Our entire mission at Chick in the Mitt is to spotlight all of the AMAZING small businesses Michigan has to offer. So when we heard about the initiative our friends at Rustic Maka launched this month, we just HAD to tell you about it. They have chosen 18 small businesses to spotlight and on November 28th, Small Business Saturday, one randomly selected person will receive a box filled with items ($400 value) from each small business!
To read about the small businesses participating and to enter the giveaway, click HERE.
Scroll down to read a heartwarming letter from Rustic Maka about the importance of supporting small businesses.
Some of the amazing items included in the small business giveaway!
“In this season of compassion, caring and thankfulness, we have been asking ourselves: what does it take to bring a positive change in the world today?
As a small business that not too long ago started from the ground up, we have been pouring our dedication, long hours and a whole lot of sanity to make our passion for healthy living available to everyone. Not by a long shot have we ever thought that making Pachy deodorants for our families and ourselves would turn into hours of cooking, family sacrifices and arguments over the most benign things. But this is the price we are willing to pay for the best moments of having our own business and the change it can bring for all of us.
The change starts right at home. In the most unexpected way, it brings our family closer together – a soccer game on a Saturday morning, bonfire by the lake and one last bedtime story before the kids fall asleep.
And it doesn’t stop there. There are many of us joining this journey of change. The power of buying cheap junk in the name of the all mighty dollar lessened and transformed into a pride of owning a product of love, honesty and quality. When we make a purchase from a small business, we support the person behind it – our own neighbor, our kid’s baseball teammate, our best friend. According to Forbes, there are almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S. and over 50% of working population, work in small business. Purchasing from a small business means we are all working hand-in-hand to better our kid’s future and the country we live in.
Throughout this past year and a half, we have come to know so many amazing, hardworking small business owners behind the remarkable products they have created. From expos we’ve attended to casual introduction through a friend or simply by trying a product and being curious who was behind it, we have met these entrepreneurs and are continuously amazed at their business practices, the passion and hard work they put forward, every day.
This small chunk of 18 companies is here to represent not just Michigan small businesses, but small businesses all across the United States. We hope by getting to know us, everyone will be inspired to explore other up and coming brands.
Behind the brands we choose to support, there is always a person whose dreams we have helped come true, validated their hours of hard work and provided them with a boost to keep moving forward…all through a singular purchase of a product made purely with care, love and dedication.
Through supporting small business owners we are all given a chance to become part of the change, one product at a time, one person at a time.
Thank you! Rustic Maka