Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with Cooper Street Cookies

When Ruth Graves Wakefield published the first recipe for chocolate chip cookies in her Tried and True cookbook 79 years ago, she certainly did not expect the treat to become one of the most iconic desserts in history. Chocolate chip cookies are such a cultural and culinary staple that they even have their own national holiday: today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! The only thing that could be sweeter than a...
Packed with Purpose Joins WiSTEM Cohort at 1871

Packed with Purpose Joins WiSTEM Cohort at 1871

While we have featured our inspiring Purposeful Purveyors in past editions, this week we decided to switch things up and give you an intimate look into the Packed with Purpose team. We’ve had exciting updates and developments in the past few weeks, so we did a brief Q&A session with our Founder and CEO, Leeatt Rothschild. One of the most exciting updates is that Leeatt was recently accepted into the WiSTEM...

25,000 Pounds of Coffee. Immense Social Good.

  Great coffee. Better cause. It doesn’t get much better than that. Hi, I’m Alex Swerdlow, and I’m a junior at the University of Chicago. I have been engaged in the social entrepreneurship space since I was 15, and I’m the business development intern for Packed with Purpose this summer. After just four weeks, I’ve already been inspired by the work of our Purposeful Purveyors to generate meaningful social...
Women’s Bean Project Rolls Out Meaningful New Branding

Women’s Bean Project Rolls Out Meaningful New Branding

This week's Purveyor Spotlight is dedicated to Denver-based Women's Bean Project. Behind their gourmet food products is a safe and accepting work environment for impoverished women to learn the skills required for gainful employment. The new look forges a greater connection between the social enterprise’s products, mission, and...

Gifting: An Opportunity for Innovation

I recently attended Forefront’s Social Innovation Roundtable which brought a group of business and nonprofit leaders together to share their innovative approaches to developing partnerships, engaging employees and impacting communities. The panel consisted of leaders who have received Chicago Innovation Awards for their outstanding work, including: Paul Sznewajs, Executive Director of Ingenuity; Maria Kim,...
Packed with Purpose soft launches through a crowdfunding, Indiegogo Campaign

Packed with Purpose soft launches through a crowdfunding, Indiegogo Campaign

Packed with Purpose is a specialty gifting company that curates gifts comprised of products with a social impact. We discover and showcase items produced by social enterprises and purpose-driven companies across the country. We thoughtfully curate our collection of products into individual boxes that you will love to give and to receive. Our collection of products creates social impact across US communities. We...
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