We LOVE all of the heartwarming stories from our Downtown Bend community. Today we'd like to share a story with you about a passionate employee at Leapin' Lizards Toy Company. This completely wonderful human being is named Phia, and shortly after the COVID19 pandemic hit us all, she found a way to help Downtown Bend business while also raising much-needed funds for our local nonprofits. Thrive and help thrive, indeed, dear Phia, we applaud you.
And so, Support Bend Business was born. A website that encourages people to shop local, and encourages businesses to give 10% of their profits to local organizations like Bethlehem Inn. Currently featuring businesses like Oregon Body and Bath, Princess Athletics, LARK Mountain Modern and Outside In - this project is sure to be a success.
Thank you Phia, and all the participating businesses and customers. It sure does feel good to live in a town where kindness and good news is easy to find.
Some inspiring words from the Support Bend Business website: