When my friend Hannah Svarkla opened her mission-driven nonprofit The Little Market with her friend, reality television star and entrepreneur Lauren Conrad, I visited their online store. They offer an array of artisan gifts, household items, beauty and bath products. Soon this dynamic duo became LA’s beloved philanthropic store selling gifts and outfitting weddings, bridal and baby showers, interiors of homes and parties.
Seeking to empower artisan women worldwide, The Little Market team travelled around the world to discover and showcase ethically sourced goods made by women. Purchasing from The Little Market inspires people to feel good, as each purchase economically helps women worldwide to have the opportunity to earn dignified income. With their success, they opened their first brick and mortar store in Rick Caruso’s Palisades Village last year. I was there on opening day to proudly support them again.
Now Los Angelenos can feel good about helping Homeboy Industries collaborating with The Little Market. When the coronavirus pandemic forced all of us to stay safer-at-home, Hannah and Lauren formed a creative partnership with Homeboy Bakery, offering a baked goods delivery service. Freshly baked cookies, brownies croissants, chala bread and cinnamon rolls, are delivered within Los Angeles County every Friday.
This new delivery service within Homeboy Industries, supports men and women who experienced incarceration or gang involvement, and want to rebuild a better life. Each year they provide free job training and support to nearly 9,000 individuals in Los Angeles.
If you place your order by Wednesday of each week it will be delivered to your door on Friday, just in time for the weekend and Mother’s Day.
The Little Market’s dedication to advocating for human rights and serving the most vulnerable populations across the globe is needed even more by the COVID-19 pandemic.
By ordering, you are doing good, from afar, treating loved ones to baked goodies and supporting our local community here in Los Angeles.