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Corporate Gifts That Empower Women

Women’s Bean Project in Denver offers a tasty mix of gift options

By By Beth Buehler

Looking toward the holiday season, it’s never too early to begin considering gifts for clients, employees, and business partners. If you select carefully, the gift idea also can be utilized throughout the year to welcome attendees and VIPs and to recognize venue and destination marketing teams that went above and beyond to help make a gathering a big success. Denver-based Women’s Bean Project gift boxes and gift bundles not only look professional and taste good, but they are corporate gifts that empower women who are seeking to change their lives.

Organization Background

First, it’s important to understand the organization before highlighting its corporate gift offerings. In 1989, founder Jossy Eyre was volunteering at a daytime women’s shelter in Denver and realized that while the shelter kept the women safe, it could not help them make lasting changes. To achieve independence and self-sufficiency, she realized the women needed an opportunity to experience the dignity of work by learning how to land and keep a job.

Women's Bean Project CEO with Program Participants
Women’s Bean Project CEO Tamra Ryan, center, with program participants || Courtesy of Women’s Bean Project

Today, Women’s Bean Project hires women who are chronically unemployed and teaches them how to work by making nourishing products. Equally important, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit addresses the mental, physical, and emotional health of the women participating in the program.

The social enterprise now generates more than $2 million per year to support its mission and has products sold in nearly 1,000 stores nationwide. You also can purchase products on the organization’s website as well as online from Amazon and Walmart.

Gift Box Options

Now to the gift boxes that are sure to impress with the dual goal of welcoming or thanking people on your list and. A nice option is The Sampler filled with 11 gourmet products, including bean soup mixes, scone and cornbread mixes, seasonings, and more. Or how about the Ultimate Snack Pack with two popcorns and seven snacks such as chili picante plantain chips, raspberry gummy fish, and pomegranate mango coconut bites? Both cost $75. For gifts that are in the $40 to $50 range, possibilities include Mealtime and Farmer’s Market gift boxes. Gift bundles are smaller, like a soup and cornbread duo or three soups for under $22.

Women's Bean Project Sampler Gift Box
Sampler Gift Box || Courtesy of Women’s Bean Project

With Women’s Bean Project’s corporate gifting program, you can personalize the gift with a note card, customize with your organization’s brand and items, ship to multiple addresses at the same time, and drop ship to anywhere in the U.S. Due to high volumes at the holidays, company gift orders should be placed by Dec. 7 to ensure delivery by Christmas.

Additional Ways to Participate

In addition to purchasing corporate gifts that empower women, there are in-person BeansTalk Tours at Women’s Bean Project’s production facilities offered the first Friday of the month and virtual tours on the third Fridays of the month. Also mark your calendar to attend or consider sponsoring the Ready, Set, Grow graduation celebration and fundraising luncheon on April 24 at the Denver Performing Arts Center’s Seawell Ballroom.