This Valentine's week, you can make a meaningful contribution to the world that goes beyond just a self-pitying personal chocolate purchase.
In just three days, they've raised $1,696 out of $2,000.
"Right after the election, I did some care packages for Raphael House for women's support. I was upset and it was kind of a little gift therapy for me," says Parcel owner Kim Moran. "When all this stuff came out about the travel ban, I thought I could reach out to a lot of the vendors I work with and do a bigger effort."
She says the response was positive—she received $1,500 in donations within three hours of emailing people.
"I think it'll be really special to open something that's not necessarily something they need, but just a special gift," she says.
Here are four things you can do to help:
1. Make a cash donation, which will go towards purchasing supplies for gifts such as tags, boxes, stickers, ribbon and contents.
2. In lieu of a cash donation, you can shop for self-care items yourself and drop them off at Parcel. Kim recommends buying 15 or 20 of an item.
3. Help assemble care packages this Saturday, February 11th, at Parcel from 9 am-5 pm.
4. If you're a local business, or really good at cold-calling, Parcel is accepting donated items such as soap, lotion, tea, stationary, chocolate, and candy and are open to other suggestions.
If you have any other ideas, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.