cheese in Texas! Now you can order and pay online, and pick up your favorite Ruthie's meal at Klyde Warren Park!