Bright Endeavors’ Grand Opening!

Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our home fragrance social enterprise, Bright Endeavors’, Grand Opening of their new location on Friday, October 14! We gathered in the loading area of 627 N. Albany Ave. to partake in refreshments while our ceremony speakers lit a candle and formally introduced the new space to the New Moms and Bright Endeavors community. Guests then took guided tours, learning about candle production from start to finish, the ins and outs of our Job Training program, our innovative coaching technology, and our new Academic Coaching program. And of course, guests were able to purchase candles from Bright Endeavors’ pop-up candle shop!

A special thank you to our ceremony speakers:

  • Bright Endeavors Production Assistant, Jasmine
  • Employment partners, Rachel Kamins of Bartleby’s Ice Cream Cakes, and her colleague, former Bright Endeavors Production Assistant, Shakyra
  • Wholesale partner, Leeatt Rothschild of Packed with Purpose

And thank you to our vendors Tanesha, owner of Tee Tee’s Sweets, and Nicole Jordan, owner of Nicole Jordan Catering, for providing our attendees with delicious snacks! Thank you as well to our volunteers who kept the event running smoothly—volunteers from Packed With Purpose, Jessica Holden of New Moms’ Associate Board, and our regular Bright Endeavors volunteers, Nora Fitzgerald and Judy Sherr.

This event would not have been a success without all of you!

Learn more about Bright Endeavors’ expansion to this new space in this blog post. And check out all the beautiful photos of the event below, thanks to our photographer, Ajahlexi Photography!



Posted on October 21, 2022

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