It is with great excitement and anticipation that we announce the official Grand Opening of Prim Goods. The event will take place on Thursday, August 6th from 5-6:30pm at the Parkade Center located at 601 Business Loop 70W Suite 240. Thanks to Hockman Interior Design for hosting the event.
Prim Goods was developed in an effort to further the vision of Primrose Hill Teen Challenge, to cultivate a positive work ethic, and help students become productive, healthy members of society. Prim Goods provides the students with a viable, sustainable skill set and in turn, the micro-enterprise will provide Teen Challenge with an income to help offset program expenses.
Prim Goods creates boutique-style products for mothers and babies, reinforcing the brand of Primrose Hill (catering to mothers and children). The purpose of the business is to give women at Primrose Hill the chance to learn business skills as they help create and run Prim Goods, learn responsibility and ownership over projects, and give confidence in their ability to work hard and be a part of a productive and effective business.
Currently Prim Goods produces 28 items under the Prim Goods label. These include bar soap, body lotion, liquid soap, sugar scrub and lip balm in an assortment of fragrances.
“As a long time supporter and staff member of Teen Challenge I see great things happening in and through the operating of Prim Goods. The venture will not only help teach our ladies life and business skills it will also expose them to solid business practices which will serve them well after graduation from the program,” stated Karen McDonald Bowman, Interim Director of Primrose Hill Teen Challenge.
You are encouraged to join us for the event and purchase items online at primgoods.com.
I first became aware of Teen Challenge in the early 70’s when our family met a group of boys from Teen Challenge while on a float trip. Soon after, we saw the movie “The Cross and the Switchblade” and read David Wilkerson’s book. Recently we have had a family member successfully complete the program. These experiences stirred within me a desire to get involved and volunteer at Primrose Hill Teen Challenge.
As I get to know the women and children, I marvel at how the love of Jesus is touching their hearts and changing their lives. Their countinence has changed, they have hope in their hearts and a sparkle in their eyes. It’s like one big family – sisters and their children, along with an outstanding staff helping each other, caring, and encouraging one another.
They have developed a microenterprise called Prim Goods. Their business not only helps contribute towards the program expenses, but it gives the women a sense of purpose and accomplishment as they make their products (soaps, lotions, scrubs, and lip balm) and learn to run a business. My favorite product is the soap. It comes in several different fragrances and whoever puts the final wrapper on it makes it personal by signing their name. It makes a great gift, too!
I believe if you want to make a difference in our society you reach the family. And that’s what Primrose Hill is all about – helping the mothers become healthy, loving, and productive women who will be contributing members of their communities.
While sharing a book with Seth, an 8 year old who is at Primrose Hill with his mama and brothers and sisters, he told me “I want to learn to make smoothies so when I’m a dad I can make them for my kids.” He is already thinking of his future family!