Growing Our Business via Community & Social Enterprise

MOVING

We are excited to share some exciting announcements for Saul Good Gift Co. First of all, we want to thank each and every one of you for your support since our early days in TwentyOSix! Our new mailing address is as follows, please update your records:

 

Saul Good Gift Co.

#210-128 West Hastings Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1G8

 

We’re in the process of transitioning our fulfillment to a 3rd party and found a great fit with the fine folks at Starworks Packaging & Assembly. Starworks is a social enterprise employing adults with developmental disabilities. They have over 10 years of experience in the packaging and logistics business. We are confident that Starworks is in an excellent position to take on this part of our business and we’re excited to be stepping into this opportunity.

 

 

The move to 3PL (third party logistics) helps us to focus our core team on customer service, create jobs for local social enterprise and increase the community impact in each and every local Vancouver gift basket that we produce.

 

Shared Office Space at the HiVE

 

The HiVE is a Vancouver based co-working space that offers desk space, meeting rooms and event space for small businesses. When we decided to move our office into the HiVE, we were greeted with warm welcomes from all sorts of fascinating folks. This awesome shared office space is part of a larger worldwide movement with office hubs in cities around the world.

 

 

We are delighted by the diversity of inspiring organizations, small businesses and entrepreneurs. There are over 100 local businesses that are connected to this collective space! The mission of the HiVE is to “catalyze opportunities for collaboration and innovation amongst a community of change-makers in an actively hosted, shared work and event space.” It seems that their vision has been manifesting quite nicely!

 

 

The HiVE has created an environment for members to get to know one another. From movie nights to meet ups to potluck crepe lunches, there are many opportunities to build community. Jamie Bryant (our Director of Happiness) has prepared to bring Chocolate Arts’ hazelnut spread for crepe day! We also appreciate the abundance of indoor bicycle parking! And ‘The Big Lebowski’ screening last Friday evening was a bonus way to end off our first week at the HiVE.

 

 

Sharing Growth & Creating Jobs for Social Enterprise

Since the Saul Good Gift Co. was launched in 2006, it was our vision to work with Starworks. This phenomenal local social enterprise is a great fit given the social value they create in the community. Over the years we’ve worked with them on a project basis and are excited to transition all our packaging and warehousing needs to their inspiring social enterprise in the coming months.

 

Starworks was established by a non-profit organization – The Developmental Disabilities Association (DDA) and they have partnered with the United Way of the Lower Mainland. They do not receive any government funding for the program. All revenue is redirected back into the business to employ more workers and fulfill it’s mission to provide meaningful employment to adults with developmental disabilities.

 

As we step into this next phase of our business we’re excited by the opportunities ahead while honoring all that we’ve learned. The changes we’re making help us to increase the goodness in each and every gift basket we produce. We hope that you will continue to join us and share our stories on this fascinating new journey. Thank you for being a part of the story!