1.31.2017

It's CurlyRed's official 10th birthday TODAY!




Yes–ten years ago on this insignificant day, the paperwork was submitted to make CurlyRed a THING, with no real plan for what it would become. 

And in those ten years, we've worked with hundreds of companies and non-profits around the country. We've had fundraisers (and we're starting a new one tomorrow!). We've gotten to work with so many talented folks from around the country, including web developers, copywriters, social media experts, photographers, illustrators, marketing consultants, and fabulous interns. Kendall has spoken countless times at conferences, at schools and on panels. We been involved in several terrific networking and peer support groups, and we've done our best to create good design for everyone.

Somewhere in all of that craziness, we've also been blessed with two beautiful children, and amazing home and office space, and some of the best family, friends and clients a company like ours could ever hope for. Thank you for your kind words. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate last Saturday. And please keep your eye out for when we plan our Baltimore celebration (sometime in the Spring or Summer)!

Here are a few of our favorite shots from Saturday. Here's to another ten years!






1.27.2017

Open House to Celebrate 10 Years of CurlyRed is still ON!


Happy snowy Friday, everyone,

We are expecting more snow today and tomorrow here in Mountain Lake Park, but the crews are good at staying on top of the roads in our neighborhood, so we are still ON for our party tomorrow night from 5-8pm!

We hope you can still join us!

Please register here: 10yearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com

1.20.2017

First Fruits February | Featured Charity: Community Crisis Center



Next month, CurlyRed is giving back 10% of all of our February sales to two great charities, one here in Garrett County (our new community) and one in Baltimore (our hometown).

Today we want to give more exposure to the Community Crisis Center in Baltimore. From their website: "The Community Crisis Center, Inc. (CCC) is a nonprofit 501(3)c human service organization dedicated to the prevention of homelessness for residents of Reisterstown, Owings Mills and Glyndon (in Baltimore County, MD) through the provision of emergency food items, personal hygiene products, school supplies, financial literacy, and monthly grants for eviction-prevention and utility assistance.

Photo courtesy of Carroll County Times
Community Crisis Center offers classes each month on internet job search skills, resume preparation, and job interview skills. These classes are made possible through an award from The T Rowe Price Foundation."

We have seen the Community Crisis Center in action, and it's an amazing place. Anyone, from any walk of life, can enter the CCC's doors and be welcomed. These individuals and families can know that their immediate needs, whatever they may be, will be met. We've seen the CCC not only help with issues like hunger, but also helping families find housing, jobs, medical care, educational supplies, and more. And they do this all on a small budget and is mostly staffed by volunteers (who are all wonderfully caring!), under the guidance of our friend Ed Hartman. We are truly glad to help them in this way!

If you'd like more information, you can call the Community Crisis Center at 410.526.7111.


1.18.2017

First Fruits February | Featured Charity: The Dove Center


Next month, CurlyRed is giving back 10% of all of our February sales to two great charities, one here in Garrett County (our new community) and one in Baltimore (our hometown).

Today we want to shed a little light on The Dove Center, in Oakland, Maryland. The mission of the Dove Center is to provide “safety, advocacy, and counseling to individuals whose lives have been shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual assault, and strives to expand public awareness of those issues.”


They have a goal of “having every client live free from abuse after leaving the program,” and want to reach as many victims as possible. They do this through a 26-week program called “The Abuse Intervention Program” with individual and group counseling included. 

They also provide free services, such as: Individual counseling, 24/7 help-line, 24/7 emergency shelter, Advocacy with other systems, Accompaniment to legal, medical, and other related appointments, and 911 cell phones.

We are so delighted to assist this organization that is doing such good in our new community,  and giving victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault is safe place to go in Garrett County. For more information, please contact the Dove Center at (301) 334-9000.

1.11.2017

Coming next month: First Fruits February


The idea of giving one's “first fruits” is not new. In Scripture, the idea was that a farmer would give the first (and best) ten percent of all he harvested back to God as an offering, a way of giving thanks. 

At CurlyRed, we want to give thanks for being in business for 10 years in a similar way, by donating ten percent of what we bring in this coming February. We have chosen two charities: The Community Crisis Center in Baltimore (our hometown), and the Dove Center in Garrett County (our new community). We will be spotlighting these two incredible organizations over the next few weeks. 

If your non-profit would like to be considered for a future give-back program, please contact us!

1.04.2017

Registration is OPEN for the "10 Years of CurlyRed Open House"!

Happy New Year from Garrett County, Maryland!

Well, it may be hard to believe, but on January 31st, 2017, CurlyRed will be turning 10 YEARS OLD! Holy goodness, it’s been a tremendous ride. As I mentioned in a recent blog post, at the end of 2015, things weren't looking so promising for CurlyRed, and we worked hard to get things back on track.

Praise God, all of that hard work majorly paid off—2016 was the most successful year CurlyRed has ever had, EVEN while relocating our business 200 miles west. With a thankful heart, we’d like to celebrate in a few different ways:




1. If you're in the area, our “10 Years of CurlyRed Open House” is happening Saturday, January 28th, from 5-8pm. This event is to celebrate YOU—our valued clients, friends, and family. It’s because of YOU that we are celebrating this milestone!

Please join us for free food, drinks, networking and fun in our beautiful new space in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland. This event is completely free but we ask that you reserve a ticket so we know to expect you. We can’t wait to see you on the 28th. Space is limited, so register today at https://10yearsofcurlyred.eventbrite.com!

2. Many of you have asked, so—if you are one of our many clients or friends in the Baltimore metro area, don’t worry—we'll be having another event later in the year in Baltimore. Stay tuned, and we will let you know as soon as we have more details!
 
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