Category Archives: giving back

change for change

change for change
At catching fireflies we are always looking for new ways to make days brighter for those outside of our store doors.  In the month of April we are going to do that by offering the option for our firefly fans to round up their purchase amount to the next dollar and that change will be donated to a charity picked by YOU!  There are lots of wonderful local non-profits doing great things in our .

making days brighter in 2016

making days brighter in 2016
One new year tradition we like to do is look back at the past 365 days and find some of the ways we made days brighter. These are a few of our favorites… 592 sales from our fabulous firefly fans on Small Business Saturday   60 sixty dollar gift card books donated to local charities   2493 (or maybe a few more) bubbles chased by our doorways in Ann Arbor and Rochester   364 silly stones spread .

2015 was a bright year!

2015 was a bright year!
One of our favorite things to do in the new year is look back on our social media photos to remember all the bright times 2015 brought us. Some of our favorites include…   540 sales from our fabulous firefly fans on Small Business Saturday   55 sixty dollar gift card books donated to local charities    9 years of being voted Best Gift Shop by Hour Detroit readers   120 cupid call cards sent to .

cupid is back

cupid is back
We really enjoyed playing cupid last year and it warmed our hearts knowing our little packages of goodies brought smiles to deserving souls during the gray days of February.  Since it was our very first Cupid Call Campaign we were truly overwhelmed with the response rate.  Because of the large volume of nominations we were limited to selecting  only a percent of the nominees due to the cost of shipping all the packages.  In hopes of being able to shoot more .

making 2014 brighter

making 2014 brighter
Now that we’re one week into the new year, there are loads of tips, ideas and solutions on how to make it better.  We are in that mode too but before we cruise full speed into planning and preparing for a fabulous 2015,  we want to take a moment to look back and celebrate the days we made brighter in 2014. Remember that $63 shopping spree you signed up for at our stores?  This is one .

c and g news feature 10.23.14

c and g news feature 10.23.14
Local business using Loops of Love to raise money, awareness for breast cancer By Joshua Gordon BERKLEY — Through family and friends, April McCrumb knows three people who have had to deal with breast cancer in one way or another. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the outreach spans fundraisers all over the country. But McCrumb is trying to reach out to the local men and women dealing with breast cancer by offering .

loops of love

loops of love
Many of us know someone who has fought, won or lost the battle of breast cancer.  Our relationships with these women and men connect all of us in a unique way and we want to celebrate that with our Loops of Love campaign this October. To honor these amazing people in our lives we are linking together pink paper loops with the names of women and men you know that are fighting or have .

I like exchange students

I like exchange students
Three years ago about this time Steve & I made the decision to host our very first exchange student.  It was a little scary and exciting all at the same time considering it had been just us two since we tied the knot over 10 years ago.   Now we are happy to say our little international family consists of three lovely European daughters… Tessa, Jule and Iitu. It’s been over a month since .

cupid call love

cupid call love
It’s been a couple weeks since we sent out a load of love to deserving souls and I must say we’re tickled pink to hear some of the stories about our surprise packages.  We originally planned on sending 100 packages, but due to the volume of nominees we ended up wrapping up around 180 cupid calls. We’d like to express our thanks to all the journalists who help spread the word, the nominators for .

cupid call press

cupid call press
WOW~ We cannot thank our local journalists and bloggers enough for helping us get the word out about our cupid calls! Because of you we have received well over 400 heart-warming and heart-breaking stories of people in our community that could really use a ray of sunshine delivered to their door.  We are truly humbled to have the opportunity to send these surprise smiles next week (and have a feeling we might need to .