Hello there! While we’ve been silent on the Stella Leona Blog for awhile, things couldn’t be more exciting in the shop! We’ve finally found a moment to catch our breath and we’ve got some serious catching up to do!
First, we want to start with a very big THANK YOU! We are so very humbled to report that with your generous support we have been able to make two donations totaling $1.013.90 to Finding Freedom through Friendship (FFF)! Please see our original post here to learn more about Nancy, our founder and chocolatier, and why this organization is important to her!
Because you purchased our 2014 Mother’s Day Pansy Box we were able to make our first donation of $662.00 to Finding Freedom Through Friendship! This donation was used specifically to help a mother in Santa Barbara who was bedridden for 9 years with incapacitating pain from degenerative arthritis.
FFF purchased medical care, meds, new crutches and a refurbished house for this family! This passed December this mother was able to be outside picking up firewood for her family thanks to the assistance provided to her from FFF!
We were able to make a second donation of $351.90 to FFF because you purchased our 2014 Christmas Box! This donation was used to help FFF purchase land for another mother, Sylvia, and her children. FFF had been looking for land for three years for this family. The photo below is a picture of the very plot that is flat and in a safe area where the children will no longer be in danger of falling into a ravine that was just a few feet from their former front door. This land provides the opportunity for this family to raise chickens and maybe even a goat!
We would love to continue partnering with you to support FFF! Profits from our 2015 Mother’s Day Pansy Box will be donated to FFF. This is the gift that gives back! Honor a woman you appreciate and provide life-giving support to another mom in need with your purchase! You can place orders here!
To learn more about Finding Freedom through Friendship visit their website here.