INSPIRED IMPACT™ is an ongoing blog series that gives voice to social entrepreneurs and leaders of purpose-driven organizations who are making an impact in their communities, industries, and around the world.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Packed with Purpose is a woman-owned specialty gifting company with a social mission. We curate high-quality business and personal gifts that create an impact by sourcing products from purpose-driven organizations. The result is a unique gift experience that leaves a lasting impression.
WHY DO YOU DO IT?
Our mission is to create meaningful impact through high-quality gifts that do good.
WHAT IMPACT ARE YOU MAKING?
Each and every one of the products in our business and personal gifts are produced by purpose-driven organizations that impact individuals, the environment and communities across the United States and beyond. Our chocolate-covered pretzels are made by adults with disabilities who are part of a vocational and residential program in Illinois. Our beautiful, hand-blown wine stoppers are crafted by teens impacted by gun violence through an art-based recovery program. Our artisanal granola is produced by female survivors of abuse in Washington D.C. who are on a path to financial and personal independence.
WHAT (OR WHO) INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE THIS IMPACT?
Inspired to start Packed with Purpose after serving in the Peace Corps and years in social impact consulting advising C-Suite executives on how to best invest their CSR and marketing dollars, I observed that these same companies were spending billions of dollars on client, prospect, and employee gifts that were often unremarkable and sometimes just wasteful. Deciding there needed to be a better way to integrate business strategy and social purpose into gifting, I founded Packed with Purpose in 2016.
WHAT’S YOUR BIG DREAM FOR THE ORGANIZATION AND THE IMPACT YOU WANT TO MAKE?
Create profound impact in the lives of the people and communities we serve by change the way America gifts. Enabling people and companies to send great gifts that result in measurable and tangible impact in the lives of our Purposeful Purveyors and the individuals behind their products.
WHAT RESOURCES DO YOU NEED TO MAKE THOSE DREAMS COME TRUE?
More sales, more money and more customers who are as committed to doing good as we are.
WHAT IS (OR HAS BEEN) YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE?
Growing quickly as we establish our brand and internal processes.
WHAT WORDS OF ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER LEADERS LOOKING TO MAKE AN IMPACT?
Give your ideas wings and make it happen. You’re likely not alone in wanting to affect change and others will support you in realizing your dream.
HOW CAN OTHERS SUPPORT YOU OR YOUR CAUSE?
Buy our gifts or encourage companies to use our gifts for their clients, employees or prospects: www.packedwithpurpose.gifts.
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