RECAP 2021 - So Many Things to Celebrate:
1) We Hired More Staff!
Although we did have a few staff in 2020, we were able to round out our team in 2021. We are humbled by the exceptional dedication our staff have shown us, and their amazing ability to be flexible and to learn as we go, and we are so happy to be able to contribute to the pocketbook of some of our young Alaskans here in Anchorage.
2) >10,400 Pieces of Waste - Gone from Landfill (Refill. Not Landfill.)
In analyzing just a few of our top selling products, it is clear that refilling containers or purchasing those that are reusable or biodegradable has resulted in our customers saving many thousands of plastic containers from making it into the landfill or our oceans. The chart below says it all: we analyzed just 20 of our items, and determined that we saved roughly 10,427 pieces of waste from entering the landfill just for those items! Together, we are making an impact!
3) $3,949 Donated to Local Groups Through Our 1% Giving Back Program
We are proud of our 1% Giving Back Program, it is one of the ways we remain a "social enterprise" and are able to connected and support many fabulous organizations in our community. Your sales allowed us to support these groups in 2021:
- Alaska Food Policy Council
- Anchorage Waterways Council
- Cook Inletkeeper
- Alaska Common Ground
4) 341 MEMBERS IN 2021 (THANK YOU!)
We are so grateful to have ~100 more members this year than last year. Your support gives us confidence that we are doing the right thing, and we are thrilled to be able to give back to you with your 10% discount and members-only sales.
5) Dozens of Local Makers popped up this year, plus four fabulous artists
Our Makers Corner was vibrant with different artists and makers, and our walls were adorned with so many creative Alaskan artists.
With full hearts, we thank you and look forward to a beautiful 2022. Wishing you health and happiness.