Valentine’s Gifts that Support Ferndale Pride

Valentine’s Gifts that Support Ferndale Pride

FERNDALE  Blumz by JRDesigns, The Candle Wick Shoppe, Elaine B. Jewelry and LIVFerndale have stepped up as the first group of small businesses to help raise funds for Ferndale Pride in 2021.

Ferndale Pride is a family friendly street fair that draws thousands of members of the LGBTQAI+ community to downtown Ferndale to celebrate diversity and unity. Organizers are working with local officials to schedule a date for this year’s festival to meet health and safety needs in light of the pandemic.

Blumz by JRDesigns will feature “Rainbow of Roses,” a vase of assorted roses, available for order at​ Blumz.com.  A drop-down box also will give shoppers the opportunity to leave an additional contribution. A portion of each vase sold will go to Ferndale Pride. “We know that all the organizations that rely on generous contributions from fundraisers are struggling, and we thought this was a perfect fit for us during Valentine’s week,” said Jerome Raska of Blumz. “We plan to feature different organizations monthly moving forward so people can send flowers and plants and support an organization at the same time.

“The Candle Wick Shoppe has been a supporter of Ferndale Pride from the beginning and has been the single largest business contributor to Ferndale Pride. The Candle Wick Shoppe will donate 30% of the sales of every Mercury in Retrograde Candle. This candle, available at CandleWickShoppe.com​ or 175 W. Nine Mile Road, is designed to help folks regain balance in their lives as Mercury goes into retrograde.

Elaine B. Jewelry will feature an 18-inch necklace with a large rose-cut bead in peridot (green), citrine (orange) or aquamarine (blue). It can be added to a silver, oxidized silver or gold fill chain. This piece is a featured part of the Elaine B. Jewelry Rise Collection. 100% of the proceeds from The Rise Collection go to charities the company supports. The necklace is available at​ www.elainebjewelry.com​ or 22961 Woodward Ave. 

LIV Ferndale, 2625 Hilton Road, Suite 100, has a variety of products that will help raise funds for Ferndale Pride. These include MKX Cherry and Grapefruit Gummies, Platinum Vape Cartridges, Runtz strain Medical, Cornbread strain Recreational and Treetown Vanilla Rice Crispy Squares. Items can be ordered online at www.LIVFerndale.com ​or be purchased in-store at 2625 Hilton Rd.

“The companies that sponsor Ferndale Pride have made it free to the public and allowed us to create fundraisers that give back to local LGBTQAI+ charities,” said Julia Music, Ferndale Pride executive director. “We have donated more than $225,000 since we started Pride, and we want to be able to continue to give.”

For more information about Ferndale Pride and its fundraising partners visit: FerndalePride.com

If your business would like to partner with or sponsor pride, email julia@ferndalepride.

 

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