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Mother’s Day Story: Finding Freedom Through Friendship

Hello Stella Leona Fans and Followers!

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching and because we have tripled our number of loyal fans and followers for, we want to now start sharing a story and effort that is dear to our hearts, especially for our new customers on board!

Springtime always introduces a renewed energy as we move away from the cold winter into days filled with more sunshine, the blooming of flowers, and exciting plans for summer!  During this time of year, our team at Stella Leona enjoys preparing for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in ways that we hope will add meaning to your celebration of those days AND benefit a vulnerable group of parents and children.

One of the organizations that is near and dear to our hearts is “Finding Freedom Through Friendship”.

First, we want to start with a very big THANK YOU! We are so very humbled to report that with your generous support we have been able to make two donations totaling $1,013.90 to Finding Freedom through Friendship (FFF)! Please see our original post here to learn more about Nancy, our founder and chocolatier, and why this organization is important to her!

Years ago, because you purchased our 2014 Mother’s Day Pansy Box we were able to make our first donation of $662.00 to Finding Freedom Through Friendship! This donation was used specifically to help a mother in Santa Barbara, Guatemala who was bedridden for 9 years with incapacitating pain from degenerative arthritis.

FFF purchased medical care, meds, new crutches and a refurbished house for this family! This past December this mother was able to be outside picking up firewood for her family thanks to the assistance provided to her from FFF!

We were able to make a second donation of $351.90 to FFF because you purchased our 2014 Christmas Box!  This donation was used to help FFF purchase land for another mother, Sylvia, and her children. FFF had been looking for land for three years for this family. The photo below is a picture of the very plot that is flat and in a safe area where the children will no longer be in danger of falling into a ravine that was just a few feet from their former front door. This land provides the opportunity for this family to raise chickens and maybe even a goat!

In the following 3 years, donations to FFF were also made from the profits of chocolate boxes with a total of $1670.00 donated since the beginning of this partnership in 2014. THANK YOU for your continued generous support! We always say we have THE BEST CUSTOMERS and it’s so true…we do!

We would love to continue partnering with you to support FFF! All profits from our 2018 Mother’s Day Pansy Box will be donated to FFF. Stella Leona will not profit from your giving of these gifts in any way. Only the families served by FFF will reap the benefits of your purchase. Nancy knows the struggle of being a single mother. None of us, including Nancy, know what it is to be a single mother in a developing country with no help or support or resources, lots of mouths to feed and the deck completely stacked against you. This is the gift that gives back! Honor a woman you appreciate with your purchase and provide life-giving support to another mom with needs we can barely imagine and will never have to face! You can place orders here!



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