Brian and I began this company because we longed for a place where community happens. We longed for a gathering spot where connections could be made, a place we could bring our kids, parents, grandparents and a place where strangers could bond over a favorite creamy treat.
While we strive to make the best and most playful ice cream, we equally strive to create the most inclusive and welcoming experience for all who come in contact with us.
That inclusiveness begins with the people that work hard to make a great product, the people who deliver and serve it and the management who lead our Amployees with enthusiasm and heart.
As a company and as a family, Brian and I will always stand proudly and in solidarity with our people. We will work with both our staff, our customers and our collective circles to employ practices that benefit the greater good for us all.
We recognize the fear and anxiety many of our staff and customers have during this truly unpredictable political climate. We also know how supporting each other and working together to resist and fight the powers that be with intelligence and love can be curative and healing.
In keeping with that sense of communal support and togetherness we will hold a monthly gathering at our Gowanus shop whereby we welcome all people to work together in a creative and inspiring way to help create political, social or environmental change.
We will donate the materials, the space and as an added incentive, some ice cream. And you will bring your creativity and enduring spirits, your family and friends and join our community.
Each month we will donate $1 for every prepackaged pint on the day of our gather to a different nonprofit or charity. Sunday, February 19th at 3pm will kick off our first gather. We'll try our hand at letter writing and postcard decorating. We'll supply blank postcards, art supplies to get crafty, a list of folks who need to hear from us and take care of postage and mailing.
Because it's Presidents' Day we will be donating $1 of prepacked pints both Sunday 2/19 and Monday 2/20. And this month’s donation will go to the ACLU because lord they need it.
We know that if we build a strong community full of love and light and we do it with creativity and playfulness we can be a powerful force. Thank you for hearing. We'd love to hear from you as well as we are always grateful to learn and grow.
Wishing you peace, love & happiness always.
Jackie & Brian