We love making handmade soaps and candles for the families as well as terrorizing our local shopping center for one fantastic evening. Giving back to the community is important to me and everyone at Bramble Berry. In fact, “Be Socially Responsible” is one of our five guiding principles at Bramble Berry. This year nearly all of the Brambleberrians volunteered an evening of their time to choose fabulous Christmas gifts for our adopted families. A few even brought their children to start them early on the idea of giving back. All I had to do was swipe my credit card at the end!
The entire Bramble Berry gang gathered just inside the doors – a possible fire hazard – and received their assignments. This year it was extra fun due to the addition of many children. They were particularly helpful in picking out adorable baby clothes and the coolest toys. Left to my own devices, I fear that my choices for toys would be wooden, old-fashioned or book-related.
We all exchanged cell phone numbers in case someone needed emergency assistance – what is an RC Hauler anyway? – and barreled into the clothing department like a herd of wild buffalo! The laughter was so loud from certain not-to-be-named employees that it was like a honing beacon if anyone got lost. Who needs cell phones when you have hilarity to guide you with?
It’s our favorite time of the year for many reasons and the Salvation Army Shopping Trip makes it much sweeter for the whole Bramble Berry team. A heartfelt thank youfor supporting us throughout the year so that we can give back and make Christmas brighter for others.