South Coast Almanac Pick me up Local Boxes

With the sponsorship of First Citizens’ Federal Credit UnionSouth Coast Almanac launched the Lift Up Local initiative last spring with The Drawing Room in New Bedford. This spring, we’ve put a twist on the concept — the Almanac has reached out to local makers to  create nurturing boxes of self-care and comfort. We’re encouraging folks to buy one for someone who may need a pick me up after a long year. (Maybe that person is you!)

Dubbed the Pick Me Up Boxes, each box will contain a beautifully designed greeting card by New Bedford artist Alison Wells. The envelope comes pre-stamped, encouraging the recipient to pay it forward by sending a handwritten note to someone who’ll appreciate it.  Because after this year of isolation, we think it’s more important than ever to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Thus, the Pick Me Up impact is tripled:

  • whoever opens the package feels the Pick-Me-Up from receiving a box packed specially for them;
  • they spread that joy by sending an unexpected note to someone else; and
  • the makers/retailers receive a nice Pick-Me-Up financial boost after the uncertainty created by the last year on their businesses.

A special thank you to First Citizens' Federal Credit Union and our retailers for the assist. | Beautiful Things, Westport |  The Drawing Room, New Bedford | 

Order through May 8 for delivery or local pick up