October is coming – golden leaves, pumpkin spice everything and The Boston Design Market! This year’s Design Market events look to be more inspiring and varied than ever before. Jewett Farms + Co. is thrilled to be a part of a fresh take on a design centered event. JF’s Olivia Lord will be participating on the panel of the Giving Back discussion to be held at the Boston Design Center on Thursday, October 12th.
“As part of the Boston Design Center’s commitment to salute the brands in our industry that strive to make a difference either globally, locally, or in their workplace culture, Giving Back salutes those selfless members of our community and encourages self-reflection about how we can ensure the growth of our business also means the growth of our footprint on others”.
From manufacturing practices to team culture, this discussion feels hand built for us and we’re excited to share some of what makes JF a little unique with the Boston Design community. As Olivia prepares for this discussion she will also be preparing to run the New York Marathon! And, in true JF style, Olivia will be running this, her 8th marathon, while raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis research (See the other JF charity activities for CF). This is a charity near and dear to JF, and a cause we plan to keep working for. You can help Olivia on her NYC marathon journey here.
The first annual Boston Design Center 6th Floor Summer Soiree was an evening a summer fun and gorgeous design. Back in the chill of early spring, the idea of a balmy summer evening with music and tropical drinks seemed like a blissful dream, but in early August it became a festive reality thanks to the showrooms of the BDC’s 6th floor. Continue reading →
For his 7th consecutive year, JF Principal Mike Myers is taking on the challenge of the PMC. Each year the Pan-Mass Challenge brings together thousands of impassioned cyclists, committed volunteers, generous donors and dedicated corporate sponsors. Their mission is to provide Dana-Farber with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers, and PMC raises more money than any other athletic fundraising event in the country. We are so proud of Mike for his commitment to the PMC.
I am riding in my seventh 200 mile Pan-Mass Challenge. For the past six years, I have riden in honor of Logan. This year, I ride in memory of Logan. Logan died February 13th, 2017. Logan’s wake was 2-23-17. Over 1000 people came to hug, kiss and cry with his parents. Logan’s all day funeral followed the next day. The wake and funeral were the most wonderful and horrible experience of my life.
To honor Logan, like last year, I will be riding the PMC in one day, start to finish – from Sturbridge to P-Town. Last year my buddy Nick and I rode the 192 miles together. It took us 13 hours. This year, Nick and I will be joined by another buddy, Ashley. We ride to pay homage to Logan, his suffering, his unwaivering courage and to continue to raise money to find a cure for the dreaded disease that took his life way too early.
My base fundraising goal is $4,000.00. 100% of the donation will go toward finding a cure. I would greatly appreciate it if you would consider making a donation of any size. If this is possible, please click on the Donate link.
Thank you for considering making a donation to a charity that truly makes a difference in the lives of so many people we know, care about and love.
Lastly, I encourage you to watch the ESPN segment that aired in December of 2016 and then again shortly after Logan died. It will give you a glimpse into the life of this remarkable boy. In addition, I have listed a wonderful blog post written by Logan’s sister.
Join us for a Summer Soiree on the 6th Floor!
Get your passport stamped and join the Boston Design Center’s 6th floor for a summer evening of international cocktails and tapas paired with innovation and inspiration from Boston’s top design showrooms.
The 2017 Summer Soiree features an international theme, each showroom has selected a country to represent with small plates and drinks from that culture. Guests will receive goodies from each showroom as they get their passport stamped in every country.
Unique and luxurious items including a custom mosaic from Artaic and a handcrafted soapstone sink from Jewett Farms + Co. will be raffled off and all proceeds will benefit Artists for Humanity, encouraging creativity and self-sufficiency in young people through art.