When we started our business, Hair Bows 4 Life, 7 years ago, our main goal really was to bring awareness to the beauty of LIFE . We promised to donated at least 10% of each of our sales back into pro-life organizations that are at the front line of this war against the unborn. We have estimated about a thousand or more in donations. Now, that is really not a lot. But it is something. Our business has had many growing pains and for few years it almost seem dead. If you don’t give it water (love, time, hard work), it’s not going to grow.
Something happen this past April that has brought new life back into our small business. Or more like the breath of the Holy Spirit came to bring this business back to life. So we started to work at it hard, still working hard and done a lot in these few months. We gave it a new face-lift (no, seriously, we got a new cute spoke person) by updating the website and bow style. We added more social media outlets such as this blog , twitter, Instagram, and added life to facebook page. We actual have a business plan (who knew you should have a business plan… lol ).
You see in April, I got a copy of a book, Business Boutique: A Woman’s Guide for Making Money Doing What She Loves and started listening to Christy Wright’s podcast and started to believe that Yes, it is possible to have a successful business so that we can do our “WHY”. Our main ” WHY” behind this never-ending work is to promote the Gospel of LIFE all over the world. We can’t support these organizations and others without making our business a serious ones. It was time to move away from it being a hobby.
God inspired me 7 years ago to start this, to bring sweet bows with saints and our Blessed Mother to heads of little girls all over as well promoting the beauty of the unborn! He will ask me, what did I do , how well did I do what I was asked of.
The reason why I am explaining ourselves to you is that we will be sharing with you on Pro-Life Wednesday , our Pro-Life Organization of the week. We will run it for two weeks from a Wednesday to a Wednesday, and whatever we make in sells, they will get a % . We want to share with you our WHYs. So that you will see these organizations that we are giving to. There are so many amazing organizations that are working so hard in so many ways to defend LIFE at all stages!
This week we bring you some coffee with a stork.
Have you seen these Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis vans? They look amazing. Well, some are being use for amazing work as in the Save the Storks Vans. These vans are equipped with exam table, restroom, multiple seats for counseling, work space for sonogram machine and technician, multiple monitors and media inputs, a built-in iPad dock, internet connection, soft lighting, a mini refrigerator, air conditioning, and plenty of storage space.
Mercedes-Benz works with Save the Stork in an exclusive contract to build mobile pregnancy centers using a Sprinter chassis. Good job, Mercedes-Benz!
Save the Storks helps pregnancy centers get out and be mobile to help reach more mothers. To show these moms that there is more options than abortion. Their mission is amazing:
We exist to partner with pregnancy resource centers and give abortion-vulnerable women a choice that will change their lives forever. We partner with resource centers all over the nation, providing them with powerful tools and training to more effectively connect with those women in their communities. With the support of people like you, we’ve funded 54 buses (35 are on the road and another 19 in production), and saved over 1,000 babies.
This amazing organization started with a couple, Joe and Ann Baker, who vision was to have mobile medical units across country to serve those women who were vulnerable to abortions due to the fact they were not given many options. When they see their babies on that screen majority of them choose LIFE.
Their vision is simple yet genius: To have a mobile medical unit equipped with a counseling area and a state-of-the-art ultrasound machine, which allows pregnancy centers to show mothers an image of their baby. They want women to receive follow-up support with their local pregnancy centers so they make sure centers own and operate these vehicles as affiliates of Save the Storks.
They sell their own coffee !! Who doesn’t love coffee. I live on coffee! They select beans from around the world that makes a flavorful and smooth cup. They make sure they know where the beans are coming from as they have visited these farms. They make sure they are sourced in a way that honors the local growers and harvesters as well. Part of the proceeds of the sale of coffee go towards
helping moms make life-affirming decisions for their families and fueling a new generation of individuals passionate about the pro-life cause.
When you answer the call from God, He makes big things happen! So please check them out , if you can donate directly to them . We need more vans out in the front line fighting this war on LIFE.
We want to introduce our two new Pro-Life products that has been in the works and finally made it out to the store. Now, there is something for the whole family to wear!
After answering the call of demand, we just came out with a line of Boy’s Bow Tie which also includes this red Pro-Life awareness bow tie. It is made with burlap ribbon attach to an alligator clip making it easy to attach to dress shirt. There is a tiny silver-plated feet in a corner. This size represent the actually size of a 10-week baby in the womb. Amazing!
The red is to represent the blood that has been lost in the innocence of the unborn and their mothers.
We also came out with another new Pro-Life product for moms, grandmothers, all women, our Precious Life Lily Pin . This lily flower has a golden-plated precious feet center which it is attached on a broochel locked pin.
Please pray and fast to end abortion. Please love, be compassion and take some type of action.
With His Merciful Love,
Cecilia @Hair Bows 4 Life